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Old 04-13-2005, 07:12 AM
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What is power-shifting and how do I do it? And I take it an aftermarket shifter is a good idea. Any suggestions? Thank you.
 
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:18 AM
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its when you do not lift off the gas depal when you shift a manual car. you dont need an aftermarket shifter to power shift. i used mine for 15k miles of powershifting.
 
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by spike_africa
its when you do not lift off the gas depal when you shift a manual car. you dont need an aftermarket shifter to power shift. i used mine for 15k miles of powershifting.
So you can keep it floored and not **** your car up? I take it this is not something to do very often.
 
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SilverSteed03
So you can keep it floored and not **** your car up? I take it this is not something to do very often.
well it is not good for the transmission and I would recomend an after market shifter so you dont keep over shifting it and bend the shift forks after market shifters have shift stops
 
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:25 AM
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I would also recomend have a good clutch in the car also. You have to be very quick and pray not to miss a gear.

Try it on the highway with a 3-4 or a 4-5 shift to get the hang of it. It can pick you up a .01 or maybe .02.
 
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:30 AM
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This si something that takes practise! Or, you will dick uo your motor/trany.

When I first started to learn how to power shift, I did a hybrid of granny and power shifting. Basically, I would mash the gas to the floor, then let up on the gas about 50% of the way while shifting as fast as possible. All I do is tap on the clutch. It's hard to explain. Best thing is to have someone give you a lesson who can sit next to you.
 
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SilverSteed03
So you can keep it floored and not **** your car up? I take it this is not something to do very often.
If you miss shift and screw up you could damage the synchros or gearshafts. but its not to hard. Just try shifting fast without using the gas padel to the floor once you can do that very fast and not miss try a few power shifts.

Also i have a stock tranny 30k miles just now. and i powershift mine most likly everyother time i drive it. its fine Of course i have not missed a shift ina long time and have gotten to be damn good at it. So i might be the exception.

and you can drop up (even mm&ff did this) a half sec off a ar with the correct powershifting and getting it not ot spin as bad. my car dropped 2 and 1/2 tenths at the 1/4 with nothing more than power shifting.

when all i had was intake and off-road h-pipe i could not get into the 13's i was stuck at 14.0xx then with powershifting it got a few 13.89 its worth it if you can do it right. Just go get some practice done.
 

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