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Old 08-01-2004, 11:42 PM #43
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I am about to inherit my dads Audi, but I have to learn stick first. I tried for like 2 hours yesterday on his new audi, because the 01 has a short shifter, and it would be a lot harder. I had a ****ing heart attack every time I stalled. I suck so much at manual it hurts.

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:49 PM #44
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how would a short shifter make it harder for learning?
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:50 PM #45
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lol its ok bud, I to killed my dad's ford ranger when I first drove it but now I'm pretty good. I to felt like I was just gonna die when I first stalled it, lol I stalled it 4 times at a stop sign got pissed off revved to about 4g and popped the clutch, then my dad's like calm down!
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Old 08-01-2004, 11:53 PM #46
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hey if can't find em, grind em!
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:51 AM #47
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how would a short shifter make it harder for learning?
Shifting between gears isn't as smooth, and it takes a bit more knowledge as to where the gears are because they are closer together.
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:57 AM #48
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The whole problem with begining to drive stick it getting going from a stop not shifting while your moving, if you have problems shifting you shouldnt be driving stick in the first place. As for knowledge where the gears are its quite simple, when your car is in nuetral stright up is 3rd, stright down is 4th, left and up is 1st, left and down is 2nd, right and up is 5th depending on your car reverse is to the right and down or left 2 times and down. A short shifter shouldnt make it any harder when learning....
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Old 08-02-2004, 10:58 AM #49
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Put it in first and when you go to shift, just pull straight back, and it should automatically go into second. Same with third, just push forward, and it will go into 3rd. At least in my car it does that. I don't see how a short shifter would effect that.

*edit* fifth is the only gear that doesn't go directly in.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:59 AM #50
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yeah a short throw shifter does not affect the thing said above
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:00 PM #51
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a short throw shifter is actually easier, for me at least. My dads stang is regular and i find it alot harder, u can look at the short throw and know what gear u are in, thats why i like it
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Old 08-02-2004, 12:02 PM #52
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My porsche's shifter is pretty short the way it is. About half the length of a z24 cavy's. Mustang shifters are HORRIBLE. At least in my buddy's 94 v6, the thing is just huge.
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u can look at the short throw and know what gear u are in, thats why i like it
WTF are you talking about?
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Old 08-02-2004, 01:15 PM #54
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My porsche's shifter is pretty short the way it is. About half the length of a z24 cavy's. Mustang shifters are HORRIBLE. At least in my buddy's 94 v6, the thing is just huge.
What kind of porsche?
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