1st to 2nd Gear WTF IS THE SECRET?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Why the fuck is 1st Gear to 2nd Gear so damn clunky and obnoxious...If your on the gas at all when you clutch in out of 1st the drive train lashes around like shit if u let go of the gas theres a surge of power loss and a clunk when you clutch in wtf is the trick...been driving stick fo 10 fuck years TELL ME THE SECRET WIZARDS

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Bidwell
Bidwell

OP here also winding out 1st gear like a dipshit sounds like shit im not gonna shift at 3k rpm in 1st gear at every stop light thats retarded...if I short shift its clunky and shitty, how DO i get that PERFECT shift every time without THINKING about it...All I do is WORRY about 1st to 2nd

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Even if im quickly off the clutch in 1st its ready to be put into 2nd which basically lashes around the drive train

hairygrape
hairygrape

Take your meds op

Methnerd
Methnerd

it doesn't like the drastic rev drop when you push the clutch in from first. Have pressure on it towards second before pressing the clutch. When you press the clutch, it should be one swift motion into second.
This only works when the thing is warm tho

Firespawn
Firespawn

don't force it in btw. wait for the revs to settle into the spot where 2nd likes. If you would like this process to be faster, get a lighter flywheel or gear oil that your synchros like better

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

This is why automatics are superior.

JunkTop
JunkTop

trick is to let clutch in and gas out simultaneously and rev matching into second.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

let the revs drop before releasing the clutch
duh

Firespawn
Firespawn

More gas

Flameblow
Flameblow

I remember having this issue but somehow worked it out without ever noticing. Your thread just reminded me.

Take it easy on the clutch man and let the revs drop. Don't try to 0-60 in 3s every red light.

RumChicken
RumChicken

Americans can't be this retarded... can they?

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DeathDog
DeathDog

Manuels are supposed to be the excuse for driving faster, nature of manuel is not driving like a grannie... at least I would think no? Driving a manuel slow is some hipster shit to me.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

OP, in all seriousness, are you retarded?

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

What car is it op? Second gear was always fucked in my Miata, partially because of the gearing and the transmission so it was hard to get right

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

Well you can't 0-60 every red light until you know how to shift without lurching the car

If your DD is a manual, you don't want to drop the clutch every time you get the chance. You are still putting a lot of wear and tear on the car. Just drive fast enough to keep up with pace of traffic. People who drive slow with manual are new drivers.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

tfw even the americans that can drive manual cant drive manual

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

this is why Americans buy automatics:
because they don't like being jerked and shaken every time the car shifts

King_Martha
King_Martha

Wut? I just accelerate faster, I don't drop the clutch. Half the time some idiot thinks I'm racing though, because apparently no one thinks manuels exist outside of sporty cars here.

takes2long
takes2long

Thank you for this shitpost

massdebater
massdebater

Okay. Thanks for sharing.

hairygrape
hairygrape

americans

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Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I have some more. Apparently going from a start in 3rd accidentally won't stall a Civic.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

subtle

WebTool
WebTool

Must be a lightly used clutch

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

New car

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

That explains why, retard.

Figures a boiracer would own a brand new Civic

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

I drove a brand new ceed and it'd fucking stall out on accidental 3rd gear starts.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I've never had this problem but if you hold clutch halfway for a moment instead of swiftly letting it go it should engage much smoother
also it will wear your clutch much faster so learn to rev match your gears

Soft_member
Soft_member

ceed

What kind of car is this?

viagrandad
viagrandad

So am I supposed to take my FOOT completely OFF the gas before i clutch in and shift to second?

Inmate
Inmate

No you bury that pedal and make the engine scream

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

And dump the clutch

Methnerd
Methnerd

Yes. Otherwise you'd be doing what's called, "riding the clutch". And might lurch the car.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Sounds like you have a fucky ujoint, carrier bearing, or something. Put your car on a rack and do a shake test. Winding all the way up on 1st gear is retarded
I drive slow with a manual, nothing wrong with it

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

no, you're supposed to flat foot shift all the gears (including neutral), dummy

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

he's never driven a dogleg gearbox

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StonedTime
StonedTime

You're supposed to smooth, simultaneous motions with both pedals. If you're still partly on the gas as you press on the clutch pedal, it shouldn't jerk. Just make sure you're completely off the gas by the time you're completely on the clutch. Once you're in 2nd and letting off the clutch, you shouldn't need to give it much gas, if any at all until you're completely off the clutch.

DeathDog
DeathDog

double clutch

eGremlin
eGremlin

Learn to drive dipshit

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I think that is what he is trying to do here.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Killed in action

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

i rarely if ever use 1st gear, i just take off in 2nd. some vehicles ive owned with long gears like my old 1981 Hilux that had a 4spd or my 79 Supra i have to use 1st but others like my Subaru Sambar i just take off in 2nd gear because 1st is so short its useless

the main issue is people especially Americans will downshift into 1st gear while moving, that absolutely fucks your synchros. you should never go into 1st gear unless youre stopped

Inmate
Inmate

it means you have a sticky clutch
this usually happens due to corrosion, so what you need to do is pour about a can's worth of soda in your transmission fluid to get rid of the corrosion like you would pour soda on a battery

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Just practice. I have been driving stick for a year and a half and figured out how to shift smoothly with a tranny that has trash syncros.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

The best way for me to understand how to shift, was to sit on a slight incline, and with the car in first, learn to roll back and forth with varying amounts of clutch (obv. not for very long, cause you burn that fucker out otherwise), but no gas/throttle.

To learn that sweet spot where the clutch counteracts the rollback due to gravity and sit in place.
This very sweet spot is how it finally clicked in my head that "yes, this is how I incline start from a hill, say at a red light" and how to shift gears smoothly, especially from 1st to 2nd.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Did you know in europe practically every car is manual? So that’s retarded

Emberburn
Emberburn

Take off in 2nd on flat ground or negative grade.
Only use 1st uphill.

Techpill
Techpill

Just don't use 1st except in hill starts
Just dump the clutch in every start

FastChef
FastChef

Tfw unsynchronized tranny
Tfw don't use clutch other than to get going

Feelsgoodman

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Are you from the 20s?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

Sounds like like a sure sign that you need to git gud

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Not quite.

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JunkTop
JunkTop

seems dangerous and poorly designed desu

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Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

How on earth would that be dangerous?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

This guy is either delivering worthy bait or is just plain retarded. Tell me more how first gear is "useless."

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I usually use 1st just to get moving. If I want to pull hard I usually short shift to 2nd.
I don't agree with , but I only every go into first when I stop or if I come up to stop and start traffic.

eGremlin
eGremlin

If you aren't rev matching you're doing it wrong.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

if you fucking hold the clutch you wont stall in any gear. Has nothing to do with how new or old the car is.

whereismyname
whereismyname

I do it too except I have synchros. Learn to drive fagets, rev match all day

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

git gud. ur obviously new, it'll get smoother over time

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

I'm the same. I'll start in 1st, but I will never downshift into 1st. I thought it was common knowledge to never downshift into 1st.

It probably depends on your ratios, but I'm not in 1st long either.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

I usually do the following

start moving on 1st
let it rev to about 2500 rpm
clutch in, shift to second, give a tiny bit of gas if necessary

You'll learn how much you should let it rev and how much gas to give when shifting

And like the poster above said, downshifting to 1st gear is unnecessary, just put to neutral or press the clutch in. Downshifting to second is also often unneeded

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Let RPMs drop so they're matched. Also, you need to start applying very light (basically just tapping it in the slightest perceivable amount) as you let the clutch out so the lash isn't felt from decel -> accel.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Amerimutts

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RumChicken
RumChicken

What do you do to get into the "higher" gears? Is there a special button to press or do you just have a further "clunk" to push through before clutching out?

Nojokur
Nojokur

That will just engine brake.

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