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Unread 08-31-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default My clutch goes down far too much!

Ok when im driving and go to change gear i put my foot to the floor to change gear (as everyone kinda does automatically) but there is no need, my biting point is like right at the top, it keeps going down the clutch far far far too much so i end up getting the woooomm kinda sound whilst its out of gear for like 2 seconds.

Is there like something i can put underneath my clutch like a piece of metal so act as the floor so i can change gears much quicker?

I've been trying changing whilst only putting my foot down on the clutch a little and it works fine, there is no need to put it right down to the floor at all.

This would help a lot when im racing too as i could change gears much quicker.

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Unread 08-31-2007, 11:01 AM   #2
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The reason you get that sound is you are pressing the gas before whilst its still in neutral before its engaged into a gear

To shift faster you'll need to get a shortened stick or linkage

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Practice, practice, practice. When you are racing you need to stay calm and only push your clutch in to the point where you can change gears without issue and no further. Also that woooomm sound as you describe it is because you are still giving the car gas when you are shifting which you should not be doing. Completely let off the gas, depress clutch, change gear, left off clutch, give it gas. My car has a clutch which needs to go almost all of the way to the floor and a shifter with very long throws but through practice I have gotten it to where I can change gears in about 3-5 tenths of a second. So my advice to you is go out and drive it until you have it down.
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Thanks, i guess ill just try to get used to it.

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I like having to press the clutch all the way down on my BMWs, I'm really tall and I usually sit with the seat all the way back but even still my legs get pretty cramped so shifting is like stretching out my leg haha.

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that sound is from pressing the gas with the clutch in.

learn how to drive stick

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