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Engaging 3rd gear at high RPMs

I encountered an STi the other day and ended up toying around with him a little. I redlined in 2nd and went to shift into 3rd and mis-shifted. This has been an ongoing problem since I first purchased the vehicle, but the problem only occurs at WOT.

What would be a cure for this? A shifter bushing maybe?

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Well you shouldnt be engaging ANY gear at WOT!!your supposed to let off the gas and push the clutch all the way down

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This probably ended up on a subaru forum kill section lol

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learning to power shift correctly hahaha :kooky:
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In my dads case the problem would be not knowing how to drive a stick shift at speeds in excess of 35mph... guess theirs a reason that 100 miles have been put on it in 3 years

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Let me rephrase that...

I wasn't powershifting, attempting to powershift, or anything of that sort. It was a normal shift. Foot wasn't on the gas, just a regular granny shift yet every time I mimick that shift under the same circumstances it always results in a mis-shift.

Here's what it looks like...

WOT in 2nd to redline, foot off gas, clutch down, shift from 2nd to 3rd -Shifting 101

But thanks for the sarcasm guys!

And btw, STi's are AWD. Better traction off the line.
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I've had that problem myself. Turned a 12.5 run into a 13.94 run by slamming against the gate between 3 and 5, then eventually shifting into 5. Very frustrating.

I think my problem is that I'm still afraid enough of shifting back into 1st that I'm still guiding it too far right. I have to make sure to place my arm directly behind the shifter and push straight up, and let the centering springs do their job.

The MT-82 does have very narrow gates. This problem is only exacerbated by a short-shifter (like I might sorta have).

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I assume after you miss the shift that if you return the stick to the neutral position and allow it to center itself and then slide it straight up with the clutch depressed, it will go into third, yes?

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Don't manhandle the shifter.

It's a little tough to do, but shift with a quick flick of the wrist.

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2-3 shift = open palm pushing shifter straight forward. Let the centering spring do it's job. If that is not good enough, look into getting a polyurethane shifter bushing.



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Dont worry it's just a matter of practice.I made several passes at the track just concentrating on shifting and it helped a lot.

Just use a open palm and push the shifter forward into 3rd.I have the MGW shifter and It's a awesome shifter but I had no problem shifting with the stocker.

If you want to try a bracket just pm me I have a Steeda with bushing that I never installed.

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I've noticed when I do a 3-4 shift at WOT, sometimes I'll hit the gate so I've started paying more attention and I noticed that for some reason I'm not pulling straight back (adrenaline maybe?). You might just need to focus on doing what the others have mentioned and letting the centering spring do what it was built to do....


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