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i already had the transmission fluid switched out for the "thinner" fluid and noticed that made the shifter shift a little more smoothly. today i tried giving it slight gas before i let the clutch out for 2nd gear and that seemed to work alright! hopefully this isnt hurting the clutch too much. i noticed shifting at about 2800 rpm seems to work best. any other advice for getting a smooth shift to 2nd gear? Its a 2012 mustang gt.
Hey JRMUSTANG12,

These guys have provided some good pointers for you. If you feel there's more to it, please bring it back to your dealer for diagnosis and PM me with your info so I can help.

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I have been told by several people to "learn how to shift" The last friend who was in my car complained about a sore kneck with regards to my poor shifting ability.
I was ready to blow them all off and start saying that "this is the way this transmission works" .That is untill I let my girlfriend drive the car and she shifted it as smooth as silk.
So.. hate to admit it, but maybe they are right. I need to learn how to shift. :hihi:
You can't be serious?

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You guys have all been helpful! I'm just gonna drive it more and more especially with summer coming and hopefully get a smoother shift from 1st to 2nd! I've been giving it a slight amount of gas right before the clutch is the whole way out for 2nd gear and that seems to do it for me!
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You can't be serious?
I was thinkg the same thing
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Yah.... im serious. I think my shifting abilities are just fine though. Some people just arent used to riding in performance cars.

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Yah.... im serious. I think my shifting abilities are just fine though. Some people just arent used to riding in performance cars.
I've been driving performance cars my whole life and never noticed any major differences between shifting a performance car and a garden variety economy car. The only differences I've found is that some transmissions are better than others. Operating a manual transmission is marginally more difficult than driving an automatic IMO.
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I guess what Im trying to say is... I shift the way I do because I want to ....

2011 GT. Grabber Blue. Procharged. 3:73 manual.Billit LCA's. Corsa Extremes. GT 500 wheels. Racemaster DR's. T-56 Tremec. Dynotech DS . Centerforce DF. American Racing headers/high flow cats 560 rwhp.Donny Walsh tuned

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Dude I had the same problem when I first got my car. Just try to give it a little gas when you are about to let the clutch out into 2nd. That made my 1st-2nd shift much smoother. Oh yea, dont ever get pwnd by the girlfriend again. lol
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