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I absolutely love the 03 cobra. I think pound for pound, its one of the best mustangs produced and with only a few mods/bolt ons, 500hp is right around the corner. Which is why I really don't like to race them too much, cuz I realize theres a good chance I'll get my hat hung. Or not. Last nite this Biff Malibu dude pulls up in a yellow 03 cobra, revs the engine and says, "you cant touch the cobra". No class whatsoever. He just made the car "look" bad. So I made it look worse. I put out my cig and went thru the ritual of switching of the trac control, and steadily raising the rpm to bout 2600rpm. At idle, you can barely make out a hint of blower whine from the NOVI 2000 set at 11.5psi. Out the gates, I roll the car out, careful not to break the tires and lose traction, which, surprisingly never fails to keep up with overanxious opponents such as Biff. Then, I double clutch my 2-3 shift which spits me out past the SVT. At fourth I was gone. He never recovered, never pulled, but just stayed on my hip with the sound of blower whine thru to 130mph. When we pulled up at the next lite, I told him he sucked and blasted off into the darkness.


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just wondering :confused: why double clutch from 2nd to 3rd??

I thought double clutch method is use when your shifting from a high gear to a lower gear?
 

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AUSTINSCOBRA said:
just wondering :confused: why double clutch from 2nd to 3rd??

I thought double clutch method is use when your shifting from a high gear to a lower gear?
Think he meant speedshifted.
 

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Damn, I kept messing up with the post cuz my cpu kept freezing up, so I figured I'd do it over. Whatever, I suck.
 

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YORCHI said:
NEWBE QUESTION:
How the hell do you double shift, I keep hearing different methods...
you have syncros, it's irrelevant.

Or do you mean speedshifting?
 

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YORCHI said:
NEWBE QUESTION:
How the hell do you double shift, I keep hearing different methods...
Double clutching = rolling in first gear, push in clutch, goto neutral let out clutch, push clutch back in, shift to second, let out clutch.
Power shifting = floored in first gear, WITHOUT lifting your right foot, press in the clutch and shift to second let clutch back out(QUICKLY!!!) - it's hard on the car, but when you get it right, it's a beautiful thing.:happyhapp My '84 did this well. I hear it's really something, with a big block.
Speed shifting = floored in first gear, shift to second WITHOUT pushing in the clutch - I guess you might modulate your throttle to do this, I don't know, even I've never tried this. Even thinking about speed shifting, is hard on the car.
 

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what about tranny killer? automatic transmissio- car is in neutral, rev it up drop it into gear. best way to fry a tranny. haha
 

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"You can't touch the cobra"? That's so lame. I bet he still uses the line, "Hey baby, what's your sign?"
 

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I power shift in the beetle all the time, she takes it well, but then again...it is a bug....they take anything well. i'd never even think about it in the stang though, you mess this up, or you make a mistake trying to speed shift and there goes your tranny.
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 · (Edited)
speedshifting

My fault!!! -I meant powershifting, something I always used to do on the 80's arcade game "hardrivin" (who remembers that one huh!). Thanx for the clarification guys. I didn't want to be responsible for screwing up everyones clutches cuz I don't know what the hell I'm talking bout!! Later...
 

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meangreen92 said:
Speed shifting = floored in first gear, shift to second WITHOUT pushing in the clutch - I guess you might modulate your throttle to do this, I don't know, even I've never tried this. Even thinking about speed shifting, is hard on the car.
i had a 91 honda accord and when the clutch would go out i had to do this once you get used to it it's actually not hard at all except starting the car b/c you have to started it IN gear and it jumps and silly **** like that and if you have to reverse or something you have to start it up in reverse move turn car off put in first gear and start again :p it's a hell of a mess but the actual 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th gear shifting wasn't all that bad....downshifting is a bit of a ***** also but not near as bad as the starting and reversing
 

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Yeah, I've driven home on a broken clutch linkeage or cable a few times, I was more thinking about avoiding complete stops than flooring it. I just slow down well in advance of the light, in order to catch the green. I creep up to stop signs, with the goal of being able to roll through them. I also try to avoid first gear once rolling.
I still can't believe they sell lifetime starters!
 

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meangreen92 said:
Double clutching = rolling in first gear, push in clutch, goto neutral let out clutch, push clutch back in, shift to second, let out clutch.
Power shifting = floored in first gear, WITHOUT lifting your right foot, press in the clutch and shift to second let clutch back out(QUICKLY!!!) - it's hard on the car, but when you get it right, it's a beautiful thing.:happyhapp My '84 did this well. I hear it's really something, with a big block.
Speed shifting = floored in first gear, shift to second WITHOUT pushing in the clutch - I guess you might modulate your throttle to do this, I don't know, even I've never tried this. Even thinking about speed shifting, is hard on the car.
I hear the only way you can speed shift is if the synchros in your trans are completely removed. If you're driving around normally, its gonna be difficult, but possible. A guy here at work did that to an old Nova or something he had. U-joints and rear ends were getting put in it all the time! Not something I'd suggest if the car is driven on the road.:sterb:
 

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meangreen92 said:
Double clutching = rolling in first gear, push in clutch, goto neutral let out clutch, push clutch back in, shift to second, let out clutch.
Power shifting = floored in first gear, WITHOUT lifting your right foot, press in the clutch and shift to second let clutch back out(QUICKLY!!!) - it's hard on the car, but when you get it right, it's a beautiful thing.:happyhapp My '84 did this well. I hear it's really something, with a big block.
Speed shifting = floored in first gear, shift to second WITHOUT pushing in the clutch - I guess you might modulate your throttle to do this, I don't know, even I've never tried this. Even thinking about speed shifting, is hard on the car.
That actually cleared up a lot, for me. I had many people tell me what "Double Clutching" was, but each had a different definition. I would assume that Double Clutching is actually best for the transmission?

I'd like to add one, though!

Granny Shifting: Get the car rolling and depress the clutch and move it out of gear. While still holding the clutch down, shift into the next gear.
 

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Regular "Granny" shifting is best for the transmission. I'm pretty sure synchros remove the need to do any double clutching or power shifting or any other ways of shifting.
 
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