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Old 08-31-2016, 08:56 PM
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This right here was the single most thing I struggled with when I had my 6MT.
It was a love/hate relationship I had with my manual....loved it just hated the start and high clutch engagement

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Hey guys,

Got the rev-matching downshifts just fine. Don't use it all the time, a lot of time I'll go into neutral and just coast to a stop.

However, I'm still having issues taking off from a complete stop to 1st gear. Sometime it is smooth, sometimes it is a bit jerky.. I think since the OEM's engagement point is so high that I give it gas, and let off the clutch slowly, that the RPM's fall too low, and I get a jerky take off.. which brings me to a few questions:

1. Do you always push the clutch pedal all the way to the floor when shifting? I don't want to "ride the clutch"..


2. Second gear doesn't make much sense to me if driving a bit quick.. I find myself going directly from 1st to 3rd, or even 4th (if really gunning it). It's a smooth transition with no jerking.


3. Going from 1st to 2nd.. the shifter itself feels kinda notchy. It's not as smooth and straight down from say, 3rd to 4th. Is this common? It's not like blocking the motion, but it's not smooth either.


4. Anybody around NorCal that wants to maybe give me a few pointers?


Also, I'm really excited to install a Rev 4.0 RJM Clutch Pedal. I think that could make a world of difference. But then again, I see people arguing that we should keep the engagement point high vs low because it's better for takeoffs etc etc. Which circles back to my question about always pushing the clutch all the way to the floor when shifting..


Thanks!
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I cannot take any tutorial from anyone who doesn't palm their shifter seriously.

If you do not know what shifter palming is, here is a video about it:

Old 09-30-2016, 04:26 PM
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How can you call that "palming" when it never touches the palm of the hand?

I think this guy knows what he's doing and I don't see him acting like he's teeing up a golf ball....


Start at 2:00

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Old 10-04-2016, 06:07 PM
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For those who struggle with a 6MT, look to the 370z. If only Infiniti gave users the option of turning the revmatch feature on...
Old 10-04-2016, 07:01 PM
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For those who struggle with a 6MT, look to the 370z. If only Infiniti gave users the option of turning the revmatch feature on...
I thought they did that on the G35 starting in 05 or 06
Old 10-04-2016, 07:38 PM
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I disagree with heel toeing not necessary in daily driving. I use it all the time. Coming off an exit ramp and turning where you don't have to come to a full stop for example; you can rev match downshift and brake all at once. Plus, if your daily driving and spirited driving don't overlap at least 60% you're doing something very wrong.
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It fun to do IF your foot is small enough. My #13s just don't fit.
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If only there was some kind of handbrake.
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That's what I miss in my Q50S.
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It fun to do IF your foot is small enough. My #13s just don't fit.
Hmmm size 13 eh? My guess is you've got a very happy wife.......................
Old 11-29-2016, 07:43 AM
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Thanks, but the "old wives tale" is not true, at least in my case.

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