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Old 02-24-2011, 05:35 AM
reed75 reed75 is offline
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Originally Posted by ubermax View Post
does anyone with a MT wish 1st gear had a wider range ? many times when I leave the blocks at a light I get automatics immediately on my tail ! if the roadway after the light puts me in the "breakdown" lane I'm fine and I just stay there and let everyone pass , but if it's the Indy lane I end up rushing through the gears or do a right signal back to the "breakdown" which can be tricky with rush hour traffic :-) !!!!!!
Typically I only use 1st gear on hills or inclines and never on flat starts.. you can safely start out in 2nd gear and be just fine, I do it all the this and you'll never have an automatic on your heels again..
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