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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:24 pm

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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby tankinbeans » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:59 pm

MidnightInGotham wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:I had this happen last week. I was chaging lane, and was 3/4 into my desired lane, when all of a sudden some moron comes wandering over into my front fender. I swerved back right and tried to hit 3rd, but wound up in an unrevmatched first gear; the clutch was an afterthought.

I wound up chirping the tires after a 5000 rpm 1st gear downshift.


So you went from 4>1 accidentally with no clutch? Any grind? That one surprises me because I think my car locks me out of first above like 6 mph on a downshift.

I think I was clutching for part of it, but lost track and let up early. I was in 2nd and heading for 3rd, but found 1st in trying not to hit the sonofabicht.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby MidnightInGotham » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:10 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
MidnightInGotham wrote:Image
Thanks Cow, you always put my mind at ease.

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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby MidnightInGotham » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:11 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
MidnightInGotham wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:I had this happen last week. I was chaging lane, and was 3/4 into my desired lane, when all of a sudden some moron comes wandering over into my front fender. I swerved back right and tried to hit 3rd, but wound up in an unrevmatched first gear; the clutch was an afterthought.

I wound up chirping the tires after a 5000 rpm 1st gear downshift.


So you went from 4>1 accidentally with no clutch? Any grind? That one surprises me because I think my car locks me out of first above like 6 mph on a downshift.

I think I was clutching for part of it, but lost track and let up early. I was in 2nd and heading for 3rd, but found 1st in trying not to hit the sonofabicht.


Gotcha. Not good, but kind of glad I'm not the only one to have done.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby IMBoring25 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:44 pm

If you hadn't, you'd be the only one not to have...

I don't think I've ever actually engaged a lower gear than I intended to, but I've intended to select grossly inappropriate gears when I'm used to a vehicle different than the one I'm driving.

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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby bk7794 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:58 pm

MidnightInGotham wrote:
bk7794 wrote:Last week I was driving my car. Downshifted into third and for some reason started letting the clutch out before I put it into third. Needless to say I felt and heard the gears grinding. Third still works as before.

Doing it once in a while won't do any excess damage. Just don't make a habit of it.


For my own sanity, did you have music on in your car and could you clearly hear the grind over that?


Yes I did. I also felt it. Felt horrible. Almost like a getting shocked, if you have gotten shocked before.

I remember once my friend was quick shifting his 07 Si. The engine was really loud and he just dumped it into second and it blocked him. All you heard was grinding. Even though the motor was really loud.


IMBoring25 wrote:If you hadn't, you'd be the only one not to have...

I don't think I've ever actually engaged a lower gear than I intended to, but I've intended to select grossly inappropriate gears when I'm used to a vehicle different than the one I'm driving.



lol I remember when I drove my friends 1.0 ecoboost. I wasn't used to the absurdly long gears and I short shifted into 2nd and the thing made a horrible racket and bucking from the motor.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby AHTOXA » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:26 pm

Been there, done that a handful of times over the years.

I don't know a single manual driver that has at least a few months behind the wheel of their car that hasn't done exactly that. Right of passage, if you will. Along with other dumb shit your car can handle just fine.

In fact, I tried doing it most recently on an upshift but caught myself in neutral. I chalked it up to the fact that I often upshift with no clutch on the motorcycle and my mind hasn't switched for some reason.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:13 pm

Upshifts, downshifts, they're all about the same.

Anyone here ever work dayshift, nightshift, and afternoonshift all in the same week? I was sure glad when work settled down to the same shift every day.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby potownrob » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:27 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:Upshifts, downshifts, they're all about the same.

Anyone here ever work dayshift, nightshift, and afternoonshift all in the same week? I was sure glad when work settled down to the same shift every day.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby theholycow » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:42 am

For me, it's always the same shift, different day.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby AHTOXA » Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:23 pm

Shift happens.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby Rope-Pusher » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:50 am

AHTOXA wrote:Shift happens.

...and then you drive.
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Re: Downshift Fail!

Postby potownrob » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:45 am

theholycow wrote:For me, it's always the same shift, different daze. :shock:
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