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Old 02-02-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

How is it even possible?
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #2
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Yeah, it's possible but not recommended. When you match the engine RPM's with the transmission RPM's you can change gears without using the clutch. Cars have synchronized transmissions and Floating will wear out those synchronizers prematurely.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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Re: Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

Large trucks like semis do not have synchronizers and you must match rpm when you shift; some guys double clutch, but most truck drivers don't use the clutch except for starting and stopping...

Like he said above, you can shift a car without a clutch, but it's hard on synchros and I'd only do it in an emergency, like limping a car home with a broken clutch linkage.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #4
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Oh ok cool... I was asking because I've seen it on YouTubea while back and last night I accidentally did it going into 4th

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So I really needed to knowing, do him there have to major problem
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If you want to experiment with this use 5th gear. If your car has a stock ring and pinion you should be able to hit about 50 in fourth, clutch and put the car in N, then wait for the revs to drop (1100 or so) and apply light pressure to 5th. Since the RPM's are static you shouldn't have to make your synchros do the work. Should be butter. Don't make it a habit, but this is a safe..ish method to see how it works.
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Re: Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

many do this at the drag strip, many also replace transmissions from this
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I thought there was something bad about doing it that way... But I won't be trying it
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I thought there was something bad about doing it that way... But I won't be trying it
Nobody here is saying it isn't bad for the transmission.. I wouldn't do it much, just trying to give you an easy way to test it and learn the mechanics. You won't blow the tranny out of the bottom of the car or anything, its just bad for your synchros.
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Re: Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

Sounds right, since 5th is the overdrive that allows up to 45 engine safe function up to 45mph, did I get this right?
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Re: Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

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many do this at the drag strip, many also replace transmissions from this


I think everyone should do this we would never have to worry about a recession ever again.
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You can do it at low speeds too...I've the done higher speeds but I'm not as good and I don't want to mess anything up
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Its nicknamed perfect shifting... and its just rev matched shifting... there are race transmissions available that work like this... its a fun trick and its a good skill. You can shift up and down like this but you will go through syncros...
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Re: Does anybody know how to shift without using the clutch?

Ask your personal mechanic that sold you your Stang, CRP Mod 4.6 Ltr. Rare model. Good Luck.
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