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Old 02-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #36
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Really? I learned on my dad's 03 Corvette (350HP, 390TQ) and even that would do a clutch only start. Thats how he had me start out when i first did it. Maybe you let it out a little too fast.
+1 Any manual manual can take off that way.
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+1 Any manual manual can take off that way.
I promise you mine doesn't.
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So you both have the same car but only 1 of yours can take off clutch only?
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So you both have the same car but only 1 of yours can take off clutch only?
Mine does it when it is cold out, if that counts, for the first 10 mins the car is running. The car just cannot go forward at a 650-700rpm idle. Just cannot do it. When she idles cold at 1500rpms she can.

The only thing I can think of is his car being 100% stock and mine being tuned might have something to do with it. Doesn't the car idle at a higher RPM stock than tuned?

Else wise I have no idea.
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Yea i guess it could have something to do with your mods..
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:57 AM   #41
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Mine does it when it is cold out, if that counts, for the first 10 mins the car is running. The car just cannot go forward at a 650-700rpm idle. Just cannot do it. When she idles cold at 1500rpms she can.

The only thing I can think of is his car being 100% stock and mine being tuned might have something to do with it. Doesn't the car idle at a higher RPM stock than tuned?

Else wise I have no idea.
I would not recommend doing it. It will smoke your clutch, but as soccer said, you have to let the clutch out veryyyyyyy slowlyyyyyy.
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Thanks.. And yeah, thays pretty much what I'm worried about.. Stalling & having to deal with people. That drives me crazy & makes me even more nervous but hopefully I can just ignore it. I actually looked at getting a motorcycle but have never driven one of those either. lol
Heck my auto had an issue right after I bought it and stalled in traffic everyone gave me the middle finger. Did I care? No. People will honk at you no matter what
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Heck my auto had an issue right after I bought it and stalled in traffic everyone gave me the middle finger. Did I care? No. People will honk at you no matter what
When I got my first mustang I was in germany, and it had been a long time since I drove a manual. Long story short I was stuck in traffic going up hill on a long on ramp trying to merg into traffic and stalled out on the Autobahn. Was pretty crazy, people was looking at me like you freaking American.
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I learned to drive manual last weekend. I have yet to stall the car, which was my biggest fear. My dad told me what todo, i got it, and did it. Started in a parking lot, a few spins around the lot, started 1-2 gears on the streets. Then gradually worked my way up to 3-4 gears. Have yet to put it in 5th. It's really not as hard as you think it is. I think the hardest part about learning, is starting from a complete stop. I bought my car before i learned how to drive it. So that gave me quite a bit of motivation just take it slow, and have someone who knows how to drive stick in the car with you. It helps alot. AND DO NOT GET FRUSTRATED.

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When I got my first mustang I was in germany, and it had been a long time since I drove a manual. Long story short I was stuck in traffic going up hill on a long on ramp trying to merg into traffic and stalled out on the Autobahn. Was pretty crazy, people was looking at me like you freaking American.
Annnnnd, that would be terrifying.
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Heck my auto had an issue right after I bought it and stalled in traffic everyone gave me the middle finger. Did I care? No. People will honk at you no matter what
Stalling an auto. Can't get any more pro.
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Stalling an auto. Can't get any more pro.
+1 that takes talent!
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Just take it easy like everybody else said. My first experience driving a stick shift was in an 89 Ford Taurus SHO I bought for 800 dollars that I had sold like 10 years ago and been using auto ever since then. Needless to say when I went to go pick up my mustang it was an ordeal. The test drive was horrible but I was determined, plus I had my four year old in the back! Couldn't look like a punk! When we finally took the car off the lot to get it back home I let it go and stopped being nervous, down the highway all the way back home and the only problem I had was merging onto the I-65 from the Watterson down here and was trying to put it down into third but grazed first haha.
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Just practice it will get easier. It's not hard to begin with. And most important have FUN
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