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    Hi all, just wondered what sort of speeds people are changing from 1st-2nd?
    Ive been driving 11 years now and i still cant get a smooth transition into 2nd lol.Dont know whether im going too fast in 1st or not, or letting the clutch out too quick, obviously not a massive deal but would interesting to see other peoples approach to this. Sometimes its bang on and other times its like its on kangaroo juice lol. Dont want to stuff my clutch up so would be good to see how other people do it. All the other gears are fine , but 2nd is a real jar in my head lol.

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    Drive upto around 5k revs bang it in 2nd hahaha nah oonly joking

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    lol i think i might be going to quick for the car to change gear, i might try going 1st-3rd and if its fairly smooth then i guess the speed is too high for 2nd, its hard in a 280 bhp motor though lol

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    The 3.2 manual does smoother changes when the revs are over 3000, doubtless there are similar traits on the other engines too.

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    It might also be a fact that i sit really far back so my legs are somewhat stretching.Not ideal but its comfy lmao

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    if in doubt go flat out just bedor limiter then change

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    if in doubt go flat out just bedor limiter then change
    Got it in one lol.

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