: 6 spd to 5 spd and back again



nxlr8
10-04-07, 01:46 AM
Any of you have multiple vehicle's in the manual transmission variety? I find myself shifting my 5 spd into reverse (looking for 6th) all the time... :hide:

I gotta stop swappin' cars... :D

heavymetals
10-04-07, 02:17 AM
I am driving Mr Vette (since the V is apart) and it is so bitchin to drive something where the gearshift feels positive and sure.

And they are the same GD transmission! :banghead:

SkullV
10-04-07, 02:42 AM
I rarely shift into 6th driving around here at Purdue's Campus. I do know how you feel though, every time I get in a car with an auto trans the first thing I do is try and smash down the clutch to start the car!

rand49er
10-04-07, 06:51 AM
Any of you have multiple vehicle's in the manual transmission variety? I find myself shifting my 5 spd into reverse (looking for 6th) all the time... :hide:

I gotta stop swappin' cars... :DAll the time.

Then, get in my wife's AT and I find my left foot pawing the air. :helpless:

nikon
10-04-07, 10:50 AM
yup, I drive my V and our work car, saturn vue w/5spd...then I'll drive my Gf's auto...it does get confusing sometimes.

Ak Jim
10-04-07, 01:47 PM
I know what you mean! I tried to put my Ranger in 6th the other day. It let me know it was not happy! :crybaby:

heavymetals
10-04-07, 01:52 PM
You want confusion? :bonkers:

Go from an old english motorcycle to a Jap bike.

Gearshift and rear brake swap sides! :thepan:

Keys8541
10-04-07, 02:04 PM
whats the deal with shifting into second with the 04's, maybe its just my car, but sometimes it doesnt want to seat right and i have to throw it from 1st to third. maybe happens a couple times a week

nikon
10-04-07, 02:09 PM
You want confusion? :bonkers:

Go from an old english motorcycle to a Jap bike.

Gearshift and rear brake swap sides! :thepan:


ouch...didn't know they were ever switched like that....that would be, well very dangerous to say the least...

darkman
10-04-07, 02:26 PM
You want confusion? :bonkers:

Go from an old english motorcycle to a Jap bike.

Gearshift and rear brake swap sides! :thepan:

Oh yeah, old english motorcycles. How would like to own a CTS-V with 100% Lucas electrics?

fredcook
10-04-07, 02:27 PM
whats the deal with shifting into second with the 04's, maybe its just my car, but sometimes it doesnt want to seat right and i have to throw it from 1st to third. maybe happens a couple times a week

Mine (05) did that early on. I ignored it/dealt with it for a while, then one day I lost the ability to get onto other gears at all. There was a loose "guide" plate (that defines the H pattern) that had to be tightened down. Simple repair.

onebadcad
10-04-07, 02:42 PM
New rule, only buy GM performance vehicles (GTO, Vette, '09 Camaro) with 6-speed manual trannies for your 'other' car.
But seriously, I drive the wifey's SUV and have almost hit a few people when forgetting to keep my foot on the brake at red lights.


whats the deal with shifting into second with the 04's, maybe its just my car, but sometimes it doesnt want to seat right and i have to throw it from 1st to third. maybe happens a couple times a week

Points to you for your avatar-NICE!!!!!

rheagrimm
10-04-07, 02:59 PM
whats the deal with shifting into second with the 04's, maybe its just my car, but sometimes it doesnt want to seat right and i have to throw it from 1st to third. maybe happens a couple times a week

Thats your fuel saving skip shift feature. You need to get a CAGS eliminator to be rid of the annoyance.

heavymetals
10-04-07, 03:40 PM
Thats your fuel saving skip shift feature. You need to get a CAGS eliminator to be rid of the annoyance.


Or you can get a Stealth tune and get that "feature" removed while you spruce up the tune.:thumbsup:

heavymetals
10-04-07, 03:43 PM
Oh yeah, old english motorcycles. How would like to own a CTS-V with 100% Lucas electrics?

There is a reason why they call LUCAS the "Prince of Darkness".

Albertan
10-04-07, 03:45 PM
Oh yeah, old english motorcycles. How would like to own a CTS-V with 100% Lucas electrics?

Ah yes... Lucas "the prince of darkness" How fitting darkman, do you perhaps have something built in the UK???

darkman
10-04-07, 05:20 PM
Ah yes... Lucas "the prince of darkness" How fitting darkman, do you perhaps have something built in the UK???

Not currently. I did own one of the first Triumph 750cc, 3-cylinder Tridents imported into this country in the late 60's or 1970 (I forget which year). At the time I had friends with Triumph Bonnevilles, Royal Enfields, Nortons and one BSA.

Twitch
10-04-07, 05:59 PM
:cookoo:
You want confusion? :bonkers:

Go from an old english motorcycle to a Jap bike.

Gearshift and rear brake swap sides! :thepan:

NO WAY!!! I dont think I would even get on a bike like that.
Only been on Jap bikes,,,dont wanna think about how dumb I'd look. lol

BLACK_CTSV
10-04-07, 06:56 PM
I've got an older Ferrari - reverse is where 1st is on 99% of the other cars in the world. 1st is where 2nd should be, and so on. It is tough to get used to after driving a 'normal' car.

nxlr8
10-04-07, 07:33 PM
1) Bikes - I had mine swapped to shift 1st = up, all the other gears = down... Always caught me "thinking" when I rode someone else's which was "normal"...

2) Automatics - back in the day, drove my mom's car once... was coming to a stop and pushed in the "clutch"... only it was the brake... car came to a stop REAL quick and quite unexpected on my part! I think I even soiled my shorts a little...

Twitch
10-04-07, 07:55 PM
1) Bikes - I had mine swapped to shift 1st = up, all the other gears = down... Always caught me "thinking" when I rode someone else's which was "normal"...

2) Automatics - back in the day, drove my mom's car once... was coming to a stop and pushed in the "clutch"... only it was the brake... car came to a stop REAL quick and quite unexpected on my part! I think I even soiled my shorts a little...

I see you like the race bikes:cycle:

nxlr8
10-04-07, 11:36 PM
I see you like the race bikes:cycle:

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