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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:21 am 
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going on down hill decents like coming down Bells line or Victoria pass I use these gears as I dont want to wear me brakes out.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:24 am 
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I do the same, mostly only down to third and depending on steepness and speed limit, sometimes down to second, never down to first.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:15 pm 
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Yeah i always use the gears for going down hills, never slam it for a rough change tho. Same with second - if she will slip in without too much lash then i dont see the problem.

Down to 1st? Ugghhh :cry:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:21 pm 
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without the gears in my auto, I guess the car wouldnt move at all... So yes, I use them :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:22 pm 
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In my fairy, I leave it in D all the time.

Even when I took it to WSID - I left it in D.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:28 pm 
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going on down hill decents like coming down Bells line or Victoria pass I use these gears as I dont want to wear me brakes out.


i guess though using the gears to brake wears out the gearbox to!!!!!! :?

i use em as well but when i put it back in D i always give it a little bit of throttle to smooth out changes

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:30 pm 
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Since fitting my BA shifter, its hardly ever in D, and mostly spend my time going up and down the gears having fun :twisted:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:56 pm 
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I use 2nd and 3rd a fair bit when going down hills, rarely do i slam it into 1st thou..... ouch cant be good for the box.

Most of the time it just stays on D unless im in the city or whateva then i leave it in 3rd. :)

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:48 pm 
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All the time!! Well, use to..

Fun chirping into 1st, but shouldn't do that.... :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:36 pm 
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Yup, I'm always stirring the stick too...

 

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without the gears in my auto, I guess the car wouldnt move at all... So yes, I use them :)

There had to be one a***.... :D

 

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well life would be boring if people didnt see things in a diffrent perspective
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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:38 am 
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In my fairy, I leave it in D all the time.

Even when I took it to WSID - I left it in D.


So you trust your brakes???

Was D for drag or drive ??? My batteries run out on my video recorder before you finished your run ...Lol....

I use the trans or auto for retarding some speed.. No point in burning up your brakes!! Leave them for emergencies...

 

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If I ever down change in an auto I give it some gas otherwise you can feel the backlash through the driveline. But I never put it in first untill I'm almost at a complete stop. I susually go up through the gears cause I don't like the factory shiftpoints.
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