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get this I raced my friend he has a 93 honda accord lx or ex or whatever it is and its an automatic
when he raced me he showed me what he tryed
he switched gears whille he had the gas pushed down from low gear to high gear(can we say new transmision.
he almost got me at the start but the car finaly kicked in and i smoked him
 

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Actually, when racing with an automatic, that is the prefered method. It allows the car to wind out a few more RPM before shifting.
 

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Dont know where you homey`s get the excellent icons... But the sign guy is funny! :)
 

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The manual- auto shift method some of us use for our Autosticks is bad for other cars. I know with the Mustangs (at least 3.8) using this method tears up the bands on their trannies, or at least some of them say on the 3.8mustang.com message boards :eek:
 

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I've been shifting automatics manual-style since my first car. Never had a problem with them. Even with shift kits the car won't go back into 1st gear until you are going slow enough so all you are doing is forcing the car to "hold" the shift. This shifting style shouldn't kill anything inside your tranny.
 

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I shift with my autostick all the time is this not a good thing to do? There hasn't been any problems yet. (the key word in that sentence is yet) :confused:
 

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It doesnt matter if i shift "manually" or leave it in O/D. Even if i have it in L it will automatically shift no matter what. :rolleyes:
 

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so when i race i should start in L than hit 3 than o/d and when i do do i have to hit the break like a clutch or something?
just started racing a few weeks ago so i dont know squat
anyone know how u can get a 94 es 3.3 to get going faster tell me cause i got lik e300 bucks and am looking for some good engine parts to invest in
 

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First of all don't slam on your brake you will go into a skid but other than that you have the right Idea about racing a manual. As for the preformance parts go remove your air restrictor(0$), make an L-intake(or wait awhile untill dreamspeed comes out with one. :D )
 

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When i race i leave it in D, but if you want a little more of a jump off the line, power launch it. hold the brake in and push the gas till its up between 1500 and 2000 RPM. Then when the go "cue" happens let off the brake and floor it simontaniously.
 
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