The whole situation is just stupid if you ask me.Originally posted by PolarisSnT
I hate to say it but since I dont have the actual link try a search. Anyway, more and more people see stick drivers in the fast and bicurious(thank you ebr0t) and want to be more like them with there double clutching instead of granny shifting or what have you. You need to crawl before you can walk, small steps and then shift fast, not necessarily hard. Also what was he doing down shifting at that high an RPM, whats the red line on that car?
The gear box on the Type S is the easiest thing I have ever dealt with. The throws are very precise, even moreso with a short shifter. You said it right though Polaris, he was probably slamming through the gears, using too much force in general, etc... when all you need to do is let the gearbox do its job. Pros tell you that it doesn't take force - open palm on the shifter, glide it into gear. It will take you there itself.
5 to 4 is so damn easy its not even funny. IMO, you have to actually TRY to go to 2nd gear in that downshifting situation. You'd have to go to neutral and pull the shifter left (towards your body) which means this kid is a total newb.
Also, someone calculated that his rpms must have been around 16,500 when popped it into 2nd gear.
I don't know if he was stock, but fuel cut off is 8200rpms - if he had Hondata #4, fuel cutoff is 8600rpms. In the story, he was showing off and going from 1 to 5, redlining every gear. My question is: why the hell would you then decide to downshift? I wonder if the guy was so stupid that he went for 6th, got blocked by the gate and then got confused and ended up in 2nd. I don't know, you can't explain stupidity in the end I guess.
If he was at 7000rpms in 5th, I still do not understand why you'd comtemplate going back down to 4th...
BTW, from what I understand, this kid is rich and he's "just going to buy an ITR engine..." so he certainly will not learn his lesson. Hey, its nice to have money - but don't throw it away. If he can't handle the high reving of the Type S, how is he going to deal with the even higher reving ITR engine?