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    Hello clubwrx!

    I just got a 2014 wrx in wrb, and so far it is a blast.
    This is my first manual car I have driven, and so far so well.
    The only problem I am having is with hills, even with the hill lock feature, I still get nervous and roll.
    Does anyone have any advice they could give me on starting on hills that might help me out, because
    I am loving the manual, and I really don't want to give up on learning how to drive stick!

    Thanks, any comments will help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidkey1 View Post
    Hello clubwrx!

    I just got a 2014 wrx in wrb, and so far it is a blast.
    This is my first manual car I have driven, and so far so well.
    The only problem I am having is with hills, even with the hill lock feature, I still get nervous and roll.
    Does anyone have any advice they could give me on starting on hills that might help me out, because
    I am loving the manual, and I really don't want to give up on learning how to drive stick!

    Thanks, any comments will help!

    dont give up, practice on a hill where there is no car at all. you will get use to ur car. then you will get use to it. Congrats on the purchase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    E-brake hill start
    I was told that is a bad idea for AWD cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Welcome
    Thank you (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsantos1082 View Post
    dont give up, practice on a hill where there is no car at all. you will get use to ur car. then you will get use to it. Congrats on the purchase!
    Thanks, I don't plan on giving up yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidkey1 View Post
    I was told that is a bad idea for AWD cars
    I think you're confusing e-brake hill start and e-brake turns. lol

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    I asked someone on this forum if they thought using the e-brake method for hill starting was a bad idea, and they said "it is very hard on the differentials"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidkey1 View Post
    I asked someone on this forum if they thought using the e-brake method for hill starting was a bad idea, and they said "it is very hard on the differentials"
    Unless your starting from a stop on a 40% incline every time, I'm sure you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Unless your starting from a stop on a 40% incline every time, I'm sure you'll be fine.
    Okay, because I don't have any problems with slight inclines, I just get nervous and stall/roll back too far on larger hills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    E-brake hill start
    Agreed. From what I understand, it's a requirement during license testing in Europe. Weird.

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    I was pretty much in the same boat as you when I bought my 2013. I avoided hills for the first month or two. One thing you can do to practice is to find those hills when there is no traffic. For practice, try to find the balance between clutch and throttle that lets you hold your self in place momentarily, not for too long, it's probably hard on the clutch. But, it may help you learn exactly where the clutch will engage and how quick you need to get there. Seat position always threw me for a loop too. Even now, when I change the seat position or wear my boots I have to concentrate on my feat.

    Or, just keep driving it, it will come natural eventually.

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    I thought wrx's had hill assist? I know my sti does, but I dislike it.

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    Hill assist only work on fairly steep hills. Practice using the hand brake to keep it from rolling back, give it just enough clutch to keep stationary and then accelerate normal with gas and releasing the clutch. Hill assist isn't really needed for any driver that knows how to use the e-brake. I'm ok with the hill assist, but certainly don't need it.
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