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Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

Just bought a '00 type SH (will post pics soon). Anybody have techniques that will help a new stick shifter with a perfomance clutch? This is serious lol.
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Re: Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

ok release the clutch SLOWLY and you will notice the RPMS dropping, this is the point where you give it gas and let go of the clutch

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Do us all a favor. Sell it and buy a Civic before you destroy it.


































JUST KIDDING. Just practice. You'll figure it out :D
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Im sure there are a few luders on here that would trade their Auto ludes for your manual.
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Re: Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

do what soflakidd said and let go of the clutch really slow. it'll catch harder than a stock clutch so you really need to be gentle. if you constantly pop the clutch on that without gassing it to match, there's a ton of problems you could create if nothing else has been upgraded. do you know what stage it is? (2,3) if it were a stage 3 i would say practice on someone else's car with a stock clutch (maybe 3 - 5 stop and go trips) first before you start driving yours just to be safe. although if thats your first experience driving standard and you are careful enough not to mess it up it'll be a HUGE benefit to you when driving other manual trans cars and if you dont mind the risk then i say go for it man.
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i taught my sister how to drive stick with a stage 3 clutch and a short shifter.. its all about getting the feel for it and knowing when to release
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Re: Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

I have a performance clutch and let me tell you, it's a lot different from a stock clutch. I drove my cousins TL Type-S which is a 6 speed manny for about a week before I bought my prelude, and I got really good at driving it. I bought the prelude home and stalled all the time. But I'm like a pro at it now haha but seriously it just takes some time to learn where the grabbing point of the clutch it. Just rev the car up a bit to about 1.5-2k if your not used to it yet and let the clutch grab. My car will stall if I just let the clutch slowly out, it requires some gas
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i taught my sister how to drive stick with a stage 3 clutch and a short shifter.. its all about getting the feel for it and knowing when to release


how old is your sister? :serious face:
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If there is no burn there is no move. lol You'll get the jest of it, it just takes a couple months to fine tune it and get to get it smooth like Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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Re: Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

Yea got a friend down the street helping me out. I loooove the smell of clutch . But I also have an engine oil leak dripping from the front subframe on the right side of the car. I took off the SRI and couldn't find the source. Anybody got any ideas what it could be. . . Can't post pics atm so any guesses would be appreciated.
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also try to learn starting from complete stop going slight up hill then steeper later on best way to get better feel for it....also try where there are not many cars best
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I had a bad oil leak and it took me awhile to pinpoint the source due to it being sprayed out from the oil pressure. It looked like a smokehouse under my car lol. OIL COOLER O-RING . 5 bucks from honda. Take off ur oil filter and there's a big nut around the bolt that the filter screws onto, inside the housing. Remove nut, pull off housing find broken/smashed o ring, replace with new. Repeat process BACKWARDS. Just something to check out. I def. Wasn't suspecting that to be the source.
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Re: Type SH with a performance clutch and a stick noob. . . yay

Just remember when driving a clutch. That your time. Do not rush in it. Remember it's a seasaw action with the clutch and gas pedal. I recommend to do the no-gas start if you can. Just get the car to an empty lot. Practice letting off the clutch slowly without touching the gas. You will feel the friction point to it begins to catch and that's when the car will start moving. It will take some time to get used to it. I was learning how to drive my car a few months ago on a bad clutch where the engagement point was near the very end. Now, I gotta learn where the new point is on a new clutch. :P

Just keep doing the no-gas method until you're comfortable. Then shift up two second. Once you're comfortable shifting up. Start over and try doing it with gas. That is how I learned and got it done. I still have trouble with downshifting and rev matching. Remember to not ride the clutch. That will destroy your clutch very quickly. Though at times it's okay to do it e.g. backing up. Take your car out once you are able to give it gas. Take it out at night time in your neighbourhood (I did mine at 01:00). No cars on the street. Drove in the neighbourhood for about two-three miles a night to get used to it. Got on the street a week later. Freeway another week later. Now, I can drive my car pretty good, except downshifting ;).

When you come to a stop. Brake until your car gets about 1500rpm (this is what I do) then push the clutch into neutral and continue to brake. You shouldn't be that far from a complete stop when you reach 1500rpm. Now, if you're going to a red light and it suddenly turns green. Just push the clutch in and shift to the right gear. 0-3mph (1st), 5-20 (2nd), 21-30 (3rd), etc.. Do not keep your foot on the clutch at a stop. Always put it in neutral. Here's a tip I learn to get off the stop when behind a car and another car is behind me. Keep the shift in neutral but push it and hold it at the far left side between first and second. You'll just have to push up to put it in first. Rather than pushing it left then up.

While I still haven't gotten used to it yet. When driving in a parking lot. Let's say Wally world. You know how stupid some drivers are. Well, at least here they are. You will probably stop every 2 seconds, because the idiot brakes too much in front. Just use the no-gas method to get going.

Your hardest thing besides getting out of first will be turns. Just do like you would for a stop (braking). Brake until about 1000rpms or near it. Throw it into neutral and keep the clutch pushed in. This will cause it to go down and slow enough to be in second gear. When you start getting around the apex push the shifter into second and give it some gas while letting off the clutch. This is what I do when I make turns. Might not be fully perfect by UK DMV standards ;P. Unless you can downshift all the way to second gear before the turn. I haven't been able to get downshifting and braking really quick for a turn. Still working on it, once I get my new clutch broken in.

I think my car when I got it like 2-3 months ago has a Stage 1 in it. But this is my first manual car so I have ****all knowledge.

Good luck with your car. It might seem at first you're not learning it, but the more you practice. The better you will get.

If you need more help. Just go to standardshift.com. They helped me with clutch driving and never criticised me or anything. Always helped every time.

PS. If you stall and you will stall a crapload. Don't fully turn off the ignition. Just turn it forward. Faster to start up the car. Also, don't have any music on. Listen and get used to the way the car sounds. Especially if you have a cherry bomb exhaust. :P You shouldn't really pay any mind to the RPMs. It will only screw you up. That's one of the reasons I had trouble with revmatching was that. I just needed to get used to the feel of the car and sound. Don't drink while driving. I mean like sodas, etc. I did in my 5th gen and grinded 3rd gear like 8 times in one night. Make sure the clutch is full in before changing gears. Else you can grind a gear. Never downshift from a high gear. If you are say 50+ in 5th. Don't shove it in 2nd. You can blow your engine easily by overreving. The rev limiter won't protected you there.

Another helpful tip. To go to first. Grab the shift gently and pull it left and palm it up. Second pull it down. Third. Push up and let it automatically return to the centre and push up. Fourth pull down. Fifth put your hand on it and push it slightly up and do it sorta like you would third, but push it towards 5th. This will help you not mis-shift.

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