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Start in 2nd?(M6)

Anyone start in second on a regular basis?


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I start in second in the snow or ice. Works quite well. I have also noticed that if you do happen to hit that skip shift situation, you can just shift into third instead of forth. It works ok too.
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No, but sometimes I do 1st, 3rd, 5th when I'm feeling lazy.

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Not on a regular basis, but once in a while. Usually if I am not entirely stopped but almost (at a light). And if I am stopped completely, probably because I just barely came to a stop and thought I would not need to, OR if I'm stopped where headed down on a down hill slope.

I also do the first to third on occasional, especially when I wind it out pretty far in first.

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Us Automatic Folk can also pull out from a stop in Second... For those that may not know.. In Autostick, come to a stop, upshift to second and it will hold second and pull out in second. Useful in certain conditions.

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Start in 2nd?(M6)

Having only recently gotten my SRT8, I'm finding this a particularly good question. Don't get me wrong, having driven an SE for 3 years, I'm " PROUD " to be driving a top of the line Challenger. After a month of ownership, I'm still having a difficult time getting on top of the feel of this tranny. I've owned manuals in the past but this one's still making me look like an amateur. First gear seems WAY too short to me. If there's anyting I hate, it's people climbing up my rear end...no matter what I'm driving. I'm finding that I'm doing the 1st to 3rd to 5th more and more just so I can get a gap. Along these lines...having the premium sound system in the car was something I was very much looking forward to. Nobody likes to rock " loud and proud " more than I do but I'm finding that I need to " hear " what the engines doing to properly operate the clutch and not look like I'm driving a bucking bronco. It's not enough to have a cool car, you gotta look good doing it! " Smooth is Fast ". Catching a green turn arrow in stride and hitting the apex at about 15 mph just doesn't seem like it should be a low rpm 4th gear turn to me but....hey, I'm driving a Challenger SRT8, LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. after 3 tank fulls of gas I'm averaging 19mpg. My SE didn't do much better. Sweet.

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I start in 2nd whenever I am on level or down hill grades at stops.

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I start in 2nd whenever I am on level or down hill grades at stops.
I'll do the similar thing on downhill starts, but otherwise on level streets, you're slipping the clutch more for 2nd gear starts = more clutch wear.

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It's your car so do as you wish, just save money to buy the next clutch. You are shortening the life of the disc.

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It's you're car so do as you wish, just save money to buy the next clutch. You are shortening the life of the disc.
Yep. Not sure how much more it wears it but surely it does. Maybe 25% more per start, but that is just a guess. I do the 1st to 3rd thing alot myself.
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