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This has been bugging me for too long.

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by Supercharged, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Supercharged

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    I see drivers do this all the time and I cringe every time I see it. PEOPLE WHO SHIFT FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE WHEN THEIR CAR IS STILL ROLLING BACK(and vice versa)!!! Tell me, how hard is it to back out of a parking spot, STOP THE CAR, then shift into drive. How hard??? Exactly. It puts a ton of stress on your transmission and it's so freaking easy to just not do. It's even worse when it's a really nice car, too. I saw someone do it in a BMW and also someone else do it in a brand new Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker. Now I'm not sure if it's better or worse on a manual, but I know it's still something you may as well not do.

    So is anyone else bothered by this? and if one of you on the forums does this, just please don't do it. Your transmission will thank you.
     
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  2. (GNG) [S.PLH] wearyNATE15

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    My dad does it, and its in a 5000 pound 2011 grand cherokee... plus if you do it in a manual, it will stall lmao
     
  3. Googlefluff

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    It doesn't bother me at all. In fact, I do it regularly. It's not even that you're changing gear while moving; a good driver at least will time it so that it slips into gear exactly as the car stops so you can set off immediately, rather than having to pause, change gear, then go. It's especially useful in crowded parking lots where you need to get out of the way smoothly and quickly, and the effect on the clutch/transmission is negligible, otherwise there would be a brake-actuated lockout like when going from drive to reverse. I wouldn't do it it a dual-clutch though.
     
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  4. CreasingCurve

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    Not as bad as people who dont use the button on the handbrake.
     
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  5. Pazzi8

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    you are one of those that say "don't rest you arm on the gear shift! It stress your trasmission" aren't you?
     
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  6. Googlefluff

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    Should I admit to doing that too? It's just a ratchet mechanism; that's what they're designed for. Heck, a lot of cars don't even have a button.
    That's one thing I don't do. It actually does wear out the linkages.
     
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  7. CarBro74

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    Well they are not like us. They do not know their car will break from doing that. We can't stop that. It is a lot of human habits and a lot of people don't like change.

    BTW, here is something worse. I am at a traffic light and I see this guy in the Chrysler "sports car" from the 2000s and I am pretty sure he is in a manual car. He keeps rolling back, and he keeps doing this until the green light. There were cars behind him. I don't see that that often, but that sure is crazy and stupid.
     
  8. Tommy1995

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    i use it for apply :cool:
     
  9. atv_123

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    If I am in an auto, I just pop in into neutral while backing up as I pre gauge when and where the car will come to a stop, once the car stops I slip it into drive and go... Pretty easy and no extra stress.

    In a standard I pretty much do the same thing.
     
  10. SixSixSevenSeven

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    In a manual, shifting from reverse to forwards is actually harmless...
     
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  11. (GNG) [S.PLH] wearyNATE15

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    If the clutch is pushed in...
     
  12. Googlefluff

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    Obviously...
     
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  13. (GNG) [S.PLH] wearyNATE15

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    Nooooooo Not at all...
     
  14. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Yes obviously unless absolutely brain dead
     
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  15. Slammington

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    Engineering explained actually made a video on this. The bottom line was it's harmless to not use the button when pulling the handbrake. It's a well lubricated ratched mechanism that is designed to repeat the same motion a million times.
     
  16. Ulrich

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    Ya but this sound is annoying
     
  17. amarks240

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    Shift forks. Not linkage. The entire assembly is bathed in gear (motor oil for Hondas) oil.
     
  18. Slammington

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    KRRRRR
     
  19. CreasingCurve

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    I am not a simpleton. I understand how a handbrake works and the effect of not pushing the button (of which there are none). I simply hate the noise. There is a button for a reason and my mechanical instancts make me shudder at the horrendous sounds of a handbrake being pulled without the press of a purpose built button.
    Just press the button FFS.
     
  20. Slammington

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    Ah, but you see, how are you gonna know it's at maximum lock without that last little click of the ratchet to tell you? Press the button, lift up the handbrake with no tactile or audio feedback, guess what you accidentally left it down a bit. Next thing you know your 99 corolla is rolling down the street at 200mph from the raw power of gravity, smashes into an oncoming truck and creates a massive fireball that kills 50 people.

    And all because you pressed the button :(
     
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