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Old 08-21-2000, 08:54 AM   #1
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1996 Explorer XLT

Cool Clutch shudder? don't use the clutch!

So I finally got the balls to try shifting the RS without the clutch last week. It is soooooooo easy! I have probably done it about 50 times now, and only heard a little grinding one time yesterday... even second gear is easy! It's nothing like any other car I've tried to shift like that.

So anyway, the cooler weather we've been having is bringing back my clutch shudder. This morning, I still had to use the clutch for first, but I slipped into second, third, and fourth without it until the car had warmed up... Just a temporary solution until I can take the car to the dealer and try to get a new clutch. I am waiting for the cooler weather of fall so that there's no way they will miss the shudder.

I also raised my tire pressure from the subaru reccommended 32/29 to 35/32. Man, that feels a lot better, even with RE92's.

Uhh, enough rambling...

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Old 08-21-2000, 09:14 AM   #2
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Yeah, the clutchless shifting novelty gets old. I've got a lemon throwout bearing that blew at 5k miles and took 15k miles for my dealer to acknowledge. After the throwout bearing blew, I was doing clutchless shifting for a few weeks. The novelty quickly wore off...but it's good to know that it can be done.

Regarding pressures, I run 34/31 with Pirelli Vizzolas instead of 32/29 with RE92s. It gives me a much firmer feeling on the street, especially with the adjustable rear sway bar.

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Old 08-21-2000, 09:45 AM   #3
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1996 Explorer XLT


Hmm... actually now that I think about it I was running 33/30 for a few months... Until I rotated my tires this weekend and then I guess it was 30/33... Whatever...

The car felt a lot more controlled through corners after raising the pressure yesterday. But there's still one corner I need to try that will tell me if it improved my grip. It's an exit from the highway where theres a two-lane left turn into a 6 or more lane street... If the light turns green as I'm at the beginning of the ramp, I take the ramp at about 60, hit the braks right before the left, and make a quick (35-40) turn... (sliding accross a few lanes when it's raining...) Only when there's no traffic in my way of course... I like it because it has the two lane buffer to slide into if I screw up. I just better hope there's never a cop waiting at that light...

"My brakes went out officer! The only thing I could use was the hand brake, and try to slide through it!"

I'm such a goofball...
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