>still using the clutch for anything higher than 1st gear
>not floating gears 2-6 (clutchless shifting) smoothly without grinding
How many of you faggots actually KNOW how to drive manual?
There won't be any unnecessary wear though if you slide the gear into place smoothly.
It's a natural progression in terms of shifting when you've gotten regular shifting down and know your car really well.
There's no reason not to learn how to do it.
You keep ignoring the part where I mention being smooth. There's a reason almost all semi-truck drivers float all the time. And they have 20 fucking gears. So if their synchros are fine, so will yours
>You keep ignoring the part where I mention being smooth.
Even being smooth, the synchros will do their job of matching the shaft speeds - and forcing it into gear, without the clutch will wear them out.
>There's a reason almost all semi-truck drivers float all the time.
Not where I'm from, because we've got synchros on semi's here. I can understand floating gears if you don't have synchros anyways, (otherwise you'd have to double clutch which is even worse), which is what a lot of US truckers I know of still use - synchroless boxes.
Also: now go show me a study or something theat proves that floating gears does not wear out anything.
I've done it before by the way. Couple of times on my motorcycles when clutch cables broke (and they eventually do), which is easy as balls, and on a few trucks that either had no synchros from the factory, or the synchros where completely worn out. Sure it works, but using the clutch is easier. I'd rather replace a clutch, than replacing synchros.
>actually KNOW how to drive manual?
Using the clutch is the intended method of operation though. Is your left leg broken?
Enjoy wearing out your synchros, dumb fuck.
You can figure it out with deductive reasoning.
If it takes skill and nowing your car to do it that means you can get it wrong sometimes.
Versus using the clutch where there is no skill required and thus you perform the same action right every time.
Even if he get's it right 99 times out of a hundred, he's still putting wear on his transmission that he wouldn't otherwise.
Nonsense. The wear is limited to the face of the syncro cones and teeth. If you grind 'em till you find 'em then yes, gear damage is coming your way.
Most people using a manual can't shift worth a shit and let the clutch take up the difference in speed between the motor and transmission. You sound like one of those people if you believe that randomly stabbing at the clutch pedal without thought achieves a consistently good shift.
Samefag here but as an afterthought I think its worth learning for when you have a clutch failure. When my slave cylinder died on a trip it wasn't too bad to limp it around before finding a spare in stock. Taking off from a stop with the starter motor is a bit hmmmm though. Didn't break anything but sure could have.
>muh unnecessary wear on synchros
I rather replace a clutch than cracking open the turtle shell to replace synchros.all you're doing is shocking the system whether your feel it or not, why do you think those springs exist in the clutch? For your amusement?no its a shock dampener.
Race car drivers still use the clutch, guess what you're not a better driver than wtcc or btcc, gt2 or gt3 drivers. You're just autistic.
>be Amerifat trucker
>float gears all day errday
>hop in friend's 240sx
>do the same thing until he notices my left leg isn't moving and freaks out