ya dont say what shift so i will guess 2/3. ya say ya got stick time does that include speed shifting and how many miles on the car,it helps to break in the shifter and tranny.ive an 07 z with 17 k on it and i can speed shift every gear but i broke it in first [speed shift =wot no lift on gas ] i put a shift light in its a big help.first time at drags 11.9 bone stock and speed shifting.dont force the shifter over for 3rd i just push slightly to right and let the spring move it through the gateI've been missing shifts at medium to higher rpms, Help!! I know it takes practice. what about a different(short) shifter. Last time I drove a stick shift was a 4 speed, no problem.
I don't have any experience with short shifters but it's probably not necessary. Trust me try the shifting technique I described, just push with your palm out of 2nd open handed. I couldn't believe how easy it was to not miss the 2-3 shift after that.I have a 07 Z with about 2300 miles. I miss 2-3 usually when I'm on gas hard.Its so exciting !! I sometimes miss down shifts,maybe i need to break-in trans and shifter ? I.ll try holding shifter differently. What do you guys think of the short throw shifters ?
do what he say. if ya change the shifter you may find reverse tough to get in,i may vibrate,be noisey,and require bigger arms and 5th gear can be tough.dont try this until ya get good at it but i pull really hard on the shifter when i,m going to speed shift 1/2 .trust me as long as you are WOT it aint coming out of gear until ya hit the clutch.2/3 i have preasure foward with a touch of right. same on my harley ,i lift up on shifter hard at WOT then clutch it .ya lift ya loseI don't have any experience with short shifters but it's probably not necessary. Trust me try the shifting technique I described, just push with your palm out of 2nd open handed. I couldn't believe how easy it was to not miss the 2-3 shift after that.
Lots of people agree with this method. Personally, I use the tips of my fingers on the 2-3 and rely on the spring centering the lever in the 3-4 slot. Push with my thumb and guide, slightly with my fingers. The thumb position, off slightly to the left, seems to guide it into the slot just enough. Now if I could get consistenly smooth at low speed 1-2, I'd be happy. No problem with aggressive launch, but still herky-jerky at light throttle. Practice is still the best remedy. :thumbsup:Open hand shifting seems to work well in the C6. :thumbsup: