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    Car is jumpy and boggs in first/second

    When in first or second, in the driveway or parking lot, if I take my foot off the gas it gets jumpy. In other gears at higher speeds this does not happen.
    For example I got into a parking lot today, second gear about 15-20 mph, foot lightly on the gas as I went in, had enough rpms to keep it going smoothly. Then going down a light slope I took my foot off, clutch still engaged, and it started jumping. I put it in neutral and it rolled smooth. Then put it in first to go around a corner, smooth with gas. Then I found a space, took my foot off the gas to roll in and it was jumpy. Its almost like abs just at a slower rate.

    Anyone have this before?

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    My sohc does this, usually it means that you are going too fast to just take your foot off the gas. Kind of like engine breaking in little spurts?

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    Exactly! So should I be in one higher gear then normal? Im new to driving manual transmissions. I have used engine breaking a few times. Going down hill I was in 4th at 40mph, my turn was coming up(left and up a small hill) so I pressed in the clutch shift to second (clutch still in) applied brakes to 30mph and released the clutch. It was a failed attempt. Car jerked. I think I took too long, rpms went down to idle, and I let the clutch out too fast. Need to learn to rev match for DS.

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    If you drive a n/a than a good rule is anything below 40 a downshift into 2nd would give you optimal gearing, and anything above that into 3rd gear. As you drive your car more you will learn how fast each gear will take you, and then you can adjust when downshifting by adding gas when you let off the clutch.

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    VR4 here.

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    Important to fix? Hard to fix?

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    Yes it is important, I have never done it so I don't know. And disregard the above because I don't know the vr4's gearing ratio.

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    Stock, solid or 3sx poly? I know the stock it good, lasted almost 20 years. I want to see this car go another 20. Will the solid end up ripping the car up. How long will the 3SX poly mounts last?

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    I'm guessing that's how I also got the exhaust leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthur92710 View Post
    I'm guessing that's how I also got the exhaust leak.
    Most likely.

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