Hey my shifter sucks too- join the club. It´s wicked smooth and fast, but there´s a TON of play when you´re in gear. In first, you can move the knob of the shifter from side to side a good 4 inches or so... it´s sloppy, but I know the feeling of it so I don´t mind.
Okay, here´s a sceneario...
I´m roasting a viper in my 95 LX waggy (as normal), and I´m about to take a hairpin left turn
. Assuming I don´t have to take my hands off the wheel to shift, what would be the sequence of events for the turn? I´m currently thinking:
1.Pull up to the turn with a normal 10-2 setup (what I use 95% of the time) and then switch to a 9-3 setup.
2.Turn comes, then I move my left hand from 9 to about 1 and pull downwards to make the turn, my right hand loose and letting the wheel slide...
My left hand bottoms out at around 8 o´clock and now I´m screwed because I´m not all the way through the turn. Should I:
a)Brace the wheel with my right, RE-TAKE the wheel with my left, and continue rolling the wheel left, or...
b)Begin PUSHING UPWARDS with my right?
Answer me that and I´ll die a happy man.