Stick shift Question

05-11-2005, 07:17 PM
Guys I own a 2000 3.2L V6 Manual Rodeo (Frontera in Australia). The one thing that bugs me driving this is the short shift in first gear. I guess that is saying I feel first is too "tall" ? You need to change very quickly. Do others find this? I reckon I would start off in 2nd gear about 50% of the time with just a mild slip of the clutch to get going quite comfortably. Usually from a flat or decending position or in traffic. Do others do this?
I guess a quick fix is larger diameter tyres than stock. Just curious to see if others notice this. Perhaps I'm also getting lazy and just need to go auto next time. :)

05-15-2005, 03:18 AM
My sister-in-law's totally stock 2003 rodeo 3.2L 4x4/5spd actually seems to have a fairly high ratio for 1st gear. You'd have to rev the heck out of it to take off from a dead stop in 2nd.

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