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    Senior Member GTB/ZR-1's Avatar
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    The return spring is a bit too strong, IMO. One needs to be very deliberate with shifts @ the track, especially.

    And, my wife complains abt the shifter--but she can still drive it like a champ. ;-)
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    I like the manual and have had no shifting issues. I changed out the stock leather shifter for a ball knob. That lowered the shifter an inch and I like the way it feels.

    The way the gates are set up on it I can't see grabbing 7th instead of 5th, but whatever.

    I also drive a C5 with a manual and like the way it shifts too. That one has one of those Hurst short throw shifters on it that everybody complains about but I have had no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTB/ZR-1 View Post
    One needs to be very deliberate with shifts @ the track, especially.
    I should have qualified this: especially when downshifting @ the track is when I find it most difficult to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNSQUIRE View Post
    I replaced the stock shifter with the MGW short throw. Vastly improved. Highly recommended. Not a difficult DIY project.
    I did the same thing.
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    The C7 is my 12th manual transmission car, and has the best shifting transmission of them all...
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    No problems with mine.

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    No problems 24k miles

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    I have been very satisfied. Shifts smooth.

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    Skip shift drove me nuts at first. Ended up installing a skip shift eliminator and a MGW shifter. All is good now.

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    I have a ‘17 Z06 7spd, currently with 14k miles.
    As many have noted, cold weather driving <40 degrees outside, will notice occasional difficulties getting into 2nd with occ grind.
    So when it’s cold, I usually go 1-3 until warmed up.
    Summer time never an issue.

    As a side note, when I manually rev match (heel-toe), downshifting into 3rd sometimes I have to blip the throttle couple of times to get the rpm up.
    This never happens going down into 2nd.
    I wonder if this is a forced induction issue or lag?
    Curious to hear GrandSport owners with NA motors experiences, since the throttle response should more immediate...


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    I now have ~ 12Kmi on my '15 Z51 M7. When new and not being aware of possibility of popping out of 1st gear, and also while being engaged in conversation and not paying attention to 1st gear engagement, the trans did pop out of 1st gear several times. But now being aware of that possibility, I pay more attention to the feel and location of the shift. I may have to re-depress clutch and go back into 1st gear when this occurs about once every two weeks.
    I believe that some of the problems experienced by others when shifting from 1st to 2nd gears when engine is cold, stems from them being too slow and careful when shifting. I get up to ~ 1500 rpm in 1st and then do a quick pull-down to shift into 2nd gear before the rpm can decrease much. No more problems shifting 1st to 2nd when cold. Proviso: I still have on the Cup 2 OEM tires,so my cold weather driving is only at temps >/= to 40 deg. F.

    Correction: Today I noticed that my rpm when shifting from 1st to 2nd is 2000rpm. My 1500 rpm estimate yesterday (above) was a bit low.
    I don't know if CAGS will prevent the shift at that rpm, but I have a CAGS bypass installed, so it's no problem.
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    No problems shifting. Don't get caught with skip shift to often or just shift through it. It is a lot milder (skip shift) then my Challenger. I installed the eliminator on the Challenger. So far on the Vette no issue really. Usually just run the RPM past the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankM View Post
    Now have ~ 12Kmi on my '15 Z51 M7. When new and not being aware of possibility of popping out of 1st gear, and also while being engaged in conversation and not paying attention to 1st gear engagement, the trans did pop out of 1st gear several times. But now being aware of that possibility, I pay more attention to the feel and location of the shift. I may have to re-depress clutch and go back into 1st gear when this occurs about once every two weeks.
    I believe that some of the problems experienced by others when shifting from 1st to 2nd gears when engine is cold, stems from them being too slow and careful when shifting. I get up to ~ 1500 rpm in 1st and then do a quick pull-down to shift into 2nd gear before the rpm can decrease much. No more problems shifting 1st to 2nd when cold. Proviso, I still have on the Cup 2 OEM tires,so my cold weather driving is only at temps >/= to 40 deg. F.
    I’ll try the faster 1-2 shift while the transmission is cold. I have about 2,200 miles on the odometer and noticed the shifter becoming smoother, or maybe I’m just getting more used to it. It certainly is not as smooth as the TR6060 in my CTS-V. Have any of you experienced more smoothness with the TR6070 as time and miles go by?


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    I haven't driven a manual in quite some time. With my 2015 Z51, 1-4 is fine. The spring mechanism forces you to be very intentional shifting from 4-5 and not end up in 3rd. Same for 5-6 not ending up in 4th and lastly 6-7 not ending up in 5th. Same situation shifting all these patterns in the reverse sequence. I have only driven it 1,100 miles and 800 of those were interstate bringing it home so I obviously will do my part better as I get more miles in. I love the rev match feature. Particularly useful for someone who hasn't driven manuals in a very long time.

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