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granny Shifting

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by jimboburgess, May 22, 2007.

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  1. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

    Could someone exlpain what granny shifting refers to?
    smack me in the face if it's just reallly slow shifting
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator

    Me --> :slap: <--- You
  3. formby

    formby learning in progress

    no its just when youy use an old tranny

    as in trans-vestite

  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    granny shifting refers to not taking the revs all the way up and shifting slow.... cuz you drive like a grandma
  5. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

    Wouldnt it also apply to not shifting aggressively enough to keep the engine in its powerband? Thats what i thought it was.
  6. 801CRX

    801CRX Got Rice?

    It refers to a grandma driving a riced out 93 civic dx with a soda can exhaust. And cant shift for shit.
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator

    granny shiftin' is what you're doing when you're not double clutchin' like you're s'posed to


    granny shifting is where you drive a pre 1920's car and put a short shifter in it.....

    but seriouse listen to b on this one....
  9. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI


    (as a reply to the original post)
  10. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

    so granny shifting = short shifting
  11. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

    Dammit man

    This thread is full of suck.

    Granny shifting is when you pussy foot on the RPMs, but not on the throttle. IT's like taking a 12,000 rpm redline Ferrari, gunning the gas, but only shifting at 5,000 rpms. Yeah, you go fast, but you're loading the engine too much.

    As far as trucks, "granny gears" are low gears. Like 4WD low in most SUVS. Going "Granny" or "Crawler" means lots of torque at low speeds (Like Blanco said).

    I always remember E_SolSi's famous one: "The Italian mechanic came to look at the car. The car was running like shit. The mechanic took the car out, without opening the hood, and shifted the car and drove it like a raped ape. When he got back he threw the keys down and said in his thick accent: 'you drive car like goddam pussy!' as he pointed at the red line 'You shift here, HERE dammit!'"

    I'm paraphrasing, but that story always made me laugh.
  12. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator

    :) its a true story
    still cracks me up every time i think about that one
  13. ThatGuy4life

    ThatGuy4life The Riced Sleeper

    Um basically the same thing as was stated in the post above you
  14. Silverchild79

    Silverchild79 Turkey Sandwhich, BITCH!

    Granny shifting is about not mattering if you lose by and inch or a mile

    winning is winning!


    granny shifting is when you keep shifting lanes like a granny......

    as well as

    granny shifting is when your riding a bike and shifting with a granny your back
  16. SunShine00

    SunShine00 Eager Student

  17. 89crxzc

    89crxzc I provide inspiration!

    granny shifters blow up their neons so they buy cavaliers
  18. boostedf22

    boostedf22 dis is why im not

    Now thats funny !!!! I laughed for a minute over that one .

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

    FULL of suck

    2 exceptions

    lol lock this thread, rather than double clutchin. it's funny when people "show what they know" only after watchin F&tF
  20. Seany-izzle

    Seany-izzle New Member

    The amount of suck was going down until you posted your meaningless and pointless post. Notice that the last post was 2 weeks ago?

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