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Old 27th September 2017, 06:48 PM   #81
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A question for non LCI manual transmission owners:

I've been reading some surprising statements on US forums from 2016 stating that the clutch is overly light, and the shift action is sloppy. Noting my car has yet to reach its RIS, the clutch action is sufficiently firm that you really don't want to be spending time riding the clutch, while the shift action is anything but sloppy. Rubbery/stiff seems more accurate, but it is freeing off with use.

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Old 27th September 2017, 06:50 PM   #82
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A question for non LCI manual transmission owners:

I've been reading some surprising statements on US forums from 2016 stating that the clutch is overly light, and the shift action is sloppy. Noting my car has yet to reach its RIS, the clutch action is sufficiently firm that you really don't want to be spending time riding the clutch, while the shift action is anything but sloppy. Rubbery/stiff seems more accurate, but it is freeing off with use.

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Does this issue effect LCI cars too?
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Old 27th September 2017, 06:55 PM   #83
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I didn't realise you already owned a pre LCI manual M2. You should have said...
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Old 27th September 2017, 07:10 PM   #84
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I didn't realise you already owned a pre LCI manual M2. You should have said...
I don't - will be purchasing a LCI car soon, so wondering if this is an issue I should be aware off that's all.
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Old 27th September 2017, 07:28 PM   #85
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What was it about my post that led you to think LCI cars has a light clutch and loose shift action?

I'm genuinely curious.
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Old 27th September 2017, 07:36 PM   #86
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What was it about my post that led you to think LCI cars has a light clutch and loose shift action?

I'm genuinely curious.
Mate it was only a question - take a chill pill.
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Old 27th September 2017, 07:41 PM   #87
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Chilled. Without help.

But whatever you're on that causes this level of cognitive impairment - you really need to stop.
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Old 27th September 2017, 07:41 PM   #88
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I test drove a pre LCI manual and it was anything but sloppy. The car had 2.5k on the clock and I thought it was a great gearbox, tight, direct and smooth. The throw was fine. The clutch wasn't overly light just felt nicely weighted. Hope this helps.
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Old 28th September 2017, 06:49 AM   #89
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Good to know. Probably means the thread in question was trying to sell something on the basis of a non-existence problem (after market clutch-stops and gearshift bushes)...
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