You're driving 42 mph in 4th gear and approaching a red light. The best practice for coming to a complete stop is:

You're driving 42 mph in 4th gear and approaching a red light. The best practice for coming to a complete stop is:

A. Begin braking. Downshift to 3rd, 2nd, and disengage the clutch right before coming to a complete stop.

B. Downshift to 3rd, 2nd, begin braking, and disengage the clutch right before coming to a complete stop.

C. Stay in 4th gear, begin braking, disengage the clutch before coming to a complete stop.

D. Begin braking and shift into neutral.

E. None of the above.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you can't downshift and brake at the same time (heel toe revmatching), then B is correct. Always be in the right gear for your current speed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you dont heel toe fricking rev match in everyday traffic doing 40 mph, fcking americans, you brake, clutch in, neutrla and come to a stop god damn

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >heel toe revmatching
        fricking tryhard ricer.

        >They don't heel toe in every day traffic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >heel toe revmatching
      fricking tryhard ricer.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    C

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'll mostly do C, but occasionally D, if I've got a pretty good idea the light will remain red. If I expect the light will go green before I get there then I'll downshift so I'm in the right gear for accelerating.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    E

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I paid for the crumple zone

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A and B for Americans who think they know how to drive manual but are actually clueless. C for the intelligent. D for the lazy.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I might slow down a bit and then downshift to 3rd when the speed is right, but not sure if I'd bother with the 2nd.
    It's not like engine braking with the lowest gears for a couple of seconds is going to save any fuel.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >is going to save any fuel.
      It's about saving your brakes
      Suppose the light changes to green at the last second, would you rather be in second gear or third lel.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >would you rather be in second gear or third lel.
        Guess that depends on how fast I'm going at the last second.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        C

        ? I'm not racing, who cares

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >would you rather be in second gear or third lel.
        my car has enough torque to take off from a dead stop in 4th gear, it wouldn't matter.
        but even if it did, just downshit when the light turns green. do you think your drive to costco is a serious race and you have to shave fractions of a second or something?
        D or sometimes C is the only realistic answer if you aren't a boyracer.
        >saving brakes
        >while slowing to a stop from 42 in 4th gear
        actually the gayest shit I've ever heard jesus christ

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have like 300lbs-ft at 1k rpm so 3rd is fine.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I rev match downshift to second and let the engine brake until a near stop, then clutch in and brake the last little bit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dis

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        So B

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Breddy gub but rev match and pop that shit out without touching the clutch

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Eh, I've had to do that before when my clutch hydraulics failed to limp it to my shop, I'd rather not do that day to day.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is the only correct way, euromutts dont know how to drive manual correctly.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ? but euros are the ones driving manuals. This is what I did every single time as eurostanian

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    C or D depending on how much space I have.
    If there's enough space I just go into D and be lazy

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    F. Downshift to 3rd, 2nd well before the red light, then ride the line between engine brake and holding momentum so the second in turns green you can blast through with a rolling start.
    Complete stops are for when there is traffic in front of or behind you and the post mentions neither so I'm just going to keep the car moving at all costs.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    E. downshift to 3rd, begin braking, clutch in as you approach idle rpm. Shift to neutral and clutch out. In case you need to accelerate again you can blip the throttle, clutch in and put it in 1st or 2nd.
    >inb4 moron
    my 1st and 2nd gear synchros are shot (bought it like that)

  11. 2 months ago
    I Love You

    C but coast first. Brakes are cheap and fast to replace. Clutch and synchros are not.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    D is literally the most logical one

    Just taking it out of gear and brake to stop wtf are you "Saving your brakes " for under normal operation

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >braking for the red light
    lmao just go through the red. tf timmy gonna do?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    F. Press brake - done

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    D. Plus I brake early in hopes to still be rolling when the light changes and traffic moves.
    t. hypermiler

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I frantically try to shift to park, yell "hold on", and then grab the wheel tightly with my arms locked straight

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      MY SIDES

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I usually idle down 4th to like 1200rpm and then brake. Maybe shift into 2nd if it's not slowing down fast enough

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I drive a car made this century lmao.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      My condolences.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    E. I just coast and if that’s not enough then I brake. Then I hit the gas when it’s time to go again.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    frick all that.
    >be me
    >v8 m6 ls3 camaro
    lets use your scenario:
    >42mph
    >red light ahead
    >clutch in, pop throttle twice, 2nd pop harder than first
    >bring rev up, hit 2nd gear.
    >listen to the glorious ls3 moan down
    >clutch in
    >roll slowly to stop watching the auto behind me stop, and do a 6inch roll up

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wait, you guys drive manual? I thought that was just a meme.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That's pretty slow for 4th, I'd be in 3rd.
    E, other Stay in 3rd and coast until I'm near idle then clutch into neutral and brake to a stop if needed.
    If I need to go I slap into 2nd and go since it'll work fine for anything above 10. If I need 1st I can double clutch with a blip to get it to go in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's slow for 4th because you already coasted down some

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    At 42 I'd probably be in 6th but either way C

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i do B but with double clutching. just feels good when you nail the shifts

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know but I know I would do the right thing in the moment

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's situational. How certain are you you'll need to come to a total stop?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you read the fricking question it says you are coming to a complete stop.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I drive a diesel so dwmown shift to 4th and basically leave it there until Im almost stopped then pop it into neutral

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    B's probably the most "correct" thing to do but more often than not I do C or D because I'm feeling lazy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      C is fine if you know you will be coming to a total stop
      Otherwise the best practice is probably to change down to 2nd when 4th is just above idle and then brake. No reason to go down the gears individually when the whole point of a H-pattern box is that you can go between whichever gears you want

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just use an automatic transmission you dumb boomers, imagine wasting mental energy on shit that the vehicle itself should handle.

    t. europoor

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I press the brake pedal in my 6 speed automatic 2015 Kia Rio, and then continue texting my girlfriends until the light turns green.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I coast vast distances in neutral

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    D, because I can slide into any gear if I need to. Also, because I'm lazy as frick.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Put in neutral and begin breaking

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A, but skip 3rd

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    D because when you get past being a boyracer, lazy driving is comfy.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Rev match into 1st, release the throttle, ignore the brake and the clutch, engine brake to a crawl and stall out just before the light

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A. Begin braking. Downshift to 3rd, 2nd, and disengage the clutch right before coming to a complete stop.

    t. north euro with 300 000km++ experiment manual.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    C unless you want to LARP as a gay moron racecawww dwwwiverrrr

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fourth gear is too heavy for 20 mph or so so you need to downshift

      Where you guys come from? Not from driving manual I see

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    either A or C
    depending on how urgent the stop is

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    D, I'm lazy.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >npcs think this much about driving to the store
    42 is 1st gear

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on the distance but generally speaking i'd release the gas to slow down until i can downshift to third without over-revving and only start breaking near the end.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Have you watched TENET? Stopping is kind of accelerating but reverse

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/6a30efEgbsY

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I brake, forget the clutch and stall my engine.

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just leave it in 4th while braking until I’m close to the stop and put the clutch in. Simple as. No need to be a boyracer homosexual. If you’re anticipating the light turning green before you stop or the light already is green and traffic is just starting to move, then downshifting makes sense. Otherwise it’s a waste of time.
    >dude what if you need to get out of the way fast because someone is gonna rear end you
    And what if a turkey flies out of your ass
    It’s such a statistically insignificant possibility there’s zero point to worrying about it.

  46. 1 month ago
    Panda5

    >B. Downshift to 3rd, 2nd, begin braking, and disengage the clutch right before coming to a complete stop.
    This if I think I can shallow-stage the light and not have to stop. Which I often do.
    Otherwise I'll brake in 4th then shift to neutral and brake to a stop.

  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I always do D. What's wrong with D? Clutches & gears are expensive, brake pads are cheap.

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    go down gear by gear while doing punta taccos

    or downshift to second and brake while doing engine braking.

    C. is still the best though. Which is what I actually do.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >change lanes into the cycling lane / busrider pavement and wait for their bodies to slow my car down to a gradual stop, saving my brakes AND transmission

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shift into neutral and begin braking.

  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so many versions in the thread jesus
    just buy an automatic
    what does the manual for your shitbox actually say you should do?

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    D

  53. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    downshift to second, downshift to first, brake

  54. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just stay in D

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In Soviet Russia, D stays in YOU!!!

  55. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be downshifting like a fricking homosexual. Get your fricking ass to the stop line, push in the clutch and use your fricking brakes. You homosexuals who start downshifting and slowing down 500 feet from the fricking lights deserve cancer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the chad road rager maximizing how much time he spends sitting in traffic

  56. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Bothering to downshift for a red light
    I only do it if I'm timing the light, there's no cars at the front and I expect it to be able to send it (and one day t-bone some fool running a red)

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