Originally Posted by Sidd7hartha
My car's pick up is high. Initially at starting it moves quite fast (engine rev 1000 rpm) and for moving from the parking place I had to hold the clutch at biting point. I was thinking for a very slow start initially from parking place, that's why thinking of 2nd gear though never tried yet (I think the car will move in 2nd gear too,its 4 cylinder car).
Number of cylinders never matter buddy, what matters is cubic capacity, gear ratios and above all - torque.
Instead of using second gear, its always better to use the first gear for the said purpose, you won't do anything else than getting the clutch worn a bit more while using the second gear.
Find the biting point and learn the clutch+handbrake technique to get perfect launches on inclines.
To find the biting point, use a very simple technique:
1) Park the car on a plain road.
2) Engage the first gear and start taking your foot off the clutch at snail pace without touching the accelerator.
3) The point at which the car tries to move ahead is the biting point.
When you know the biting point, then start pressing the accelerator after this point and you will be astonished to see how well the car pulls even on inclines even if its petrol.