how slow? the first time i heard F-1 cars come to the end of a long run, that pop pop pop pop really made want the same on my car. however, my 02cc just is not built for quick action. or maybe i do'nt know. other than another car, let me know, please!
I too am noticing a slower gear change since getting my clutch replaced (less than 100 miles ago). I'm told that the mating surfaces need to season, which makes some sense. However, I think it is also true, and relfected in prior posts, that when the battery is disconnected for any reason, the ECU has to relearn your driving habits. I think the only way to start from square one is to again disconnect the battery, then drive aggressively for about the next 50 to 100 miles. There is a convenient way to do that, which is simply to turn the battery disconnect knob which is located to the left of the battery (black knob, about 2" in diameter, marked with arrows) When we Eurotek customers received our ECU's back, if I recall correctly we were told to redline in every gear possible during the initial 100 miles. Now that is likely a more extreme instruction, given that those ECU's were wiped clean and reprogrammed, but you get the picture. Apparently, certain parameters are set by the ECU based on how we drive. Just my two cents. Good Luck.
Done! And it did seem to make a difference. The near-violent, tranny-thumping shifts have returned.
This whole process has also taught me that the clutch programming is "two-phase" - it clearly shifts faster above 5000 rpm than below, which makes sense, given the different downshift model when above 5K.
So, for max performance, do the obvious, and let 'er run up past 5K (or 6500, for that matter!) before shifting.