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Old 04-11-2003, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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driving down this semi-windy road around 45mph in 4th gear, and some guy is going slower than me in the left lane, so i want to change to the right, but there's not much room to switch, maybe only 25 feet of room to squirt through. so i stuck it in neutral, revved to 3500rpm, dropped it in 3rd (double clutch baby) and snuck in, then started zooming at around 60. it was a kick-ass downshift. B)


also, i wasn't paying attention, and after that i went from 2nd to 5th, is that bad to do?
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont see how skipping gears like that could hurt...i do that sometimes redline 1st and go to 4th
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Skipping gears up isnt bad. Its just putting a sudden load of torque onto the drive train which is still moving relatively slow... unless you match revs good.

Skipping gears down is what will kill your syncros though.
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Skipping gears up isnt bad. Its just putting a sudden load of torque onto the drive train which is still moving relatively slow... unless you match revs good.

Skipping gears down is what will kill your syncros though.
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yeah I guess that makes sense. Luckily I don't have a car.
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so, i like to do a lot of downshifting. i try and rev the engine up pretty good before gently letting the clutch out. is that okay??
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