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Old 01-10-2008, 09:55 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by DifferentPointofView View Post
So basically, this info only is good for manual tranny's. It'd be really hard to coax the engine to shift when you want it to without any control over anything besides the gas pedal and steering wheel.
Shifting for autos is done via modulating the pedal to get it to drop to the next gear. In either case, for acceleration w/o foreseeable braking more is better than less. Although the benefits are marginal because most of driving is not spent accelerating.
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