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Old 08-07-2008, 10:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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There's lots of good about proper shifting. The oldschool doubleclutch is definately the best because you are not only saving your clutch from 4000rpm differentials, you are also saving your syncros frm the same. Personally I "half clutch". I drop a little throttle to remove the load from the engin so i can just slip into neutral without the clutch at all, then i match revs bringing the tranny AND engine up to the correct speed, then tap the clutch to ease the pressure off the tranny while i pop it into gear. Very smooth, no wear on the clutch or the synchros because everything is going the same speed on engagement.

Don't get sucked into the very silly thinking that pressing the pedal is what wears the clutch. It is the engagement at different RPMs.
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