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Old 01-06-2011, 03:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by womprat View Post
Rev match? Even with a auto it's a good idea to rev match to some extent when shifting back into gear. This reduces the shock on the tranny. With a torque converter you don't need to be too fussy about exact rpms as you may want to do with a clutch, it does a good job of soaking up some shock, but it also amplifies torque.

You'll feel the jolt, try to minimise it. At near highway speeds I give a brief stab of throttle to before popping back into drive, feel less jolt that way.
At freeway speeds I'm only running 1400-1700rpms anyways, so the jolt is almost imperceptable.

I'm more concerned with all the linkages from the column shift to the tranny iteself. The internal parts were intended to take tens (hundreds?) of thousands of shifts, the shift lever wasn't.

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