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01-10-2013 08:15 AM
swansong I saw something useful on, when I was learning stick. It said shifts have have 3 qualities: fast, smooth, and low clutch wear. But you can only pick two. So you can give it a lot of gas and slip the clutch to get a fast and smooth shift, but the clutch won't be happy. Or you can drive it easy and rev match the shift so it is smooth and clutch is happy, but you'll have to wait for the revs to fall appropriately. Or just shift as fast as possible and bang through every gear all herky jerky.
01-09-2013 09:29 PM

This is what I do.
01-09-2013 09:12 PM
freemind I need a 7 speed, Great, just great.
01-09-2013 08:36 PM
sleepyboy Moved to the general car chat area.
01-09-2013 08:33 PM
ripto Oh yeah I know it is, I'm trying to figure it out. I'm still trying to understand how people can accel so fast, with bearly any time off the gas. Experience I'm sure.
01-09-2013 06:55 PM
Sonic_HedgeHog ripto, I think that's more in your execution than anything...
01-09-2013 06:19 PM
ripto When you guys accelerate hard, do any of you still get jerkings after any gear change, especially 1-2? I'm still trying to find the sweet spot to release the clutch and go.
01-07-2013 05:15 PM
NeoVeNoM I drive a 1.6 common-rail diesel.
So at normal local traffic its around 2-2.5K.
When I want to accelerate really fast I push it to 3-3.5K.
At that point you reach your max torque.
It makes plenty people surprise it can accelerate pretty fast, for being only a 1.6.

I love my 6speed manual btw.
01-07-2013 04:31 PM
Originally Posted by swansong View Post
With a CVT, you do
True enough. Or certain hybrid designs, where you run the gas motor at its most efficient RPM to recharge the batteries.
01-05-2013 05:43 PM
WiscoGTI I generally shift around 2200-3200. And when I'm getting on it, either around 4000-redline.

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