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Old 01-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #29
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Great vid. on the heel toe. I however will be buying an automatic tranny. I can drive anything, but after 10 years of driving a Tractor Trailor and owning a standard transmision vehicle, the thrill is GONE shiffting gears.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:10 PM   #30
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i tried rev matching and downshifting today, not even heeltoe, and the thing with this silly geo is merely bliping the throttle doesn't do much.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:06 PM   #31
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blipping the throttle will make sense once you learn how to drive. It's kinda a feel thing to know how many RPM you will force.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:40 PM   #32
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i tried rev matching and downshifting today, not even heeltoe, and the thing with this silly geo is merely bliping the throttle doesn't do much.
A blip for a metro is like revving halfway between your current and redline. =P It's all about the gearing though so every car is different.

Heel and Toe is used to do what you're doing while braking. That's the only time when all three pedals are needed.
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:44 PM   #33
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Aye I used to hate on steep hills when someone get's up close to your bumper. I have an 84 RX7 5 speed (yes still have it) and it's probably one of the easier sticks to pull off a brake to 1st uphill.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:46 PM   #34
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Race cars used to have non-syncro trannies, so the drivers were pretty much forced to learn double clutching, and heel-toe techniques. Nowadays double clutching is just a novelty, even most truckers do it the lazy way and float gears...DON'T they PQ

Your pedals should be optimized for good heel-toe position, it makes it SO much easier. The throttle should be close to the brake (right to left) and when you're on the brakes, the brake pedal height should be the same as the gas pedal...A quick tap with the right side of your foot on the gas pedal and voila! rev and downshift!
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:56 PM   #35
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thanks guys great videos and advice
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #36
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More heel and toe practice here....to be followed with a good banging of the shifter
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:45 PM   #37
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Might I recommend the forum specifically about manual transmissions?
http://www.standardshift.com

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Every time I read a thread about manuals, I come to the renewed conclusion that getting one will cause me to do more harm than good to my Camaro. Besides, I'm elated with the performance of the automatic tranny.
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If you think you'll enjoy it more, go ahead and get it. You'll be fine.

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This is a very bad idea, I used to do the exact same thing..until I had to pay for another clutch, believe me, keeping your car from moving by keeping the clutch out just enough is extremely hard on your clutch/tranny.
I suppose if you're going to spend a whole red light it's a bad idea, but if you only do it for a split second during the launch it's no different from using the handbrake...either way it slips momentarily.

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i tried rev matching and downshifting today, not even heeltoe, and the thing with this silly geo is merely bliping the throttle doesn't do much.
That makes it easier. You can stab it pretty hard and have better, more measured control. My VW's drive-by-wire throttle is jumpy and randomly sends it to redline no matter how consistent my blip foot is.
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More heel and toe practice here....to be followed with a good banging of the shifter
ouchhhhhhhh
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:05 AM   #39
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As far as your upshifts go doesn't the Camaro have no lift shift? GM seems to be dumping it on all their performance cars lately.
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As far as your upshifts go doesn't the Camaro have no lift shift? GM seems to be dumping it on all their performance cars lately.
no lift shift?
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6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:15 PM   #41
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no lift shift?
You don't have to lift off the gas pedal when you push in the clutch. Kind of a computerized speed shift.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:33 PM   #42
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You don't have to lift off the gas pedal when you push in the clutch. Kind of a computerized speed shift.
Pfft, you don't need that to do a powershift, im sure everyone with a camaro will be doing it whether or not it comes with the no lift shift feature.
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