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Old 07-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #10
Norm Peterson
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On the street typically approaching an exit ramp - down one gear before I start to brake, down another just before corner entry and after I've got my braking done. That's in the 5-speed cars, sometimes in my wife's 6-speed car I'll squeeze one more in between depending on conditions. A few tenths of a second on the street means nothing.

If I'm being held up badly enough in the turn to want yet another downshift, it'll be because I won't be moving fast enough for it to upset the chassis balance even if I do get a little clumsy (which still happens once in a while even after as long as I've been driving).

Anybody who claims to get every single downshift perfect with no jerking ever - has a case of selective memory.

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