I've actually found it useful at times. Like when the trans is cold, and isn't wanting to go into gear smoothly. By clutching this way, you can get a smoother shift (its slower though).Roger Ramjet said:Double clutching was necessary back in the days before syncomesh transmissions.
I don't believe this. While it is certainly possible to shift without using the clutch, this is not the fastest way to do it. Using the clutch you don't have to wait for the rpm to drop before shifting, while without the clutch you have to wait for the gears to mesh before it will go into gear. I think they achieved their 0-60 times by slipping the s**t out the clutch at launch to keep it hooked up.IceSabre said:No clutch at all... have to bring revs down to just the right match for speed vs gear vs tach....
From what I understand the 4 second 0-60 time reported for the Z was done by some of the GM guys using this method to save the fraction of time between 1st and 2nd. (not that that was the only way to get 4 sec)
Are you saying that the correct rpm for going from 1st to 2nd is 1000 or that it is 1000 less/more than where you shifted out at?mgarfias said:The spread between gears won't change based on where you are in the powerband. For example, 1000rpm between 1st and 2nd, is the same whether you're turning 6000rpm in 1st, or 3000. The drop is always the same.
Naw, 1000rpm was a hypothetical example. Off hand I don't remember the RPM drop between 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-6IceSabre said:
Are you saying that the correct rpm for going from 1st to 2nd is 1000 or that it is 1000 less/more than where you shifted out at?
Baron - thats called trailbraking. And I've never had any luck doing it in a car with a manual.Baron said:Not to change the subject, but you can also use your left foot on the brake and keep the suspension "loaded " while accelerating thru the turn. Haven't tried it wwith the Z yet,maybe the active handling kind of does the same thing.