- alpha_zulu wrote:
- brianc500 wrote:
- Also once you grind the gears a couple times you start to do irreversable damage to the syncros. The syncros assist in engaging the transmision into what gear we select. On older cars you used to have to Double clutch or gear match to shift smoothly. So if yo have to drive it for a bit until it goes into repair, try these methods to reduce the grinding.
Ok noob question, how do you double clutch? And when down shifting what how would you recommend one do so to make it smooth and also not screw up the clutch, transmission, or put too much strain on the engine?
double clutching is for older cars. thats when you clutch, put in neutral, release clutch, clutch again, then put into gear. again, only for older cars.
to down shift, clutch, shift into lower gear, rev match by blipping the throttle, and slowly release clutch to get a smooth catch. one way to mess up tranny is if you drop into too low of a gear...for example:
scenario 1: if your just coasting at lets say a mere 50mph, and you decided to be driving in top gear to save gas, and you see a traffic light a mile away (obviously exaggerating) and you decided to you engine break, you can probably drop down to 3rd, since even at fourth at that low speed, your rpms will still not be high enough to over rev.
scenario 2: lets say your merging onto highway from ramp, and no need to floor it, but you want to keep a moderate rpm to keep you in powerband just in case, so lets say your revving at 2,000rpms below redline in 4th (which i think should be like 5 for the tc since the redline in think is 7,100? ) then your slowing down a lil bit to about 4,500, then you realize now you need to gun it, you would then drop to 3rd then floor it. now since you were starting off from a high rpm, you would not be able to drop it down 2 gears since you'll over rev your car.
and there you have it.
now remember kids, a good down shift should be heard, not felt.