Hello again! I got great feedback on my last thread (thanks all!) and thought I'd throw out another one to the forum here.
I've been practicing my rev-matched downshifts, usually only a gear at a time (6-4, 5-4, 4-3 usually). I've read a bunch of the threads here on the A) how and B) why's. It's weird, but it seems like some days I nail my downshifts 100% and everything just clicks into gear. But days like today I'm waaaay off
I have a new appreciation for how my previous DSG equipped GTI rev-matched for me
I suppose I don't *have* to downshift so much, but I like to, and I'd like to be able to do it well
Okay so, the part I'm having trouble with is the correct "blip". Right now I'm going:
1. Off gas, clutch in
2. Move to the next gear
3. Blip <---- danger!
4. Quickly (faster than my upshift) let clutch out
By the time I hit step 3, my revs have usually fallen quite a bit (especially now with the A/C on). The problem I have is either I'll "under blip" and barely move the needle, then fudge around re-blipping trying to get it where I want it (and sounding like a doof). Or I'll "over blip" way past my mark and have to "catch" it at the right spot as the revs fall.
I'm wondering if I could change up my technique a bit to make it easier to hit my target RPM (or at the very least, get closer to it). Instead of getting off the gas completely and letting the revs fall to the floor, could I instead hold the throttle to maintain steady RPMs while I clutch in? That way I'm already near my previous gears RPM, and a slight motion to increase it to the next gears RPM is all that's required.
I've read that you should always
have 0 input on the throttle when disengaging the clutch. But a few threads around here seem to suggest otherwise, but perhaps I'm taking them out of context...so, do you all think a steady throttle is a good way to improve my blipping accuracy, or would I be causing more harm than good?
I appreciate all of your input, it's been great! Thanks!