Types of Shifting
Submitted by- CaliforniaZX
Ok, i see alot of misinformed people here, and I would like to straighten it out.
Here are the basic terms of shifting:
Powershifting - Shifting with the gas floored, you need to be very fast, and skilled to do this. If you are, there is really no damage done to the drivetrain, if you only do it a few times, doing it all of the time, with a weak drivetrain can be hazardous. True drag racers that have fast cars also powershift, if they dont, they are giving up so much time trying to shift their cars, that they may even lose a few seconds off of their ET
Shifting without a clutch - Yes it is possible, and if you know how to do it, you are putting virturally no wear on the drivetrain
Double Clutching - When you take your car out of gear, let the clutch out in neutral, and press the clutch back in and go to the next gear. It is said to help lessen the wear of your cars syncros.
Heel to toe - used when you downshift for a sharp turn, you press on the brake with your toes, and are hitting the gas pedal with the heel of your shoe, reving it up to do your downshift... It is really good to accelerate through the turn.
These are the main ones, but they are many varities of all of them (like you can heel to toe double clutch, do double clutch downshifts, ect ect.)