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by zenfiz6
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Finally Re-grew My Third Pedal!
Replies: 29
Views: 6986

Re: Finally Re-grew My Third Pedal!

Congrats on the new car. You made a good choice (no, I'm not biased, LOL) considering that you went a decade without having a manual transmission car. Much thanks, Shadow. And no worries on the bias... I'm almost to the point of adding four rings to the family crest. :D What I can't believe is that...
by zenfiz6
Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?
Replies: 220
Views: 17840

Re: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?

[VW] started using wideband O2 sensors and drive-by-wire throttle. End result, with low RPM acceleration you get wide open throttle (even if you're barely touching the accelerator pedal) but not the open loop enrichment often associated with WOT. This produces exactly as much power as you need with...
by zenfiz6
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Finally Re-grew My Third Pedal!
Replies: 29
Views: 6986

Finally Re-grew My Third Pedal!

Hello all! I stumbled on this forum whilst Googling for shifting techniques. My fourth car was a very fun-to-drive Acura Legend V6 5-speed. Alas, it finally decided to blow a head gasket and somehow I wound up driving a Honda Accord V6 Automatic for the next decade. Don't get me wrong---the Accord g...
by zenfiz6
Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?
Replies: 220
Views: 17840

Re: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?

I really appreciate you guys chiming in. I understand that having a manual transmission means that I get to pick my own shifting routine (part of the reason I bought the car!). But that's *precisely* my issue: I can shift anytime I want, but are there better points to shift at than others? What do I...
by zenfiz6
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: What's Your Shifting Algorithm?
Replies: 220
Views: 17840

What's Your Shifting Algorithm?

Hello, all! I'll try and submit a "New User Post" soon, but the short story is that, after about a decade of driving an automatic, I'm back to driving a real car: an Audi A4. I'm in LOVE. :D But I'm still somewhat rusty and wanted to ask all you pros: How do you determine your shift points? What I f...