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Favorite shift sequence

Post by Boston Fit » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:20 pm


Very quiet around here, so I'll ask a pointless question just to fill the silence ...

What is your favorite shift sequence?

Mine is:
3 -> 4

Followed by:
5 -> 3
4 -> 2

I don't really know why, but I like how those shifts feel.

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by 4onthefloor » Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:27 pm

Definitely 5 -> 1 at around 110-120 km/h.

But seriously I've always loved a 1 -> 2 shift at WOT.
Two pedals, two feet, too easy.

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by AHTOXA » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:18 pm

Um, probably 2-3.
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by bk7794 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:20 pm

AHTOXA wrote:Um, probably 2-3.
Same here, love flooring it in second and letting it coast down in third or fourth.

My least favorite is the 1>2...I am able to do it, but its just annoying to do smooth.
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by mikebai1990 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:37 pm

I like my DCHT 5-4 downshift, it's the easiest to make smooth because of the gearing ratios.

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by theholycow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:59 pm

3->4 in the VW. Not even a whole "flick" and it quickly "thunks" as the shifter hits home.

2->3 and 5->4 in the Buick. 2->3 feels nice with the gates and centering spring and such. 5->4 is fast. 4->3 is almost as fast. Anything->2 is a nice opportunity to DC.
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by mad_finn » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:21 pm

At the moment on my own car, from P -> D :oops:

when I'm at work, probably from 4 1/2 -> 6th
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by Shadow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:02 pm

I like them all pretty much the same. But if I had to choose one, I'd say 3 > 2. I love the sound of my car when I downshift to slow down on my road before making the turn into my driveway every day....so I guess that's my favorite.
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:07 am

I love the 4>2 or even the 5>2 downshift. It's great going from cruising to instant power.

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by potownrob » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:41 am

Boston Fit wrote: What is your favorite shift sequence?
4->5 :) 8) :wink:
Mine is:
3 -> 4

Followed by:
5 -> 3
4 -> 2

I don't really know why, but I like how those shifts feel.
those are good too, except when I botch the rev-matching on the downshifts :shock:

my most common downshifts are probably 5->4, 4->3 and 4->2
still working on the right amount of gas to add and being confident enough to let the clutch out quickly, but getting better now that i've had the car for a few weeks :)
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by Warner » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:43 am

I love the feeling of a perfectly rev-matched 4->3 downshift into a wide left turn with hard acceleration on the way out.

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by potownrob » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:46 am

theholycow wrote:3->4 in the VW. Not even a whole "flick" and it quickly "thunks" as the shifter hits home.
you still have the VW?? Why did I think you got rid of it?? :( :| :? :idea:
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by theholycow » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:03 am

You are correct, I did get rid of it...I was just remembering. Haven't had it for over a year now.
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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by watkins » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:46 am

Does a perfectly revmatched 5>4>3>2 DCHT count?

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Re: Favorite shift sequence

Post by potownrob » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:53 pm

watkins wrote:Does a perfectly revmatched 5>4>3>2 DCHT count?
no.

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