daleadbull wrote:I don't think that's always the case. I believe that sometimes the revs can drop extremely quickly. For example, when my engine is cold my revs drop like a ton of bricks. So in order to shift smoothly at lower rpms I need to be really quick with engaging the next gear with the clutch while give a tiny amount of gas during the shift. In my case, this only happens for the first few minutes after a cold start. So who knows, maybe in his car the revs drop that fast all the time.Shadow wrote:If your RPMs drop too fast while upshifting, you're shifting too slow. You really shouldn't have to use any throttle at all when shifting into the next higher gear. And if you have a car with rev hang (and a lot of new cars have it!), then you should have even less of a problem with the RPM falling too fast. Try speeding your shifting up a bit and you'll probably find it much more enjoyable.
There's not a car on earth that can drop the RPMs faster than I can shift into the next higher gear. Even with a close-ratio transmission, where the drop in RPM isn't much, I can still always finish my shift as the RPMs drop into the perfect spot. In fact, if you are capable of physically shifting quick enough, you should be able to complete your shift when the RPMs haven't yet fallen low enough to smoothly engage the next gear. Yes, even on a cold engine and even without any rev hang. This is what guys complain about all the time when they have a car that rev hangs badly.