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Downshifting at ANY rev's can be risky (archive)

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Posted by John Feng on December 15, 2000 at 00:23:04:

In Reply to: Re: downshifting-- posted by A.Spice on December 12, 2000 at 10:26:01:

I'm not too sure about your "downshift" suggestion. Downshifting at high revs will cause a braking effect

Unless you are WAY down (say under 1500rpm),
you can cause a spin on a really slick surface.
Putting my car into 1st gear and disengagin the
clutch with my R-foot OFF the throttle
spins the rear tires on black ice.
As MicahO and others have said. Precise rev
matching is critical.


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