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Re: I THINK to synchronize the speed of the engine (archive)

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Posted by Jim on February 02, 2001 at 21:06:59:

In Reply to: I THINK to synchronize the speed of the engine ... posted by Pierre on February 02, 2001 at 13:56:31:

The pedals can usually be realigned or modified to make it easier. I find that it's helpful driving a high performance car fast for the reasons stated above and that when you match engine speed with the tranny then let out the clutch, the drive wheels are less likely to break loose allowing more stopping power and control. A few days ago someone wondered about emergency braking, I guess I've been doing it for so long I don't think about it anymore. If I have to brake quickly, the brake goes down hard and I grab a lower gear at the same time. I'm looking for all the stopping help I can find. I think ABS may be sufficient by itself but these old bones aren't ready to give up an old survival habit. Someone else will have to expound on traction control and emergency braking. My friends who track their cars have mixed opinions about it. From what I read, it's hot.

with the transmission gears. But these days your transmission synchronizors do the job. Let me see.... you would depress the clutch, shift out of gear, let the clutch out, tap the accelerator pedal, depress the clutch, then shift into gear.

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