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Re: Heel & Toe technique

On Sat, 10 Feb 1996 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:

> >Eliot,  I don't wan't to start a buzzing contest, but the main purpose of 
> >heel & toeing is for downshifting and mathcing the revs to make a smooth 
> >transition between shifts.  I suppose if I was a rally driver I would use 
> >some left foot brake action to set the car up in a sideways drift in 
> >preparation for a turn.
> Bzzztttt....... Well you did start it.  Left foot braking is essential in 
> a turbo car on the race track to keep the turbo spooled up. I do it all 
> the time on the track and if I exiting a ramp and overtaking a slower 
> car.  It's also useful for the VERY experienced driver to trim the 
> line....
> Later!
> Eric Fletcher
> STEADIRIC@aol.com
Eric,  Are you saying that you are left foot braking in preparation for a 
turn that does not require a downshift, and the braking is to settle the 
car on its 
suspension.  Also, do the TQ's come with a bypass valve to keep the boost 
up between shifts ?  I don't understand why you would need left foot 
braking to keep turbo spooled up when overtaking a slower car.  I would 
like to understand this better so please explain it to me.
Brendan Rudack
88' 90Q
Boulder, Colorado