[A4] A4 clutchless shifting

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 12:16:39 EDT 2007

agreed - clutchless shifting in a car is just stupid. what possible
advantage is there? unless the noted friend is driving a 700hp rally car in
a race at 11/10's, i can't imagine why anyone would risk the transmission to
save milliseconds on the street?

also agree that the clutch in the 05 audi should have lasted MUCH longer.
your friend should bust the dealers b at lls on that one - even with a new
driver and high mileage you should still get at LEAST 60k out of it.

i HAMMER mine [98 1.8t] and it's just started to slip with 140k. and that's
really only when i let it roll backwards down a hill then sidestep at 4
grand to try to get all 4 wheels spinning. =)

as rocky said - it's very common in motorcycles and a valid technique as the
clutch is mechanically not required. but mc transmissions use different
types of gears to allow this. cars do not afaik..

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