Shift into Neutral to save TO Bearing?

Grant Lenahan glenahan at
Mon Dec 31 06:22:44 PST 2007

No question about it - again - its a simple matter of reducing  
relative motion between the two surfaces.

but in addition, you significantly reduce the load on the  
synchronizers, whcih are what really take a beating on mis-timed shifts.

On Dec 31, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Taka Mizutani wrote:

> One other thing- I believe that if you rev match your downshifts, you
> probably reduce a significant amount of clutch wear over the life  
> of the
> clutch.

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