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Re: Blips throttle twice for downshifts

In a previous message,Solomon Ngan writes:
>Hi all,
>I read from Road & Track these race car drivers "blips throttle twice for 
>downshifts".  Can anyone explain to me what it is ?  And what it is for ?

The two-blip method is a follows:

1) disengage the clutch, put in neutral
2) while still in neutral engage the clutch and blip...I guess this gets all 
the gears in the xmission spining at about the same speed.
3) disengage the clutch again, and put in gear
4) blip again before engaging the clutch and then engage...brings the rpm's up
to match the expected speed so you don't lug or revv then engine with the

The two blip method is usually used for racing cars with no synchro's in the
transmission or to accomodate for a failing synchro. 

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