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Re: Shifting etiquette
BTW, I was wrong. The 016 is the Syncro tranny. Mine is 093.
Jeremy R. King
1986 VW Quantum GL5
Audi at Heart
On Wed, 15 Nov 1995, Graydon D. Stuckey wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Nov 1995 LToy@aol.com wrote:
> > >My car's hard to quick shift and even harder to heel-toe because it takes
> > >so long for the revs to fall or jump. Any other possible solutions?
> > [snip]
> > many tenths of a second are you really going to save by shifting faster? i
> > could be wrong here, but there's other places to gain time. some of the hard
> > core competitive types (Eric? Scott? Graydon?) can prob'ly add more here
> Should I be flattered or offended? Actually, I don't think I'm
> as hard core as you think. I'm just a lowly autocrosser:-) (right Jeff?:-)
> However, I do shift as quickly as the transmission will allow
> (sometimes faster on a race course), adn I heel & toe on downshifts. I
> learned a while back when the synchroes went south on my first RX7. It's
> been habit ever since. I find that the '86 5KCSTQ responds reasonably
> well to throttle blips, but I do have to blip harder than the RX7.
> (how's that for driver-nerd conversation? Discussing the severity of
> throttle blips!) I also have found that the 016 transmission requires a
> very quick clutch disengagement to be really smooth.
> Graydon D. Stuckey
> '86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II
> '83 Mazda RX7 w/13B, GDS Racing Stage 58474