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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
> > 
> Linus,
> 	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.
> Later,								
> Graydon D. Stuckey								
> graydon@apollo.gmi.edu								
> '86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
> '83 Mazda RX7 w/13B, GDS Racing Stage 58474