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Old 10-30-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
Ghostrider 310
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Originally Posted by shadrach74 View Post
A properly executed downshift puts very little stress on syncros. If fact a non sycro "crash box" will tolerate downshifts if done properly.

Yeah maybe if Michael or Mario Andretti is the down-shifter, of course nether of them have to pay when they crush a gearbox. Hey your car your call. With my suggestion you never screw the pooch. I've been shifting since age six in my father's auto lot, I feel I'm as good with a gearbox as anyone with that kind of years on the job can be, especially since my brother and I dusted many junk car gearbox experimenting with every kind of shift; I still say the brakes is the better way to go.

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