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Porschekid 06-27-2005 01:52 PM

WOT shifting...
 
Does anyone know if WOT shifting (upshifting while staying on the gas to keep your revs higher) is horribly bad in our cars. I tried it a couple times while racing and it seemed to help out but I don't wanna kill my car either.

eslai 06-27-2005 02:33 PM

I can't see how that'd do you any good. You have a pretty heavy flywheel in these cars--you should have plenty of time to shift in a normal fashion before revs drop too low...?

If you were worried about turbo-lag i could understand it. All i see you doing is adding a bunch more stress on your gears, flywheel and clutch disk.

Adam 06-27-2005 08:43 PM

It is not a good idea at all to not lift off the gas while shifting. It puts alot more stress on the driveline particularly the clutch.

Porschekid 06-28-2005 05:19 AM

Hmm, sounds like I won't use that as a race shifting tactic then.

tqtran 06-28-2005 06:14 AM

Why would you want to do this? You might as well be power shifting (shifting without the clutch)......... :matchup:

Perfectlap 06-28-2005 08:13 AM

sounds like you'd love to nail heel and toe shifting if youre worried about the rev's dropping.
I suggest a great book by Jim Russell called "Principles of Race car driving". It's two inches thick with excellent illustrations. The bible of HP driving.

eslai 06-28-2005 06:16 PM

But, heel and toe applies to downshifting, not upshifting which is why i was confused by this action.

In any case, yeah, not doing it would probably be a better idea. :)

Perfectlap 06-28-2005 06:33 PM

? I guess I don't understand the question.
Do you mean shifting at the redline?

Adam 07-05-2005 09:06 AM

Yes, pretty much. WOT= wide open throttle.

BuffaloBoxster 07-05-2005 01:31 PM

Probably loosing you time due to driveline lash and is certainly harder on the equipment.


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