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Old 06-27-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:19 AM   #4
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Hmm, sounds like I won't use that as a race shifting tactic then.
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Why would you want to do this? You might as well be power shifting (shifting without the clutch).........
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:13 AM   #6
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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.
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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.
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? I guess I don't understand the question.
Do you mean shifting at the redline?
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Yes, pretty much. WOT= wide open throttle.
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Probably loosing you time due to driveline lash and is certainly harder on the equipment.

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