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Old 08-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lordblood
Blipping the throttle is only for downshifting tough, right?
Not really, If you upshift and keep the clutch in, you'll notice that the engine returns back to near idle (low rpms). Give it some gas as you release the pedal (not too much) and you'll notice the upshifts are smoother.

In the famous chase scene in the Steve McQueen classic 'Bullitt', one of the gripping FX is the sound of McQueen double-clutching on the upshifts as he pushes his Mustang to catch the bad guys in the Charger. He wasn't thinking clutch preservation, he was trying to keep the engine in the power band, but he was helping the clutch too.
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