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To downshift, is it bad when u just slowly let go of your clutch after u downshifted or should u math the rpms before u switch.

I try to do that one "pedal move" where u push the break and then at the same time downshift and push the gas while pushing the break while switching so u break but then at the same time u downshift and match the rpms.

So what is better to do that, or to just downshift and let the rpms go up when u have downshifted.
 

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I can't heal and toe that well... cause yeah i have a size 11.
So i just rev match and then let go of the clutch all the way out ( not slowly).
 

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if you are racing, and want more power, just down shift and floor it! (if you don't have enough power on your current gear)
 

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yeah ...i think that's call power shifting??!?! u just keep on letting your revs climb while u disengage the clutch -> down shift and by the time u engage the clutch, it will be at the right rpm.
 

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is it bad when u just slowly let go of your clutch after u downshifted
If you are trying to slow down, and you are doing this gradually, I don't think there's anything wrong with engine braking. Maybe if you were going 80 MPH or something, but I don't see it being a problem then. I guess it could wear down the transmission, but that $hit must take a long @ss time, cause I've got a '93 e36 in the drive way that's put up with engine braking it's whole life.:D
 
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