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Driving tecniques

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by NeoPheonix, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. NeoPheonix

    NeoPheonix Junior Member

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    I found this site Turnfast a while back but i can't find many like this one... this is the most complete i found till now... I learned here how to use the Heel-toe tecnique (i still suck doing it... :p).

    Do you know any other sites with this kind of info?
     
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    NoJokE Senior Member

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    Nice fucking find man! :worthy: :worthy: :worthy: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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    I read the heel-toe technique. How can you match the revs with the clutch pressed in? Or at least that's what I got out of it. Doesn't the clutch have to be engaged and the gear in neutral to match revs for a downshift?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    that would be for a "true" double clutch... (not needed on our cars)
    matching revs is simply to make for a non-jaring downshift

    look at it like this:

    you are on a road course going through a corner at about 70mph... you are at or near the traction limits of your car.... now if you were to just do a conventional downshift the car would jar and you will lose traction most likely going into a spin and possibly fucking up something BIG TIME... so you match revs to make the downshift smooth.... the car holds traction and you are now at your powerband to pull out of the corner with some authority :)
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    oh yeah and turnfast.com is the shit

    another good source of info is the book "Going Faster Mastering the Art of Race Driving".... its put out by the Skip Barber racing school .... can be found at most book stores

    very good information in there :thumbsup:
     
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    I was aware of this already. I'm gonna have to hit a roadcourse some day. I've only ever dragraced.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I hate heel toe, I have big feet or something, I can't seem to get it smooth.
     
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    Hey man, nice find. It helps me in school too, because I'm doing a demonstrative speech on driving techniques, and I had been looking around for stuff. :ph34r:
     
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    Its just practice practice practice. I have size 15 feet and can do it no problem. Just practice it and do it on every downshift, you will get it im sure. Also, don't try to use your actual heel, you should be more braking with the ball of your foot and bliping the throttle with the outside edge and make sure you arent really close to other cars as your foot may tend to slip off the brake until you master it. Hope that helps!
     
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    HOLY THREAD FROM THE DEAD BATMAN!!!!!
     
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    lol thread from the dead
     
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