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Rev matching

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Apex000, May 22, 2010.

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    az3579

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    Good skill to have; can't go on with synchros for the rest of my life not knowing how to double clutch when those synchros finally wear out... :rolleyes:
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    CRKrieger

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    If you rev match properly, you don't need synchros, either. We regularly see E28 gearboxes with 300-400K on them with good synchros. It really isn't an issue in any modern BMW.
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    az3579

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    My Getrag 260 had at least 340k miles on it when I retired it, and the synchros were still good. It was driven by the previous owner since '91, and he never rev matched.

    It's a lot more satisfying to rev match though; such a bada$$ feeling when you're driving down main street and you come to a stop rev-matching down the gears without using the brakes, and people look at you like "WTF" because they're incompetant and don't even know what a rev-match is. :D
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    tiFreak

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    well you're not going to impress Dom if you're granny shifting and not double clutching like you should :rolleyes:
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    CRKrieger

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    Trust me; if Dom ever hears me going from fifth to second while heel and toe braking for Turn Five at Road America, he won't be thinkin' "granny" ... :p

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