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Downshifting and Rev matching...

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I just found a neat little trick on mine tonight cruising around the neighborhood downshifting. With the S model you can step on the gear shifter about halfway until it comes out of gear, almost like pressing in a clutch, then hit the throttle, then press the rest of the way down on the shifter and it goes into gear so smooth, do this when down shifting. This keeps the rpms at a constant when the gear change occurs, instead of getting whiplash when downshifting.

That is how road race cars down shift going into turns to keep smooth, high in the rpms, and not shock the drivetrain at all, but they usually have there left foot on the brake, and use there right heel and toe to manipulate the clutch and gas pedal (heel toe shifting)

S model guys try it out, its fun, espically with the HMF so you can really hear it, when done correctly you will not feel the downshit what so ever.
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