Norbie said:You're confusing double-clutching with rev-matching. They're very different techniques for very different purposes.
You don't have to rev match to double clutch. If you rev matched you wouldn't need to double clutch. Rev matching is where you match the revs on the engine with the revs of the gears in the tranny so you don't need to use the clutch. I'll agree that it's not nice on the tranny though, learning where the revs match is where you will cause all the damage. And of course when you screw it all up...ma71supraturbo said:Norbie said:You're confusing double-clutching with rev-matching. They're very different techniques for very different purposes.
You have to rev match to double clutch. You don't have to double clutch to rev match. And while rev matching doesn't upset the balance of the car, it still isn't as nice to your transmission. Many people still double clutch newer cars just to keep the synchromesh nice. Quite frequently I hear people complain of their cars grinding when shifting into second -- or that they can't go into first gear unless they come to a complete stop. If they (or the previous owners) had double-clutched, the transmission would behave like new even with 200,000 miles on it.
ma61_turbo said:And, IMO, it's a bad idea to jam your tranny into first when doing anymore than a couple of kph(or mph). So you'll prob find those beat up gearboxes had owners who would jam it into a different gear when they weren't supposed to
Well to be honest, with that 6 foot tall stock Supra shifter it almost feels like driving a big rig with a split gear transNot unless I have to. And if I have to I know it's time to rebuild my transmission! Seriously, there's no reason to be shifting your Supra like it's some giant 22-wheeler.