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post #13 of (permalink) Old 11-26-2012
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Originally Posted by Grimace427 View Post
It won't necessarily do any harm to the trans, however I wouldn't recommend it due to the chance it could cause the rear tires to lose traction and as a result you the driver losing control of the car. Going from 6th to 3rd causes a huge change in engine speed which could overwhelm tire grip. I recommend 6th to 5th.
If he rev matches to about 4400 RPMs before he puts it into 3rd it should transition smoothly and not loose grip (at least on dry roads)but I agree for most situations 6th to 4th or 5th should be just fine for an avoidance maneuver.
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