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post #36 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2012
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While I'm shifting from 6th to 3rd, I simply floor the throttle. By the time I get into 3rd and let off the clutch, the engine is either at the right RPM or slightly higher. If I genuinely need to accelerate out of a bad situation, it's a pretty good rev match.

If I want to put on a show I'll wait an extra beat to let the clutch out. Nothing opens eyes on would-be challengers like watching a car peel out on dry pavement going 55mph! I usually warn my wife if she's in the car by saying, "Slingshot... engage."

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