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Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

I was curious as to how many people heel-and-toe when just driving around town. I heel-and-toe at every turn, and every time I need to downshift while braking. I have asked people at my school who I know drive stick shifts, but none of them have heard of it, lol. But none of them are car people.

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Re: Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

I only heel/toe when parked... never while driving.



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[quote author=acedeuce802 link=topic=160211.msg3403759#msg3403759 date=1257454971]
I was curious as to how many people heel-and-toe when just driving around town. I heel-and-toe at every turn, and every time I need to downshift while braking. I have asked people at my school who I know drive stick shifts, but none of them have heard of it, lol. But none of them are car people.
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every time. ..add double-clutching too to make it a little more challenging. (the only exception is, when a passenger is on phone and needs absolute silence)
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[quote author=XB link=topic=160211.msg3403776#msg3403776 date=1257455346]
add double-clutching too to make it a little more challenging. (the only exception is, when a passenger is on phone and needs absolute silence)
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Why is it any louder when you double clutch? If it is, you're doing it wrong...


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Re: Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

rarely on city streets, but its a good thing to practice trying to be smooth so when you need to do it you can

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Re: Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

I do it every now and then when getting off the freeways etc, just to keep myself from getting rusty at it, since I don't get to the track very often and don't need to do it in autox (since it's always just stuck in 2nd gear 99% of the time).


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All the time. Most instances though, it's quicker and smoother if I skip the "toe" and just downshift rev-match. On a very related note, I may be applying for M3F Sponsor status as a Friend is currently developing a "Rev Box", think 370z synchro rev match built for our cars. Get very excited.


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Re: Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

I heel-toe on a regular basis. I was taught it by my dad shortly after I first learned stick, and it's practically become second-nature for me. Even when I'm not heel-toe downshifting, I'm always rev matching.

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Re: Do you heel-and-toe when driving?

[quote author=XB link=topic=160211.msg3403776#msg3403776 date=1257455346]
[quote author=acedeuce802 link=topic=160211.msg3403759#msg3403759 date=1257454971]
I was curious as to how many people heel-and-toe when just driving around town. I heel-and-toe at every turn, and every time I need to downshift while braking. I have asked people at my school who I know drive stick shifts, but none of them have heard of it, lol. But none of them are car people.
[/quote]

welcome to my world, brotha!!!

every time. ..add double-clutching too to make it a little more challenging. (the only exception is, when a passenger is on phone and needs absolute silence)

[/quote]
But there isnt any point to double-clutching, is there? since the tranny's have synchros?

For the people who don't heel/toe, do you rev match before braking, do you rev match after the turn, or just not at all?

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[quote author=acedeuce802 link=topic=160211.msg3403800#msg3403800 date=1257456285]
[quote author=XB link=topic=160211.msg3403776#msg3403776 date=1257455346]
[quote author=acedeuce802 link=topic=160211.msg3403759#msg3403759 date=1257454971]
I was curious as to how many people heel-and-toe when just driving around town. I heel-and-toe at every turn, and every time I need to downshift while braking. I have asked people at my school who I know drive stick shifts, but none of them have heard of it, lol. But none of them are car people.
[/quote]

welcome to my world, brotha!!!

every time. ..add double-clutching too to make it a little more challenging. (the only exception is, when a passenger is on phone and needs absolute silence)

[/quote]
But there isnt any point to double-clutching, is there? since the tranny's have synchros?

For the people who don't heel/toe, do you rev match before braking, do you rev match after the turn, or just not at all?
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If you double clutch the syncros don't wear out as fast. Its sometimes faster for bigger downshifts to double clutch. Ive never driven a 3 before though, so i don't know how they behave.
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