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Old 04-19-2011, 11:27 AM
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Heel-toe in normal driving ?

So I was introduced to the heel-toe driving technique a month or two ago . And I think I got it down . Figured its a technique that"ll be fun to know . But I realize that out of my group of friend , I'm the only one that knows it .. And now that I know how to do it , I can't seem to drive without using it .. Now I don't drive professionally , I just dd .. Do y'all think its over kill for normal driving ? It really made my driving smoother though .. What y'all think ?
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So I was introduced to the heel-toe driving technique a month or two ago . And I think I got it down . Figured its a technique that"ll be fun to know . But I realize that out of my group of friend , I'm the only one that knows it .. And now that I know how to do it , I can't seem to drive without using it .. Now I don't drive professionally , I just dd .. Do y'all think its over kill for normal driving ? It really made my driving smoother though .. What y'all think ?
I think it's great and do it whenever I remember too. Rev matching is the correct way to downshift and reduces load on the tranny.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:10 PM
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I do it all the time too, and it just gets you ready for that track day in your very near future.
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yah, it's supposed to be that way. once you get used to it, you just do it on instinct, when you have to think about it you'll make mistakes.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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I am going to learn this
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:23 PM
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:09 PM
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It just feels better then before I started doing it
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:29 PM
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I use heel toe, not a lot but I use it.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:40 PM
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i heel-toe everyday, everywhere.

i used to double clutch heel-toe in the camaro
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Heel toe is fun and effective but for normal driving to prolong the life of my clutch, I just throw it in neutral when coming to a light or stop sign. If I downshift I rev-match and if needed I heel toe.
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I only go to the track twice a year. So I heel & toe everyday practice make perfect.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ls1->s2k View Post
i heel-toe everyday, everywhere.

i used to double clutch heel-toe in the camaro
hehe nice, yah double clutching not needed in the s2k, so i never bothered to learn it though i guess it would be another tool to have in the arsenal
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hehe nice, yah double clutching not needed in the s2k, so i never bothered to learn it though i guess it would be another tool to have in the arsenal



it'd be a waste of time in an s2k forsure haha. wasnt really necessary in the camaro either...i actually learned because i thought of getting the tranny faceplated for awhile..

oh, and Steve McQueen does it in bullitt
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double clutching and heel-toe makes DD fun!
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double clutch is a good thing to have in your magic bag of tricks.

heel and toe is a good thing too, but why would you use it for every down shift unless you were braking deep into the corner? i know you gotta practice, but ya just gotta blip that throttle briefly at the right time; it's just rev-matching while applying the brakes.

rev-match? absolutely--up and down, all the time.

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Originally Posted by ls1->s2k View Post


it'd be a waste of time in an s2k forsure haha. wasnt really necessary in the camaro either...i actually learned because i thought of getting the tranny faceplated for awhile..

oh, and Steve McQueen does it in bullitt
Funny you mention that, I just watched bullitt for the first time last night and noticed the vrum vrum between each gear
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Just for you Heel & Toe fanatics, plus you can practice your Japanese at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8By2AEsGAhU
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRuttin View Post
Funny you mention that, I just watched bullitt for the first time last night and noticed the vrum vrum between each gear
i don't believe that stevie was double clutching; i think he was just rev-matching. the guy in the green volkswagen must have been double clutching because he was always ahead of those super cars.

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Just for you Heel & Toe fanatics, plus you can practice your Japanese at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8By2AEsGAhU
Ayrton and his funky driving shoes!
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Ayrton and his funky driving shoes!
brown loafers with white socks. whata pimp.

Did the NSX speedo run out of markings or was it just off camera???
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