how to downshift properly when racing using g27+gearbox+clutch?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5: Prologue' started by digitalic, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. vanos2990

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    On the street sure, skip gears at low engine speeds. Hell even leave it in neutral coming to stop lights. But at high engine RPM's only the next gear in sequence has syncro's that prevent you from crunching the gear. If you skip gear you bypass the effect of the syncronizers and you can severely damage your transmission this way. Thats why when you drive an old car with bad syncro's you grind gears all the time(unless you double clutch like a truck).
     
  2. Starfirebird

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    I've tried all that and still have trouble doing it that way.I either come in too hot or i don't have the right speed and hit the inside rumble strip.I've only had my wheel for a month so i guess i just need to practice more.

    Thanks for the tips. :tup:
     
  3. Fashion Cat

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    Alternatively with the G25

    I find that I do it sequentially as 5-4-3-2 with a solid right foot braking - don't lift your foot from the brake at all (brake later and harder) while engagint the clutch each time. The right hand is very busy but I almost never miss a gear. I'd rather underrev and still have go power within the powerband than go from 5-2 and throw off the alignment of the car and have zero space left within the powerband to accelerate out of the corner.
    Missing a gear is probably what I find the most troublesome when jumping around.
     
  4. barryl85

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    The problem here is you need to match your engine speed with the gearbox....

    You would never be at high end of rpm's then try to shift to a lower gear - you would be around mid rpms - rev match and shift down.
     
  5. el_illusionista

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    i drive a light-strike for the army.. it's ok to skip gears from 6 to 2 if you slow down to an appropriate speed, if you over-revv that means you need to brake more or use a higher gear.

    skipping gears or going through them is a difference between saving clutch or saving brakes
     
  6. stig's helmet

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    Nothing wrong with skipping gears in game. I just choose not too, i'm probably slower for it but i prefer the authenticity:)
     
  7. GreyFox666

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    thats right... realism baby..
     
  8. Christhedude

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    yes we do though it depends, like when i was racing the Speedcar series, (nascar's) occasionally i used to go straight from 4th into 2nd... depending on how the turn was = saving time.

    Other then that, normally you downshift through every gear

    Chris
     
  9. stig's helmet

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    haha. :sly: and you know it. :lol:
     
  10. GreyFox666

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    we have a pro on the thread.. :bowdown:
     
  11. barryl85

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    Sorry to bump this thread but when watching this video it made me remember about it.

    Watch the video at 1:27 - race driver shifts from 4th to 2nd cause of the tight right hander @ tsukuba.

     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  12. grbmrdj

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    I always downshift through each of the gears. It's easier to rev match for me because its just brake, clutch, shift, blip, un-clutch. dosent matter if its 5 to 3 or 6 to 1, you know exactly what to do each time. Also when going through each gear, you get engine braking. It's only slight but can make a world of difference. I tried going straight from 5 to 2 before the chicane in Suzuka from my normal braking cue, thinking it would give me a faster lap time, but I couldn't slow down fast enough and overshot it. This was not good for my lap time.