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Clutchless Shifting

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Uploaded on Jun 26, 2007

UPDATE 2 Below...

here's my video on autoblog: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV_nxk...

UPDATE 1: by "perfect shift" in the title, i didn't intend for it to really mean a best-practice way to shift gears but, rather, to mimic the title of the thread i read about this technique from.

this is a video i made after i read a thread on the forum i'm always on (forums.clubrsx.com). it's about shifting w/out using the clutch. yes, there really is less wear on the infamous synchros (a widely discussed topic in the comments section of this video) the closer you shift at the appropriate RPM for the gear you're switching to.

UPDATE 2: i've turned off comments and ratings to this video. i'm pretty much tired of seeing the same comments recycled. besides, there are already over 1000 comments (after removing extraneous ones) and over half a million views. here are the categories the comments fell under and my responses to them:

comment about "facepaint"
-it's a mud mask used for exfoliating. i didn't bother to take it off before making the video, apparently.

truckers do this
-great. i learned something new after receiving this type of comment about 500 times.

i'm gay
-i'm not

my car is gay
-it's a matter of preference, homies ;)

i tried it and it worked
-awesome!

you're messing up your tranny/synchros
-i'll agree with this to a certain degree. you will mess up your transmission/synchros if you perform this "clutchless shifting" horribly (i.e. bad rev-matching) and repetitively.

why don't you just use the clutch?
-see update 1

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