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Rev matching - the love of driving

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  1. [c]ove

    [c]ove Member

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    I've been practicing my rev matching in my car and since I forgot tools on a job site the other day I decided to rip out and pick them up on my day off.
    With just the right amount of snow and perfect rev matched down shifts I got my car sideways around a corner without e-brake.
    I've had a stupid shit eating grin on my face for 20 minutes :D

    I love driving, whether it's a 3 on the tree, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 13 or 18 speed. If it has 2 wheels or 30 wheels I want to drive it! (unless it's an automatic) hahaha.

    Anyways enough talking, more shifting!
     
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    Wrecky Valkyrie Staff Member Mod Squad

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    ATTN WHEELS FORUM: where r u :lonely:
     
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    Bad ass dude:clap:
     
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    MarkFL La Villa Strangiato Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Yeah, I love rowing through the gears, rev matching on the downshifts (and the gurgle of the exhaust), heel-toeing, etc.It's waaaaaay more fun to actually drive. :gjob:
     
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    skrinkle Cat Mom Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Ok I have questions. What’s a rev match? What’s a down shift? What’s a 3 on a tree?
     
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    What’s heel toeing?
     
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    MarkFL La Villa Strangiato Staff Member Mod Squad

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    A rev match is when you downshift, and you blip the throttle to bring the engine RPMs where they need to be for the lower gear...it makes the transition smooth...otherwise there will be a jerk when the engine is made to come up to the correct RPMs on its own.

    Downshifting is when you shift into a lower gear...you can do this to slow the car without braking, and/or to bring the car into an RPM range where more torque is available, and where the gearing ratio provides more torque as well.

    3 on a tree is when you have a 3 speed and the shifter is on the steering column.

    Heel toeing is when you use your right foot to operate the throttle (with your heel) and brake (with your toes) at the same time because you need the left foot for the clutch. In order to simultaneously downshift, rev match and brake around a corner (essential for efficient cornering), you have to learn this technique. :)
     
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    Where are the three on the trees!?


    I remeber my gramps having an old truck that had that shifting but literally have never seen one since
     
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    MarkFL La Villa Strangiato Staff Member Mod Squad

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    I haven't seen one since my dad's pickup truck when I was a kid. I would guess they aren't made much anymore, if at all.
     
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    Hmmm I’d be interested in checking one out just for giggles.
     
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    My dad has a '60 Chevrolet biscayne
     
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    Basically the only thing I can't drive is a 5 and 4 transmission. I'm sure I could pick it up quick enough, just never seen an operational one.
     
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    Is throttle another term for gas pedal? What’s rpm? What’s torque? Whats a clutch?

    If you can’t tell, I’ve never operated heavy machinery :)
     
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    The clutch is the pedal you push to disengage the engine and switch gears momentarily

    Revolutions per minute (abbreviated rpm, RPM, rev/min, r/min) is a measure of the frequency of rotation, specifically the number of rotations around a fixed axis in one minute. It is used as a measure of rotational speed of a mechanical component.

    Torque is strain on the engine, I think? Or pulling power. I've never used the term really

    And throttle is the sum of the power of the engine, like on airplanes say they would engage 100% of the throttle to take off.
     
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    Torque is to rotational motion what force is to linear motion. When I have more time, I will wax informative about the mathematical relationship between power and torque. :)
     
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    MarkFL La Villa Strangiato Staff Member Mod Squad

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    This was a post I made at MHB to explain why a dyno chart always shows the power and torque curves intersecting at roughly 5252 rpms:

    powertorque.png
     
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    Cars are so boring, I don't get the hype
     
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    MarkFL La Villa Strangiato Staff Member Mod Squad

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    Most of them are...but some of them are a real blast to drive. :)

     
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    These 2 cars look pretty much the same to me, but for some reason the first car is really expensive and the second is cheap. Maybe I have to drive to understand

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