best style of shifting when drag racing


robGsR
02-06-2006, 05:30 PM
what is the best way to shift when you are drag racing?

RACER D12
02-07-2006, 09:02 AM
fast?

LVApex
02-07-2006, 11:48 AM
Couple of tips for speedier/better shifts.

1. you dont have to push the clutch all the way to the floor to shift. Learn your cars friction zone, that point where the clutch and fly wheel disinegage. on my car I can shift with about an inch of clutch pedal travle...Ratehr then the 4-5 it takes to get the pedal to the floor.

2. Dont hold the shift lever like a flight stick... its not a handle.

3. The only time your hand should leave the steering wheel is to shift... Holding on to the shifter like a handle doensnt make you shift quicker and it gives you less control over the car in general.

Good read with pictures
http://www.turnfast.com/tech_driving/driving_shifting.shtml

TypeGs-R
02-07-2006, 08:22 PM
that site turnfast.com is a bunch of bull sh*t. it says "dont power shift" lol come on my grandma knows when drag racing u power shift. turnfast.com are a bunch of morons. im asking what is the best way to shift when DRAG RACING? power shifting?

LVApex
02-07-2006, 11:37 PM
that site turnfast.com is a bunch of bull sh*t. it says "dont power shift" lol come on my grandma knows when drag racing u power shift. turnfast.com are a bunch of morons. im asking what is the best way to shift when DRAG RACING? power shifting?
Well, you have to finish the race in order to win the race, and given that "power shifting" has the highest chances of damaging/destroying your transmissin, it makes perfect sence to not do it. but hey, if you've got a bunch of spare $$$ laying around to rebuild transmissions, go for it.... Or better yet, send the cash to me, I need a new set of Track tires and another set of track pads. <img>

TypeGs-R
02-08-2006, 03:33 PM
lol nah i dont have any money. but slow shifting aint gonna win a race. so what other ways to shift is there?

Chiquae07
02-08-2006, 09:03 PM
get a good launch and shift at your top hp rpm. 1st get though shift where your car has the most tq, unless if u try that and it doesn't have as much pick up, but since ur robgsr, i assume u have a gsr, shift where your car's maunal says is the top hp level for your engine...other than that, there isn't much else to it and find your friction level where you can change gears, and put something behind your clutch petal so that you can just get used to pushing it that far safely of course, like somethin to let you know where your clutch disengauges the gear and u can shift but will allow you to shift if u go past it...idk a piece ofr cardboard.......that'll help a lot

TypeGs-R
02-09-2006, 04:53 PM
piece of carboard?

Chiquae07
02-10-2006, 07:27 AM
use it as an **indicator** to let you know that you have went past where you have disengauged fully already, so the clutch as far as you need to in order to shift...less movement = shorter shifting time... catch my drift place it on the _ side of under your dash, and like make it into a thing and you'll feel a difference next time you feel like WOT | |

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