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Old 03-17-2009, 05:13 PM
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do you float?

gears that is.

it's something i've known about for some time but never gave it much thought until recently. i just finished a 160hr training required to get my class a cdl and that was something i was taught to do. i do it from time to time in my cars.

anyway do you float or are "you double clutching like you should"?
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:28 PM
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i guess not.
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I don't know what float is.

Is it when you shift into gear w/out using your clutch...?

I used to do that some times, but my transmission is grinding now.
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I dont know what floating is...?? I push the clutch in and shift gear. Thats all that I know.
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I'm assuming it's not letting off the gas when you shift.
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yes you rev a little higher than normal to give you time to shift to the next gear without stepping on the clutch. a friend on mine would do that in his 240z ages ago but in never tried it until recently. i only do it when shifting up, when going to a lower gear or neutral i us the clutch. if done right it will extend the life of your clutch. if done wrong you risk grinding gears.


edit: no you do let off the gas but just enough to shift otherwise the next gear will not go in because the revolutions will be too high.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:09 PM
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I don't see how it works. A video would help. You just switch from first to second with out pressing the clutch? I don't see how that would work and not grind your gears.
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I do that on upshifts on my bike. I just let off the throttle for a second and pop it up in gear. Its an old racing technique that works great on the sequential transmissions in bikes. Ill do it every now and then in the mustang but I also try to rev match my downshifts in the car when I can.
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