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This Video Explains Everything That Happens During a Heel-Toe Downshift

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This Video Explains Everything That Happens During a Heel-Toe Downshift

Last month, we shared a video of Porsche racer Patrick Long explaining why you do heel-and-toe downshifts, now lets learn about everything that occurs during a heel-toe shift. Even though an ideal heel-toe downshift happens quickly, theres a lot going on within that time. YouTuber Engineering Explained lives up to his name and explains more than you ever thought you could know about heel-toeing. Without spoiling too much of the video, a good heel-toe downshift matches the engine speed with the transmission speed, leading to a smoother change under braking. If you want to drive on the racetrack, you need to learn this skill, otherwise youll upset the balance of your car going into corners. Many modern manuals handle the throttle blip for you, but you should learn how to do this anyway. The whole point of driving stick is to do it yourself.

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  1. Khornen
    March 19, 2016 at 8:43 am — Reply

    I want to be Hou Yi because he is too cool!!!!

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