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Old 09-03-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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65mph downshift into 3rd

This is gonna sound like a newbie question but I have a 2001 gt, 5-speed manual and it's only the second manual mustang ive owned so I'm still kinda new to it. Can I shift into third gear while doing 60-70ish from 5th gear? I just replaced the whole clutch kit and also has bbk cold air,bbk underdrive pulleys,performance ignition and plugs,bama tune,flowmaster exhaust and short throw shifter as far as the performance mods. It has full suspension mods as well.
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This is gonna sound like a newbie question but I have a 2001 gt, 5-speed manual and it's only the second manual mustang ive owned so I'm still kinda new to it. Can I shift into third gear while doing 60-70ish from 5th gear? I just replaced the whole clutch kit and also has bbk cold air,bbk underdrive pulleys,performance ignition and plugs,bama tune,flowmaster exhaust and short throw shifter as far as the performance mods. It has full suspension mods as well.
Just rev match high enough and downshift

Whenever I need to go fast on the highway I'll just rev match and double clutch to 3rd from 5th
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What does rev match and double clutch mean? Lol
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What does rev match and double clutch mean? Lol
Rev up the Engine while in neutral, to match the rpm speed of the gear you want to drop it in. Double clutching is a shifting technique. Look it up on youtube to get a general understanding
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Ok so if I'm at 2k rpm in 5th just cruisin I would drop it in nuetrul and rev up to 2k then drop in 3rd?
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You would need to rev it way up man. Not sure the RPM though, just need to get the feel of the car. You would put in neutral, rev up yo maybe 4500 rpm, drop into gear. Again, i dont know your car, so i can't say for sure thats the rpm. I prefer to shift back down to 4th at those speeds. Not jam it straight to 3rd
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Ok gotcha. I've had it for a while but always feel like I'm not driving it like I'm supposed too. I kinda baby it,never go over 100 and never hot rod the engine. I almost drive it like its a v6 but my brother has a 2012 5.0 and has me going to the road course track with the Oklahoma mustang club and has me wanting to get involved in the events.
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What does rev match and double clutch mean? Lol
When your in 5th .. Push your foot on the clutch , and push your other foot on the gas and rev it up to where you think your rpms will be when you go into 3rd ..

65mph in 5th gear .. I'll rev to like 4000 and switch it to 3rd gear and it will match up perfect without jerking your body foward..

If you do it perfect you won't even feel your car move at all it will go in like your driving a automatic .. It takes practice man ..
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Just rev match high enough and downshift

Whenever I need to go fast on the highway I'll just rev match and double clutch to 3rd from 5th
Why do you double clutch? It seems kind of pointless on a synchronized transmission.

OP the only time you should ever need to shift straight to third is if you really need to accelerate hard. A road course is a completely different matter though.
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Why do you double clutch? It seems kind of pointless on a synchronized transmission.

OP the only time you should ever need to shift straight to third is if you really need to accelerate hard. A road course is a completely different matter though.
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Coming from a lube tech ..
Is that supposed to be demeaning?
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Is that supposed to be demeaning?
Lmfao just busting you balls I'm a actual tech haha !
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Well whatever floats your boat I guess. I can see the reasons for double clutching, but I don't see any serious gains from doing it. To each their own I guess.
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Go down the gears in order just to be safe.
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