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  1. nissanlover

    nissanlover Member

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    Hey sorry about this being a really wide question but i need a bit of help with footwork. I have used the search button and found nothing so i thought i'd ask in thread.

    In terms of rev matching etc, when and at what point in a drift should i do it and could someone share some tips on technique and timing? Im still not fluent at rev matching and out of 5 i get it right about 3 or 4 or time when general driving. I am better at double de-clutching as thats what i learnt first until realising well atleast to me, that i dont really need to do it twice due to syncro's right? so i have just moved on to single rev matching. I know this is very begginer stuff but hey thats where i am :)


    Any help will be appreiciated
     
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    doubt de clutching is for old old cars without syncromesh isn't it?

    er Id suggest you rev match when you need to change down gear becasuse you're trying to slow down for a tight corner, or one that is getting tighter. as for a specific point, thats dependant on the corner/car etc


    I'm by no means a pro though :euge:
     
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    initial_j Made guy

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    fancy footwork is 99.9 percent of the time bellends trying to show off thinking it means your an awesome drifter as they once saw someone do it in a jap touge video.
     
  5. kam

    kam I've touched Chris Parry

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  6. MrLuke

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    Anybody who wants to drive a revvy car quickly is using heel toe / double declutching to shift down surely? Couldnt drive the mr2 without it lol that or the gearbox was knackered :p

    Cant see why you would want to mid drift tho, its only so you can down shift and keep it at 5.5k+
     
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    I just keep it in second all the way round... :o Sometimes I 'double' de brakes (foot and hand). :p

    Ian. :D
     
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    I rev match on the downshifts, it saves boxes.
    If your...say... coming out of a long 3rd or 4th gear corner/manji into a 2nd gear tight corner. You would shift from 4th through 3rd into 2nd while riding the front brakes to tighten your line - then you need to worry about a throwing in a heal toe.

    But seriously...unless you can already drift well, your getting a way ahead of yourself.
     
  9. Gavwan

    Gavwan Back to Black

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    If you wanna experiment when downshifting that's good but don't obsess over it. When general drifting is second nature it'll feel like you have more time for the complicated shizzle.


    ...But my tip is to carry enough momentum and angle so the car doesn't immediately want to straighten when you dip the clutch. If you do it right, you can take your time. :thumbs:
     
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    Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should.
     
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    He has been double clutching, not sure on the granny shifting :p
     
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    MrNick I love Ibiza!

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    no jokes these guys are from barking ....we like
     
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    Dear god

    right what is the purpose for downshifting in a drift by double clutching

    change down at the last minute

    gav said it right carry enough speed and angle so that u can cost in on just the footbrake and maybe a dab of the handbrake

    change down just as you reach the corner this will will mean u wont shift lock or un settle the car

    no need for double this or that


    simples
     
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    Joe-sef -Broseph-

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    does your car even have a clutch?
     
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    wow, did the wrong thing asking for help here
     
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    The things i am on about is say after pulling the handbrake and starting the skid, when it comes to letting go and putting on the power, should i be rev matching up to it before i let go of the clutch etc and say if your sliding in 3rd and need to change to 2nd to keep the drift going should it be rev matched too? im sorry if this seems novice or Fast and furious some how i dont understand.
     
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    no.

    select appropriate gear. bury throttle pedal into the floor. do some steering stuff. done
     
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    You're worrying about shit you dont need to worry about.
     
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    what car you got then? last week you couldnt insure a 300quid fiesta?
     
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    what? will he tell me?
     

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