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Old 04-26-2008, 07:48 AM   #11
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That's not "engine braking." That's called shredding your clutch. The way to use engine braking on downshifting is to pull in the clutch lever, rev your engine up a bit (which takes just a little bit of gas because at this point there's no load on the engine), and let the clutch out. If you do it right, the engine rpms will match the trans rpms and there will be no lurching. And then, after the clutch is fully engaged, let off the gas. THAT is when you get "engine braking."
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:53 AM   #12

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Like "blipping" the throttle on an old English sports car, when downshifting, yes we get it...
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