Operational Manual #1 - Shift Quicker

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Trying something new here guys, especially for those who haven't been following our social channels. I've been getting plenty of questions on YouTube especially regarding manual shifting H&T etc so I was thinking of compiling them here or creating a series of post revolving on driving topics

I hope this helps anyone searching for answers on footwork and such, let's dicuss

I'll start with this one:
How to Shift Quicker

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Good topic, I'm pretty rusty too now driving manual after been driving AT for over 7 years now! (and anyway I'm not so good to begin with!)

Btw for me it seems it's my left hand that's not fast enough to shift following disengagement of the clutch from the left foot. I think so far in about 2 months driving my son's manual Swift, there were like 3 times I missed gear coz my left foot already released the clutch while my left hand was a split second late hence failed to engage up shift.
 
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Tom, again I am here to express my thanks and gratitude for your tips and highlights in how to execute H&T technique and rev matching back in 2016. It has been almost 2 years already since that topic, time flies.

Now, I have no problem rev matching accurately and executing H&T during normal daily driving. Rev matching is now like my natural response whenever I downshift. Made me realize how horrible the car jolts when I downshift directly without rev matching during the days before I learn about it from you.

Thanks again Tom and also 6UE5t for the help back then. It was a good lesson that I will remember for life as long as I am driving a manual transmission.
 

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Good topic, I'm pretty rusty too now driving manual after been driving AT for over 7 years now! (and anyway I'm not so good to begin with!)

Btw for me it seems it's my left hand that's not fast enough to shift following disengagement of the clutch from the left foot. I think so far in about 2 months driving my son's manual Swift, there were like 3 times I missed gear coz my left foot already released the clutch while my left hand was a split second late hence failed to engage up shift.
Need to time your hand and leg coordination together.....lol
 

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Tom, again I am here to express my thanks and gratitude for your tips and highlights in how to execute H&T technique and rev matching back in 2016. It has been almost 2 years already since that topic, time flies.

Now, I have no problem rev matching accurately and executing H&T during normal daily driving. Rev matching is now like my natural response whenever I downshift. Made me realize how horrible the car jolts when I downshift directly without rev matching during the days before I learn about it from you.

Thanks again Tom and also 6UE5t for the help back then. It was a good lesson that I will remember for life as long as I am driving a manual transmission.
Wah already 2 years ago? Time flies indeed and now you're pro already! :biggrin:

Need to time your hand and leg coordination together.....lol
Yeah, a bit rusty and getting old so not so fast anymore. :biggrin:
 

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Interesting. What do people like me who can't twist my foot to do a heel-toe? Not on my current car anyway, I need the chair to be lower to HT
 

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Wah already 2 years ago? Time flies indeed and now you're pro already! :biggrin:



Yeah, a bit rusty and getting old so not so fast anymore. :biggrin:
Still not as pro as Tom or you during your younger days. Yeah, it has been 2 years already as I still remember about the video that I shared here was recorded during the eve of 2017 CNY. Now, I have even managed to teach a friend of mine about rev matching and H&T. Also taught my brother about rev matching whenever he is downshifting from higher RPM. Had to show it to them while driving, the difference between rev matching and not rev matching. The jolt and jerk without rev matching is very noticeable.
 

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Interesting. What do people like me who can't twist my foot to do a heel-toe? Not on my current car anyway, I need the chair to be lower to HT
Try side foot blip of the gas if your feet can angle and overlap between the brake and the gas. On your BMW should be able to do coz the gas pedal is floor mounted and long with angle towards the brake pedal, right?

Anyway, slightly off topic leh, this thread is Tom's part 1 for quick up shift first, not yet H&T. :biggrin: Probably H&T will be part 2 later.
 

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Still not as pro as Tom or you during your younger days. Yeah, it has been 2 years already as I still remember about the video that I shared here was recorded during the eve of 2017 CNY. Now, I have even managed to teach a friend of mine about rev matching and H&T. Also taught my brother about rev matching whenever he is downshifting from higher RPM. Had to show it to them while driving, the difference between rev matching and not rev matching. The jolt and jerk without rev matching is very noticeable.
I bukan pro la even during younger days, just the balls outgrew the brain too much! Luckily still survives so now the brain can already overtook back. :biggrin: Sini banyak real pro macam Tom and bro Pomen_GTR.
 

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Still not as pro as Tom or you during your younger days. Yeah, it has been 2 years already as I still remember about the video that I shared here was recorded during the eve of 2017 CNY. Now, I have even managed to teach a friend of mine about rev matching and H&T. Also taught my brother about rev matching whenever he is downshifting from higher RPM. Had to show it to them while driving, the difference between rev matching and not rev matching. The jolt and jerk without rev matching is very noticeable.
Please teach me how to heel and toe sifu....I'm noob.
 
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I bukan pro la even during younger days, just the balls outgrew the brain too much! Luckily still survives so now the brain can already overtook back. :biggrin: Sini banyak real pro macam Tom and bro Pomen_GTR.
Still a pro as you taught me about it before I even started on it :biggrin:

Please teach me how to heel and toe sifu....I'm noob.
Moderator like you can't be a noob can you? :biggrin: Its been a while since you are here, sifu TR
 

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Btw Tom, would be good also if you post your video driving cars with floating pedals so people can see if there's any differences for H&T when driving floor mounted and floating pedals.
 

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how i wish i can heel toe like master renesis, but im a lime.
 

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Interesting. What do people like me who can't twist my foot to do a heel-toe? Not on my current car anyway, I need the chair to be lower to HT
use ball of the right foot for brake, then roll to press throttle. My feet is too big to do kungfu heel toe like tom did. :driver:
 

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use ball of the right foot for brake, then roll to press throttle. My feet is too big to do kungfu heel toe like tom did. :driver:
I can't twist my leg like that unless I'm seated lower and legs are almost straight. Made a mistake of working out thigh muscles and all the last time so I'm not exactly flexible. What you're saying is slide from back pedal to throttle right? I can do that with certain shoes. Unfortunately I'm not either big nor small nor flexible. Bloody inbetween.
 

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@Tom what happened at 3:03? Miss-shifted?

So basically the quick upshift is clutch in, accel off, gear in, clutch off and accel on really quickly?
how dare you question the man who compliment my avatar? hahaha. i dont find anything wrong at 3:03 tho. :marchmellow:
 

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use ball of the right foot for brake, then roll to press throttle. My feet is too big to do kungfu heel toe like tom did. :driver:
Even though method is different, as long as the end result is same where you are able to do brake and rev match at the same time. :biggrin:
 

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Good topic, I'm pretty rusty too now driving manual after been driving AT for over 7 years now! (and anyway I'm not so good to begin with!)

Btw for me it seems it's my left hand that's not fast enough to shift following disengagement of the clutch from the left foot. I think so far in about 2 months driving my son's manual Swift, there were like 3 times I missed gear coz my left foot already released the clutch while my left hand was a split second late hence failed to engage up shift.
Good to know, well if your problem is not the legs but with the hand, it's easy to fix. In this case you can even practice without being in the car. Basically you just need to time tour hand to move just as the leg start and you'll be closer to the goal already