Learning to Power Shift
I am trying to learn to power shift my 1993 Mustang. I have mastered power
shifting from 1st to 2nd and 3rd to 4th. As you can see and here in the
video, I have yet to master the 2nd to 3rd shift.
Powershifting Mustang GT
258rwhp and 292 tq
Mods at time: BBK CAI,BBK longtubes,BBK catted h-pipe and flowmaster tips.
I recently got a Dyno
tune and now make 268whp and 310tq
This time I power shift instead of speed-shift. Powershifting is where you
never let off the gas and have to change gears as fast as possible so not
to hit the rev limiter. I had to brake from 90 the first time so disregard
the camera going crazy there. :)
UPDATE 2 Below...
here's my video on autoblog:
UPDATE 1: by "perfect shift" in the title, i didn't intend for it to really
mean a best-practice way to shift gears but, rather, to mimic the title of
the thread i read about this technique from.
this is a video i made after i read a thread on the forum i'm always on
(forums.clubrsx.com). it's about shifting w/out using the clutch. yes,
there really is less wear on the infamous synchros (a widely discussed
topic in the comments section of this video) the closer you shift at the
appropriate RPM for the gear you're switching to.
UPDATE 2: i've turned off comments and ratings to this video. i'm pretty
much tired of seeing the same comments recycled. besides, there are already
over 1000 comments (after removing extraneous ones) and over half a million
views. here are the categories the comments fell under and my responses to
comment about "facepaint"
-it's a mud mask used for exfoliating. i didn't bother to take it off
before making the video, apparently.
truckers do this
-great. i learned something new after receiving this type of comment about
my car is gay
-it's a matter of preference, homies ;)
i tried it and it worked
you're messing up your tranny/synchros
-i'll agree with this to a certain degree. you will mess up your
transmission/synchros if you perform this "clutchless shifting" horribly
(i.e. bad rev-matching) and repetitively.
why don't you just use the clutch?
-see update 1