Im interested to know at what point you all change gears. Up and down.
Im curious to know because was reading an article that said you should change up at 4k and down at 2k revs on a typical normal engine, but also to never change up till the torque maxes out in the lower gear to experience the true power of any given car.
Petrol, wear and tear not being considered here of course.
I have never really thought about it in this way when using the car for everyday purposes, but its got me thinking about what people do.
Was also reading up that double clutching should be adopted when changing down, despite it not being necessary.
This will help the gearbox to actually last longer, and with a blip of the accelerator will also bring the revs up to engine speed which your engine will thank you for in terms of smoothness and pull away again, by having the revs close to max torque peak, without that associated sudden increase in revs and judder that can occur when changing down too early normally.
I have started doing this lately and it really works a dream, although im finding that getting the blip just right takes a time to master, along with the double clutching when approaching a junction when you are concentrating on other things like stopping lol.
Its written that this is how professional drivers do it, and something that a friend was also shown on one of those birthday treats your wife pays for on a track in some 800bhp jobbie.