Originally Posted by cposk
Does the DCT really ride the clutch plate during downshifts? I figured every downshift would be rev matched to extend the life of those oh so expensive wear items...
Since DCT has two clutches, it is actually the two clutches slipping simultaneously as one engages and the other disengages. When it performs a rev match, the two clutches are shortly disengaged while the throttle is blipped.
The wear on downshifts is nothing compared to the wear on full throttle upshifts.