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      09-01-2008, 07:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by gthirtyfizle View Post
I am fairly new to 6mt and I have this question. Lets say Im crusing at low sppeds, like 40 and im in 5th gear
40mph is probably too slow for 5th, FWIW.

someone wants to play so I downshift. Can I go say from 5to 3? oR do I have to go down one at a time. I know it also depends on speed. Can u guys shed some light please? Thank u
Covered by others already, but if I were you I'd practice rev-matching. You can downshift from 5th to 3rd (or from any gear to any other gear) without it, but it will be a lot smoother and gentler on your drivetrain if you learn the technique.
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