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      03-05-2007, 07:23 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by skierman64 View Post
Why would you need to skip a gear on the track with a SMG gearbox? You can downshift so quickly with the SMG there's no need to skip a gear. Just use the engine braking to assist in slowing you for the next corner.

On the track if you are transitioning from a highspeed straight into a relatively tight corner, you may need to drop 2 gears so you can accelerate out of the apex. I am going to take my M6 on the track this summer and I am going to look forward to revisitng some corners where I had difficulty going through 2 gears using heel-n-toe in the past.

Even on the street, if you are cruising around in 7th gear, you need to get to 3rd or 4th to accelerate on the highway.
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