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Changing gear

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Tim Ling, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Tim Ling

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    What is the best time to shift? I've thought some thins and read others, but I'd like some good advice, cos I'm a slow poke lookimg for every angle :pound:
     
  2. Daniel Monteiro

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    i'm not sure about the exact time, but when you look at your rpm gauge, i think you should shift when the number of the gear turns red. some people do it a little before, when the pointer reaches the redline...
     
  3. Eric. K

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    oops.. wrong forum...
     
  4. Tim Ling

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    What about the LED bar on the wheel? Do I change as the lights turn red again?
     
  5. Daniel Monteiro

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    for example, in my bmw 320 e46, it's got like 10 red lights. i shift gears as soon as i can see the last one litting up. some cars have 5 lights, yellow and red, but i think it's the same principle. i always shift when i see the last light :thumb:
     
  6. Mehmet Arslan

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    The important thing is which gear to take the corner, like for a very tight turn usually u take it with the first gear, but for a normal slow corner mostly 2nd gear, but what i see alot like with gtr 2 ,guys are taking the slow corners with the 3rd gear, maybe to avoid the back slipping away when applying too much gas?
     
  7. James Yates

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    Depends on the car really - if the car has a lot of low down power, such as a Viper you are best off changing gear earlier than normal so you can make the most of the torque. However, if it is something like a Radical, you are best off revving the hell out of it as all the power is high up.
     
  8. Lee Downham

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    As James said it all depends on the car and the place it develops it max torque and bhp ... plus where you are changing gear, as sometimes a short shift can allow for earlier acceleration and not so much wheelsping coming out of bends ...

    I tend to use the straights in a practice session to get a feel for where the power drops off, and try to change just before

    Also Evo has an info button with power @rpm details when you are selecting your car (Race has the info somewhere but can't picture where for the minute) ... you can use thsi as a guide