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Help with downshifting from high speed with H-shifter

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Mike Coleman, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Mike Coleman

    Mike Coleman

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    Just got a G27 so now I have no choice but to use H-shifter and I need some help:

    What's the best way to downshift from a high speed?

    Suppose I'm flying down Monza at 170mph coming up to the first chicane. Should I go through each gear or while I'm braking or should I go into neutral, brake, then shift into the gear I want?

    Either way I'm losing lots of time and killing my gear box :veryhappy:

    Can you guys give me some techniques?
     
  2. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
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    Braking without downshifting will lose you many brake power in any WTCC car...
    Reduce the brake pressure when reaching the apex of the turn.
     
  3. Bram

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    In addition to what Kev said: the car will slow down on the engine itself as well (engine braking), so its advised to hammer through the gearbox and try to keep the revs up a litte, at least stable. Don't over do it in the lower gears as it will probably lock up your rear wheels with the RWD car and causes you to spin :)
     
  4. Mike Coleman

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    Thanks guys. Looks like I have to completely re-learn how to drive :drool: but it's worth it. The G27 is amazing! I sold two G25's to pay for it and I couldn't be happier......

    Except for the fact that I can't drive anymore :D
     
  5. Billy Davies

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    How's it better than the G25 then Mike? I've got a G25 myself and think it's sweet, better than any other wheel I've used by a mile, not tried the G27 yet...
     
  6. Mike Coleman

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    The FFB for one. Soooo much better and smoother - without all the noise the G25 makes.

    The pedals are now adjustable and the brake pedal is slightly higher than the gas pedal for easier heal-to-toe. Six buttons on the wheel instead of two is a big improvement.

    But the new shifter is really why I got it. Doesn't feel like a "toy" anymore. Feels sturdy and well constructed and feels really really nice. In fact, the entire unit feels better constructed.

    The G25 is a great wheel and now they are really inexpensive so they are a great deal as well. But the G27 is amazing. You just have to feel it. They had one on display at an electronics store and as soon as I drove it, I had to get one.
     
  7. Michael Herrmann

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    i agree the ffb is fantastic much better as of the g25
     
  8. Anders Madsen

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    cant wait to go a and pickup my new G27 tomorrow :michaelbanana:
     
  9. Mike Coleman

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    lol guys let's not go too much OT. RD has a Logitech forum :drool:

    I'm really having issues downshifting quickly. That's what I get for using the sequential for years :7:

    I'm going to have to learn to heel/toe blip. I think I need to start with the slowest RWD car and just keep practicing.

    I feel like a newbie all over again.
     
  10. João Andias

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    "no choice"?... Self-imposed?
    *edit* I get it now... there is no sequential gearing on the side shifter with the G27 (it was a source of unreliability & construction problems in the G25 --> cutting costs).
    Anyway, nowadays, most racing machines have sequential gearboxes and even (programmable) “paddle shifters” are getting common in many road going cars :)
     
  11. Mike Coleman

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    Which makes Logitech's decision to drop the sequential shifter even more odd.

    But no matter how slow I am or how long it takes me to learn the H-shifter, I will never use paddle shifters on a tin top! :drool: