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Rally shifter

Discussion in 'DiRT Rally' started by jimortality, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    What do the modern cars use for gear changes? I tried to watch some vids and I'm sure I didn't any hands move off the wheel indicating they're using paddles. Can anyone confirm please cheers
     
  2. Lazarou

    Lazarou
    Premium Member

    Paddle shift like most modern racing cars Jim. Look about 2:00 minute mark.



    Earlier cars like the Kit cars were a sequential stick shift box.



    Then your into manuals.
     
  3. 60's
    Mini Cooper: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Lancia Fulvia: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Renault Alpine A110: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees

    70's
    Opel Kadett GT/E: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Fiat 131 Abarth: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 1080 degrees
    Ford Escort Mk2 RS1800: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Lancia Stratos: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees

    Group B 4WD
    MG Metro 6R4: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Audi Sport Quattro: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Ford RS200: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Peugeot 205 T16 Evo2: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Lancia Delta S4: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees

    Group B RWD
    Lancia 037: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Opel Manta 400: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Renault 5 Turbo/Maxi Turbo: [H-shifter+clutch]

    80's RWD (Group A)
    BMW E30 M3: [introduced 1987: H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees

    Group A (4WD)
    Lancia Delta HF Integrale: [ H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Ford Escort RS Cosworth: [direct H-shifter], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Subaru Impreza 555: [direct H-shifter], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees

    F2 Kit-Car
    Seat Ibiza kit car: [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Peugeot 306 Maxi kit car: [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees- introduced

    R4
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X: [direct H-shifter], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Subaru Impreza WRX STi (hatchback): [direct H-shifter], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees

    2000s
    Ford Focus RS WRC '01: [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Subaru Impreza WRC '01: [one push&pull paddle-shifter], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Citroen C4 Rally: [one push&pull paddle-shifter], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Ford Focus RS Rally '07: [one push&pull paddle-shifter], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees

    2010's
    Mini Countryman [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Ford Fiesta [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Hyundai i20 Rally [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Volkswagen Polo R Rally [paddle-shifter], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees

    Hillclimb
    Peugeot 205 Pikes Peak: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 900 degrees
    Audi Sport Quattro S1 Pikes Peak: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees
    Peugeot 405 Pikes Peak: [H-shifter+clutch], steering wheel rotation 720 degrees

    Rallycross
    Citroen DS3 [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Ford Fiesta: [sequential stick?], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    VW Polo: [sequential stick?], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Peugeot 208: [sequential stick], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Mini Countryman [sequential stick?], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees
    Subaru Impreza [sequential stick?], steering wheel rotation 540 degrees

    Source
     
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  4. jimortality

    jimortality
    Premium Member

    Thanks guys very helpful
     
  5. Ole Marius Myrvold

    Ole Marius Myrvold
    JWB 96-13 Staff

    I am 100% sure that the R4 cars do not use clutch when they shift. As they basically are Group N cars with bigger restrictor, and the N4 cars used dogbox.
     
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  6. I guess they have a clutch for getting off the line but once rolling they dont use it? Perhaps only for downshifts? Isn't it common to clutch on downshifts even if you have a dogbox?

    I'd love to use clutch in Dirt Rally for added immersion, but since I don't have a proper handbrake I have bound my clutch pedal to handbrake, works decently, when I don't forget about it and start heel/toeing and slam the handbrake when clutching :p But then again that mostly happens at hairpins anyways so it's mostly good :p
     
  7. I think they are using clutch for low gears. However it's adviced to use clutch for upshifting when wheels are slipping. This is especially for FWD and RWD, no matter if it's seq. ignition cut gearbox or not.
     
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