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I have ordered an automatic transmission. (reluctantly) however there still is time to change things what does rev matching do ? And would it make driving in traffic a better experience?
 

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It makes for smoother shifting. More so on downshifts as you don't need to 'blip' the throttle to get the engine speed to match the transmission speed. You'll get an exact RPM match on each shift instead of being close by just using your foot.
 

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It makes for smoother shifting. More so on downshifts as you don't need to 'blip' the throttle to get the engine speed to match the transmission speed. You'll get an exact RPM match on each shift instead of being close by just using your foot.
Or being spot on if you're a "heel toe hero" as I love to so eloquently put it(; I will definitely be turning mine on and off depending on how I feel.
 

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Or being spot on if you're a "heel toe hero" as I love to so eloquently put it(; I will definitely be turning mine on and off depending on how I feel.
I'm with you on that.
 

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Can anyone explain the Do's and Don'ts
of active rev matching? How to really use it? Etc
Thanks
For me, the hardest part is that you don't need to touch the gas on downshifts. My right foot is programmed to blip the gas on downshifts so I need to drive my C7 more to unlearn that.:rolleyes:
 

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Don't worry about "how to" drive it. It's just about idiot proof which is one of the bene's for those who aren't currently skilled at shifting efficiently. It does wonders for the clutch when the driver is new to three pedals. The Nissan Z has had it for years and it works great for weekend warriors. Purists and performance drivers will usually disable it at the push of a button...on the Z, at least. I have an 6-speed C7 so can't comment on how it's implemented on 7 speed.
 
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Here are 2 great articles on rev matching and heal toe shifting techniques.

Rev matching & gear changing technique | drivingfast.net
Heel & toe shifting | drivingfast.net

Doing both of these properly takes a lot of practice to master and not everyone can. My wife has been frustrated for years trying to master rev matching but since she so rarely drives a manual these days she simply doesn't have enough seat time to develop the muscle memory needed. I'm not much help, she asks me, "how do you do that" and my only response is, "I don't even think about it, it just happens". Having the computer do it for you is a breakthrough that will make driving any car that has it a more enjoyable experience for many so I'm all in favor of it. I may decide to turn it off but I'm not so died in the wool that I can't learn new things.
 
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new member--rev matching

I just now joined this site, although have been reading it since this summer when I decided to buy my first-ever 'Vette. I have wanted only a Corvette since the first Stingray in 1963, and based on what I was reading last spring made the decision to buy a C7. I got it from the wonderful Rick "Corvette" Conti at Coughlin, a nightrace blue with 7 speed. It is everything I could dream of and more. It is the first car that I ever drove that was meant to be driven, as opposed to one just for getting around.

My question about the rev matching, since this is new for me, is, if I do not use the rev matching and do not try to adjust the rpm's when I downshift, am I causing more wear on the clutch or the gears?
 

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I just now joined this site, although have been reading it since this summer when I decided to buy my first-ever 'Vette. I have wanted only a Corvette since the first Stingray in 1963, and based on what I was reading last spring made the decision to buy a C7. I got it from the wonderful Rick "Corvette" Conti at Coughlin, a nightrace blue with 7 speed. It is everything I could dream of and more. It is the first car that I ever drove that was meant to be driven, as opposed to one just for getting around.

My question about the rev matching, since this is new for me, is, if I do not use the rev matching and do not try to adjust the rpm's when I downshift, am I causing more wear on the clutch or the gears?
Without rev-match on, if you are not blipping the throttle to make your engine speed match your transmission speed, you are indeed causing more wear on your clutch. It's not much, but it can add up, and if you downshift several gears, say, 7th to 3rd, you are causing more wear on the clutch.
 

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I did know that it makes the novice shifter into a better one. Also smoother shifting. I'm not one to slow down any manual by downshifting through the gears before coming to a dead stop. Basically I always put the clutch in before coming to a dead stop. The first and last time I used rev matching something occurred. I was coming off the exit ramp and I pushed the clutch pedal in before I came to a dead stop and the RPMs jumped up. You could hear the motor big time. Drove some more and the next stop I put the clutch in neutral before coming to a stop and RPMs jumped up once again. Didn't sound good on the motor. I haven't used Rev matching since. I have been told to drive it just like any other manual while Rev matching is engaged? What's with the RPMs jumping up significantly?
 

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I did know that it makes the novice shifter into a better one. Also smoother shifting. I'm not one to slow down any manual by downshifting through the gears before coming to a dead stop. Basically I always put the clutch in before coming to a dead stop. The first and last time I used rev matching something occurred. I was coming off the exit ramp and I pushed the clutch pedal in before I came to a dead stop and the RPMs jumped up. You could hear the motor big time. Drove some more and the next stop I put the clutch in neutral before coming to a stop and RPMs jumped up once again. Didn't sound good on the motor. I haven't used Rev matching since. I have been told to drive it just like any other manual while Rev matching is engaged? What's with the RPMs jumping up significantly?
Rev match is trying to match the gear it thinks you are trying to get to. The slight pressure up or down from neutral will trigger it. If you're pushing the clutch and putting the trans in neutral, take your hand off the shifter so you don't put any pressure on any other gears and it shouldn't activate.
 
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I did know that it makes the novice shifter into a better one. Also smoother shifting. I'm not one to slow down any manual by downshifting through the gears before coming to a dead stop. Basically I always put the clutch in before coming to a dead stop. The first and last time I used rev matching something occurred. I was coming off the exit ramp and I pushed the clutch pedal in before I came to a dead stop and the RPMs jumped up. You could hear the motor big time. Drove some more and the next stop I put the clutch in neutral before coming to a stop and RPMs jumped up once again. Didn't sound good on the motor. I haven't used Rev matching since. I have been told to drive it just like any other manual while Rev matching is engaged? What's with the RPMs jumping up significantly?
You can drive it like normal, the reason your engine is revving when you put it into neutral is because it thinks you are trying to downshift into a lower gear rather than just put it in neutral AKA when you put it in neutral, you are probably pushing it to hard into neutral and almost hitting the entry gate of another gear across from the gear you are in AKA push the stick just hard enough to put it in neutral, but softer/slower than you have been doing. The engine only revs (to "rev-match" a lower gear) when you are pushing the stick up against another gear entry path, or if you are very rapidly bringing it out of gear while decelerating.
 
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