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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
It’s been years since I did any heel & toe, which is a loss as it was one of the few things I was any good at. Like your cash point PIN, it’s one of the few things you can’t describe; you do it by pattern.
I’m pretty sure I did it with my right foot kinda diagonal across the brake and accelerator; top half of the foot (toes) for braking, bottom half (heel) for rev matching on down changing. I have a feeling that goes against the ‘expert’ view of how to do it, but it felt more comfortable to me and the result was the same.
The purpose is that you make braking and down changing smoother, so - theoretically - you’re not upsetting the balance of the car as much by doing these things in one smooth go. I guess that matters at speed, but there’s no reason why you can’t do it while pottering about, too. Some suggest that rev matching while down changing can improve clutch life. Not sure how much though, but I got 110,000 miles out of a hard driven Golf’s clutch. Which is more than I got out of its shock absorbers 🙂
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