Actually, the reason NOT to shift in the turn you describe is not because you want to keep your hands on teh wheel (although that is a good reason) but mostly because, if youa re actually at or near your tires' adhesion limits, the disturbance in power application caused by the shift could be enough to unsettle the rear and cause the tail to come out. At high enough speeds, you lose control and wreck.rost12 said:Hi guys!
Me wants to know, where is your hand located on the steering wheel when shifting ? (that's a question for you, stick-lovers , obviously)
On a side note (didn't want to make a separate thread for this), do you shift when turning? Highspeed turn (highway on-ramp or what not) and you run out of revs before the turn ends. Would you up-shift while still in turn, or wait untill you get on the straight?
I'm asking because I don't feel comfortable shifting in such turns because I kinda need my both hands at the wheel...just wondering
Smoothness is key. Anything that upsets that smoothness is bad. Unsettling the car in max adhesion situations can be VERY VERY BAD.