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  • v. Present participle of upshift.


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  • Instead of a single lever that is pushed up or down, the Metron uses a TT-brake-style lever to pull in cable, downshifting the rear derailleur or upshifting the front.

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  • Making matters worse, automakers have not settled on a standard for where this manual override slot should be and which direction is for upshifting or downshifting, so you have to relearn it in every car.

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  • In most cars, downshifting requires tugging back and upshifting pushing forward.

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  • We closed in, Bernie downshifting, upshifting, hands and feet doing maneuvers, making adjustments nonstop.

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  • Plus I've figured out its problem: way too tall gearing. 5th is nearly useless, the car REALLY needs you to have the right gear, 3rd is much too tall (3rd gear should not be good for 130 mph), I find myself revving higher in a lower gear because upshifting brings me to a too tall gear (especially when trying not to bust out the turbos too hard).

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  • Geneva Motor Show include a custom interior with "Power On" trim, and a display for indicating upshifting and tire pressure.

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  • This allows for quicker downshifting or upshifting if desired.

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  • "SVT" light in the tachometer that can be set to illuminate at whatever engine speed you think is best for upshifting.

  • In fact, "Weed Out the Weak" is a tremendous exercise in ferocity, Horgh continually upshifting and downshifting, Tägtgren delivering an authoritative growl atop his frenetic tremolo picking and thrash-inspired palm-mutes.


  • Since most of the competition's paddles do upshifts on the right and downshifts on the left, I tended to forget about those faraway front shifters and, without thinking, use the rear-mounted switches instead - causing the car and I some angst when I'd downshift instead of upshifting.

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