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They use manual sequential mostly in modern rally. Either a performance shifter(like stick, but just up and down) or paddles. Stick shift is rare in rally now, as for sequential transmissions are quicker in shifting gears thanks to modern technology.
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They use manual sequential mostly in modern rally. Either a performance shifter (like stick, but just up and down) or paddles. Stick shift is rare in rally now, as for sequential transmissions are quicker in shifting gears thanks to modern technology. The downside however Is the time taken between shifting multiple gears.
today, the wrc uses, as mentioned earlier, sequential shifting. however, today, rally cars still use h pattern shifters. subaru rally team usa incar videos show this to be true... albeit, it isn't a wrc s2000 class car so it is different from the cars in this years wrc, and the usa subie also is very different from ever the older wrc cars... it may be one of few to still employ h patterns.
For rally cars with sequential shifters, which is most modern ones (depends on class, of course, the super production class for example would use a H pattern with a clutch, and anyone else without the money to put a dogbox in) with a push/pull stick around the area where a gear shift would be." Modern WRC cars use a single static paddle shifter with a dual movement (pull and push), to shift up and down...
Most racing cars also use a sequential transmission now (via a sequential shift lever, with a mechanical linkage, or electronic paddle-shifters), rather than the old H-pattern stick shift, beginning with the paddle-shifted Williams FW14 Formula One car in 1991, which used a sequential drum-rotation mechanism.
I'm using the seq since the H-pattern is messed up in my g25 shifter so I'm stuck with it. Ofcourse rallycars have a clutch if they hsve a seq gearbox. For launch an when it's needed to use, like in hairpins or to kick up the revs and so on! #5
Starting off with an automatic "may" be helpful initially because it's one less thing to focus on while you try to learn things, but most events you don't wind up shifting once you're in second gear. You want to wind up with a standard shift eventually because the gearings will be better and when it's really messy you can short shift to help limit wheel spin.
WRC cars had a paddle behind the steering wheel just a few years ago - pull for upshift and push for downshift. It was basically the same shifter they have now, with some linkage attaching it to a paddle behind the steering wheel - so if the paddle broke you could still shift.
Their is hope though after seeing the rallycross preview video with the cars shifting much faster. As I use an H-shifter for cars equipped as such I don't really have a problem with a slower speed to simulate the time it would take to shift on those cars.
That pedigree will translate well to rally. Nissan 240sx This car is known for its legendary drift car status. The balance and mod-ability that makes it good in drift should translate well to the loose conditions of rally.
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