Who's Power Shifting their M6?

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  1. owenspackman

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    So I'm wondering, who's Power Shifting their M6? Especially at the track?

    I have the Barton Shifter installed, I'm wondering if my track times would be improved with power shifting.

    I've done it on previous manual transmission cars, but never my Challengers.

    I'd love to hear it people are having success with WOT Power Shifting on the hellcats?
     
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    Did you have some expectation of your clutch holding up?
     
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    This is why I'm asking, for any real work experience. Have any to share?
     
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    I have done it several times!....with the barton I haven't missed a gear ! right foot never comes off the floor!
     
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    This is what I was wanting to hear. Is this street and both track use?
     
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    I can't say that I do on this car, other cars I've had I avoided it generally speaking as it's a known way to kill most clutches if it's habitual. Most people I know would say don't. Another example is 0-60 times, reputable car pubs won't do it, others will such that they can claim faster times.
     
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    Of course then there's that.... ^^^^^ : )
     
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    I have 3000 miles on my car and have had the barton since 500 miles....I have been power shifting many times.....no clutch slippage yet and I have not been to the track yet but driveshaft is in , and have the Nittos on .........also have Toddys clutch on the way before I go to the track!
     
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    I never knew that about the publications. Interesting.

    I have no doubts it's going to increase any wear on a already insufficient clutch.
     
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    Apparently I need to go learn what a Barton Shifter is and why it doens't allow you to turn your clutch disk into smoke...


    :confused:
     
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    It's certainly help people who were missing shifts with the OEM shifter at the track, like me. I'd get one good run in, once everything heated up after the first pass the odds of missing a shift multiplied like crazy.

    Is it going to help your clutch? No!
     
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    This is my first M6, hell on the way home, I was either trying for a gear I was already in or otherwise lost....

    :(

    I completely understand in a racing environment and a short throw shifter with 6 buckets to stir through...
     
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    Your clutch won't hold, don't do it.
     
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    I have stock tires and break traction on every power-shift up to fourth gear. so for me my traction is an issue not the clutch. waiting for both tire and clutch to go so I can upgrade.
     
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    Traction issues is why you still have a clutch... Better traction means a better clutch... Better clutch with better traction means a better drive shaft... Better traction, better clutch, better drive shaft means... No more warranty?... The $hit never ends... (It may end at the rear end, but no one has got there yet!)
     

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