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Old 07-28-2008, 05:41 AM
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So a friend of mine tells me that your transmission locks up when you're braking, in order to help you slow down, which makes sense, but he also tells me it's bad for the car to downshift when the transmission is locked like that, and I'm wondering if that's true.

Also, I wonder, supposing it is bad for your tranny to downshift while it's locked, did Honda think about that with tiptronics? A lot of times I downshift when braking to take corners with a little more torque for obvious reasons, and I'd like to know if it'd cause problems?
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:01 PM
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Sounds like your friend is not very bright. Your tranny deff does not lock up while you are breaking if it did your wheels would lock up.
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you can downshift while breaking without problem..it is just hard to match the rpms to what they should be in the lower gear which is when you get problems. but if you can match it up you can down**** fine. but i have also heard that even though it is possible, you are not really likely to match rpms perfectly so better off just breaking normally. then putting it into neutral at stop or holding clutch in while stopped..because replaceing pads is cheaper then replacing clutch.
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down**** fine.
I think he ment down shift lol
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I have an automatic.. No RPM matching for me.

He says it has something to do with my torque convertor, like, the tranny doesn't lock, but something stops, or something.

I wasn't really listening when he was explaining it, like a year ago.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:31 PM
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What happens is the torque converter "unlocks". Do you understand how a torque converter works? Basically it's a fluid coupling, when it fills up with fluid it "locks up" and transmit drive to the wheels. When you back out of the throttle, the partially "unlocks" which is why many people have the initial impression that the tiptronic Prelude is actually a five speed, not a four.

When you brake, the converter "unlocks" and basically freewheels. However in tiptronic mode, the converter rarely "unlocks" totally, which is why they're so much easier (and more fun) to drive shifting it yourself.

BUt to answer your initial question, downshifting can be done, and it doesn't hurt the box. And it does help (though not greatly) your braking ability, but it's most helpful feature is that you'll be in your exit gear when you get back on the power.
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so better off just breaking normally. then putting it into neutral at stop or holding clutch in while stopped..because replaceing pads is cheaper then replacing clutch.

Wait so is it bad to have it in neutral when you are stopping or stopped? I thought holding the clutch was fine because nothing is touching...am I wrong? Is it true that the throw out bearing is still spinning? Now I am all confused.....
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