A friend pointed this out to me the other day. Apparently I drive incorrectly!
When driving around town on a dreary day with no purpose to be anywhere, I was going w/o the boost even kicking in, and shifting w/o using the clutch! My buddy pointed it out and said he never did that and didn't think it was good for the car. My perception of the clutch is a disengagement of the main drive shaft in the tranny from the gear shaft to match speeds before completing the shift. I would use the clutch to get going in first, get going to 2500, let off the gas and pull the shifter back and put it in second w/o touching the clutch. I always when driving normal pull it out of 6th w/o the clutch. Sometimes it requires a light blip of the throttle, depending on speed. But all gear shifts work the same, pull lazy to 3000 rpm, let off, shift out and in. If I wait too long and the rpms drop it wont go in. Theres a certain catch point. If I miss it (hard too) a small blip of the throttle gets it back in. Theres no grinding sound, just the smooth shift into gear. I can do it on a down shift too with a little throttle blip. Is he wrong, or me?