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is double clutching harmful to your car? #100106 Feb 8, 8:46am Feb 8, 8:46am
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is double clutching harmful to your car?
Just curious because i do it all the time and my friend said that it can wear out my clutch.

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100107 Feb 8, 9:00am Feb 8, 9:00am
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define double clutching. I thought that was only a term they used way back in the day (when synchros weren't all that great) and in the movie fast and the furious. If what you mean by double clutching is not taking your foot off the gas in between shifts, this could put some serious wear on your clutch with repeated use, and probably is not too good for your transmission either.

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100108 Feb 8, 9:07am Feb 8, 9:07am
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well the way i do it is when i just release my foot from the gas and tap the clutch and gas again while on a gear. i dont think theres anything wrong with that right?

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100109 Feb 8, 9:13am Feb 8, 9:13am
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are you up shifting or downshifting? Double clutching is when your downshifing, and you press the clutch to get out of gear, you let out the clutch and give it gas to rev-match the gear your about to go in, then you press the clutch in and go into the lower gear. The F&F double clutching is referring to when you upshift you keep your foot on the gas, not a good idea cause your clutch has to slow the engine back down to the rpm it should be at in a higher gear, also it slows down your times, from what i've heard.


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Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100110 Feb 8, 9:27am Feb 8, 9:27am
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i dont shift while doing that. While im on a gear and flooring it, i quickly let go of the gas and tap the clutch and floor it again while on the same gear. For some reason it makes my rpm go higher from the time i tapped the clutch. I dont do the one from F&F. Its obviouse that it will wear out your clutch.

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100111 Feb 8, 9:28am Feb 8, 9:28am
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keeping your foot on the gas while shifting is speed shifting and it does add wear and tear a little.
when you pinch the clutch(foot in the tank and you tap the clutch,making you rpm go up)you do get faster,but it depends on the car/rpm/clutch.these "terms" are so out of whack and differ so much from perso to person that sometimes its confusing to figure out which ones are being refferd to.i do know that if you go to the track and you "double clutch" you will get some sought of heat or slick comment from somebody.


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Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: hybridcelica] #100112 Feb 8, 2:26pm Feb 8, 2:26pm
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Here is a little thing about double clutch for everyone - double clutch or look at the racing forums at this site and the Auto-X/Track Driving Techniques by Steven. By the way, no it's not harmful.

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100113 Feb 8, 2:29pm Feb 8, 2:29pm
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Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100114 Feb 8, 5:11pm Feb 8, 5:11pm
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what if you make the rpm too high for the gear you're downshifting on? Will it go to the right rpm on it's own without lurch? Because i dont wanna have to be looking at my meters while trying that out.

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: midnightcruiser] #100115 Feb 8, 5:20pm Feb 8, 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by midnightcruiser
what if you make the rpm too high for the gear you're downshifting on? Will it go to the right rpm on it's own without lurch? Because i dont wanna have to be looking at my meters while trying that out.


If you're a beginner to either a normal downshift, a double clutch downshift, or a heel-toe downshift, then it's best to start off practicing by slipping the clutch a little bit. That way the lurch won't be that bad if you don't hit the revs perfectly. Eventually you'll be able to do it without slipping the clutch and without any lurch at all. (Nothing sounds more beautiful than a perfectly rev-matched downshift.)


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Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: Whatitdo] #100116 Feb 8, 6:04pm Feb 8, 6:04pm
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I think that Isaac needs to put a filter on the forums to keep the term "double clutching" from being posted, unless it's by one of the members who has some idea what it means.

Fourth F&F "double clutch" post this week. puke


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Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should be smile You're lucky that hundred shot of Nos didn't blow the welds on the Intake wtf

Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: Stephen] #100118 Feb 8, 7:43pm Feb 8, 7:43pm
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should be smile You're lucky that hundred shot of Nos didn't blow the welds on the Intake wtf


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Re: is double clutching harmful to your car? [Re: Stephen] #100119 Feb 8, 7:54pm Feb 8, 7:54pm
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Granny shifting, not double clutching like you should be smile You're lucky that hundred shot of Nos didn't blow the welds on the Intake wtf


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