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celicarush Feb 20, 1:34pm - #107144 
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noob question: is riding clutch bad?

suddenly, the way i've been driving changed. usually, i step a bit of gas and then balance the clutch..now i release about 1 inch of the clutch pedal first then gas it..is it bad? Also, in the hill i let go the clutch a lot to prevent the car from rolling...thanks
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trog2233 Feb 20, 1:38pm - #107145 

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yea its not real good on ur clutch...won't hurt anything bad but ur clutch will wear out faster
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beans Feb 20, 2:26pm - #107146 
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What's the proper way for the gas and clutch pedal anyways?

Let the clutch up while pushing gas down? I've never really paid attention to how I drive
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Speed4TheNeed Feb 20, 5:46pm - #107147 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
yea its not real good on ur clutch...won't hurt anything bad but ur clutch will wear out faster


ditto.

and the proper way to shift with a manual is to ease up on the clutch while at the same time easing down with the gas.

basically, whatever you do with your clutch foot, you do exactly and equally the opposite with your gas foot.
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RevMonster Feb 20, 5:56pm - #107148 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by trog2233
yea its not real good on ur clutch...won't hurt anything bad but ur clutch will wear out faster


ditto.

and the proper way to shift with a manual is to ease up on the clutch while at the same time easing down with the gas.

basically, whatever you do with your clutch foot, you do exactly and equally the opposite with your gas foot.


Yeah. Basic rule is that you are wearing the clutch whenever it's not fully in or fully out. Of course you have to slip the clutch from a stop, but try to avoid doing it when not needed.

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Elkal900 Feb 20, 6:24pm - #107149 

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I usually gas it a little before I ease out on the clutch
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CeLlYgT04 Feb 20, 6:37pm - #107150 

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Originally Posted by Elkal900
I usually gas it a little before I ease out on the clutch


Me too grin
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VSGTS14 Feb 21, 1:14am - #107151 

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you should figure it out by common sense and feel of the car...the clutch and gas...

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Evan Feb 21, 1:55am - #107152 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
yea its not real good on ur clutch...won't hurt anything bad but ur clutch will wear out faster


And you don't wanna have to replace them all the time.. can get a little spendy frown

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csulbkid Feb 21, 2:40am - #107153 

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if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink

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CeLlYgT04 Feb 21, 3:16am - #107154 

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Originally Posted by csulbkid
if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink


rofl
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xXMaGNuSXx Feb 21, 3:21am - #107155 
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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by csulbkid
if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink


rofl


I agree. Try learning stick on the hill going to Universal Studios/Citywalk. I was stuck there for about 5-10mins...oh shoot. I think this reply goes on the other topic... spineyes oh well.
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celicarush Feb 21, 4:40am - #107156 
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i realli dont smell anything..when i let the clutch go first (1/2-1 inch), then gas..it's a lot smoother and quieter than gasing first then then balance.

Usually when im on the hill, i "ride" the clutch just enough so the car wont even drop back not even a milimeter. =)
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csulbkid Feb 21, 4:45am - #107157 

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just try and be smooth

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stefanoc Feb 21, 5:07am - #107158 

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Originally Posted by celicarush
i realli dont smell anything..when i let the clutch go first (1/2-1 inch), then gas..it's a lot smoother and quieter than gasing first then then balance.

Usually when im on the hill, i "ride" the clutch just enough so the car wont even drop back not even a milimeter. =)


yea. same with me. i let go the clutch a little until i feel the rev going more down and feel the car moving for a 1mph or something, and then gas it and gradually let go the clutch.
btw, from my experience, when you gradually let go the clutch and gas it theres this inch in the clutch that even you let it go, ur car wont accelerate and just rev higher, after a point the car starts moving and thats why i do the way by letting go the clutch a little and then floor it, so i wont rev at all and launch like an automatic better.
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stefanoc Feb 21, 5:12am - #107159 

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Originally Posted by xXMaGNuSXx
Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by csulbkid
if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink


rofl


I agree. Try learning stick on the hill going to Universal Studios/Citywalk. I was stuck there for about 5-10mins...oh shoot. I think this reply goes on the other topic... spineyes oh well.


damn thats pretty bad. ive burned clutch on the uphills they got that takes you to sunset. they are horrible downhills with packed traffic.

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Originally Posted by Elkal900
I usually gas it a little before I ease out on the clutch


Me too grin

yup just try to even out the clutch and gas
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hephaestus Feb 21, 5:37am - #107161 
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Drive it like you stole it. Rev it to 5000 RPM's and go from every stop. Going 77 MPH, downshift to third and kill it! I'm only joking. Riding the clutch is bad. Holding the clutch on a hill takes skill, but will wear it out more. Starting in second from a dead stop on a slight incline will wear it more. Downshifting to 3rd at 70 mph like I said will wear it more and your transmission. Reving it to 5000 RPM's and launching with kill it in no time. The Toyota clutch I noticed is stronger than say an S2000. I put mine through some abuse and still going. Just drive and shift properly. That goes for racing and normal driving. Learn how to shift and let out the clutch in many situations. The learning process shouldn't kill your clutch. Be one with the Celica. It should be just an extension like your arm or leg. You have to feel it.
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Eyger Feb 21, 6:10am - #107162 

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Originally Posted by csulbkid
if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink


Ha ha. I had a friend that owned a Honda Prelude; he tried to burn out in reverse and failed miserabley we started smell clutch, it sucked for his car, but was hilarious when we think about it now.

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NorwayGT Feb 21, 6:11am - #107163 

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Originally Posted by Eyger
Originally Posted by csulbkid
if you start smelling something that smells really bad, that's when you know you're doing something wrong wink


Ha ha. I had a friend that owned a Honda Prelude; he tried to burn out in reverse and failed miserabley we started smell clutch, it sucked for his car, but was hilarious when we think about it now.

rofl rofl rofl what a moron

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SCOTT03 Feb 21, 6:51am - #107164 
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are new clutches supposed to smell?

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Evan Feb 21, 7:56am - #107165 

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Originally Posted by SCOTT03
are new clutches supposed to smell?


No.

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cRodz Feb 21, 8:35pm - #107166 
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
Drive it like you stole it. Rev it to 5000 RPM's and go from every stop. Going 77 MPH, downshift to third and kill it! I'm only joking. Riding the clutch is bad. Holding the clutch on a hill takes skill, but will wear it out more. Starting in second from a dead stop on a slight incline will wear it more. Downshifting to 3rd at 70 mph like I said will wear it more and your transmission. Reving it to 5000 RPM's and launching with kill it in no time. The Toyota clutch I noticed is stronger than say an S2000. I put mine through some abuse and still going. Just drive and shift properly. That goes for racing and normal driving. Learn how to shift and let out the clutch in many situations. The learning process shouldn't kill your clutch. Be one with the Celica. It should be just an extension like your arm or leg. You have to feel it.


Wow so deep... cry
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Bakablo1 Feb 22, 7:51pm - #107167 
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only drivin manual once... so tongue
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Eyger Feb 22, 11:48pm - #107168 

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One more thing about driving up a hill from a stop which everyone should know; the easiest way to start up in first going uphill is to pull the emergency brake untill it turns green, then connect it in first and begin to connect the transmission. As soon as you feel it start to pull, slowly let go of the E-brake. I've done it several times with zero rollback. Give it a try! thumbsup you'll feel much safer on hills.

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CeLlYgT04 Feb 22, 11:56pm - #107169 

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Originally Posted by Eyger
One more thing about driving up a hill from a stop which everyone should know; the easiest way to start up in first going uphill is to pull the emergency brake untill it turns green, then connect it in first and begin to connect the transmission. As soon as you feel it start to pull, slowly let go of the E-brake. I've done it several times with zero rollback. Give it a try! thumbsup you'll feel much safer on hills.


Nah dude, I'm straight, if I roll back too far and hit the car behind me, that sucks for them cause it's their fault. Sometimes I do on on purpose just to scare them laughsilly
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