Double Clutching

prevtec

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ireland
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prelude 2.2vtec jap
ive had my car now for 18 months but have put 80,000 km on it
and always hard driving
and my clutch dosent have the slightest sign of wear

does anyone know if theres a racing type clutch in the prelude
or am i driving the car properley???

i never have a smell of burned clutch, regardless how i drive
 

Prince

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242
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Northampton, England
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BMW E36 318is Coupe
I'm the same, I work my car hard when I'm given the opportunity. I think the last time I did an emergency stop was on my test!

How about double clutching with a quick shift? Is it worth it?
 

thexav

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357
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2002 Clio 172
I suppose it would be smoother when you have mastered it and thats got to be a good thing.
 

RapidWagon

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Impreza Wagon Turbo
Hmm, can't think of a single valid reason for doing this on a public road in a modern car. Only ever used double clutching in circumstances the Constabluary would not approve of.

Heel and toe, I do confess to having used on the road... emergency stops; well I do enough miles that I get to 'practice' more than I would like in the car and on the bike.
 

TCJBOLDIE

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Brisbane
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JB Starion
At my age DDC has become a lifetime habit as I learned to drive in cars back then had no syncro on 1st gear and it comes naturally on the road or track.
Can't see any benefit in DDC on the upchange.
IMHO it is unfortunate all the modern electronic gizmos are dumbing down driver skill levels and the great majority of drivers ?? motorists seem to regard operating a motor vehicle as something that needs no further training after they get their license.
FWIW threshold braking will stop a car in a shorter distance than ABS.
 
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