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cheeno 09-25-2004 08:07 PM

Double - clutching
I've heard this phrase used alot, but can someone tell me what "double clutching" is?

Millertyme 09-25-2004 08:20 PM

it is not needed on our cars because we have devices in our transmissions called syncronizers.
But what it is are these steps:
Say you are in first and want to shift to second this is what you do
1. depress clutch
2. shift into neutral
3. release clutch
4. depress clutch
5. shift into second

really only big trucks need to double clutch.

I love how Fast and Furious corrupted everyone!

Egz 09-25-2004 10:49 PM

While its not needed, its still handy for not disrupting the car at all while shifting in a corner. But you really have to be good.

For most people, regular heel-toe works best.

rompin2.0focus 09-26-2004 12:27 AM


Originally posted by Millertyme
I love how Fast and Furious corrupted everyone!

cheeno 09-26-2004 08:52 PM

If that's what double-clutching is, I've always done that especially around

Egz 09-26-2004 09:00 PM


The transmission shown here does not have "synchros" (discussed later in the article), so if you were using this transmission you would have to double-clutch it. Double-clutching was common in older cars and is still common in some modern race cars. In double-clutching, you first push the clutch pedal in once to disengage the engine from the transmission. This takes the pressure off the dog teeth so you can move the collar into neutral. Then you release the clutch pedal and rev the engine to the "right speed." The right speed is the rpm value at which the engine should be running in the next gear. The idea is to get the blue gear of the next gear and the collar rotating at the same speed so that the dog teeth can engage. Then you push the clutch pedal in again and lock the collar into the new gear. At every gear change you have to press and release the clutch twice, hence the name "double-clutching."

vanace 09-26-2004 09:04 PM

If that's what double-clutching is, I've always done that especially around

Why? It is a total waste of time and effort. There is NO reason to use it. This is a sickening subject that keeps comming up. If you can't shift your car normally and smoothly no matter how your driving, you (a) don't know how to drive, or (b) have something seriously wrong with your tranny. Simple as that. To know what it is, is one thing. To actually use it is total rice city baby. hence the FF referance.

dwdgsi03 09-26-2004 09:06 PM

Rice city baby....LoL

d3bilhan 09-26-2004 09:07 PM

I think it actually will reduce the wear slightly on the sycronizors, but the focus isn't noted for sycro problems.

lwnslw 09-26-2004 09:10 PM

"I love how Fast and Furious corrupted everyone!"
So true......
If your are racing and double clutch your car you will definitly lose some seconds off your times.
BUT if it was stated in F&F it MUST be true that you need to do it to win.

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