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Old 10-18-2009, 05:19 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by focusmaniaczx3 View Post
oh i know what you're saying. to give you a kick in the pants like you are changing gears again in between gears. ive done this on the street before when i launch from a roll with great success but ive never tried what you are suggesting on a strip. why dont you try it and see how it works out. i think it will slow you down but ive been wrong God only knows how many times in the past. like looking at a duratec engine in a focus for the first time and saying WTF! the header is made out of plastic! oh fuuuunny
Yeah, something like that. I'm going to try it once or twice next week and see what happens.

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Originally Posted by SquillyB View Post
If your talking about double clutching aka power shifting as I think it was referred to here, then in a drag race I would say no it won't help more than likely hurt your times. By NOT accelerating if even for an instant the suspension as well as other key factors will "relax" and this is not a good thing when talking forward acceleration across a specific distance ie 1/4 mile. Anything that prohibits forward acceleration will show in your time slips, this includes lifting or clutching. Unless the power increase at the higher RPM that it "jumps" to after taping the clutch while accelerating under WOT is sufficient enough to cover the lack of power during the pedal depress duration as well as having the capability to produce more power than the original rpm curve, then NO this is not beneficial to your drag times.
You also might want to find out where your car makes the most power, at what rpm does it start and where does it end. If you go playing around in your power band area and don't know what your doing, then you will suffer tremendous losses while drag racing.
Nope I'm not talking about double clutching, and I could be wrong, but you are the first person that I heard that calls double clutching and powershifting the same thing (IIRC they are two very different driving techniques). And I would like to re-quote you on this;
" Anything that prohibits forward acceleration will show in your time slips, this includes lifting or clutching. Unless the power increase at the higher RPM that it "jumps" to after taping the clutch while accelerating under WOT is sufficient enough to cover the lack of power during the pedal depress duration as well as having the capability to produce more power than the original rpm curve, then NO this is not beneficial to your drag times."
^^^Your explanation is kind of what I was looking for. I'm going to PM to see if you can explain me this more in detail.

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Thanks, that's the most helpful post so far. If you ever run for president, count with my vote
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