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Old 06-17-2005, 02:43 PM   #1
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Why double clutch?

I've heard about double clutching and my friend explained it to me. But it seems like a waste of time. So is it necessary to double clutch with our cars does it change anything?

I'm lost on this one.


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Old 06-17-2005, 03:07 PM   #2
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no our cars have syncros no need to double clutch
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Like going from 1st to third or double clutch like Semi's have??
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Doesnt it make for a smoother downshift cause you can rev match with the clutch engaged in nuetral?
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My friend was saying if you double clutch it saves your syncros over time from being messed up. I was wondering if this is true. If it is then I suck at double clutching.
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Supposedly double-clutching with a transmission that has synchro's, can cause extra wear on the synchro's, because that's what they're supposed to do is to help with shifting and reduce wear on the gears. I have a habit of rev matching when downshifting though, because my last car had bad synchro's on 2nd gear.

Although, rev matching when you're downshifting from cruising at 4th, to 2nd when you want to drive stupid...it may help your clutch survive longer.
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