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Old 06-08-2000, 05:04 PM
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Aaron Aaron is offline
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I used to have to double clutch when I had my Triumph TR6. In a modern car, it isn't necessary, except, of course, as some of you mentioned, for spitired driving. Double clutching does decrease wear on the synchros though, in a modern car. A good technique to know for SCCA track racing. I usually would stab the gas really quickly and hit about 1,800 rpm before the actual shifting, and at that point, you're hooked up 1:1 with the tarmac and you're ready to tell the other guy "check out my chrome tailpipes, dude". Crude, but works every time.

Aaron Greenberg
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