"Popping the clutch "what exactly does it mean?

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"Popping the clutch "what exactly does it mean?

Postby pHEnomIC » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:19 am

I hear this phrase: popping the clutch many times.

IVe been driving stick for months now and know most of the slang and stuff as well as the advanced techniques, but what exactly does this mean?
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Postby screenname » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:32 am

It's the same thing as dumping the clutch, IIRC.

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Postby camera_man » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:32 am

Popping the clutch refers to when the clutch is suddenly and completely released. No pause, no gradual release. Just let it go all at once. It's very hard on the drivetrain (which makes sense). Used a lot for very quick launches or burnouts.
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Postby six » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:00 am

Popping the clutch is even worse than dumping it. When you dump the clutch, you release the clutch really fast. When you pop it, you basically slide your foot off of the clutch and allow it to spring up by itself.
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Postby Johnf514 » Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:47 am

six wrote:Popping the clutch is even worse than dumping it. When you dump the clutch, you release the clutch really fast. When you pop it, you basically slide your foot off of the clutch and allow it to spring up by itself.


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Postby initialeclipseshift » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:20 pm

Johnf514 wrote:
six wrote:Popping the clutch is even worse than dumping it. When you dump the clutch, you release the clutch really fast. When you pop it, you basically slide your foot off of the clutch and allow it to spring up by itself.


Yup.



ehhh that must suck to smell that after a few times :shock:
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Postby scionkid » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:43 pm

initialeclipseshift wrote:ehhh that must suck to smell that after a few times :shock:


Actually, it causes wear but it is not that hard on the clutch as there is only minimal slippage. However, hammering the transmission, differential, constant velocity joints, crankshafts, connecting rods, piston pins, etc. etc. etc. is not a good idea.

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Postby Sypher » Fri Jun 16, 2006 11:38 am

scionkid wrote:
initialeclipseshift wrote:ehhh that must suck to smell that after a few times :shock:


Actually, it causes wear but it is not that hard on the clutch as there is only minimal slippage. However, hammering the transmission, differential, constant velocity joints, crankshafts, connecting rods, piston pins, etc. etc. etc. is not a good idea.


damn, you beat me to it lol... Yea.. you'll get a nice choke from the seatbelt :shock:
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Postby bklynvw » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:11 pm

poping the cluch is just getting off the clutch very hard like instead of moving your foot up, you pull it in to you and the clutch shoots up.

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Postby scionkid » Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:11 pm

uh, Sypher, unless you're talking about reverse, you get a kick in the ass for clutch poping :wink:

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Postby victim » Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:53 pm

initialeclipseshift wrote:
Johnf514 wrote:
six wrote:Popping the clutch is even worse than dumping it. When you dump the clutch, you release the clutch really fast. When you pop it, you basically slide your foot off of the clutch and allow it to spring up by itself.


Yup.



ehhh that must suck to smell that after a few times :shock:


you wouldnt smell nothing because your not slipping the clutch

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Postby Sypher » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:15 pm

scionkid wrote:uh, Sypher, unless you're talking about reverse, you get a kick in the ass for clutch poping :wink:


Ah right... I was thinking of downishifting and not rev matching then poping hte clutch... i guess...
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Postby jomotopia » Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:01 pm

Sypher wrote:
scionkid wrote:uh, Sypher, unless you're talking about reverse, you get a kick in the ass for clutch poping :wink:


Ah right... I was thinking of downishifting and not rev matching then poping hte clutch... i guess...


yeah when i first got my car i did a few way underrevved downshifts to 2nd and let off the clutch real fast and i heard tire squeal and the seatbelt hurt me :(
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Postby scion_xA » Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:34 pm

jomotopia wrote:
Sypher wrote:
scionkid wrote:uh, Sypher, unless you're talking about reverse, you get a kick in the ass for clutch poping :wink:


Ah right... I was thinking of downishifting and not rev matching then poping hte clutch... i guess...


yeah when i first got my car i did a few way underrevved downshifts to 2nd and let off the clutch real fast and i heard tire squeal and the seatbelt hurt me :(


Dang, that must be some quick acceleration.
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