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Post by newbie » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:41 am

heres the thing...i discovered that when im driving (manual) and i slam the clutch while accelerating(just say on 2nd gear)...the car will rev up heaps and it gives me this massive boast...

can somebody tell me what the hell that is...is it a driving technique or am i just screwing up my car...


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Post by The YoYo Freak » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:46 am

I believe it's called 'popping the clutch'.
Popping the clutch: Invariably, you will miss your gear (or release the clutch too quickly) and the car will lurch ahead. Often at the outset, you will pop the clutch too quickly and stall the car. Don't worry, it happens to everyone. Just get those exercises out of the way before you find yourself in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Not too sure though, but sure sounds like it.


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Post by IMBoring25 » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:45 am

You can call it a driving technique if you want, and some do, but it is quite hard on everything downstream of the clutch; The transmission, driveshaft (if equipped), u- or cv-joints, differential, axles, wheels and tires.

Using that as a strategy will also make it quite difficult to drive in reduced-traction situations; Rain, snow, ice, dirt, mud, gravel, etc.

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Post by ReckLess » Thu Jun 24, 2004 6:21 pm

hey you can't blame the guy for experamenting... exploring what you can do and can't do is one of the things that makes driving manual fun :lol: :lol:

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Post by Ro(/\)tary » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:10 am

When I first learned how to drive a stick I would sometimes gas a little too much while downshifting gears before going up a hill. It's probably alright unless your car jerks kinda hard when you do this because it is adding a little extra wear to your tranny.
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