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Droppin' The Clutch

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by YangpaNemsay, May 24, 2003.

  1. YangpaNemsay

    YangpaNemsay Senior Member

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    I've heard of many techniques of dropping the clutch at different rpms. I've heard of a lot of people dropping the clutch @ 6000rpm for civics. For example, the new Dodge SRT-4 Neon has peak torque of 250lb-ft @ 3000 and redlines @ 6000rpm. Would it be better to drop the clutch on this car @ 3000rpm when it reaches it's peak torque or would it be better to drop it at around 5800/6000rpm when it it closer to redline???
     
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    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    It's never best to DROP the clutch. The best launch comes from holding the throttle steady at the line, then release the clutch smoothly to not shock the differential, clutch, axles, and tires. While releasing smoothly, push the gas more or less to modulate out the wheel spin.

    RPM ranges on the actual launch vary depending on traction and engine torque. The more torque you have, the less rpm you need to launch your best. THe more traction, the higher launch RPM you can get away with without as much wheelspin.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    Yup, unless you want 4 second 60ft times, feather that fucker out........


    Milan
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    dumping the clutch = street "racers" who don't know any better
    or guys on the track who are now in the pits with broken axels
     
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    :withstupid: :lol:
     
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    dumping the cluth=engine tear=tire tear=slower launches. i never burn out, it looks cool, but its bad for your car, plus it kinda pisses people off.
     
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    dumping clutch bad i never learned anyother way so explain to me how to launch i got the modulating throttle down pretty good but with slicks it was all traction for me even when i dumped the clutch at 8000 20X8 m/t slicks
    1.9 60ft
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    slicks yeah, dump it.
    on street tires, you gotta feather/ride it a little bit
     
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    yeah now i know what u mean on my 17in ricer wheels i still got a 2.360ft thats not that bad but yeah you got to modulate it
     
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    Forum FSQ Rider Junior Member

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    so best think to "modulate" is left foot slowly brings out clutch while giving a lot of throttle or slowly pressing down hard but not like grandma... Help me out if this makes sense :D
     
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