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Old 07-10-2000, 08:58 PM   #1
Shin RS
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Question Driving techniques

I tried a search looking for double clutch shifting, and found nothing, so I'm asking anyone, who double clutches when they downshift?

I heel toe alot during regular driving but sometimes i try to double clutch,( it's a bit to get used to), and I'm not sure if it will help my car any, (I heard that it helps reduce stress on the tranny)


Ps: Yes I know that we don't have straight cut gears (rs' use synchros)

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Old 07-10-2000, 09:12 PM   #2
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Shin RS,
The process of double clutching is ancient history because of developements made to the transmission. When you are using heel/toe, you can blip the throttle and shift WAY faster than you ever could with double clutching. Sounds like you should keep doing what you are doing.
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Old 07-10-2000, 11:49 PM   #3
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coming from someone who always double-clutches, and never heel-toe's, i say that what you are doing is so much more beneficial. Keep doing it. as far as amking your car last longer, i heard that when you are shifting hard and not somehow matching RPM's, you put alot of stress on the gearbox, tranny, clutch and driveshaft. i think that it is a lot nicer to your car to match RPMs wen shifting. either that or replace parts a ot more often...
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Old 07-11-2000, 02:41 AM   #4
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Old 07-11-2000, 01:50 PM   #5
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Aaron & subaruwrx have offered good advice. DDC is not necessary anymore, and H&T is extremely beneficial.

I would humbly suggest continuing to master heel & toe. It has countless benefits (and only a small petrol consumption negative - although gas costs us (Brits) more than liquid gold, so we get out and push our cars around as much as possible).

All the best

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Old 07-11-2000, 05:21 PM   #6
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My first Exedy 22b clutch lated 6000 miles.

Richard Squires Exedy 22B clutch is starting to give up after 25,000 miles.

The differnce is the practice of heel and toeing!

Now Richard has a nice AP 22B clutch to look forward to
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Old 07-11-2000, 05:38 PM   #7
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Thanks alot for the opinions. I'll keep trying to master both heel toe and double clutching... Because of the synchros, a friend told me that double clutching wasn't necessary any more, but I figure why not practice anyway, learning a new skill is always a good thing...

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