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      05-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #1
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Do you guys still double clutch?

I used to double clutch when I first got my car. But since most cars have good synchros, I do not think its necessary. What do you guys think?

I just want to drive my new car correctly when it arrives

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      05-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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I never do. There isn't a need for it unless you are shifting to a very low gear and getting resistance.
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      05-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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My first car (a 1960 MGA twin cam) had no syncro in 1st so I double clutched. At times when I get resistance i automatically do it; but it is not necessary in modern cars with strong syncros.
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      05-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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absolutely. i heel and toe and double clutch every day.
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absolutely. i heel and toe and double clutch every day.
So do I ... allows for smoother (no resistance from the gear lever) and rev-matched downshifts

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I used to double clutch when I first got my car. But since most cars have good synchros, I do not think its necessary. What do you guys think?

I just want to drive my new car correctly when it arrives

Thanks,
I haven't needed to double clutch any modern manual trans that has synchros. I have done this on "stubborn" gears, but that only has happened a handful of times when the trans is cold.
Synchros are there so that you don't have to double clutch.
Plus, double clutching only slows you down when it isn't necessary.
There is nothing incorrect about not double clutching.
The synchros on this trans are pretty robust as well.

Heel and toe is one thing and it's a great technique to know and use.
I have no idea why anyone would double clutch this MT, unless you've learned and developed this habit. But that still doesn't make it a necessity.
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I haven't needed to double clutch any modern manual trans that has synchros. I have done this on "stubborn" gears, but that only has happened a handful of times when the trans is cold.
Synchros are there so that you don't have to double clutch.
Plus, double clutching only slows you down when it isn't necessary.
There is nothing incorrect about not double clutching.
The synchros on this trans are pretty robust as well.

Heel and toe is one thing and it's a great technique to know and use.
I have no idea why anyone would double clutch this MT, unless you've learned and developed this habit. But that still doesn't make it a necessity.
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Double clutch - no. Heel and toe - yes.

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Only when I feel like a play. I only heel toe these days.
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As others have indicated, it's not necessary to double clutch. But I do heel toe rev match every down shift.

Also at stop lights, I don't leave the clutch in, leave it in neutral and quick shift into first when light turns green.
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I double-clutch and heel-toe with my 73 911, but the gearbox in that car really appreciates it. I would think double-clutching a modern BMW gearbox is almost never necessary (unless maybe downshifting into first when the gear oil is still cold in the morning). But, Heel-toe Yes - this is an underappreciated facet of high performance driving and necessary for best performance on the track in particular!
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I used to double clutch when I first got my car. But since most cars have good synchros, I do not think its necessary. What do you guys think?

I just want to drive my new car correctly when it arrives

Thanks,
I can't think of any European manual trans car made in the past 35-40 years which you've ever 'needed' to double clutch
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