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Old 08-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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dumping the clutch

ok ive heard the term dumping the clutch so many times and i know this question is kinda like a kid is asking it well it is im 15.. but what is dumping the clutch

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Re: dumping the clutch

When you rev up to say, 3k or 4k RPM with the clutch pressed so you are not moving while your RPM are high, then you just put it in 1st and release the clutch and it will engage at whatever RPM you had it.

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Re: dumping the clutch

coming off the clutch as fast as you can just lifting up no feathering. Most do it to get the tires spinning
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Re: dumping the clutch

Like everyone above me pretty much said. When you're dumping the clutch, you're letting the clutch out instantly. No hesitation, and no feathering; you literally just throw your foot right off of it. Tires will most likely squeal, and you'll feel a huge jerk of the car before it launches down the road. Ideal for drag racing, I believe.

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Re: dumping the clutch

Dumping or popping the clutch is just lifting your foot off of it as quickly as you can to launch the car or to do a burnout.

Sidestepping the clutch is primarily used in drag racing and to do that you just slip your foot off the clutch to the left side allowing the pedal to pop up quickly.

It is always best to "pre-load" your drivetrain by letting up on the clutch pedal just enough to lightly engage the clutch & drivetrain before you dump, pop or sidestep the clutch. Doing this you are slipping the clutch a bit and putting pressure on the drive train to take up any slack in it. This prevents slamming the engine power to the drivetrain all at once and lessens the possibility of parts damage.

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