Thanks for the tips on preserving my clutch and trans, it is probably something I’m just thinking too much about, since in the past day or so I’ve become a lot more comfortable with the clutch. Not into street racing, but I just want to know how to beat somebody off the line pretty good, you know my wagon has got that ‘stealth’ factor which makes it more fun!
I did check out naisoc.com, but those guys seemed to be seriously into rallying, talking about heel/toe, and left foot braking, I would have felt stupid with such a noob question, figured this was as good a place as any to ask. BTW, the rex wagon is an awesome car and great value, I would recommend it to anyone![/quote]
This may not apply to you, but I’ve noticed that alot of people never really learn to “feel” what’s going on through their clutch peddle. Like when I first started driving I’d watch the tach while letting the clutch out because I needed that visual cue to keep 'er going. After a while you getter a better feel, literally, through your foot and you can work the clutch and throttle in concert with that feedback alone. Seems like alot of people I’ve seen never learn to do that and they use too many rpm’s and too much clutch slippage on all their starts and gear changes.
Course, I grew up driving a beater Ford with an in-line 6, so driving anything smaller then a Caddy feels like a gokart to me… so what do I know.