Re: Bloody Clutch!!!
nah, i hate doing full blown burnout, never have not even in my falcon and prolly never will... its the whole respect thing, my parents bought me the car and if i go off doing stupid things, id feel REALLY guilty about it. This whole post ive made was from being worried i ruined the car.
But i wasnt tryin to deliberately hurt it, more so to get a quicker take off, but the end result was as i described.
Ive done this a few times before (about 3 times at some lights) and got the wheels chirpping a tad from a good quick start, but this time it went all wrong. I never intended to pretend i was in the summernats fully goin thru a set of tyres in one night, a darn right way to throw away your money in leaveing all that relatively "expensive" burnt rubber on the road.
BUT with the whole clutch issue, of all the cars ive driven, i have a MUCH MUCH more direct feel with the stiffer clutches and it may sound stupid, but i do actually drive better with a firmer left pedal. Especially when the pedal actually pushes out on your foot, rather than the pedal going however high your foot decides to move.
My girlfriends dad lets me drive his Maloo R8, clutch almost as firm as pushing on a brick wall, but i love it!! You know that every ounce of power coming out from the engine is being transferred into the gearbox, even at high revs, and afterwards, it doesnt smell like its being tharshed. Unlike my focus, which after a bit of a tharsh (to my 5000rpm limit, never taken it above that apart from the other nite which i didnt realise would happen), you open up the engine bay, and even though its a quick in and out of the clutch, you can still smell traces of clutch indicating it does give way a tad at higher revs.
But enough said, i just wanted to add that in my defence coz im not a tyre smoking yuppie and dont want you guys to get the idea im trying to be a try hard here or anything. As you say, have fun around corners which i do readily, and its great coz some of my mates shit themselves and ive even been told im not a rally driver lol which once again, im not trying to act like one.
Am getting my car lowered after i come back from melbourne in a weeks time so it should get in and out of corners slighty faster than now