Originally Posted by Reebok4146
what do u mean by pop it and ride it?
i shift for maximum smoothness :)
As do I.
Uhh.. what I mean by popping it and riding it; not sure if your being rhetorical/sarcastic, so I'll describe it anyway.
lifting your foot extremely fast, with enough throttle to throw it into gear.. not always the smoothest. Usually causes some tire-squeelage. Can't imagine it's good on the gears either.
there's not really any reason to ride the clutch.. happens most often when:
1. People are trying to double clutch into second, but have no idea what they're doing.. so all their doing is burning clutch & having seemingly better (but worse on the clutch) transitions between gears.
2. when people are afraid of stalling out.. on hill, or just in general. People usually ride the clutch after stalling out, out of fear of stalling out again.
3. people whom are obsessed with shifting smoothly, but have no idea what their doing.. they usually "ride" and burn the clutch.
Anyway, I was just wondering what the norm around here was. I'm figuring out where/how to revmatch in my '01 EX coupe right now.