Originally Posted by CleanAsIS
Hold on, when I launch it i'm not supposed to slip it????
I need a 'can't tell if serious' meme to put here
I don't mean launch like driving away normally from a light where you are trying to be nice to your passengers. I mean revving at 3000-4000 and trying to get out of the 'hole' as fast as possible by using your clutch to balance available traction. As far as your clutch is concerned, its not creating as much heat when it's directly coupled to the motor. If you pop it, you might hook and bog until revs come up, or tires might just break loose. It's less heat for your clutch but usually slower and still harder on your driveline (assuming its ok unless you shatter the clutch disc material from too high rpm).
Normally fastest launch would be a tiny bit of slip that keeps revs on engine up, and prevents shock to drivetrain and tires from breaking loose. It's better for your drivetrain, but bad for the life of the clutch. It's a trade-off and you have to pick your poison.
I've shattered (was worse with nitrous car as NOS comes on like a sledge hammer), glazed, exceeded torque capacity, or just simply worn out a number of clutches in my time. It's usually power related for me, as I don't have issues driving for years on near stock cars... except my talon... I replaced a new 'performance' clutch that lasted maybe 5000miles and it only had two-three lame runs at the track.
As a side, the clutch damper acts kind of as a delay on clutch release. If you like more aggressive driving, I think it makes it harder to modulate and even make the situation worse. A CDD would be a good investment on your next clutch.