Okay What's the best way to launch?

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Okay What's the best way to launch?

Postby Celtic_Curse » Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:02 pm

Okay whats the best way to launch from everyones experience? Rev to 5000 and drop the clutch or mild start to hard throttle? Just want to know what the concensus is.

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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (Celtic_Curse)

Postby AKLGT » Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:20 pm

here's a thread from a long time ago. maybe have some suggestions on launching.... http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=5186
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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (Celtic_Curse)

Postby robdog » Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:48 am

Of course that would work , no matter what you are going to be hard on the clutch with a hard launch like that....
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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (robdog)

Postby drunkenmaxx » Thu Jan 22, 2004 2:43 am

i usually like to have a sandwich or something light for lunch...
oh, wait, nevermind
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Postby celica girl » Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:19 am

I rev the engine to about 3500-4000 then when I slip the clutch until it catches and then I dump it. It has always worked well for me and I have gotten some pretty decent times...

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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (drunkenvibe)

Postby scherry2 » Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:39 am

Quote, originally posted by drunkenvibe »
i usually like to have a sandwich or something light for lunch...
oh, wait, nevermind

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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (scherry2)

Postby Celtic_Curse » Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:24 pm

okay so wheel spin is bad? Right? Do you lose lots of time with the wheel spin? I guess the best way to find out is at the track this summer. Anyways thanks for the advice and trd thanks for the link.

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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (Celtic_Curse)

Postby drunkenmaxx » Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:34 pm

wheel spin is definitely bad. if your wheels are spinning, you're not going forward as much as you should be!
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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (drunkenvibe)

Postby B18B » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:28 am

Some wheelspin, particularly in a high revving, torque defficient motor, will be necessary to keep the engine from bogging down once the clutch is fully released. You really have to balance the amount of wheelspin vs keeping the engine in its powerband in order to get a good launch...

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Re: Okay What's the best way to launch? (Celtic_Curse)

Postby ToolGuy » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:45 pm

You will have to figure it out I suppose. Just remember the harder you are on the clutch the faster it will wear out. I have seen guys in Subi AWD's mash the gas hitting the rev limiter and then dumpuing the clutch. Hey great to get a launch and a jump but bad for longevity and Subi can tell if it comes in who beat on it and who has not.

I say rev up a little then engage the clutch, finally flooring it.



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