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    Launching/racing tips!

    well this is kinda imberessing but yesterday i went to the track for the first time. i didnt know what the hell i was doing. so i line up and i have it in first then im reving up at about 3 grand the third ember lights up then i dump the clutch and the wheels spin. i ran three different times and all i did was spin the wheels and i got a horrible time of 14.9 and react time of .948. any tips???? then some one told me to put it in 2nd and redline then dump it? i need tips guys i dont want to look stupid again.

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    2nd? not a good idea. You need to practice. The key to launching is to figure out what is the best RPM to hold. I found the sweetspot was about 3600 in my car with Drag radials. I'd hold, dump the clutch, hold the accelerator and let it catch then roll into the throttle and maintain the traction. The concept with the accelerator is the same, just figure out what RPM you won't bog in, and what you won't spin in. But throttle control is what you need to really work o

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    are you on the stock clutch? you won't be for long if you keep dumping it like that!

    keep the RPMs at 1000 and relaeas the clutch quickly, but steadily [don't just side step it] and once you roll forward for 10 feet, stab the gas and you'll hook fine.

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    The whole point of launching is to get a jump off the line it is not possible to get a jump at 1000rpms, and dotn tell me it works if you side step cause it wastes so much time doing that just launch at 2800-3000 and just work on getting you feet workign together.

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    how 'bout launching an a4 w/o stall?

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    I used to launch my old a4 at 2200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteLS1TA View Post
    well this is kinda imberessing but yesterday i went to the track for the first time. i didnt know what the hell i was doing. so i line up and i have it in first then im reving up at about 3 grand the third ember lights up then i dump the clutch and the wheels spin. i ran three different times and all i did was spin the wheels and i got a horrible time of 14.9 and react time of .948. any tips???? then some one told me to put it in 2nd and redline then dump it? i need tips guys i dont want to look stupid again.
    What ever you do don't put her in second and red line her. You will kill your clutch and maybe even damage your tranny. Like said above by others practice and find the best RPM for you. It takes time and practice.

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    Yeah whoever told you taht you need to beat the shit outta them, that would only work if when you launched you speed jumped instantley to 50mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteLS1TA View Post
    well this is kinda imberessing but yesterday i went to the track for the first time. i didnt know what the hell i was doing. so i line up and i have it in first then im reving up at about 3 grand the third ember lights up then i dump the clutch and the wheels spin. i ran three different times and all i did was spin the wheels and i got a horrible time of 14.9 and react time of .948. any tips???? then some one told me to put it in 2nd and redline then dump it? i need tips guys i dont want to look stupid again.
    14.9 ? That is Mustang times.


    Like these guys said. PRACTICE

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    He man second night i had my car i went raceing and god i was bad at launch my friends automatic 95 z28 with headers and exhaust took me by 2 cars, i raced him again the other day and took him by 4 or 5, but now hes spraying so that is probably over lol.

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    my car breaks loose real quick trying to launch at any rpm above idle. I'm sure it has to do with the tires not being heated, nor on a track, or even drag-oriented (general exclaim uhp)

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    and don't panic like I did the fist time my clutch pedal would not come-back off the floor. Do the drill-mod.

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    Do you guys have sfc's ?

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    no SFC's on my car, although i'd like to get some someday when cashflow permits.

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    like everyone else says practice but remember the track is gonna hook differently than the street

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejenkinsglass View Post
    like everyone else says practice but remember the track is gonna hook differently than the street
    you ain't lieing i went to the track for the first time last night they sparyed traction compound on the track. it felt way different and was only able to pull 13.8

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    Get rearend.
    Get slicks.
    Get clutch.

    Rev to 5500 and dump the clutch when it goes green.

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    Get rearend.
    Get slicks.
    Get clutch.

    Rev to 5500 and dump the clutch when it goes green.
    If you do that, you better make sure you get rearend first.

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    Line lock helps too.

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