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launching a stock trans am (stick shift)?

This is a discussion on launching a stock trans am (stick shift)? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Im new to stick so at what rpm's do you guys drop the clutch when u race? My car is ...

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    launching a stock trans am (stick shift)?

    Im new to stick so at what rpm's do you guys drop the clutch when u race? My car is stock by the way.

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    Experiment with 2500 RPM's. But generally from 2500 to 3200 is the sweet spot. The trick is to feather when you drop, feel for the hook up, then bury the throttle

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    i disagree, 900-1200, smoothly release the clutch, wait 20 feet and then mash the gas

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    900-1200 will only make you a slow racer haveing to wait like that off the line really slows you down, i usually launch at almost 3k.

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    TCS on or off? I get a bunch of wheel spin off the line but I like to shift without letting out of it so I like the TCS off when I shift into 2nd. TCS kills too much power.

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    Once you get the hang of it TCS off when racing.

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