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how/ how do i load the susp for launch?

This is a discussion on how/ how do i load the susp for launch? within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; kinda get the idea, is it even worth it to do?...

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    how/ how do i load the susp for launch?

    kinda get the idea, is it even worth it to do?

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    foot brake it to 1300 rpms and see what happens. usually, i just sit at idle.

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    thats what i usally do, but i thought loading was hitting the brakes on starting line to make the front suspension compress and lower for the start????

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    loading the suspension is foot braking it causing the rear end to twist up, thus preloading the torque arm, springs, etc...

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    alright, im jut used to the saying of load the suspension on crotch rockets. like bouching the front end- giving trottel to make the fron end come up. ya know ---- thats where i was coming from sorry

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    You need to experiment and take notes on your time slips so you can observe what was working best. Alot of times you will spin with stock suspension worse by preloading it versus stabbing it from an idle. If you don't take note and look at 60 foot times your guessing.
    You can get a cheap log book from summit or jegs that helps you keep track of all that stuff.
    Also while staging after you trip the pre stage light roll a very small amount at a time so you barely trip the second bulb making it a shallow stage and you'll have a little quicker ET.
    Not to mention it will put you in the beams about the same amount every time.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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    soo your saying when the first light turns on, creep up ( like MM) till 2nd one barley turns on. soo that kinda gives you some room to leave early a lil , RIGHT?

    just soo i understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    soo your saying when the first light turns on, creep up ( like MM) till 2nd one barley turns on. soo that kinda gives you some room to leave early a lil , RIGHT?

    just soo i understand
    Correct!! Watch any time big name cars are setting record passes he will be in shallow!

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    great tip !!!!, ill difintely remember that. im still getting used to legal track racing LOL. on the street i do that also but just leave a lil early on arm drop. SAME THING HAA, but works well when your racing a faster car

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