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This is a discussion on launch within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; i have a 98 m6 camaro with lts 4.11 gears and lid whats the best way to launch it?...

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    i have a 98 m6 camaro with lts 4.11 gears and lid
    whats the best way to launch it?

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    Well you could put it on a aircraft carrier and have it launched via the catapult. You might also want to try a couple jato rockets. Heck dynamite might get some air under it also.

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    I have always with a stick rolled out a little and then get into. I know some on here do a clutch dump. To me over time the clutch dump will break parts.

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    Rev it up until it hits the limiter and dump the clutch in 6th gear. Lol no seriously i dont really look and see where im at on the rpm range but i know its somewhere between 2500-3000 and i dont just straight dump it i kinda ride it a bit but still let it out so the tires squeel a bit. Nothing extreme, if u go all out u will spin way to much or SPEND way too much.

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    M6 get the best results at the Limiter. I launch mine at 6k and do a slight slip/dump. But my car has the nessary componets to live after a launch like that. Fab 9 inch with support suspension mods and slicks. But if you are on a 10 bolt 3000 to 4000 rpm SLIP/rolling it out and then punching it is all I do and pray it survives.

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    yes thats if we are talking stock... When i launch i feather the clutch and the gas to try to keep the rpms somewhere in between 2500-3000 i never let it drop if i do ill have a bad start. Thats just me, i havent done much launching in my car.

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    moving to the drag racing area

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    Need more info to reply with "good" information...

    What tires?

    What rear end?

    What suspension?

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    it has 17x10.5 thorq thurst wheels with street tires, 4.11 gears, m6 and stock suspension

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    Best 60 ft times would be to practice, practice. Try to slip the clutch and tires about the same, if you can keep the RPM in the high 2,000s, that's worked best for me. Then, floor it as you learn when your tires will hold traction. That might be a hard thing to do with 4.11s. If you have some 315s on those 10.5" rims, tho, that might help somewhat.

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    ^^^Agree

    With that 4.11 gear you are going to have a hard time hooking up at all with street tires out of the gate. My guess is even with practice, your 60' will be a dismal 2.1-2.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I have always with a stick rolled out a little and then get into. I know some on here do a clutch dump. To me over time the clutch dump will break parts.
    i did at 2k and broke an axle on street tires and 3.42s
    went 12.97 @110 but broke on my 2nd pass

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    Just means the parts arent strong enough. I launch at 6k+ and in about 20 passes the tru crap broke so a spool is going in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zmg00camaross View Post
    Just means the parts arent strong enough. I launch at 6k+ and in about 20 passes the tru crap broke so a spool is going in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMasterCraft View Post
    OUCH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    i did at 2k and broke an axle on street tires and 3.42s
    went 12.97 @110 but broke on my 2nd pass
    So you broke it with street tires? 12.97 @ 110 sounds like a 2.1 or so 60 ft.

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    my 60 foots last night were all around 2.3-2.5 but i was on bald (and when i say bald its not an understatement) street radials and stock gearing.

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    Driving on bald tires down the track (or the street) isn't the brightest idea....just sayin.

    I'd hate to see what happens when you have a blow out at 100+ MPH....

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