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    Launching Tips?

    I want to take my new 408ci 500HP (RWHP) engine to the strip. Wondering what is a good launching method w/ a stock rear end and radials should be.
    It does bog down when you try to dump the clutch to get a nice 60ft which is unacceptable.
    Where should I stall it at, where should I feather it so I dont spin most of the way? Many other questoins but I know there are some of you guys that can give me some pointers out there.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Be careful when launching, your on borrowed time with the stock 10 bolt. Personaly i would feather it out of the hole to eliminate the spinning and preserve the rear end a little while.
    Depending on where your power band is pretty much determines where you bring your rpm to. Its more or less a trial and error until you find your sweet spot, or the rear end pops, whichever comes first.
    Goodluck
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Be careful when launching, your on borrowed time with the stock 10 bolt. Personaly i would feather it out of the hole to eliminate the spinning and preserve the rear end a little while.
    Depending on where your power band is pretty much determines where you bring your rpm to. Its more or less a trial and error until you find your sweet spot, or the rear end pops, whichever comes first.
    Goodluck
    J
    1000% agree.. Feathering it while on the stock rear is the best option IMO. Dumps will just force the replacement early.

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    My money is on the rear breaking before you even make it to the track...

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