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Car Launching

Old 03-11-2004, 03:11 PM
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ok..if a person were to race from a stand still how high should the rpms be around??? i tried 4000-4500 and i had alot of wheel spin but i had a whole lot more acceleration then when i launched at 3000-3500 with alot more traction. also what rpm range should i shift at??? i just want to know for future reference. i'm guessing i should burn the wheels before i launch to get them a little stickier. but dont they get stickier and warmer the more u drive??

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Old 03-11-2004, 03:29 PM
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:30 PM
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always check for trees in your path before launching.
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:32 PM
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Or kids when your launching from a MucDonalds drive thru...
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Old 03-11-2004, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ikrazygluebrokenapexseals' date='Mar 11 2004, 01:30 PM
always check for trees in your path before launching.
what if theyre not infront of u but next to u in an intersection with a bus to the left of u maybe i shouldnt move at all. and read the manual every time im about to move or turn. or smack myself constantly to get my attention so my foot doesnt slowly release the clutch.
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I think launching is too specific to the car, the tires, and the track to have a set of rules defined. Just launch differently and take the style that gives you the best 60' times.
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or for little ducky families when i cruise through the park
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Old 03-11-2004, 04:05 PM
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5300rpm clutch slip never fails me.......



but my clutch does soon after....
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Originally Posted by UniqueTII' date='Mar 11 2004, 01:37 PM
I think launching is too specific to the car, the tires, and the track to have a set of rules defined. Just launch differently and take the style that gives you the best 60' times.
There is a good definition of the perfect launch, if your clutch can take it.



Dyno your car to find your torque peak rpm.

With your right heel on the brakes, rev the engine to this rpm. Ease the clutch out until the drivetrain starts to preload. keep slipping the clutch, as much as you can.

When the tree hits green, floor the car, and let the clutch out just fast enough to maintain that peak rpm.



It takes a LOT of practice to get right, and there are a few gadgets, such as linelock, that can really help in launching in this matter.
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