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Old 12-15-2005, 03:47 PM
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Launches?

When you guys are doing a drag race, how do you normally launch?

I've been doing some experimenting on finding the quickest way to launch the 240.
I find if i slowly let clutch off with no throttle, to a very slow roll (almost none) then when the flag is droped, dump the clutch and hit gas. Or same can be done around 2.5-3.5krpms without breaking tires loose.

I was just wondering how everyone launches here? What RPMS, what techniques? Grip or spin? etc.
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:41 PM
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Shallow-stage, then left-foot brake and pull up the parking-brake handle. Bring the car up to the converter's 2000 rpm stall, then leave on the third amber by dropping the brake lever and sidestepping the pedal. The nitrous is on a WOT switch, so it hits almost immediately. Unless the track is badly-prepared, the drag radials don't spin - it just hooks and goes.
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:08 PM
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i see ...

my tires spin all the time, they are almost bald lol. maybe thats why i have such ****ty launches, no grip!
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:38 PM
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BFG Drag Radials are the best investment you can make if you've got a pair of spare stock wheels to mount them on.
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:34 AM
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yeah u need new tires.. i have been there and done that.

heres my opinion...
rev to about 2000-2500 rpm slip the clutch to about grabbing point. when the flag is dropped(lights go, or arms dropped) evenly release clutch and mash gas.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:36 PM
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yeah thats what i've been doing.

As far as tires, when tax returns get back in feb. i'm buying my 5zigens w/ new rubber :-)
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:16 PM
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when i race i always dump my clutch at 3500-4000, and always have faster launch then dumping at 2500
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Old 12-26-2005, 10:09 PM
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ummm duh?! start in 5th and repeditivly slam the clutch until either you get the danger to manifold light or your floor pan falls out. Either or, you should be able to pull a 10 second run with those mad skills.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by ZenkiOwns
ummm duh?! start in 5th and repeditivly slam the clutch until either you get the danger to manifold light or your floor pan falls out. Either or, you should be able to pull a 10 second run with those mad skills.

.... SHUT THE **** UP!
Wtf is with people posting all this pointless **** around here.

Petition to ban this dude. I'm #1
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^^^Im 1 and a Heif....LOLZZZ

Dude calm down....yes that was a stupid random post but he most likely has no life and is now crying in a corner with lipstick on his face and a DR. Phil book in his hand...

IGNORE HIM
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I would like to add my name to the petition
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:08 PM
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umm i beleive he was making fun of the guy who said he drops it at 4k RPM, i thought it was funny as hell
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6k is the best
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I laughed my *** of at that post. Haha
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