Launching Technique

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Launching Technique

Post by manualshift » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:59 am

Yeah so my car is a 4 banger and have its peak torque at 3200 and rev limiter is 7000, I've been practicing launching for about 3 days now (i thought revving it high and dropping the clutch was all that cause of movies lmao) and what i've figured best is i rev to 3000 slip the clutch a little bit and gas pedal pressure about 60-70 % and just as the little wheelspin is over i go full throttle

any tips for me to improve? its better i start with a 60-70% throttle right than going full right away when slipping the clutch for a bit
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by theholycow » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:44 am

Edit: Oops, I screwed up.
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by manualshift » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:36 am

talkin about accelerating as fast as i can
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Post by theholycow » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:38 am

My mistake, I didn't notice it was in the "Drag Racing" sub-forum. I wasn't paying attention when I used "View active topics" to see new posts.
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by LHOswald » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:04 pm

i was just about to talk so much sh*t until i saw it was in the drag racing forum. i would've made you cry so hard.

for any car you just need to find the perfect rev's to launch at (use of a two step is recommended) and just dump the clutch. you don't want to slip the clutch at high rev's because it puts unnecessary wear on the clutch. you want just the right rev's so that your at your peak power, but not slipping the tires so that your at the peak of the tires traction
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by manualshift » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:00 pm

LOL what were you guys thinking when you read revving high and dumping the clutch and thinking it was in traffic haha?
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by LHOswald » Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:36 pm

hence the reason i would've made you cry. when you said
and what i've figured best is i rev to 3000 slip the clutch a little bit and gas pedal pressure about 60-70 %
i thought you meant like a ricer launch. and i would've made you eat cat poop
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Re: Launching Technique

Post by comingbackdown » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:36 pm

LHOswald wrote:hence the reason i would've made you cry. when you said
and what i've figured best is i rev to 3000 slip the clutch a little bit and gas pedal pressure about 60-70 %
i thought you meant like a ricer launch. and i would've made you eat theholycow's bovine chips
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I see idiots (and we're talking a major, busy truck route, so epic idiots) every once in a great while dragging from the intersection down the road, and non-stop, even though they warm their tires, I hear *REEEEV SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEECH! VOOOOOM!*

I really enjoy it when somebody does it right and the other guy is still spinning tires. I only wish I could know it was coming, so I could be standing there with my binoculars to see the "WTF?!" look on his face.
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