Launching techniques?

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Postby theUNYTEDone » Mon May 29, 2006 8:17 pm

grip addict wrote:
theUNYTEDone wrote:i suppose it would entail kind of slipping the clutch to have them engaged


err... right.


hey hey hey, no need for the sarcasm. like i said, this is new to me, and i was only repeating what my friend told me.
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Postby bloodMoney » Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:04 pm

I don't know about the AT's but on my buddy's DSM, "proper" launch technique is to rev up to 4k and dump it... But i guess that doesn't seem to work in this case.
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Postby RafaCalde » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:09 pm

for me the best method is to slip it from 5500. i'm thinking of trying to slip it from 6000 but i haven't been to the track in a while. i still haven't been able to get 2.0 60'. i'm just holding the clutch a little too long. i haven't timed my foot perfectly yet. i don't bog and i smoke just a little bit. i rev it and start letting out the clutch untiol the car starts moving. then i'll just let it out fast. i don't dump it.
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Postby Simba » Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:18 am

It's more art than science. Best I've found is to hold at ~6.5k, begin a quick slip to get it rolling, then engage the clutch progressively faster. It's not technically a drop, and certainly not a sidestep, but not far from it either. The trick is finding the sweet spot between a lurch/bogfest and burning up the clutch.

Alternatively, you can go with a really nasty unsprung clutch and/or a wad more power than you're probably running, and start breaking tranny parts. :D

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Postby furpo » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:58 pm

it is possible to have the ign port in the diagnostic box on a clutch button. this returns the ignition timing to base which will induce a misfire and will spool the turbo. going of the rev limiter it would spin the tyres till about 3500rpm every time. i had this on my old st185 which did a best of 14.9 on stock boost with 60 foots in the 1.95sec range. note though that this car was 1340kg with me in it.

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Postby thebish5thgen » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:34 pm

yea.....so I have an unsprung clutchlol.......anyone know anything about how hard it is to fix this? cuz I'd love to launch without breaking tranny parts lol.
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