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O.K whats the trick for a good launch. If I try 2500 RPM and dump the clutch I get lots of tire spin and wheel hop, then spin through most of first gear. This can't be quick. Tried a granny launch 1200 RPM and dump the clutch still lots of wheel spin but no hop. Whats the best way to launch?
 

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Well, first thing to do is to tie it to a large red firecracker on a stick. Then prop it up against a large log and pull out your oversized match. Light and hop in. You'll be to the moon in no time.


Actually, practice is your best bet. I usually launch at 2500RPM and get a pretty good grip. I don't full on dump the clutch, but it is still pretty quick. I almost always get a chirp in second gear though.

 

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The trick is never dumping the clutch. You have to learn to bleed off the excess power with some slippage. Too much slippage will kill your clutch. Too little and your launch will occur outside the fatter part of the engine's torque curve. Balance is the key. Practice on wet roads to educate your left foot.

Wheelspin only helps you ramp up the torque. In many cases, it only makes the track longer by the total circumference spun without obtaining forward motion. If you can determine what 12-16% overall spin feels like underfoot, then you'll have the hang of it. The rest should be eaten by the clutch.
 

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The trick is never dumping the clutch. You have to learn to bleed off the excess power with some slippage. Too much slippage will kill your clutch. Too little and your launch will occur outside the fatter part of the engine's torque curve. Balance is the key. Practice on wet roads to educate your left foot.

Wheelspin only helps you ramp up the torque. In many cases, it only makes the track longer by the total circumference spun without obtaining forward motion. If you can determine what 12-16% overall spin feels like underfoot, then you'll have the hang of it. The rest should be eaten by the clutch.
Had no problems launching at 3000rpms. Think that I would not have any problems launching at 3500rpms either. Will have to put that to the test at the track soon. I'm working my way up to 4000rpm. I think that is about the limit... This is all on STOCK TIRE pressure. I think letting out a few psi on the tires will let you launch a BIT harder...
 

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Well, first thing to do is to tie it to a large red firecracker on a stick. Then prop it up against a large log and pull out your oversized match. Light and hop in. You'll be to the moon in no time.


Actually, practice is your best bet. I usually launch at 2500RPM and get a pretty good grip. I don't full on dump the clutch, but it is still pretty quick. I almost always get a chirp in second gear though.

Cool sig pic 2002!
 

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everytime I race I launch about 3500 or even 4000, and just work the gas pedal the right way feathering up and down to adjust and you slide right off... sometimes the wheels hop pretty violently, but at the track that's when I've gotten my best times.
 
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