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Old 03-07-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
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Drag racing a DCT

Hello all,

I was definitely interested in taking my '14 DCT to the track once or twice this summer. I know in my last car, when I went to the track I was able to hold the brakes down completely and rev to ~2100 with relative safety. How far can I go on a focus with a DCT while remaining somewhat safe?


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Old 03-09-2014, 01:03 AM   #2
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Well, being it says the clutches disengage when you're on the brakes ...
It's going to engage rough when you let off I'd imagine.
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Well, being it says the clutches disengage when you're on the brakes ...
It's going to engage rough when you let off I'd imagine.
Hmm, so its best to line up and then only mash after releasing the brakes? Glad I asked rather then trying it lol.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:52 AM   #4
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There is a 'launch control' built in to the computer. With your foot on the brake you can give it gas and it will hold rpm at around 2500 with the clutch disengaged. You would have to do a few comparisons to figure out if it is worth it on the track. For me, the best launches I've had have always been just mashing the pedal off of idle.
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Hmm, so its best to line up and then only mash after releasing the brakes? Glad I asked rather then trying it lol.
I tried both ways at track today by just mashing gas I would get 2.55-2.6 60 ft. Time ,by holding brake and letting rpm raise to 2500 I got consistent 2.4 all day long best of like 2.403 I think , ran a 15.5@91.5 air filter removed and e-85 in tank were only mods its a flex fuel hatchback auto.
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That's a real nice time.
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Drag radials then u will get 2.1s every time consistant. Street tires are not consistant thus u will keep quessin and its simply the tires lettin u down. R
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Drag radials then u will get 2.1s every time consistant. Street tires are not consistant thus u will keep quessin and its simply the tires lettin u down. R
No that I don't believe you but, .3 seconds in a 60 foot time is significant.. Really? Have you tested this? I would love to see your slips!


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i did 2.1 on drag radials for all of 2003 and 2004 when racing. yes 2.1 isnt the sexiest # but i didnt have a lotta power and it was deadly repeatable.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater an example after dialing into track how it runs same thing all damn day. a very impressive bracket car, even more so that its a stick. when even the track announcer notices/mentions how u run the same thing all day and ur choppin down the tree in a lil 15.3 car. good day. -R

ps- when u see this car on the strip again it'll be 1.70 60s or bust. :D (Slix)
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There is a 'launch control' built in to the computer. With your foot on the brake you can give it gas and it will hold rpm at around 2500 with the clutch disengaged. You would have to do a few comparisons to figure out if it is worth it on the track. For me, the best launches I've had have always been just mashing the pedal off of idle.
Mine does NOT do this. With foot on the brake, and varying degrees of throttle, rpms climb to around 1100 then drop down to idle. I think it's meant to eliminate the problems that Toyota had with the stuck accelerator issue and braking. It automatically turns off throttle inputs.
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