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Old 05-25-2014, 02:39 AM   #11
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wider stickier tires, limited slip diff (torsen or quaife), poly motor mounts, good bushings and suspension, and technique on launch will help.

process for a good launch

heat up the tires first
prep for launch by running rpms to around 3000-3500 and hold there (2step helps)
pull e brake to hold the car still, put in 1st gear
1-2 seconds before launch begin slipping the clutch just enough for it to grab some without dragging the whole car forward while holding the rpms steady at the previously stated rpm
LAUNCH! do this by SLOWLY letting out the clutch and SLOWLY easing into the gas and QUICKLY releasing the e-brake.
also try to ease into the throttle a little more between gears instead of just sticking it to the floor and holding it.
the purpose of this is to pre load the suspension for launch to keep from wasting energy on compressing the suspension as well as reducing wheel spin. it takes practice to get it just right but its the best way ive found to do it with a manual and ive experimented ALOT.
This process also keeps you from breaking the rear mount.
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not really. i keep a handful in stock for myself just in case.
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what can i do to prevent this
Slip the clutch and feather the throttle.

My Focus is not supercharged and I can easily spin my tires into second gear if I launch like an idiot, lol.
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IMO, e brake isn't necessary and alot to do if you're trying to cut a good light. When I raced my Type R (the only fwd I ever truly raced) I just knew the sweet spot to get the tires to just chirp and get just enough spin to keep from bogging. With my MK3 it's proving to be a little harder. I also never heated the tires since street tires don't really benefit from that unless it's a cold day and most of the consistent street racers on street rubber avoid the water box and for others its just seems to be a showoff thing. To me it's a waste of rubber.
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street tires should never see water box or really a burnout. my best runs on street tires were the 1st 1 or 2 right off the highway drive up there. sadly, biggest issue with street tires is how inconsistent they are. That and because they do not like any type of 'preparation', you do not know what you are going to get even if ur staging routine is the same. buy/borrow some drag radials if u dont wanna do slix (or risk ur stock diff) and get consistent instantly. you might only get down to 2.0 without high hp, or super trick susp, and/or a fully done-up tranny, but you will hit that mark 2.0/2.1 EVERY time.

i always dropped the clutch. ALWAYS. my clutch still operated after 3yrs of going to the strip and 10yrs of retirement up to almost 170k before my swap project took place. In this instance it was better to burn off a lil tread surface than burn off clutch/fw surface.

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If you have a tune from Tom or PRP, you might want to look into it.
I use the TQ tables and it is a balancing act, but made my times more consistent than any slipping or lifting I could do.
I haven't played with it much in the last years. But once you get close to that line between spin and bog, you're getting close to perfect.

Add to that the tunability of the rev limiters (there are 2 in the manual) and you can set the car up for pretty decent and consistent launches.
And you don't have to waste tire or clutch.
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