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Old 03-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Best Launch RPM

I'm thinking about taking my newly purchased SVT to the 1/8th mile drags tonight. What's the best launch RPM?


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UNDERSTEER - When the front of your car hits the wall first.
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HORSEPOWER - How hard you hit the wall.
TORQUE - How far you move the wall when you hit it.
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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its a pain to launch these things....I have to launch really high like 4500.....

some people say its way too high...but they obviously dont have to deal with the long 1st gear we have.

9.770 is my fastest time.
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Old 03-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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4500...i get wheel spin. I do around 3000rpm gets the job done well
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3-3500 depending on conditions.
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Old 03-21-2008, 02:18 PM   #5
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3500-3800 is my sweet spot
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Thanks - that helps. Do you keep the traction control on?
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i dont have it....so no

where you gonna be running? quallcomm?
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yeah - they're running tonight and I'm thinking about testing it out.
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let me know how you do. im curious.


i am gonna be hitting that up in may if youre down

hit up the regional forum and come to some gtgs...we're gonna have one at fiesta island soon
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Old 03-21-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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Yeah - I saw that. April 26th wasn't it? Unfortunetly - I have a parade to do with my Mustang that day. I'll try to make it if I get finished early enough.
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