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Old 03-06-2006, 01:05 PM   #21
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i launch about 3500-4k
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:20 PM   #22
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close to the coast in texas......right above Bossier City......

5500...dayum, that's higher than i have EVER heard of.....I knoew I may be getting off the clutch too early, but I an trying NOT to destroy the car......I thought 3-3,500RPM launches were potimal for SVT's.......unless I remember wrong........

maybe I will just stick to the corners
Gotcha. Feathering the clutch from 5000-5500 is ALOT easier on the car than dumping the clutch.

I just find it funny because all the local Honda drivers with 170 horsepower in 2000lb cars that kill me on the street run over a full second slower than me at the local track (1/8 mile). You DO NOT dump the clutch at 7000, LOL.

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Feathering the clutch from 5000 is "wayyyyy too low"
It gives you bad 60 foot times
and Drag Radials are supposed to hook....without doing a burnout

The guy that said this left his diff at the line next time he lined up LOL.
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:36 PM   #23
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yea feathering it has a much better result....
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:20 PM   #24
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OK, next week maybe I'll go try it again....about how long would you stay on the clutch(from FULL on to off)....like a second or two???...I don't want to be smelling going down the track.......

like 80%, 60%, 40% 20%, then off it totally, or 80%, 40%, off....get it?

just trying so see how long you guys ride it out.....
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OK, next week maybe I'll go try it again....about how long would you stay on the clutch(from FULL on to off)....like a second or two???...I don't want to be smelling going down the track.......

like 80%, 60%, 40% 20%, then off it totally, or 80%, 40%, off....get it?

just trying so see how long you guys ride it out.....
Nice and slow. I roll like 25-40 feet or so before I completely let off the clutch. My revs never go below 3500 with the clutch out.

Heres some videos of me launching at the track. The videos were shot by the Camaro's friend, so I quickly fall out of the picture. I can say I beat a Twin Turbo Camaro off the line twice though!

Video 1 - Right Click Save As
Video 2 - Right Click Save As

EDIT: Air up your rear tires to 60psi.
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:38 PM   #26
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EDIT: Air up your rear tires to 60psi. [/B]
Are you serious? 60 psi? wont that destroy the tires...
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Are you serious? 60 psi? wont that destroy the tires...
No, they'll be fine. They're just going along for the ride since we're not RWD.
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I did let out air of my fronts....I am not that retarded to run 32 psi on the front tires and spin and not know why...hehehe

I guess next time I will have to concentrate on the tach, and not let my revs drop so fast, cause i CAN HEAR EM GO DOWN......(sorry caps)....but I will do that next time......I think I need to BREATHE next time at the start .....I AM good on the R/T and going on the last yellow light, though....
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Old 03-07-2006, 01:02 PM   #29
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what psi you lower your front tires to ?
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I cant remember the exact PSI.....enough to gimme some more grip, so they weren't REALLY pumped up....
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