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Old 09-20-2003, 01:01 AM   #1
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What's a good rpm to launch at?

I ask this question because everytime I launch at different rpms between 2k and 3.5k I always seem to spin out my tires a lot. I want to prevent that with a better launch for better times. What works for you guys?


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Old 09-20-2003, 02:24 AM   #2
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how bout not dropping the clutche hard but firmly letting off and letting the RPPMs build up
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Old 09-20-2003, 03:06 PM   #3
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feather it like mofo says. i launch around 3 and ride it till the speed and rpm kinda match up then let it go. u will get a lil wheel chirp vs spin when u do it. either that, or ur tires suck
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Old 09-20-2003, 08:09 PM   #4
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Wouldn't a limited slip diffrential help to? (even tho they are expensive)
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Old 09-21-2003, 01:54 AM   #5
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that just makes them spin at the same time, you still gotta use the skills to launch
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You can also goad people into starting the run at 10 to 20 mph. If you are actually talking about racing someone. If it is the track you are asking, then yeah...practice makes perfect. Our little group here usually practices on an empty and level road.
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after awhile at the track u sorta just do it. Like i can't tell u what i do i odn't know hwat i do but i launch great just a little chirp. I was taking everyone i raced off the line mad style. You can sit here and ask people how to launch and they will tell you but when u get to the track u don't have time to sit there and try and match what they tell u. Just go out and race u'll figure it out after 3 or 4 runs trust me
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its not as bad for the car to go from a punch. I prefer 30.
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I find it's easier to spin the tires in my car than not to. To get my best launch, I start into gear at about 1000-1500 rpm (almost idle...my clutch is all out by 2000 rpm). Any higher, and I either use too much clutch or burn the rubber. This is basically why I'm getting the stage 1 cams instead of stage 2 (I need the low end plus I generally use the mid range alot more than the higher rpms and I'm NEVER above 6500)

If I'm not careful, I squeel 2nd and 3rd (when racing), and rarely, but sometimes a chirp from 4th. It may not hurt much when chirping the upper gears, but I know it doesn't help.
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you squeel 3rd and shirp 4th, i smell bs.
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