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Old 01-29-2019, 11:12 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=Pokerrun388;11358581]Launch control? Put some Michelin Pilot A/S tires on it & Id bet that will make a big difference although it will always be a FWD car.


Yes, Launch control. Hold the brake, floor it, after about 3 seconds car will go to
2500rpm, let go of the brake, she flies man.
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I have this issue too. It's not the RMM or the tires or tranny like everyone says. The solution is free, easy, and takes 30 seconds everytime you start your car up: turn off traction control.

I'm not sure why, but the traction control in the MK3 sucks. As soon as it senses your tires are slipping (hard to avoid in a FWD drive WOT) it will cut the power until it feels it has traction, but since you're still at WOT, once it finds traction your wheels will spin again and the cycle repeats.

No matter the weather now I always just turn my traction control off. Hopefully this helps!
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Launch control? Put some Michelin Pilot A/S tires on it & Id bet that will make a big difference although it will always be a FWD car.

Yes, Launch control. Hold the brake, floor it, after about 3 seconds car will go to
2500rpm, let go of the brake, she flies man.
That's a transmission and clutch protection strategy, not intended to be used as launch control as it's still hard on the driveline .

It wouldn't make sense for them to program in a launch control feature on a 160 hp 2.0L economy car. On an RS with 350 hp sure, but not on the base model. Even though it does allow the vehicle to build some torque before moving it is not intended to be used as launch control.
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