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Old 09-20-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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What is the best way to launch an auto and get the best jump? It's an 07 GT
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I've never tried on an auto, but I'd say hold the brake down with one foot and, using the other foot, set your revs where you want (give or take 2000-3000ish). Then let off the brake, and hammer the gas the rest of the way. If you let off the gas briefly, and then stomp on it again you can get your car to shift where/when you want I've heard
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When the car is about to shift then release the gas then floor it as it's shifting
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When the car is about to shift then release the gas then floor it as it's shifting
Why would you lift off the throttle in an automatic?

Depending on setup of the car, powerbrake to bring up the converter..

Stock I'd say go to ~1400rpm, up to 1800.. wouldn't go much higher than that, my high stall converter in the regal I ran up to 2400 RPM

when the light goes green, let off the brake as quick as possible (car will lurch ahead with your current load..) then roll into the gas, depending on traction, you can either punch it immediately after, or count to 3 as you floor it (start at 1, roll pedal down, end at WOT at 3..) then hold it down and aim the car where it needs to go

with sticky tires, just floor it after
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I was just wondering since when I do give it full throttle I lose a lot of traction and kind of glide you know
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Re: Automatic launch

STall it up to about where tires are ready to break through the brakes. On the second to last yellow light release the brake and go full throttle. (delay cause auto why leaving on second to last yellow. Results in near perfect RT)

If you are not running drag radials then leave off idle or start at 1000rpms. Starting at 1000rpms if you break the tires lose and don't hook work way down in rpms. If hook work way up.
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Re: Automatic launch

Interesting, but confusing, all the comments seem to differ, can someone be a litle more specific, mine is a 07 GT Auto with gears changed to 4.10, CAI and SCT tuner, what specs in the above comments do I use???
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Interesting, but confusing, all the comments seem to differ, can someone be a litle more specific, mine is a 07 GT Auto with gears changed to 4.10, CAI and SCT tuner, what specs in the above comments do I use???
Ha I know there like all different
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Interesting, but confusing, all the comments seem to differ, can someone be a litle more specific, mine is a 07 GT Auto with gears changed to 4.10, CAI and SCT tuner, what specs in the above comments do I use???
I said what I did for my G8 auto with 489whp. Worked perfect every time. I cut .0XX lights.
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Re: Automatic launch

MSD Launch control.........
http://www.msdignition.com/uploadedF...9606.pdf?n=566
Consistant launches every time..........
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Re: Automatic launch

all you can do it put it in drive, hold the brake and get on the gas until right before the tires start to spin. Let off and go.
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all you can do it put it in drive, hold the brake and get on the gas until right before the tires start to spin. Let off and go.
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all you can do it put it in drive, hold the brake and get on the gas until right before the tires start to spin. Let off and go.
Thanks "SpectorV", that was simple and straight to the point, not all that Technical mumbo jumbo, like earlier. Always have appreciated your comments.
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STall it up to about where tires are ready to break through the brakes. On the second to last yellow light release the brake and go full throttle. (delay cause auto why leaving on second to last yellow. Results in near perfect RT)

If you are not running drag radials then leave off idle or start at 1000rpms. Starting at 1000rpms if you break the tires lose and don't hook work way down in rpms. If hook work way up.
The delay is because of the brain to foot interaction, if the auto is on that limiter you mentioned where the tires are about to break loose, there won't be a delay with the car - plus if you floor it at that point, the tires are just going to go up in smoke.. not recommended for best launch.. nor recommended unless you have a trans brake or aftermarket converter, no need to rev an auto car that high in D on the brake

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all you can do it put it in drive, hold the brake and get on the gas until right before the tires start to spin. Let off and go.
Are you sure on this?? I've drag raced automatic cars TONS (10 years now) and ALWAYS did better launching to the point the car has traction when OFF the brake, which is what happens once you lift your foot off the brake and start to go.. You want to get the car up on the converter so it doesn't flash/torque spike when you get on it, then go for it.. And in my experience, that is NOT when the car is about to start doing a burnout when you're sitting on the brakes..
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i have a v6 2014 auto, i have the shifter buttons so i leave it in first and hold the handbrake as high as it can go, while holding the button still, then keep my revs at like 2000, and when the light goes green i slam the throttle in and put the handbrake down first. works for me!

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And be slower at the 1/4.
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Here we go again... At least it lets us know who has been to a track lol.

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Why would anyone want a manual for a track? Why risk missing a shift? It is like driving around with a nail in your tire hoping it doesn't go flat lol

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i have a v6 2014 auto, i have the shifter buttons so i leave it in first and hold the handbrake as high as it can go, while holding the button still, then keep my revs at like 2000, and when the light goes green i slam the throttle in and put the handbrake down first. works for me!

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That is probably one of the worst ways you can launch a RWD car.........


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Why would anyone want a manual for a track? Why risk missing a shift? It is like driving around with a nail in your tire hoping it doesn't go flat lol

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So if auto is so great and better, why do you need help. When it turns green...floor it


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So if auto is so great and better, why do you need help. When it turns green...floor it


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Not quite, especially if you have an aftermarket converter.
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My best launches are from just a little above idle....I am pretty consistently low 1.4's.
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Not quite, especially if you have an aftermarket converter.

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Try this got an automatic also well had turn traction off Rev to 1500k leave the car on drive and just go you should get a perfect launch if you spin leave traction on

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Try this got an automatic also well had turn traction off Rev to 1500k leave the car on drive and just go you should get a perfect launch if you spin leave traction on

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God that's ridiculous! you ran that in a 4.6 3v!!?

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Yup....at 4000 pounds.
That's awesome what's done to it?

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Nice I just blew the motor on my 3v don't know what I should do like what route to go I posted a thread but no one ever replied

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