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Old 07-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Launching?

I'm thinking about taking my car to the track soon, what RPM do you guys suggest I leave at, or what RPM do you leave at? I have an auto if that matters any.
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What mods do u have on your car
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I'd say firmly plant your left foot on the brake and slowly bring your rpms up until it feels like your wheels wanna break loose. When you get the green light, release the brake and floor the accelerator, although not too quickly or else you'll loose traction. Practice and fine tuning the rpm you launch at should give you a good launch. Once you've got your launch down, you can work on staging and reaction time. Best thing to remember is to take baby steps and practice practice practice. If I forgot anything, I'm sure someone will chime in haha.
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I'd say firmly plant your left foot on the brake and slowly bring your rpms up until it feels like your wheels wanna break loose. When you get the green light, release the brake and floor the accelerator, although not too quickly or else you'll loose traction. Practice and fine tuning the rpm you launch at should give you a good launch. Once you've got your launch down, you can work on staging and reaction time. Best thing to remember is to take baby steps and practice practice practice. If I forgot anything, I'm sure someone will chime in haha.
keep traction control on and it won't matter
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Joking. Lol
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keep traction control on and it won't matter
Lol I knew I'd forget something. My tune keeps traction control off by default, so it slipped my mind.
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Lol I knew I'd forget something. My tune keeps traction control off by default, so it slipped my mind.
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Traction, slipped XD
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Mine is a manual but I take off traction control . Also when practicing remember most tracks will slicker than the asphalt you use to practice . At least here it is . And if you warm up your tires in the hot box make sure you take off the traction control or you may have trouble spinning .
Also turn your AC off I'm sure it don't make much of a difference in new cars but every bit can help . How long is the track u are going to anyways ?
All we have around here is a 1/8th mile
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Mine is a manual but I take off traction control . Also when practicing remember most tracks will slicker than the asphalt you use to practice . At least here it is . And if you warm up your tires in the hot box make sure you take off the traction control or you may have trouble spinning .
Also turn your AC off I'm sure it don't make much of a difference in new cars but every bit can help . How long is the track u are going to anyways ?
All we have around here is a 1/8th mile
1/4 mile
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Well have fun and good luck . It's a blast no matter how fast you go !
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You don't really have to worry about A/C when our cars are at WOT it cuts off the AC compressor so it doesn't take away power from the engine. But it's normally a good idea to leave it off anyway so you don't leave water on the track.
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You don't really have to worry about A/C when our cars are at WOT it cuts off the AC compressor so it doesn't take away power from the engine. But it's normally a good idea to leave it off anyway so you don't leave water on the track.
A/c.
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A/c.
What's that? XD
A/c?? I'm only familiar with t/c & s/c! o_O Lmao.
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The track will be a lot more tacky than the road. On on the street and with stock 235 tires and stock springs I was launching at 2500. Now that I have sticky 275 nitto tires and SR springs. I can launch around 3200. At the track i would guess I could launch close to 3800/4000. The more suspension mods and wider tires will help you launch higher. FYI I have a 6sp manual.
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Don't street tires hook up better on the street than at the track??
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No they hook a little better at the track
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No they hook a little better at the track
Interesting!
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Interesting!
The track is stickier than the street bc of all the rubber on the track thus making them hook better

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You can also let out a couple of psi out of the rear tires that will help to ^
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The track is stickier than the street bc of all the rubber on the track thus making them hook better

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You can also let out a couple of psi out of the rear tires that will help to ^
Yea makes sense idk why I had it backwards then!? o_O Yea when I went to the track lowering the psi helped a lot!
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You don't really have to worry about A/C when our cars are at WOT it cuts off the AC compressor so it doesn't take away power from the engine. But it's normally a good idea to leave it off anyway so you don't leave water on the track.
It's not a power issue with the AC. It is the water you drip on the track from the evaporator. Look under your car after it sits and the puddle can be quite large. All that time in the staging lane you are watering the track.

Turn the AC off at the track! Water on the track is not good and can be the cause of a wreck.
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Yea makes sense idk why I had it backwards then!? o_O Yea when I went to the track lowering the psi helped a lot!
I ran mine around 20psi when at the track.
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I ran mine around 20psi when at the track.
Really?? The stock 17s or which tires did u have?? I was running about 25psi but when I added LT headers & went back I couldn't hook at all my times were worse!! 20psi is pretty low idk if I would go that low.
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You don't really have to worry about A/C when our cars are at WOT it cuts off the AC compressor so it doesn't take away power from the engine. But it's normally a good idea to leave it off anyway so you don't leave water on the track.
So that's why when I book it on the streets the ac goes hot haha
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Really?? The stock 17s or which tires did u have?? I was running about 25psi but when I added LT headers & went back I couldn't hook at all my times were worse!! 20psi is pretty low idk if I would go that low.
Oh crap sorry I drop to 30psi..I have 275/40 18" wheels...The keys on the iPhone are to small for my big fingers... It does not spell check numbers. LOL
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Oh crap sorry I drop to 30psi..I have 275/40 18" wheels...The keys on the iPhone are to small for my big fingers... It does not spell check numbers. LOL
Ah ok. I was gonna say dam 20psi that's daring! Lmao. Well there u go u got 275s I'm on stock 215s.
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Ah ok. I was gonna say dam 20psi that's daring! Lmao. Well there u go u got 275s I'm on stock 215s.
Yeah even if i ran 20-25psi on the 275's i would lose contact in the middle of the tire. Because the side walls are stronger than your 215's.
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Yeah even if i ran 20-25psi on the 275's i would lose contact in the middle of the tire. Because the side walls are stronger than your 215's.
Yea that makes sense!
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