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Old 09-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Guys,

New to manual transmissions and the Shelby was my first.

What is the right way to launch? I find myself going nowhere sometimes when I gun it...

Thoughts?

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Re: Best technique for 0-60 off the line?

Well, you have found out that it is hard not to spin... a lot.... with a powerful car... Good tires and modulating/feeding the throttle can make big differences in getting off the line... I have no real racing advice, I don't race, but I will say that it is tricky to not just sit and spin in the first couple gears...
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Re: Best technique for 0-60 off the line?

Get a set of slicks. Plain and simple. Then launch at 4-5k.

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Get a set of slicks. Plain and simple. Then launch at 4-5k.

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Go to the local truck docks or wherever else you know cops and people don't hang out at and turn the traction control off and practice
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Go to the local truck docks or wherever else you know cops and people don't hang out at and turn the traction control off and practice
Im asuming getting into gear at 5k rpms kills ur clutch?
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No it's just loud revving at 5,000 RPM And make sure you turn off traction control so you can spin tires a little too, but really the location is just so you can keep doing launches without worrying about traffic or cops
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Re: Best technique for 0-60 off the line?

Don't kid yourself, dumping the clutch at 5,000 rpm shortens your clutch life... It won't "kill" it immediately but you are definitely putting some wear on it, especially if you buy a set of slicks...
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Re: Best technique for 0-60 off the line?

My best advice to you is to leave from idle like you are leaving a redlight quickly. Do not go wide open throttle on street tires in first...you aren't going to gain any time.

First thing to remember at the track is the longer you spin, the slower you're going.

My other advice is to invest in a set of tires for the track. Slicks are... different... to drive on, I would advise a good drag radial for your use.
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My best advice to you is to leave from idle like you are leaving a redlight quickly. Do not go wide open throttle on street tires in first...you aren't going to gain any time.

First thing to remember at the track is the longer you spin, the slower you're going.

My other advice is to invest in a set of tires for the track. Slicks are... different... to drive on, I would advise a good drag radial for your use.
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If u want to try higher rpm dump launches remember its not full throttle right away example if u try a 4000rpm clutch dump dont just mat it! leave ur accelerator in the same spot for a secound b4 rolling onto it. in some higher rpm drops u may even need to roll off the accelerator b4 rolling on. After 2nd keep ur foot down and slame the clutch and gears as fast as u can.
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