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Old 01-10-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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How to launch a '13

Best way to launch the 13 v6..
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1) Take it to the local track (stay off of the public streets for this sort of activity)

2) Traction controll off

3) RPM's up, dump the clutch

4) Repeat number 2, using different RPM ranges until you get the results you want

5) Buy stock in your favorite tire company.
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1) Take it to the local track (stay off of the public streets for this sort of activity)

2) Traction controll off

3) RPM's up, dump the clutch

4) Repeat number 2, using different RPM ranges until you get the results you want

5) Buy stock in your favorite tire company.
#5 haha

I meant in an auto
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Not sure if there's any better way to launch with an automatic....

What rear differential gear setup do you have? A higher ratio will help that; 3:73 seems to be the prefered ratio of quick start offs. Highway cruising is still decent, but milage drops.

But then again, I'll assume that MPG is not the issue here!
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Until you get an aftermarket tune the launch on an automatic is pretty easy. The torque management acts like a two step and limits you to 2,000 rpm. You can stage, hold the brake with your left foot, and mat the accelerator and it will go to 2,000 and hold. Release the brake and you're good to go.

As far as what is "the best" way to launch - you have to figure that out for your car. It is a combination of tires, tire pressure, weather conditions, track conditions, and your tune and stall speed on the convertor. I find that most of the time on a set of drag radials I need about 20lbs of air and between 1,800 and 2,000 on the tach.
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Not sure if there's any better way to launch with an automatic....

What rear differential gear setup do you have? A higher ratio will help that; 3:73 seems to be the prefered ratio of quick start offs. Highway cruising is still decent, but milage drops.

But then again, I'll assume that MPG is not the issue here!
If you get 3:73 gears one is going to need better tires than the stock ones the 11 plus v6 comes with. Way to much gear for the stock tires. I'm thinking 3:55 gears would be good for keeping the stock tires.
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#6 Should have bought a manual j/k.
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#6 Should have bought a manual j/k.
Lol, +1
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Best way to launch the 13 v6..
I hold my left foot on the brake and my right on the gas and hold at 4K rpm (aftermarket tune to allow this) and then launch!! I have 3.73 gears Michelins which are good but are stock. They don't spin much at all honestly. I have a good take off
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To get it to 4,000 rpm you must also have an aftermarket torque convertor. That is very high for the stock convertor. Usually with the stock convertor the rear tires will start to turn once you cross 2,000 rpm.
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Bucko's proces with the manual is actually what I tried after the car was broken in. took traction control and stability off, reset it with my key..so car wouldnt ask me 2 hundred questions, and just played with it in a old closed malls parking lot. As for the tires...i'll have enough fun when I go to replace these odd 19" rubbers. Thank God I work at a dealership and can get their cost +10% for employee pricing!
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Until you get an aftermarket tune the launch on an automatic is pretty easy. The torque management acts like a two step and limits you to 2,000 rpm. You can stage, hold the brake with your left foot, and mat the accelerator and it will go to 2,000 and hold. Release the brake and you're good to go.

As far as what is "the best" way to launch - you have to figure that out for your car. It is a combination of tires, tire pressure, weather conditions, track conditions, and your tune and stall speed on the convertor. I find that most of the time on a set of drag radials I need about 20lbs of air and between 1,800 and 2,000 on the tach.
Mine doesn't do this. I can launch around 2,500 and it'll just climb and climb and climb. 5.1 0-60. Pssh, more like a solid 4 with my driving.
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To get it to 4,000 rpm you must also have an aftermarket torque convertor. That is very high for the stock convertor. Usually with the stock convertor the rear tires will start to turn once you cross 2,000 rpm.
My 12 auto lets me hold at 3500-4k I just gotta press down on the brakes hard. But yes circle 5 released a torque converter for the 5.0 but we have the same tranny so I'm looking into it so I can hold at 6k
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I hold my left foot on the brake and my right on the gas and hold at 4K rpm (aftermarket tune to allow this) and then launch!! I have 3.73 gears Michelins which are good but are stock. They don't spin much at all honestly. I have a good take off
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My 12 auto lets me hold at 3500-4k I just gotta press down on the brakes hard. But yes circle 5 released a torque converter for the 5.0 but we have the same tranny so I'm looking into it so I can hold at 6k
I don't see any way that on the stock automatic and stock torque convertor you can possibly be getting up to 4,000 rpm - no matter how hard you hold the brakes. The torque convertor won't let that happen; that is the way it is designed. Either your tach is broken or you aren't reading it correctly.
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I don't see any way that on the stock automatic and stock torque convertor you can possibly be getting up to 4,000 rpm - no matter how hard you hold the brakes. The torque convertor won't let that happen; that is the way it is designed. Either your tach is broken or you aren't reading it correctly.
Lol ill take a video it's seriously not that hard guys hahahaha
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there is no magic way to get a perfect launch each time

it can vary on temp, tire type, road/traction conditions etc.

Best way is to learn the car so you can get off the line as fast as possible (most gas) with as little clutch slip as possible (slight tire spin)

If auto hold brake give gas and go super easy there
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Lol ill take a video it's seriously not that hard guys hahahaha
I need to see the video. The turbo guys can't get the rpm's up to spool the blower because of the torque convertor. If you can bring it up to 3,500 for launch an automatic I want to see it.

Are you confusing a burnout with a race launch? To launch you bring the RPM up WITHOUT breaking the rear tires free to start the race. To do a burnout you hold the brake, bring the rpm up with the intention of breaking the rear tires free to heat them up while holding the car still. That is a different thing and one where you will get to 5,000 rpm (actually I watch MPH to get up to 50 in second gear for a couple seconds). And after that is when you stage the car and bring it up on the convertor, or less depending upon your set up and car and conditions. At that point you don't want the tires to break free.
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I need to see the video. The turbo guys can't get the rpm's up to spool the blower because of the torque convertor. If you can bring it up to 3,500 for launch an automatic I want to see it.

Are you confusing a burnout with a race launch? To launch you bring the RPM up WITHOUT breaking the rear tires free to start the race. To do a burnout you hold the brake, bring the rpm up with the intention of breaking the rear tires free to heat them up while holding the car still. That is a different thing and one where you will get to 5,000 rpm (actually I watch MPH to get up to 50 in second gear for a couple seconds). And after that is when you stage the car and bring it up on the convertor, or less depending upon your set up and car and conditions. At that point you don't want the tires to break free.
A burnout I do that. On launch I don't just wait for the light to turn green and press the gas -_- I press the brake and hold my desired rpm so when they third yellow light comes up I let go of that break and **** book it!
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Get the video up Charlie, I need to see how you manage to bring it up to 3,500-4,000 at the tree without breaking the rear tires loose with a factory 2,000 stall convertor.
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+1 for conditions, and tires, wider on the rear will help.
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1) Take it to the local track (stay off of the public streets for this sort of activity)

2) Traction controll off

3) RPM's up, dump the clutch

4) Repeat number 2, using different RPM ranges until you get the results you want

5) Buy stock in your favorite tire company.
I love the "buy stock in your favorite tire company" LOL
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me too! especially with what new shoes cost for a car these days....
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Ya no joke the rears I just picked up for my car are like 350 a tire
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Since you have a 13 auto i would just place the car in sports mode for the traction control and transmission. Burn up the tires to get them warm. When your ready hold brake an rev to about 1800 and let go of brake and slam the gas.
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Since you have a 13 auto i would just place the car in sports mode for the traction control and transmission. Burn up the tires to get them warm. When your ready hold brake an rev to about 1800 and let go of brake and slam the gas.
Without an aftermarket tune can't do a burnout in the '13 automatic. Ford has a torque management system in place that will limit the car to no more than 2,000 rpm on the '13 - put the pedal to the mat and it still won't go over 2,000 rpm if you try a brake stand. Doesn't matter if you are in sport mode and TCS off and Advance Track off on the stock tune.
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Without an aftermarket tune can't do a burnout in the '13 automatic. Ford has a torque management system in place that will limit the car to no more than 2,000 rpm on the '13 - put the pedal to the mat and it still won't go over 2,000 rpm if you try a brake stand. Doesn't matter if you are in sport mode and TCS off and Advance Track off on the stock tune.
I dont have a stock tune never tried with out the tune though.

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I dont have a stock tune never tried with out the tune though.
Mines also a gt to though.
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Doesn't matter on the 2013 if it is the V6 or V8 - both with the automatic have the torque management on the stock tune. It wasn't an issue on the 2011 and 2012 so that, plus the select shift/sport shift mode, meant it took awhile for the tuners to figure out the automatic tunes for 2013.
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Where's that video at??
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Where's that video at??
I have a feeling it isn't coming.
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I have a feeling it isn't coming.
We're going to be left waiting for ever! Haha.
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We're going to be left waiting for ever! Haha.
Sorry guys I've been working 3-11pm 6 days a week been busy but I haven't forgotten you guys!
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Sorry guys I've been working 3-11pm 6 days a week been busy but I haven't forgotten you guys!
Awesome we'll be on the look out!

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Sorry guys I've been working 3-11pm 6 days a week been busy but I haven't forgotten you guys!
Awesome we'll be waiting for that!
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I must have missed that video ....
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We're still waiting! :p hahaha.
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