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Old 03-05-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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Any tips of how to launch a 3.7?
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What's your gear ratio?
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Sorry for the lack of information.
It is a 2,73 manual
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I seem to get the best launches around 2300 +/- a few hundred rpm, depending on traction. Sometimes slipping the clutch can help too with the tall gearing.

Also, traction and stability control should be off.
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I seem to get the best launches around 2300 +/- a few hundred rpm, depending on traction. Sometimes slipping the clutch can help too with the tall gearing. Also, traction and stability control should be off.
+1 best way is to get out to the track & practice! Try different launching RPMs & see what works best for u. Track prep plays a big part too!
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Bro Amen! That's how I roll. I get the same exact launch every time. Pull up to the light. Left foot on the brake. Right foot over gas pedal. Light turns green, slam right foot down on the gas pedal too the floor. At same time lift off brake pedal.

Traction control off. Car is in drive and bammmmm son. Blast off. It works exactly the same time every time. Just nail the gas pedal too the floor. The computer in the auto does the rest. Easy peasey!

Its the most consistent way to launch every single time.
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Bro Amen! That's how I roll. I get the same exact launch every time. Pull up to the light. Left foot on the brake. Right foot over gas pedal. Light turns green, slam right foot down on the gas pedal too the floor. At same time lift off brake pedal.

Traction control off. Car is in drive and bammmmm son. Blast off. It works exactly the same time every time. Just nail the gas pedal too the floor. The computer in the auto does the rest. Easy peasey!

Its the most consistent way to launch every single time.

If you're waiting until the light turns green to nail it, you're waiting too long. Also, the OP has a stick, not auto. Search for a thread called Bracket Racing. It was fairly recent and a couple of us talked about staging, etc. I haven't had a chance to get the Mustang down there yet, but with other autos I have raced in the past I get the RPMs up (same point every time) while holding my foot on the brake and then let my foot off and nail the gas at the same time when it is time to go. I get less wheel spin this way as you are loading the driveline and not having such an abrupt change as you would nailing it from idling RPMs.
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If you're waiting until the light turns green to nail it, you're waiting waiting too long. Also, the OP has a stick, not auto. Search for a thread called Bracket Racing. It was fairly recent and a couple of us talked about staging, etc. I haven't had a chance to get the Mustang down there yet, but with other autos I have raced in the past I get the RPMs up (same point every time) while holding my foot on the brake and then let my foot off and nail the gas at the same time when it is time to go. I get less wheel spin this way as you are loading the driveline and not having such as abrupt change as you would nailing it from idling RPMs.
Lol. My bad! Guess I should pay more attention to OP's post about having a manual. Lol
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How to turn off the stability control on manual?
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How to turn off the stability control on manual?
Hold down the brake pedal and hold the traction control button down for like 6 seconds. It will say "advancetrac off" or something like that.
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Thanks. No wonder my launch always feel restricted. I only turned off the traction control
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Thanks. No wonder my launch always feel restricted. I only turned off the traction control
Make sure you are ready for the rear end to step out a bit, because it will.
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