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Old 06-12-2009, 08:46 PM   #51
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I have looked around a little and I have not come across the info yet and may be I missed it but...

does the V6 with standard come with launch control like the V8 does? Probably not.
No, only the manual version of the SS comes with it.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:54 PM   #52
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what the hell happened to pushin in the clutch flooring it and popping the sob. Too easy I guess. I read your post I still don't get what your talking about. I'll just have to experiment!
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:06 PM   #53
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OK, well I pick it up from the farm again on Wednesday, so I will mess around with it then. I must be doin something wrong. Maybe I am not jamming down the gas pedal hard enough... thanks for the help gentlemen and ladies
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #54
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OK, well I pick it up from the farm again on Wednesday, so I will mess around with it then. I must be doin something wrong. Maybe I am not jamming down the gas pedal hard enough... thanks for the help gentlemen and ladies
I too think that I must not be mashing the gas fast enough. Will try again. Though I would think that they would make it so that it would stop at 4k regardless.
I'm just scaredi guess. LOL
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:49 AM   #55
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Did it in mine make sure both pedals are all the way to the floor and it is in comp mode as well as being completely stoped I tried it with it rolling it a no go when rolling also even with clutch fully depressed the gas pedal must be w.o.t. also
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:21 AM   #56
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Did it in mine make sure both pedals are all the way to the floor and it is in comp mode as well as being completely stoped I tried it with it rolling it a no go when rolling also even with clutch fully depressed the gas pedal must be w.o.t. also
thanks bro! i'll try it... i musta been too ginger on her!

does the "comp mode" disappear from the DIC? (that makes me nervous)
but the burnout icon stays.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:49 PM   #57
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Gave it another try tonight, only difference is I didn't slowly push the accelerator to the floor. RPM stopped just above 4K.
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:16 AM   #58
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Yep me too, tried yesterday. Problem was I was too much of a wussy before about pushing the go pedal down fast.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:28 PM   #59
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How does this work for the auto ss? is there launch control or what.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:34 PM   #60
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yeah you gotta have the gas floored before you dump the clutch
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:36 PM   #61
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How does this work for the auto ss? is there launch control or what.
you don't have it, you just change to competition mode with the button in front of the shifter
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Old 06-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #62
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you don't have it, you just change to competition mode with the button in front of the shifter
Ok, cool thanks
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #63
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anybody have suggestions how to properly launch the V6 manual? (drop clutch or slip it a little and what RPM for fastest off line? Thanks!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:19 AM   #64
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I see I'm not the only one having problems with launching. I have tried with it in all three modes (press once, press twice and then with trac ctrl on) and it's a slow start each time or it bogs down. Yes I am used to a stick although yes this car is different. When I tried Comp Mode yesterday- it did NOT feel right so I backed off (rev'd up high and felt like it took the pedals!)....didn't like it at all! To see so many of us are having issues, tells me that there needs to be someone on here that can show a vid of a good launch or explain it really well. At this point, any car leaves before me from a light/stop sign....and until now, I've always been the first to leave.

It really shouldn't be complicated.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:32 AM   #65
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Well the rev limiter should keep it from going boom if it doesn't keep it at 4k

Can't wait to get this thing.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #66
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what the hell happened to pushin in the clutch flooring it and popping the sob. Too easy I guess. I read your post I still don't get what your talking about. I'll just have to experiment!
Simply flooring it and popping the clutch at redline will not only really wear out your car, but you'll get more wheelspin than traction and your launch will not be very good. The trick is to get the right balance between "bogging" and "boiling". However, most reviews got better launches not using launch control, but finding their own perfect RPM (well before redline though!)
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:55 PM   #67
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The V6 does not have launch control/Comp mode, correct? So basically just need to find the right RPM and go?
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Old 06-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #68
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What was the time differences from using launch control and them not using it...the magazines and stuff?

I never thought to use it the other night but should have as I couldn't get out for anything! 2.4 60' was the best I could muster!

I may have to try this tonight when I get home...see how it works!
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:56 PM   #69
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I have looked around a little and I have not come across the info yet and may be I missed it but...

does the V6 with standard come with launch control like the V8 does? Probably not.
Some V-6 cars have allegedly been released with the software active
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:00 PM   #70
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I got it to work pretty much every time now.

Tap the button twice as every one has said. On the dic it will say Competitive Mode on the lights within the Tack the car with the sqiggles skid marks lights up. Then pop the gas pedal to the floor. Dont just ease it down and dont slow up on your decent...pop it down and hold it. Guess Gm figures you have to have balls if your going to try to race your car and this is their ultimate ball check.....lol Then you will see that the rpms stop around 4000. mine actually stopped at about 4200 or so to be accurate. Then once again dont try to baby the clutch. Drop it and hold the gas to the floor You have about 3 seconds to get ready to lift to shift then pop it back to the floor. I played with this for about ten launches on a friends training track. Perfect concrete with lights and a 60 ft timer. I would not try this on the street cause you will lose most of your rubber. I am a rookie driver and I will be the first to admit it. I will use launch control until my personal foot controlled launch times are consistantly better than what the computer is giving me. Ok so that was it for me in a nutshell. In summary, You have to have balls to activate launch control. If you dont the car is set up to self destruct making the world a safer place....
I'll have to try this in a week or too. I tried doing it twice and was a wus about it so that's probably why it didn't work
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:02 PM   #71
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I too think that I must not be mashing the gas fast enough. Will try again. Though I would think that they would make it so that it would stop at 4k regardless.
I'm just scaredi guess. LOL
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LMAO!! Me too bud! That's hillarious, I'm rollin!!!
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Old 06-22-2009, 05:50 PM   #72
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PROCEDURE FOR ENGAGING LAUNCH CONTROL FOUND ON MANUAL TRANS 2010 SS CAMARO'S.


1. be at a full dead stop, in neutral. feet off gas and off clutch.
2. press the traction control button twice, it'll switch to competition mode. then the little sign will go away and leave a small icon indicating your in comp mode.
3. gas to the floor. rpm will jump to 4.8k
4. clutch to the floor
5. shift into first
6. drop clutch out and hold on.




there you guys go. the majorative issue is that the gas needs to go down first, or the system doesn't turn on and you dont get the rev limit to 4800rpm.

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Old 06-22-2009, 05:52 PM   #73
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GM warranty actually covers the launch control. GM 1 Nissan -1
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nissan covers it now too. 08 GTR's were not covered.


and they managed to slice a .1 second off the quarter mile if memory serves me correctly.
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:31 PM   #75
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has anyone tested if turning on Comp Mode while rolling is a problem, I have had this work right once and wrong three times, only thing I notice is that I was turing comp mode on while rollinginto the box.
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