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Old 10-05-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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Best way to launch manual trans LS3

I took my SS (manual trans) to the track yesterday for the first time. Tried launching at 3500rpm with competitive mode activated. All I got was a ton of brake chatter, no momentum, and a disappointing 13.9 sec run. Then I tried turning traction control off completely and launched at 3500rpm, and I ended up going sideways and had to let off the gas to not cross into the other lane (14.3 sec). Then I tried launching at 2000rpm (with traction control completely off)...still went sideways a bit and had to let out the gas (14.1 sec).

Does anyone have any advice to offer for how the hell to get a good launch out of this car? The car made great power once I got moving (106mph), but I kept getting beat by mustangs because I couldn't hook up well off the line. Should I use competitive mode, or not, and what is a good rpm range to launch at? Anyone who's figured it out and can offer any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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i launched at 3600rpm when i was n/a. u just can't drop the clutch when u take off though, sounds like thats ur issue. you have to play with the clutch a bit to get the car to hook then hammer it.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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Yea 3500 then a fast slip to get it moving. Some tire spin but not much. Dont let out too slow or you overheat the clutch. Did that my first pass.
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:46 PM   #4
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what mode for traction control?
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:47 PM   #5
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My results were about the same 13.91 @ 109 dissapointed, that was 2000 with traction control. I uped the anti with traction control off and then tried competative mode it went ballistic. 2.6 60' that's leaving .5 of a second on the table. Seen M6 Camaro's go 2.1 60'. So needless to say the first 60' is so important. That's why the A6 Camaro's do well in the 1/4, takes less skill to make it happen.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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pull around water,if possible;back up to water box. do a few practice launches. most likely the car in other lane will be doing some stupid s#$t.so you have lots of time. get a feel for you're car launching,even if it takes a few tries.that's why they call it -test&tune.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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5200-5500 and ride the clutch till you feel it move and let it do its thing. Im dead serious........
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5200-5500 and ride the clutch till you feel it move and let it do its thing. Im dead serious........
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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are yall being serious?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #11
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:20 PM   #12
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there he is at the top of two lists lol
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #13
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There are several videos here in this part of the forum, or just type in my screne name on YouTube. Stock clutch and axles.
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