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Old 07-30-2008, 09:01 AM   #26
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yeah, give him a "break".

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:55 AM   #27
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Season 10 Episode 3 of Top Gear the tested a Ferrari 599 with F1-SuperFast paddle shifter with Launch control in which they put the car in first turned traction off held down the break and put in launch control. Rev'ed up the motor and let off the break. The launch control on Super Cars is all i've ever seen launch control on before. And it more or less optimized the shift points or allowed for higher RPM's before shifting.
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #28
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I think it is very cool that GM has included launch control on the Camaro. The great thing is you don't ever have to use it if you don't want to. Does launch control work, yep, pretty well.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #29
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So I don't think we've reached any consensus yet...

With launch control do you floor the gas, dump the clutch, and then the computer forces the revs to their optimal amount? Or did I completely misunderstand?
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #30
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The ones I've seen will hold the RPM at the optimal point, then when you release the clutch, the computer will hold the RPM at the right level to minimize wheel spin.

Not that difficult to understand. It's just the launch that it controls. Not the shifting or throttle. And if it works properly it'll be a pretty sweet system.
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Old 08-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #31
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So I don't think we've reached any consensus yet...

With launch control do you floor the gas, dump the clutch, and then the computer forces the revs to their optimal amount? Or did I completely misunderstand?
I think your right. The asymetric half-shafts will reduce or eliminate wheel-hop, and the traction control should assure CONSISTENT, if not optimal launches, with computer-controlled throttle blips. The traction control should also reduce wheelspin, so your looking at some really good "hooks" -- over and over, AFAIK.

Thats good for racing.
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:46 AM   #32
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The traction control should also reduce wheelspin, so your looking at some really good "hooks" -- over and over, AFAIK.

Thats good for racing.
You'll need to turn traction control off for a good launch, and chances are that launch control won't even engage with traction control enabled. Traction control on every vehicle I've used it (including at least one GM) is too aggressive, slowing the engine too much to avoid any tire slippage at all, instead of just preventing smoky burnouts while allowing a little slippage.

It's my impression that most people turn off traction control for any kind of racing.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:13 AM   #33
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In the SS, can't to turn traction control to 'sport' mode? I would think it'd act as you described it should above...
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:11 AM   #34
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I know how to fully disable the stable track and traction control simply by holding the traction control button down for about 6 Sec
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:25 AM   #35
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I know how to fully disable the stable track and traction control simply by holding the traction control button down for about 6 Sec
Don't ya know!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:29 AM   #36
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here ya go.. for those that are still wondering how it works..
here is a vid of a 2010 vette with the traction control, with an explanation as to how it works..
http://www.egmcartech.com/2009/08/24...gh-res-photos/
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