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Old 10-14-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Launch Control .. - What is it?

Launch Control .. - What is it?

What does it do ?

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Old 10-14-2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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How It Works

Here you go my friend...

This device combines the effort of an electronic-driven accelerator and a computer program in the car.

The software drives the accelerator according to engine specifications to make the car accelerate smoothly and as fast as possible, avoiding spinning of the drive wheels, engine failure due to over-revving and clutch and gearbox problems.

This feature is only available at the start of the race, when the car is stopped in the starting grid. After the car is running at a certain speed, this device stops its work.

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Old 10-14-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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Awesome, I was wondering about that too.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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will this be on the automatic ss as well?
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:58 PM   #5
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will this be on the automatic ss as well?
NO just the M6
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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you dont need it on the automatic, you can depress the gas and keep your foot on the brake....
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:54 PM   #7
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all right, thanks!
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:11 PM   #8
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on my bmw m3 e92 I have the smg([sequential manual gearbox] double-clutch semi-manual w/paddle shifting) transmission, and the launch control on THAT is a way of putting the precise amount of power to the rear wheels to attain maximum acceleration without wheelspin, and shifts at calculated "optimal" points to again enhance acceleration...

They should do something similair on the TAPshift... It was confusing enough to learn it the first time...
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:24 PM   #9
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that means bad news i think or at least a little bypassing, i know on the mustang they supercharged them and the traction control or whatever they have kicks in cutting fuel to cut the throttle and reduce spin and then detonates the engine, then kaboom.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:36 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information. If I remember correctly, you have to actually activate it right? It isn't something that is available unless you do ..

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Old 10-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #11
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Thanks for the information. If I remember correctly, you have to actually activate it right? It isn't something that is available unless you do ..

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on my roomates mach1 mustang his traction control is on by default when you start the car and you have to hit the little button near the shifter to turn it off, but other wise its on all the time. i'm sure they have a permanent disconnect for them though.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:09 PM   #12
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on my roomates mach1 mustang his traction control is on by default when you start the car and you have to hit the little button near the shifter to turn it off, but other wise its on all the time. i'm sure they have a permanent disconnect for them though.
I think you're getting mixed up between traction control and launch control, launch control is only active for initial acceleration from a dead stop. It is only on when you turn it on ahead of time.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:19 PM   #13
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I think you're getting mixed up between traction control and launch control, launch control is only active for initial acceleration from a dead stop. It is only on when you turn it on ahead of time.
oh ok my mistake then.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:27 PM   #14
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It's actually to launch the space shuttle from my camaro
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:47 PM   #15
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Is this an option?
Did I miss something?
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so wheres the button i know where the TC button is but launch control??? any one with pics?
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so wheres the button i know where the TC button is but launch control??? any one with pics?
It's the TC button.
Put it into competitive mode (press TC twice).
Press the clutch
Floor the gas pedal. The car should limit the revs.
Drop clutch (or release quickly).
Hold on.


I haven't tried it but that should be how it goes. Here's Embalmer's story on it.. This stickied thread also discusses it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:23 AM   #20
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Launch Control .. - What is it?

What does it do ?

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Apparently it breaks your output shaft. but it is supposed to allow you to put the pedal to the floor at a certain rpm and launch.
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is that the problem eeryone is having with the M6 in the ss breaking the output shaft and is it because of the LC feature??? why is it a problem on the camaros when they have been using the same thing with the same tranny on the vette's ?????
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:45 PM   #22
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NO just the M6

There is a competitive mode button the Auto as well.
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is that the problem eeryone is having with the M6 in the ss breaking the output shaft and is it because of the LC feature??? why is it a problem on the camaros when they have been using the same thing with the same tranny on the vette's ?????
Because the tr6060 tranny in the vette is not the same tr6060 tranny in the camaro, nor the gt500 Chevy skimped on the tranny in the camaro, there are sub models of the tr6060 the camaro has the lowest one.
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Because the tr6060 tranny in the vette is not the same tr6060 tranny in the camaro, nor the gt500 Chevy skimped on the tranny in the camaro, there are sub models of the tr6060 the camaro has the lowest one.
What is your source on this TR6060 being a "lower" version? Please don't say wikipedia either.
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What is your source on this TR6060 being a "lower" version? Please don't say wikipedia either.
He got it from the GM Document located here:

http://media.gm.com/us/powertrain/en..._MG9_M10_n.doc

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