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Old 04-10-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Launch Control

This may be a stupid question, but I did a search and couldnt really find anything. The dealer didn't really answer my question either.

If I am on a road, and I initiate launch control and do a launch, is it still covered under warranty? Some companies (such as Nissan) have had these issues in the past, and although I am sure a factory SS on street tires shouldn't break, I think its a legitimate question/concern.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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yes you are not driving it like a professional racer in sanctioned events ......just giving the traction a try............If it cannot handle the abuse it would not be worth driving, or having the feature on. And even if you were in a race............so what does it have a disclaimer..............No getting on it in a performance manor.........ROFL what the F good would it be if it could not take some abuse?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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This may be a stupid question, but I did a search and couldnt really find anything. The dealer didn't really answer my question either.

If I am on a road, and I initiate launch control and do a launch, is it still covered under warranty? Some companies (such as Nissan) have had these issues in the past, and although I am sure a factory SS on street tires shouldn't break, I think its a legitimate question/concern.
Now I have a 2013 camaro where is the launch control located?
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #4
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Now I have a 2013 camaro where is the launch control located?
If you have a manual SS, double tap the traction control button to enter "StabiliTrak Competitive Mode," then put it in first gear with the throttle floored (it holds it at around 4k rpm's) and let the clutch out. I haven't had much luck with it though, at least to me it seems to be more of a burn-out feature than a launch control feature. I get much better launches slipping the clutch with all traction off and at a lower RPM, like 3k...
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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I have a 2013 v6 camaro so i guess it doesn't have it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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I have a 2013 v6 camaro so i guess it doesn't have it.
I'm not positive about that actually, it could be on all manual cars? Maybe it's an RS package thing? Someone on here will know. Either way, if you don't have it you're not missing much from my experience
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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The owner's manual does say for use on a closed track so maybe that is how GM will opt out of the warranty coverage if it breaks while being used on the street. They will say a track surface is compliant to the launch control system and the street surface is not.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #8
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I haven't tried it yet. I used to have a BMW M3 with the SMG transmission. I did a few launches on that. This feature was not advertised on the M3 like it is in the Camaro manual. I heard if BMW had your car hooked up to their computer they could tell how many launches had been performed. Not sure if GM has that capability but they probably do. If something breaks and they find out you have a bunch of launches on your car that could be an issue. Also heard it was very hard on the clutch on the M3. Not sure about the Camaro's. I can say that my times on the drag strip were VERY consistent using launch control so if you were bracket racing it is very useful.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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tried it just the other day...just spun the tires too. wasn't impressed.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #10
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Sounds like its not even worth it to try.... I know my launch control has always been my left and right feet, so Ill just keep to that proven idea.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #11
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Has anyone used Launch Control that is modified? I went to the track Friday night but was worried about using it at ~480whp. I have 1000hp axles, but they came in while we were gone. Not sure if you can over power the system???? I would like to use it at my power level on drag radials. Anyone experience this?
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:20 PM   #12
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with launch control it will not give pull power to the wheels at launch until traction is obtained and then will go full power. In theory this will give you a better 1/4 mile time by not allowing traction break but also not being so restrictive by cutting power to prevent any spin. If you shut off traction control fully and launch you could spin tires for 150+feet. I've done both and launch control definitely limits spin but doesn't eliminate it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #13
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I tried with and without traction control and the car did a lot better with it on. I did not use launch control because I figured that was a broken axle waiting to happen at my power level. Im hoping to put the Eaton TruTrac unit with 3.91s and the axles I ordered and giving launch control a shot. It was my first time at the track with this car, and I only ran 13.3 at 113. Car had awesome top end, just need launching practice.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #14
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I tried with and without traction control and the car did a lot better with it on. I did not use launch control because I figured that was a broken axle waiting to happen at my power level. Im hoping to put the Eaton TruTrac unit with 3.91s and the axles I ordered and giving launch control a shot. It was my first time at the track with this car, and I only ran 13.3 at 113. Car had awesome top end, just need launching practice.
What was your 60 foot? I would think you would be trapping higher than 113 even without a solid launch. I dunno. I have never really looked at what these Camaros run to be honest. I have had Mustangs and Vettes all my life. This is my first Camaro.
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