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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-16-05, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Launch Technique

I was wondering what technique most used to get the best out of their GT/GT-P?
I took my big bus down the quarter on Saturday...
2.273 60 foot 14.44 @159km/h - bounced off limiter before each change
2.276 60 foot 14.37 @163km/h - not enough revs on take-off
2.443 60 foot 14.64 @163km/h - went to sleep on start line
2.256 60 foot 14.14 @156km/h - was racing and backed off, but still broke out on a 14.4 dial in.

The last run I held it on the handbrake, dialled up 3000 rpm then let out the clutch pretty quick, but didn't dump it. She axle tramped a bit, but took off the quickest.

I was disappointed not to hit a 13, you can feel how heavy these things are when taking off. I have an EL XR8 (standard) that hit 14.9 easily, time after time, with 1.9 second 60 foot times.

How does everyone else leave the line - technique wise?


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Re: Launch Technique

The last run I held it on the handbrake, dialled up 3000 rpm then let out the clutch pretty quick, but didn't dump it. She axle tramped a bit, but took off the quickest.


This would seem to be the best way that i have found to get the car moving.I think some of the tuners are working on a launch limiter that can be tuned in with the new SCT software.Basically set the car up so it will only rev up to a specified RPM on the line before the car is at say 2 mph,then once it reaches the predetermined mph all the HP is on tap.

It is no easy task to get them movin.

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Re: Launch Technique

the first run i did in my 03 gt 483 was the best time it did 13.719 then the wife had a go she did 4 runs her best was 14.336. i used the cluch slightly to stop wheels lighting up & changed @ 5600 rpm
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the first run i did in my 03 gt 483 was the best time it did 13.719 then the wife had a go she did 4 runs her best was 14.336. i used the cluch slightly to stop wheels lighting up & changed @ 5600 rpm
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The last run I held it on the handbrake, dialled up 3000 rpm then let out the clutch pretty quick, but didn't dump it. She axle tramped a bit, but took off the quickest.
And you didn't get any wheelspin ?
3000 rpm is pretty high.
On my first drag meet I took of with 1500 rpm dialed up and had soo much wheelspin that my mate in his magna beat me by 0.04sec, and mines an auto, I would have thought that in a manual you would get more traction problems with higher rpm launches.

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A friend has been to the strip once in his stock BAGT.He ran a best of 13.5@104mph & a worst of 14.3@102mph (the other two runs were 13.7's).The car is a manual & he did not use many revs off the line on his first run (the 13.5).

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Hows the new car ?
The car is great the six speed is the best, dosent come close to the kws of the mk1 and i think fpv have fcuked around with the torque cont or traction cont, still no strips.
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I've tried pretty much every technique and hav'nt yet got a perfect pass down. I either wheelspin too much or bog it, i know it just takes practise and i just gotta find that medium.
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A friend has been to the strip once in his stock BAGT.He ran a best of 13.5@104mph & a worst of 14.3@102mph (the other two runs were 13.7's).The car is a manual & he did not use many revs off the line on his first run (the 13.5).
WOW thats a nice time for a stocker FKN awsome
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BAGT.He ran a best of 13.5@104mph & a worst of 14.3@102mph (the other two runs were 13.7's).The car is a manual
Great times, where did he do the runs?

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