Re: Launch RPM in 5.0
<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
> BradandBrooks wrote:
>> Even with my almost stock 5.0 (5-spd), and stock 2.73s, I can't get a
>> good >launch on my Mustang.
>> I've got Comp TAs (225s) and I'm wondering what you guys do to get it
>> fast! I just spin unless I feather it but then it bogs...
> If you're near sea level, try 1,800-2,000 rpms then slip the clutch.
> Remember, it's better to bog a little than it is to spin. Also stay
> out of the burn box water. Any water in the treads is going to cause
> you to lose traction.
> '93 Cobra
Let me add something else about the water box. If you do go in there, don't
spin the tires in the water. This throws water on the inside of the wheel
house, and it will drip on the tires when you're at the line.
Owned two LX Mustangs like you describe. About 2,000 RPM, easy launch. You
need to practice a little to get it right. If the tires go up in smoke, your
out. Takes a long time to recover. You have to slip the clutch a little or
it will spin or bog.