don't worry about hurting it. you have to break the car in like you want it to run. thats the motto i've had for my last 3 vehicles. i don't think i would suggest powershifting it yet though. make sure to lift the gas when the clutch is in. it sounds like the best launch is 2500 slipping the clutch a little.
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On 2001-08-23 10:21, chud wrote:
I think I should roll past 250 on the way to the track so I should be alright there. Thanks for the tip.
Any suggestions on a RPM to keep it under?
I ran it last night but decided to take it easy on the car - left tc on and eased off the clutch; mainly just getting used to the lights and all. I'm new to racing. My 2 runs were 15.6 and 15.1.
I'm interested in some tips on driving technique. Should I leave my foot on the brake at the line? How do most of you do it? Right foot across brake and gas? Do you sidestep the clutch or just lift it up fast? What's a good shift point?
if it is a decent track, you shouldn't have to touch the brake on the line. to launch mine i keep one foot on the gas at 2500 and the other on the clutch all the way to the floor. when you are ready to go, ease the clutch out. don't side step it with street tires. with street tires you will probably hear a shortt chirp that doesn't overwhelm the tires. i guess you have to play with the rate at which you release the clutch to find the best point. look for 600 ft times around 2.0 or 2.1. i shift my car at 5800 or so.judging by the other guys on the post, it doesn't do any good to short shift the car.
I usually vary my approach out of the hole. I've had the revs as high as 3000 & slowly let out the clutch or just idling & dump it. I seem to get tire spin regardless & most of my times (12 runs total) are around 14.5 or 14.6. I have yet to get below a 2.1 60' time. A lot depends on track conditions & how much traction you're getting. Just keep practicing.
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