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White02WRX 12-17-2004 12:13 AM

First Time
What up. I went to the track tonight first time i have ever ran a manual at the track my last car was a auto. i am kinda happy but know i can run better. Need to learn how to launch!!

R/T 1.033
E.T. 14.818
MPH 91.952

Do these seem like decent times, again i have only been driving a manuel for about a week and i have no idea how to launch this car at all.!!

Cosmo 12-17-2004 07:56 AM

That sounds about average for a stock WRX. The RT is a little high, but that is just because you aren't used to it. What kind of 60' times were you getting?

White02WRX 12-17-2004 11:20 AM

R/T ... 1.033
60' ... 2.133
330 ... 6.180
1/8 ... no time
mph ... no mph
1000 ... 12.302
1/4 ... 14.818
mph ... 91.952

Cosmo 12-17-2004 12:21 PM

Yeah. Your 60' times are a little high. Anything under 2.0 is considered good for a street car on street tires. What RPM are you launching at? Launching at 5500 rpm (using launch control) I can get consistent 1.75-1.8 60' times.

White02WRX 12-17-2004 02:08 PM

Yeah i launched about there. What is launch control?? Like i said i am new to WRX and manuals so i am still learning alot.

IBAUCLAPlaya 12-17-2004 10:03 PM

Feature of the UTEC that is not good for the tranny.

Cosmo 12-18-2004 12:46 PM

The UTEC is fine on the transmission. It's your feet that hurt the transmission.

IBAUCLAPlaya 12-18-2004 01:02 PM

Launch control isn't good for it.

Cosmo 12-19-2004 08:24 AM

Right. But, that is an optional feature on the UTEC, and something most people never use. To say that the UTEC is bad for the transmission is completely false.

IBAUCLAPlaya 12-19-2004 03:37 PM

I know I didn't say the UTEC is bad for the tranny. I said launch control was a feature of the UTEC that is bad for the tranny.

White02WRX 01-07-2005 01:49 AM

Well Guys made another track night. I am very pleased. I hit a 14.4 @ 92 MPH Still trying to nail down the launching but i am getting a hang of it.

White02WRX 01-07-2005 11:00 AM

THis Was the time for my 14.4 pass

R/T ... .965
60' ... 2.049
330 ... 5.938
1/8 ... 9.225
mph ... 74.189
1000 ... 11.985
1/4 ... 14.482
mph ... 92.641

Cosmo 01-07-2005 11:13 AM

[QUOTE=IBAUCLAPlaya]I know I didn't say the UTEC is bad for the tranny. I said launch control was a feature of the UTEC that is bad for the tranny.[/QUOTE]

Sounds to me like you did:

[QUOTE=IBAUCLAPlaya]Feature of the UTEC that is not good for the tranny.[/QUOTE]

IBAUCLAPlaya 01-07-2005 11:16 AM

I am saying that the feature of launch control is bad for the tranny. Any hard launching is.

White02WRX 01-17-2005 12:51 AM

Well i ran a 14.4 in the 1/4 and i wanted to get your feedback if that is a good time on a completely stock car. But you guys want to talk about your launch control

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