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rgprestige15 03-07-2006 10:38 PM

launching
 
What rpm do most people launch from? Ill be heading to the track but I really dont wanna ruin my clutch. Just wanna utilize my all wheel drive capabilities while still having fun, but not destroying anything.

genkidama20 03-07-2006 10:54 PM

In general, the higher the RPMs you launch at, the faster you go. But, if you want to keep it safe, keep it around 3,000 - 4,000 RPMs.

Your clutch will be fine if you know what you're doing. My clutch is still going strong after:

25k miles of driving & 3 auto crosses & 2 drag events & numerous "street racing" encounters !Thumbs Up

WRXtreme 03-08-2006 12:02 AM

I launch at 4500-5000rpm. My clutch is still doing great.

mosc 03-08-2006 11:10 AM

I launch at ~3000rpms just enough to get the turbo spooled. I don't find much gain out of launching harder and it makes it noticeably harder on the clutch

mayhemsm 03-12-2006 11:29 AM

When you guys launch at ~3k do you slip the clutch much? If I launch at 3k-3.5k I slip it but barely, I've never been with someone who actually launched AWD 'properly'. At that rpm, I still get a good chirp outa the tires and a hard launch - maybe too hard?

WRXtreme 03-12-2006 07:31 PM

I don't like to launch at 3k because you have to slip the clutch to much so that the engine does not blog down / lose RPMS. I like to keep the car in the powerband from the time it starts moving. I launch just hard enough so that the wheels do not chirp or if they do its just the least bit so that I am not putting to much stress on the drivetrain.

04caliwrx 03-13-2006 01:17 AM

i launch at like 6500 and that car is gone i have 12500 milkes on my car and everything is doing fine

Imprezzive 03-15-2006 06:00 PM

i have 75000 miles on my 02 wrx!! with 42 time slips in front of me from the dragway the past two years and i have many upgrades non of which is a clutch, thats still factory, and i still dont feel any slipping!!!. anyway i bounce my revs at 4500-5000 rpms bouncing over and over then i slip the clutch out. at about the halfway mark to it being let out i start slipping the gas downn so that at the same time my clutch pedal is completely out, my gas is completely to the floor! i get constant 1.9 sec 60' like that. good luck

poser 03-24-2006 05:53 PM

[QUOTE=rgprestige15]What rpm do most people launch from? Ill be heading to the track but I really dont wanna ruin my clutch. Just wanna utilize my all wheel drive capabilities while still having fun, but not destroying anything.[/QUOTE]

you should try an auto cross. there's one this weekend at gulf greyhound park, entry at the door is $35, though you need to register by tonight. its way fun, more so than drag racing IMO


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