Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
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Originally posted by AWD WRX
I have been in the turbo world for some time now and I am quite the perfectionist. I have noticed searching through this site that launching is quite a problem for some of you guys.
At first I had a 92 Eclipse all wheel drive and that is where I started. After months of different techniques I found the one that worked the best and NEVER failed in my Eclipse I pulled 1.7 60 ft all day. People say launching a AWD isn't rocket science I laugh at those people because unlike RWD and FWD you can't just leave it at a steady RPM and pop the clutch. You actually have to use a process. When I am at the track and I line up I wait for the first yellow light then as soon as the light comes on I floor it and at the last yellow I slip the clutch out but don't slip it to slow or your loosing power and don't slip it to fast or your car will bog out and your launch will be one worth laughing at you have to find a happy median. When I slip the clutch out it's around 5500 rpm and I leave almost everyone out the hole.
The reason you floor it is to build boost which more boost is more power out the hole which is obviously good. If you have a aftermarket boost guage you will notce that you are at about 7 psi when you slip the clutch out at 5500 rpm. This launching technique dominates the competition you will scare your compeditor and he will pop the clutch mess up his launch and light his tires up or if he's all wheel drive he will probably bog if he pops it. Everyone I know with a AWD now uses this technique after they tried it their was no better way which is what they tell me.
Sorry to be so long winded but I had to give you the exact details. But anyway good luck if you get this down then your 60 ft time will change for the better.
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