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#16 Old 03-16-2008, 04:28 PM
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yep. lots of serious racers use an auto with a trans brake. cant beat the consistency off the line and the shifts.

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Exactly. The fun in that is be consistent and competitive and not always having to reuild a tranny or replacing clutches.

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lol no they take the fun out of it to make the money where we have the fun still and are in it just for the love of it....
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Where's the easy button when u need it?


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does ## mean 'your' because no one can tell the difference between your and you're? just wondering, as i see it all over the place.
It's what shows up when you use a restricted word. People too lazy to use you're and your often just put a u followed by an r which is incredibly lazy. In an effort to clean things up, it was restricted like a curse word.

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Unless your going to use this strictly as a drag car, don't even say the word automatic!!
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I agree, if your driving a rally car auto is useless. if your driving a track car auto is useless. if your driving a back mountain road with some friends auto is useless. and if you really want to win a drag race go get a camaro or mustang.( yes I said it!) I just can't understand why so many of us are obsessed with the one type of racing that our cars are least suited for. I don't think i have ever lead off the line in a drag but so far i haven't lined up with anything that could keep up after first gear. not even a late model corvette kept up over any kind of distance. and in the end the subies handling lead me over the horizon while he was still stuck in traffic.
I say this all just to vent, I still value launching and everyone should practice the afore mentioned tech. I myself use launch control on romraider and it works very well. but like I said I never sweat it when I'm behind on the shift to second. because when boost hits the competition comes up short.

we all drive a handling car. lets go race some corners!


no where above do I mention street racing. I in no way support street racing. not pissed, just saying

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bocaks, please read this link thoroughly:
Street Racing Threads.

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mosc: thanks for that, I agree that the street is no place for dragging, that's why I take it to the track, controlled environment and all. If I screw up on the track I don't risk killing the family of four in the minivan just trying to go to church.
bocaks: I know my car isn't the best suited for dragging, but I don't know any rally tracks in my area and dragging just feels right. I could go get a stang or a piece of @#$% camaro, but I LOVE MY WRX, there's just nothing like it.

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Amen!

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amen to mr04. auto*****s are only for the serious drag racers. manuals are way too much fun and u cant beat having control over your car like u do in a manual. but back to the topic. i would be carefull not to go over 5000rpm. at least not in a non-sti. but i concur that it is better to burn a clutch than to brake a gear. replacing the clutch isnt fun but im sure its better than replacing a gear. good luck with the launches
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Thanks, if nothing else it fun to practice. I just don't want to hurt my baby

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Faster times will hurt your baby. Stop drag racing if you don't want to hurt it. Or, start caring less. Gotta pay to play.

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Some people dont have the luxury of having an autocross or rallycross track within a distance that is suitable. Maybe dragging is the only thing around. Me, I have an 1/8 mile strip just around the corner from my house. Nice, easy, and convenent. However, I'm not even sure where the closest autocross track is around these parts. I know these cars aren't made for drag, but i use what i can and keep it off of the streets.

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Not saying there's anything wrong with it at all and I applaud you for keeping it off the streets but you have to accept the damage it causes is all. Cars can do more than A to B and a drag race now and then is sure fun but it does have a cost, that's all I'm saying. It's not a car that transitions from the streets to the strip routinely like your average RWD muscle car.

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