: Track launch tips...



ctsvinman
04-18-06, 02:05 PM
Any tips to launch these wonderful IRS, Wheel Hop Beasts..... while driving down the 1/4 mile.....?

I have brand new GSD3 tires, put them on Friday. The previous set went almost 23k miles, they were also the GSD3's, I sold the Run-Craps with 1k miles on them when the car was new.

Thanks

stkshkr
04-18-06, 03:04 PM
Launch at anywhere from 1500 - 2000 RPM, ride the clutch out on the launch. Biggest thing is practice, practice, practice. Good Luck

04CTSVFLA
04-18-06, 07:12 PM
what about the shift into 2nd and 3rd...i often especially in 2nd, bad wheel hop rear end kicks to the side 2-3 feet no joke !!!!! 3rd is a way less severe, but still have the hop.

stkshkr
04-18-06, 09:28 PM
Speed shift (let up on gas and shift quickly) 1-2 2-3. Power shift (gas to the floor while shifting) 3-4

04CTSVFLA
04-18-06, 09:49 PM
let fully off the gas? or just let off it a little when going from 1-2?

stkshkr
04-18-06, 10:11 PM
a little

Vendetta-V-
04-19-06, 12:05 PM
What's the fastest 60' time anyone has got while stock? Mine is only a 2.10 so far...ridding the clutch like stk said above.

GOTTSPD
04-19-06, 01:30 PM
Sometime in the future, a dealer will be selling your cars describing them as gently driven by an elderly lady who only drove back and forth to church on Sundays. ;)

stkshkr
04-19-06, 03:05 PM
Sometime in the future, a dealer will be selling your cars describing them as gently driven by an elderly lady who only drove back and forth to church on Sundays. ;)

1/4 mile at a time

dannystang
04-19-06, 03:26 PM
1/4 mile at a time

I think we went through this once?

Powershifting = no clutch.

Speedshifting = keep gas engaged, pop clutch...

In either event if you speed-shift on 1-2 it will hop till the cow comes home.

If you powershift it clanks and keeps on going...

Atleast, thats what I saw on honda tuners TV as I don't even own a V I am blind.