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Old 07-14-2002, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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i know i look like a complete idiot for asking this question, but what is the best way..cause i never have really raced and i want to know the best to take off from a complete stop so i will do good in a race...thanks for any help...

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Old 07-14-2002, 08:23 PM
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Practice is the best way

Go out to a deserted area and practice launching.

Rev up to 3-5k, and then try dumping or feathering the clutch. See at what RPM you can get a good launch with out too much wheelspin, and see which works better feathering or dumping the clutch.

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yeah experience is the best trainer, thanks man.
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Old 07-18-2002, 02:49 PM
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make sure not to feather so much that you burn the crap out of your clutch.
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Old 07-18-2002, 03:24 PM
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from experience I found feathering works alot better than dumping. I get way too much wheel hop with dumping. But yeah, goto a track and just run a whole bunch of practice runs and see what makes the best 60' time.

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Old 07-18-2002, 05:51 PM
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yeah I've found on my gs-r that feathering around 3.5-4k works best. just don't half-feather it and dump it once you connect...cause you'll start to spin :P

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Feather until the wheels start to move, then let err rip. Most of the wheel hop results from the wheels fighting to get into motion, so getting a little momentum first helps.

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Old 07-18-2002, 08:22 PM
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Quote: i want to know the best to take off from a complete stop [/QUOTE]

You and your passenger must stick your arms out the windows and flap them...flap them like mad!! Landing is the tricky part.Seriously...everyone else is giving good advise.

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I rev up to about 5500 and feather it just to get the car moving, then dump it. I get a little chirp from the tires, and I stay in VTEC the entire time. That is the best way I have found for my car. BTW, I have some Kumho tires, so it may be different for the crappy stockers.

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Originally Posted by Stealth 95 GS-R on Jul/26/02
I rev up to about 5500 and feather it just to get the car moving, then dump it. I get a little chirp from the tires, and I stay in VTEC the entire time. That is the best way I have found for my car. BTW, I have some Kumho tires, so it may be different for the crappy stockers.

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Cool i've got kumho's too. Brand new right now. I'll try that out this week(first time at track) but prob a little lower rpm. 3.5-4k probably

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Old 07-27-2002, 11:06 AM
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Get yourself some $30 motor mount inserts to reduce wheel hop. They did wonders for me and wheel hop is almost non-existant, the only thing holding me back now are the traction of my tires. What I've found works for me now is to let the clutch out quickly and feather the gas as the tires get traction.

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Old 07-27-2002, 11:28 AM
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Ermmm.... what's feathering? I'm guessing to slowly let go of the clutch without letting go completely?
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Its different for every car/tire. I have Toyo Proxes and I reduce the pressure to 20 psi and then do a 5200 rpm dump and feather the gas.

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Yes Nexx

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