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Old 02-29-04, 09:14 PM
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Launch question for you drag guys

to avoid wheel hop should i be launching at a higher or lower RPM?
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Old 03-01-04, 04:15 AM
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i would think lower
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Old 03-06-04, 12:33 PM
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try slipping the clutch a bit more... bad for the clutch but a bit better for wheel hop on my car.

If you dont like slipping i found higher to be better.

Tried 3k and i would bog. 3.5... bog 4 k wheelhop... 4.5 less wheelhop... 5k no wheelhop but too much wheelspin.

4.5k with a bit of clutch slip and no wheelhop/not much wheelspin and a 2.0 60ft with shitty no name all season tires.
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Originally posted by Jahoo88
try slipping the clutch a bit more... bad for the clutch but a bit better for wheel hop on my car.

If you dont like slipping i found higher to be better.

Tried 3k and i would bog. 3.5... bog 4 k wheelhop... 4.5 less wheelhop... 5k no wheelhop but too much wheelspin.

4.5k with a bit of clutch slip and no wheelhop/not much wheelspin and a 2.0 60ft with shitty no name all season tires.
and you wonder why your clutch is dead and my is fine. You installed the same clutch after i installed my.
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ok I get better 60 ft times (2.1 in an NA with just intake and exhaust) when I launch at 6.5k no clutch slip but lots of wheel spin but i guess thats ok with those 60ft times right?
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what kind of tires are you using?
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Old 03-07-04, 01:48 PM
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currently bald 205s but i'm getting 245s whenever they get here
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haha... yah slipping the clutch at the track isnt recommended if you have a stock organic disc and dont feel like doing a clutch job any time soon. I think those launches glazed my disc.

On my NA i would launch at 4.5k on the street and let it spin more because it had no torque... with the t2 setup i have to launch between 3k - 3.5k on the street otherwise 1st gear is just useless wheelspin. The above post was for launching on a much sticker track surface.
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to avoid wheel hop get a differential brace. revving higher usually helps too.
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get hevier springs and stiffer shocks....youll get less hop.
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get hevier springs and stiffer shocks....youll get less hop.
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