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Old 06-16-03, 04:56 PM
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Launching with a 5 inch clutch

I run a 5.5 inch twin place clutch, compared with last year running a 7inch button type clutch.

I am finding it much harder to get off the line fast and clean, anyone give good direction who has experience with launching with these clutches?

I race in Circuit racing so have a standing grid start, last year I was killing people off the start this year, nup!
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the heavier flywheel and clutch will help the standing starts. it takes some practice but higher revs and side step the clutch(the race clutches don't slip well) just watch for the wheel spin. this is why drag racers use heavy flywheels and bigger clutches.
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rev it up more. it's easy once you get used to it.
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Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it.

I have a very light flywheel and run a transmission from Rohan Ambrose (Guru Dogbox).

I am finding if I actually do rev it up more, I get wheelspin and even axel "tramp", but I have an entire new rear end going in this wekend and next race is on the weekend July 5/6 at Phillip Island, we area support race for the Australian V8's so I will see how it goes.

New adjustable height rear end, spring platform (we have to use orig points and such), floating hubs with billet axels and new shockers with better rebound setting so hopfuly tramp may be less? But I am realling doing this for more corner speed and safety!

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