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Old 09-24-2003, 01:38 AM   #1
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Default '95 SE vs. '91 Nissan Sentra SE-R - tips for a good launch?

Just this weekend a friend and I were driving to Princeton to do some photography, and of course, what do we do at the stoplight? Anyhoo...I wasn't totally giving my all, so I launched from a 900rpm idle, no powerbraking or anything, he did a 3,800rpm clutch dump. He got his rear end just even with my front end during the first 60 feet, at which point I stayed right there all the way up to 65mph (hey, the cops in Central Jersey can be pretty mean).

So methinks if I had actually tried to launch her, I'd win by a length or two. I'm just wondering, what techniques do you guys use to launch your cars? I'm running a 1995 Bonnie SE with a Series II NA motor. He'* got a 2.0L DOHC w/ 140hp, 132lb-ft., 5-sp, and a 1,100 pound weight advantage.

Thanks for any tips,
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Hmmm...first I'm gonna throw this out there:
I know a guy who runs 15.1 with a just an intake, wires, and cooler plugs on an early 90'* Sentra. He is a complete nut who knows how to drive that car like no other (another story).

Now in your case, there isn't much you can do for launching. At the track I just ease her up to full throttle within a second from idle rpm, which sounds like what you did. Then again you have a Series II which differs greatly. Any L36 racers wanna take this one?
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I have an L67 and still wouldn't bother you unless I have the mods and specs that Bill has.
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Well man this is a definate toughie. I have seen a Sentra SER destroy a Integra GSR without even trying, and that takes alot because GSR'* are turbos so those sentras are pretty fast. But with a Series 2 you shouldn't have any problem. Basically what I do is hit it right off the line then at about 5000 rpm, let off real quick, let it drop down then hit it again, just hope u get a good jump on him off the line or he might beat u but not by much. See my bonne has a rev limiter so at about 8000 rpm I don't get anymore power until it drops down to about 3000 so u should do allright. I have a 3800 fuel injected but only a series 1 and I have whooped cars that I shouldn't.
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Well man this is a definate toughie. I have seen a Sentra SER destroy a Integra GSR without even trying, and that takes alot because GSR'* are turbos so those sentras are pretty fast. But with a Series 2 you shouldn't have any problem. Basically what I do is hit it right off the line then at about 5000 rpm, let off real quick, let it drop down then hit it again, just hope u get a good jump on him off the line or he might beat u but not by much. See my bonne has a rev limiter so at about 8000 rpm I don't get anymore power until it drops down to about 3000 so u should do allright. I have a 3800 fuel injected but only a series 1 and I have whooped cars that I shouldn't.
Ummm.......nevermind...
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See my bonne has a rev limiter so at about 8000 rpm .
err...yea....
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i dont think a 3800 would even go that high. an the L67 is a supercharged series 1. just so ya know. and way to raise the flag Rogue
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L67 is also series II SC...
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umm... L67 is both Series 1 AND Series 2 */C. and if it'* a series 2, it'* not too unbelieveable. remember the series 2 engine was designed for 7000 RPM from the factory, the only reason for the 6k redline is because the tranny can't take 7k shifts
 
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i need to get my facts straight before i post....ive been hangin around here too long for stuff liek that
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