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Old 08-25-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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i was just curious, ive heard bits and pieces, but id like to know how to launch one in a performance manner, i mean i can drive one and all that but if i ever wanted to race one what would be the way to do it..thanks
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push right foot to floor, slide left foot off of clutch


okay i have no idea. the sticks i drive have four axles and gross 70,000#
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well if your trying to launch something with serious power, just dumping the clutch will get you nothing but smoke. on the other hand, if you're launching a cavalier and you try dumping the clutch on that sucker, you'll most likely bog or stall... launching is something that'* gotta be learned hands-on rather than taught... just try and experiment with different rpm'* and you hit the sweet spot,...
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Oh you won't bog or kill it if you have some gas going.

I mean hell our 88 nova spun em like mad.....
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well if your trying to launch something with serious power, just dumping the clutch will get you nothing but smoke. on the other hand, if you're launching a cavalier and you try dumping the clutch on that sucker, you'll most likely bog or stall... launching is something that'* gotta be learned hands-on rather than taught... just try and experiment with different rpm'* and you hit the sweet spot,...
naw, you won't stall a Cavy... the last manual car my family had, an '89 Corolla GT-* with a whopping 110hp 1.6L (handled like it was on rails... and held its own on the straights thanks to short gearing) easily spun the tires on aggressive clutch dumps.
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naw, you won't stall a Cavy...
just assumed. i've never let it rip from anywhere above 5k...
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hehe... you don't even need to let 'er rip from 5k... 2500 and a fast pop of the clutch will do it :P
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guess youve never driven my 98hp 128tq ranger...
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guess youve never driven my 98hp 128tq ranger...
I don't know if you can call that driving... More like waiting.
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my dad let me drive his 3.8 liter manual jaguar...

i dropped the clutch at 6000 RPM'*...that thing roasted some rubber!
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