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coupe quattro drag launch
« on: June 09, 2006, 05:41:22 PM »
i'm looking at going to bandimere on wednesday for the take it to the track and i need to find out what i can drop my clutch at without hurting my car. any help would help. thanks.

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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 06:00:05 PM »
unless you want to be paying for a new pressure plate soon, I'd keep it at or below 3K
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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 06:22:50 PM »
Each car is different.  Like Gragravar said, keep it low.  Start easy and increase very slowly from there.  Remember, with quattro, the breaking point is often the clutch.  It most other 2WD cars the tires lose traction before doing a lot of damage to the clutch.  Well, at least in isolated launches.
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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006, 05:09:09 PM »
Turbo + AWD + Manual = takes some time to get good launches.  2500-3000 RPM is a good starting point.

With your setup it will be more about trying to get the perfect amount of clutch slip without overheating it and the correct feet release speed to get a nice progressive grab on the clutch while it is slipping.  You always want to make sure your foot is releasing while your engaging the clutch or you are likely to smoke it.  You also dont want to ever drop the the clutch, since all that built up energy has to go somewhere.

Thats all the advice I can give you, so good luck and have fun out there.
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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 08:42:30 PM »
ok thanx, but my car isnt a turbo, its still NA.

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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2006, 01:42:43 AM »
damn, I clicked the link hoping for a 4 tire smoking 11 second race video!

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Re: coupe quattro drag launch
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2006, 03:25:30 PM »
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ok thanx, but my car isnt a turbo, its still NA.


What I said still applies to AWD cars, it should be easier to launch since you won't have any turbo lag to worry about.
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