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Old 12-06-2008, 09:50 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by chanke4252 View Post
... just that a car with a launch control feature like that, which insanely automates the launch process (and thus really encourages owners to utilize the feature and launch the car more than they would on a car with a driver operated clutch, regardless of how many buttons you need to push to activate it), should easily be able to handle the stress, or the feature shouldn't be included.
I disagree about the "LC" being a feature, but I am curious as to how it enourages you to use it? What you are suggesting is analogous to the automatic feature of a handgun encouraging you to shoot something with it.. If you are to kill someone with the said gun, is the manufacturer at fault for making the handgun automatic? Or are you at fault for pointing the gun at someone and pulling the trigger?

The LC isn't a "feature" since it wasn't mentioned in the manual.

What people are doing is the equivalent to finding a cheat code in their favorite computer game and using it. Only problem here is that after using the cheat multiple times, the computer game has become corrupt and will no longer function properly.

The cheat wasn't publicized (officially), and the knowledge of such code doesn't in and of itself encourage you to use it either. Anyone with an ounce of common sense would know that launching the car in such a manner is no good for the transmission..
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