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Old 08-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Going to Drag Strip for First time... advice?

3267 pounds 2005 wagon with full JDM EJ207 STi swap. Revs to 8000rpm. Makes boost instantly and responds instantly. 7-8k I feel is slower and so does my tuner. I usually shift at 7k.

I own a set of V12 ventus tires (garbage can't hook on the street for ****)

and Hankook Z214 racing slicks for autocross.

Thinking of trying on street tires first.

My car makes almost 300whp and has an upgraded 'stage 2' exedy clutch. Launching on the street burns out all 4 tires.

I have DCCD Pro as well. What setting should I have the car set to launch it?

So any advice on how to learn to launch at the track? Do you generally drop from higher rpms than on the street? Do you slip the clutch a lot more? Can you slip/launch without making it smell?
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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I would say to try on your street tires first. When I went to the track I launched at around 4800 and then 5300 rpm. I try to blip the throttle around that area and then take off at the light. I was never concerned about my reaction time just my 60ft and 1/4 mile time. I'm assuming you have a 6 speed. I am not sure if the jdm gearing is similar to the 04 Sti but if it is you will have to shift into fifth before crossing the line. I would also slip the clutch until it catchs and then floor it.

This is just from personal experience but I have found that pressing yourself into the back of the seat really helps with the launch.

Good luck!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Drive it like you stole it! :-0
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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My only advice is skip the drag strip and take the car to a track day.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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My only advice is skip the drag strip and take the car to a track day.
I go all the time including autocross. Just wanted to go with.some friends once and get my slips
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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Then my second point of advice is run whatever that will break less parts.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #7
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its JDM right? to get the most out of it you must shift with your left hand.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #8
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Try launching first and just see what happens. The biggest thing is trying to be consistent and understanding what the small changes with launch rpm and shift points do to your times.

Try to keep a record of when you shift and launch and compare it to your trap speed and time. You'll start to see a correlation between changes either working or not. Then just follow that course of action.
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