What is the exact definition of a launch?
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    What is the exact definition of a launch?

    I hear a lot on the forums about launching your WRX and how it is punishing to the drive train of the vehicle.

    I understand the idea of reving the motor and dropping the clutch, but at what RPM's does it become launching?

    Thanks gang!

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    If you drop the clutch and your car bogs down or the wheels spin, you aren't launching. You'll know if you had a good launch.
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    Has nothing to do with hitting a certain RPM to be called launching. Some cars launch better at a certain RPM than others Modern Racer - Driving Tips - Drag Racing Launch Techniques Its just a term used since the beginning of drag racing to describe the act of the start of moving a vehicle from a dead stop rapidly.
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    Thanks for the info!

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