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    still new to my 06 Impresa wrx tr. been trying to launch but never seem to be successful. I rev up to around 4500-5 rpm and let off the clutch and gas to the floor. when I do this I thinkI the correct term is Bogg? my car studders and rpm drops and I start off slow. I'm not slipping the clutch either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xblitz151 View Post
    still new to my 06 Impresa wrx tr. been trying to launch but never seem to be successful. I rev up to around 4500-5 rpm and let off the clutch and gas to the floor. when I do this I thinkI the correct term is Bogg? my car studders and rpm drops and I start off slow. I'm not slipping the clutch either.
    There is your problem. In many ways, actually. Keep on doing what you're doing and you're asking for a blown transmission and you'll have nobody to blame but yourself. Slipping the clutch is 100% necessary, both to launch properly and to avoid a gearsplosion.

    My advice? Stop doing it. All you're doing is lining yourself up for a MASSIVE repair bill.
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    ^+1. Stop doing it. No reason to be launching your car. It is not worth the damage.

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    hit your NOS right when u launch.

    but slip your clutch more and watch out because your trans may not like all those launches one day
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    Just say NO! Don't do it..
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    Not too long ago there was a guy posting up asking about some transmission problems he was having with his new ('12 or '13 I believe it was) wrx. A little questioning later and turns out that he had launched the car "about 12 times."

    If 12 launches can grenade a transmission on a new car with about 10k miles on it (iirc), then what do you think your chances are with your 7 year old car?

    The problem with launching these cars: if you do it "right" (slipping, like Mark said) you will destroy the clutch. If you do it wrong you will destroy a lot more than that.
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    i wouldnt say ive ever "launched" my car but have a few times slipped the clutch from around 3500rpms and pulled out very quickly then banged through gears F&F style, dropping the clutch, smashing the gas.... 95,627 miles as of yesterday on my 2002... i baby it most of the time and have stopped slamming gears lol. but i do remember that thread where it was a new car and he launched it many times then was complaining it felt funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    hit your NOS right when u launch.
    ^this. it's KEY, brah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    hit your NOS right when u launch.
    ^this. it's KEY, brah.

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    Okay, I have never and never will launch, but I definitely slip the clutch while in reverse. It just goes way too fast with the clutch fully disengaged. Any way around this? This is my manual, first turbo. Stock 2012 WRX hatch.

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    haha ok, thank you all for the replys! I just wont launch it! the first time i did try tho the clutch did slip and could smell it like crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyAmbush View Post
    Okay, I have never and never will launch, but I definitely slip the clutch while in reverse. It just goes way too fast with the clutch fully disengaged. Any way around this? This is my manual, first turbo. Stock 2012 WRX hatch.
    You're never in reverse for long...just give it some blips of gas as you give it some clutch play. Little clutch out, little gas in, and so on until you're where you need to be before engaging back in first. Not hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by xblitz151 View Post
    haha ok, thank you all for the replys! I just wont launch it! the first time i did try tho the clutch did slip and could smell it like crazy!
    Yeah...smelling clutch like crazy should tell you something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    You're never in reverse for long...just give it some blips of gas as you give it some clutch play. Little clutch out, little gas in, and so on until you're where you need to be before engaging back in first. Not hard.



    Yeah...smelling clutch like crazy should tell you something...

    ^^this lol..going in reverse with clutch out and accelerating is fun though
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    If you want to launch your car, make sure traction control is off (if your model has that) this will help tremendously with the bogging, if not, I've tried launching mine a time or two and had much more success feathering the clutch so you might wanna try that too.
    Everyone here says don't do it and, of course, I agree cause it's bad on your tranny, but to be honest, it's fun to try at least once to see what the car can do.


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