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This is a discussion on Safest way to launch within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; First of all I have tried searching for this and I know launching is bad for the 5 speed. What ...

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    Safest way to launch

    First of all I have tried searching for this and I know launching is bad for the 5 speed.
    What is the SAFEST way to launch at a dragstrip? I have a 2005 WRX wagon with 80k miles.
    Any help will be appreciated, please dont tell me to search or have negative comments.
    I posted it in this thread because I didnt know which category to place this in.

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    Don't dump the clutch..let it slip

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    I wouldn't say dump it. Hold it at the catch point and once u feel it catch, release foot from clutch in a manner similar to dumping, but not just sidestepping it. If ur clutch cam catch that is. Use launch control too. What is ur with?

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    I just wouldn't suggest doing it.

    There is no safe way to launch the 2002-2007 WRX 5mt.
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    Don't do it at all.
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    Yeah, don't do it. I replaced my clutch at 17k but I was also at close to 400wtq. If u want to have it last a good while, that is. If not go for it

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    Rev the engine to about 1800-2000rpm, then ease off the clutch and onto the gas simultaneously..

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    I am running the stage 2 OTS cobb tune, lol im not setting launch control at 2000 rpm

    I need to have a decent launch atleast... suppose just slowly slip the clutch....

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    Rev to 6500 and then dump it fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    Rev to 6500 and then dump it fast.

    side step the clutch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mild7intl View Post
    Yeah, don't do it. I replaced my clutch at 17k but I was also at close to 400wtq. If u want to have it last a good while, that is. If not go for it

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    I'd not launch. If you must, be gentle about it and get a tiny bit more aggressive until you reach what you think is a launch. Bad things can and do happen. You have been warned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    The clutch isn't what we are worried about here...
    So what are we worried about, then

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    rev motor to 5500, drop that bitch. make sure all tension goes to your drivetrain and not the clutch. The last thing we want is a burnt clutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mild7intl View Post
    So what are we worried about, then

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    Everything else. Be careful, don't ruin a perfectly good car to get a few tenths off your time. taking my 2011 to the track next week, but we have a little stronger tranny.

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