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Old 04-26-2002, 12:08 AM   #1
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How much should i rev. . .

before dropping the clutch for the most ideal start? when you say drop the clutch. . do you literally just let go?? or do you still hav some control over how fast you engage it? any tips would b appreciated. . .THANX
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Old 04-26-2002, 12:11 AM   #2
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Hold it at 2000 rpms and drop the clutch (not let it out fast, but drop it) and then floor the gas. You'll get a little bit of tire chirp and then you'll be on your way. If you want to lay more rubber down, try 3000 rpm. :-)
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Old 04-26-2002, 12:51 AM   #3
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Actually, I think you might get a better start if you slip the clutch a bit.
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slip??
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Old 04-26-2002, 01:32 AM   #5
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slip??
Well, ease it in a bit. In my experience, completely dropping it can lead to a bog quite often if you're not careful. If you let in a bit easier, you're less likely to run into that.
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Old 04-26-2002, 04:07 AM   #6
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Depends on which car...

DSC off of course , I usually "slip" the clutch around 2500 on my 328Ci with full Dinan mods...

Most cars benefit from a little bit of wheel spin...
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    Old 04-26-2002, 10:23 AM   #7
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    Just playing around a couple times. I found that slipping is the best. I tryed a 3000 drop on a warm night and the clutch slipped not the tires. But at 2000-2500 you get a chrip and a hard launch.
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    Old 04-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #8
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    Actually, I think you might get a better start if you slip the clutch a bit.
    I agree with ed. This seems to be the better approach. Maybe I am conservative but IMO just dropping the clutch beats on your car..
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    Old 04-26-2002, 10:32 AM   #9
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    yeah

    dropping the clutch is not something you want to do all the time


    let it out "smartly"-> a little slip at first , to get the car moving , then release it smoothly
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