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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2010, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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nitto 555rs and m6 launching help!?

Im picking up my 555rs tomorrow morning and was wondering how are people launching with them, like what rpm and how are you releasing the clutch? I see some people launching at only 3500 and some at 5500, both with good and bad 60fts. I have bmr trailing arms to help with wheel hop and only other mods are intake, tune, short throw and axle back mufflers. also i have a line lock so i will be able to put as much heat in the tires as needed. Any help would be great just to have an idea bc i dont want to launch to high and break something and also dont want to have run after run and not be releasing the clutch correctly.

I was thinkin leave at 3500, release the clutch still it starts engaging then a momentary pause til it starts rolling then roll into the throttle while releasing the clutch with one full release. Anybody have any other ideas or good experiences with dumping the clutch even if its a lower rpms?

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Be very careful launching with NEW sticky Rubber and dont break an Axle as some people are putting to much preasure on those Axle stems.

Dont mind me asking what Tire sizes did you go with?
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Be very careful launching with NEW sticky Rubber and dont break an Axle as some people are putting to much preasure on those Axle stems.

Dont mind me asking what Tire sizes did you go with?
305/35 20 for my stock wheels. no im gonna be gentle off the line for sure. I dont feel like towing it from the track for sure and spending money to fix it!!! i plan on rolling out the whole a little before hammering it like i did the stocks. I just hear from everyone that its a completely diff ballgame when launching with drags so im curious.

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305/35 20 for my stock wheels. no im gonna be gentle off the line for sure. I dont feel like towing it from the track for sure and spending money to fix it!!! i plan on rolling out the whole a little before hammering it like i did the stocks. I just hear from everyone that its a completely diff ballgame when launching with drags so im curious.
yeah just be careful on the launch.....Thats some nice Rubber
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It's kind of a shoulder roll motion you want. Roll into the throttle while rolling off the clutch. You want the motor to be building momentum while the clutch is starting to engage or you will bog the motor. But the trick is to learn how to do this while hitting that magic RPM and not just a side step of the clutch.

But that is just my way. To each their own. These big cars don't launch like some of those little light weight cars at the track so be careful who you ask for advice. Almost every car is a little different.

Best of luck and let us know how you do.

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