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    Thread: Launching k04 at track

    1. 08-07-2012 04:06 AM #1
      I found a few things but i was wondering if you guys could be a little bit more specific with me.

      This is my current set up
      05 jetta gli 1.8t
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      Forge Boost hoses

      I'm wanting to hit up the track here shortly but i'm in need of help when it comes to launching the car. Granted i only did it once and i had a tremendous amount of wheel spin. I had it to around 2500rpm and let loss of the clutch and gave it gas. Can anyone offer any tips or how to reduce the wheel spin?

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      08-07-2012 11:47 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Bojan087 View Post
      I found a few things but i was wondering if you guys could be a little bit more specific with me.

      This is my current set up
      05 jetta gli 1.8t
      K04
      Apr software
      St 2 Dogbone
      Eurosport short ram intake
      42DD Turbo Back
      Eurojet Racing PCV hose
      R1 Diverter valve
      Forge Boost hoses

      I'm wanting to hit up the track here shortly but i'm in need of help when it comes to launching the car. Granted i only did it once and i had a tremendous amount of wheel spin. I had it to around 2500rpm and let loss of the clutch and gave it gas. Can anyone offer any tips or how to reduce the wheel spin?
      You've haven't listed the most important detail of all. What tires are you running and at what tire pressures?

      If you decide to do this on a regular basis, you might need to invest in some DOT drag radials for the track.
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      08-07-2012 06:24 PM #4
      i agree tires make all the difference on these cars.
      when i was just DDing my car i drove on regular all season tires and could break traction in 3rd gear in them
      when i started auto-xing i switched to a high performance street tire"dunlop direzza z1 star specs"
      now i have to dump the clutch in 1st to break them loose
      and im sure if/when i go to slicks it will make an even bigger difference
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      08-09-2012 08:29 AM #5
      get a set of slicks going to the track on street tires is usless your probably gonna se 2.2-2.4 60foot times and trap over 100mph.With a set of slicks and a good lauch you have a solid low 13 sec car
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    6. 08-09-2012 04:51 PM #6
      You should take some lessons

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      08-09-2012 10:14 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyRustle View Post
      You should take some lessons
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      08-09-2012 11:53 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JimmyRustle View Post
      You should take some lessons

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      08-10-2012 12:57 PM #9
      I never have problems launching my car.... oh wait I have All Wheel Drive

      Like everyone else said. Look at a set of DOT Drag Radials. You have a Limited Slip Diff in your car?

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      08-10-2012 09:26 PM #10
      I run these with a peloquins diff
      Launch rpm will vary with track temp start around 3200 rpm LET OFF IF YOU START TO WHEEL HOP


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      08-11-2012 12:47 AM #11
      or bye bye axles
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      08-11-2012 01:09 AM #12
      he has a 6 speed axles are much stronger than 5 speed
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    13. 08-12-2012 10:23 PM #13
      Sorry that it took a while to get back. But no i do not have a LSD that i'm aware of. Like said its a 6spd and i was told that i have a pretty ****ty set of tires on. From daily driving it, i haven't really noticed the "****tyness" other than when i launched the car once. Night pictures suck but here they are and if you can't read it is a Nexen n5000 225/40r18 88h m+s.



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      08-13-2012 12:16 AM #14
      Practice practice practice. Launching these cars especially without an LSD is tough. It'll take you a good hour or two of training your right and left feet before you start to get it. Don't just dump the clutch either, that's guarantee spin with a K04. Feather you right foot and be smooth with the clutch.

      But with mud and snow tires, you'll never be able to go 100% throttle in 1st and 2nd gear. At all.

    15. 08-13-2012 12:37 AM #15
      Yea i realize that practice makes perfection, but i can't see my self doing it on public streets so practice will be limited. I was also wondering, do you red line first gear or shift it at around 5000rpm. I'm asking because it seems that 1st gear dies out towards the peak and 2nd gear puts a lot more power

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      08-13-2012 08:31 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Bojan087 View Post
      Sorry that it took a while to get back. But no i do not have a LSD that i'm aware of. Like said its a 6spd and i was told that i have a pretty ****ty set of tires on. From daily driving it, i haven't really noticed the "****tyness" other than when i launched the car once. Night pictures suck but here they are and if you can't read it is a Nexen n5000 225/40r18 88h m+s.


      nexens are not ****ty tires. i run them on the streets. n3000 and n7000 usually. I have not tried the 5k's yet. they are a pretty good tire for the money actually, i get at least 40k out of mine and the traction rating is AA. of course if you are looking for fast track times, you have the wrong size of tire and there are some much nicer track tires out there. it can be hard to get traction off the line on street tires such as the nexens if they are not new. I get no traction in 1st and 2nd now because i need to put on my new set.

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