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"Launch Control"

Did a search & found a few things on this. I have been seeing people program their SCT using the rev limit in neutral as a launch control. Is anyone here succesfully doing this? Does it have any negative effects on the car? Thanks


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I believe the manual has a clutch switch for cruise control operation. I would think they this would be the best way to set a launch control of that is accessable in the tuners.


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I have a custom tune and one of the things I can do is set the rpm to where I want to launch (ie rev limiter)- I like it because with a shift light also I never have to look down at anything just concertrate on the lights - as for causing a problem - I have had none and depending on track conditions I launch anywhere from 3800 to 5000 rpms
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I never did get this whole "launch control" thing. With a manual transmission isn't your left foot the launch control?

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Well with a manual N/A I don't see a lot of reason for a launch control. But for a car running boost you can use launch control to build boost at the line. What I would like to see more than launch control is a no lift to shift feature. Same concept. Would work off the clutch switch. Basically you would have a preset secondary limiter that activates whenever you press the clutch. This would cut the engine to a pre determined rpm when you shift without lifting off the gas. If set properly for your shifting points it makes a smoother up shift that is less likely to damage your drivetrain from hard shifts since the engine won't make power again until your off the clutch. (If boosted you will also maintain boost between shifts)
This also teaches a person to get their foot off the clutch when cruising because if you rest your foot on the clutch you will inadvertently activate the secondary limitrr while driving and make yourself look like an ass because your car will start bucking.

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Oh right. Didn't think of the boosted cars. And the no lift idea is an interesting one. I'm pretty sure that was a feature on the Cobalt SS cars of years past.

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