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ThatGuy
June 13th, 2012, 09:40 PM
i ran a 17 flat at 80 something is this good for a 2012 sx4 crossover? i couldnt get my launch down i have no idea how to launch the thing.

jr40490
June 13th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Try 2500-3000 rpm launch, also launch with the traction control on and turn it off really fast. In order to do that you need to press the button before you launch and before second gear comes it should be off.

ThatGuy
June 13th, 2012, 10:28 PM
i have awd

ThatGuy
June 13th, 2012, 10:29 PM
and how would i shift that makes no sence

Mrs_Suicide
June 13th, 2012, 11:12 PM
1/4 mile im guessing lol

jr40490
June 13th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Sorry didn't knew you had awd. Thats why i said you have to presseing the button before you launch so by the time you need to shift second the traction control is allready off and your finger out of the button and on the shifter...try slipping the clutch then

pecci
June 14th, 2012, 01:52 AM
If your stock, :17 flat is on par. 0-60 should be around 9 flat.

ThatGuy
June 14th, 2012, 04:02 AM
i have intake and under drive pully seem like i bog on launch

Gremlin
June 14th, 2012, 07:17 AM
I have a 2010 sx4 touring(auto 6spd and stock) and I ran a 17.8 at 79.......paddles FTW lol I held it and launched at 3grand but doubt it made a diff with 150hp lol

Wagoneer
June 14th, 2012, 08:51 AM
If you have any sort of intake other than stock don't idle the car while you're waiting in line. Heat-soak is any aftermarket intake's enemy.

Other than that you really have to slip it in 1st, the car doesn't have enough power to dump the clutch with AWD. I found launch at about 3K and then slip it at peak torque around 4K, then wait until the road speed catches up the engine revs and then a quick shift into 2nd. It really is tricky to launch, especially with the damn throttle delay, you have to predict when everything is going to happen.

Mrs_Suicide
June 14th, 2012, 09:38 AM
And dont wait till the light turns green!! Lol

pecci
June 14th, 2012, 12:59 PM
It really is tricky to launch, especially with the damn throttle delay, you have to predict when everything is going to happen.

For now, my friend ... for now! (ie:Dynotronics)

Wagoneer
June 14th, 2012, 03:41 PM
For now, my friend ... for now! (ie:Dynotronics)
Oh god I can't wait to not stall my car with my foot half way down on the throttle... Or being able to drive slow in parking lots!! I cannot wait!

jr40490
June 14th, 2012, 06:28 PM
If you have any sort of intake other than stock don't idle the car while you're waiting in line. Heat-soak is any aftermarket intake's enemy.

Other than that you really have to slip it in 1st, the car doesn't have enough power to dump the clutch with AWD. I found launch at about 3K and then slip it at peak torque around 4K, then wait until the road speed catches up the engine revs and then a quick shift into 2nd. It really is tricky to launch, especially with the damn throttle delay, you have to predict when everything is going to happen.

Yeah you understand what im saying

ThatGuy
June 14th, 2012, 06:34 PM
yea so 17 isnt to bad i feel like i can get a 16 something should i launch in fwd? mabey little bit less to move?

Mack Zilla
June 15th, 2012, 08:29 AM
You should strap a 150 shot to the turd and let it rip.

automat
June 18th, 2012, 09:42 AM
don't launch FWD it will only hurt your 60' time and you still have the parasitic loss from the drivetrain keeping you from getting a better trap speed. I'm kinda impressed with the 17.00 figure for an awd hatch. I guess you are not far from perfection with the launch. rev near 3000 then floor it at the last yellow, start lifting the clutch about half a second before green and control the amount of slip by keeping the revs at about 4000-4500 with only the pressure of the clutch. that's pretty much how I made my best 60' times. I got decent reaction times too. you can try lock mode but in my case it didn't go too well. I was better with auto mode.

Benster
June 23rd, 2012, 09:18 PM
I did 17 with an 09 manual AWD. Best way to launch is at 6k in awd auto, slip the clutch around 4500-5000 and then the rest is the same as every other car. I tried launching in fwd, mad wheelhop, don't recommend it. I also wouldn't recommend drag racing that car too often competitively as it'll kill the clutch to launch properly, hence why most awd cars just launch off idle or barely over it to save their clutch, or they don't know how to launch an awd car. turn off the esp and you'll get the best times you can with the car.