launching

civicex

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i just wanted some help on how to launch. i have a 96 civic ex with i/h/e and usually i take it to 2900 and dump the clutch but i have massive wheel spin and would like to know how to get the car to catch better.
 

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well....ill tell you what i do, maybe that will help you out

for starts i have a 00 Si

so what i do is i lower my front tire pressure to about 15-20psi. and then i can laucnh hire than if they were at normal...so with my tires that low, i launch at 4.5k rpms.

if your clutch is slipping, maybe your clutch is going out???? something to look into...

hope this helps
 


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Originally posted by "imazn"

get better tires. tune your suspension and make the front stiffer
you said it just how i was going to
 


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i have kuhmo ecsta's for tire and now im getting wheel hop could that be a motor mount. The wheel hop is all the way through the rpm band..
 

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make the front stiffer? that will make your wheel-hop even worse......... you should set your damper settings to their lowest level. make the rear stiffer.
 

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Originally posted by "Team 4R"

make the front stiffer? that will make your wheel-hop even worse......... you should set your damper settings to their lowest level. make the rear stiffer.
Just like this guy said. I played with shock settings(I have Tokico Illuminas) the last time I was at Sac Raceway. I found that with the fronts on the softest and the rears on the stiffest produced a better launch.
 

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are you going to sac tomorrow? a bunch of us are so, if you're not already planning on doing so, you should too
 

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Originally posted by "Team 4R"

are you going to sac tomorrow? a bunch of us are so, if you're not already planning on doing so, you should too
I wish I could. My wallet hates me for keeping it empty and my last class isn't done till 5pm. Hopefully after this semester I'll be able to get my race on. :D
 

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Originally posted by "Team 4R"

where do you take classes at.....? im at uop.
I'm down the street at University Behind Target(Delta). :D
 

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i like down the street from uop...right offa brookside road.

and i live down the street from delta...down march towards i-5

just thought youd like to know
 

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everybody lives off of brookside, it seems............... when are you going to be in town next?
 

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Originally posted by "Team 4R"

everybody lives off of brookside, it seems............... when are you going to be in town next?
Not everybody ;) I'm off of Thornton road close to Bear Creek.
 

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Originally posted by "SeanJohn1802"

in spanos?
I meant the actual creek, not the high school. :D I'm one block from Creekside Elementary School. You guys might have seen my car around. It's a 98 VSM hatch lowered, with a SiR front lip and civichatchback.com stickers on the rear side windows.
 

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I have seen your car few times by the creek side school. Clean ride man.
 






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