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How do I launch a 5spd properly?

I know I feel like a noob, but I dont want to look like a total idiot my first time. This is my first 5spd car, for those that dont know its a 92 coupe bone stock except for exhaust and a hurst shifter. We have a 1/8 mile track not to far away and want to give it a try. My main question is the burn out box. I have street tires and theres not much room to go around the box. Just looking to have fun with it for now with some small mods like gears later in the future. Not new to racing as my old 91 GT had a 347 and a 408 in it with a c4. Thanks guys!


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If you can't get around the water box, just blast the tires for a second to get the crud off.

You'll have to slip the clutch for the best 60 foot. That's the hard part. Launch rpm and such is minor. It take practice as you know. Autos are easy, it takes a real driver to launch a 5spd well.


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If you can't get around the water box, just blast the tires for a second to get the crud off.

You'll have to slip the clutch for the best 60 foot. That's the hard part. Launch rpm and such is minor. It take practice as you know. Autos are easy, it takes a real driver to launch a 5spd well.
It does sound like fun with a 5spd, I know more stuff is known to break atleast with higher hp levels, Good to practice now cause one day I may have a turbo

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I think my 5o is easy to launch lol et drags big burnout plus 5k dump lol very simple. Slicks will make things more simple though probably you should try getting some before you run this way you'll run quite a bit better then you would on street tires as long as you get a sub 2.0 60ft.

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if it's stock susp your asking for trouble if you use slicks. beef up the torque boxes first, get some decent uppers and lowers, driveshaft safety loop, then some slicks or et-streets, 5k-5500 rpm launch and hit your shift points and hold on it's a blast bangin gears. good luck, acproxer

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if it's stock susp your asking for trouble if you use slicks. beef up the torque boxes first, get some decent uppers and lowers, driveshaft safety loop, then some slicks or et-streets, 5k-5500 rpm launch and hit your shift points and hold on it's a blast bangin gears. good luck, acproxer
My car has stock suspension and I run et drags on anywhere from 4.5k-5.5k dump I dont seem to be having any problem only thing I did was decided to upgrade to the fms aluminum shaft because my stocker was starting to vibrate. I would like to do the tq boxes though.

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You'll have to slip the clutch for the best 60 foot. That's the hard part. Launch rpm and such is minor. It take practice as you know. Autos are easy, it takes a real driver to launch a 5spd well.

I agree with all the stock parts that is your only bet a getting a good 60ft.

As for the burnout everyone I have always talked to say they bring it to 4500 and dump the clutch then slam the brake with the left foot. For me with my size 13 1/2 I invested in a linelock.

Have the torque boxes welded is the first step. I had mine done even before I changed gears.

I have lakewood uppers and lowers and 50/50 shocks 3.73 gears and slicks.

I lauch mine at 5500 with the 150 shot of nitrous on a WOT switch.
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I don't have any problem doing a burnout with a T5. Just put the ball of your foot on the brake pedal hard. Rotate your foot so that the heel is on the bottom of the gas pedal. Raise the engine rpm to 5k or so. Let the clutch out with your left foot quickly as you apply more throttle. It's much easier on the entire drivetrain than reving the engine and just dropping the clutch.

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How about shifting w/ a blown car?

Would you lift on the gas or not? I heard that you shouldn't lift so no boost would be lost.......then on ther other hand some say the opposite so you wouldn't kill parts.

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Some blowers, for example, belt driven ones aren't too fond of the rev limiter... I'd be careful with WOT shifting. There's a guy locally with a manually shifted C-4 and a powerdyne I believe, he's sheered the teeth off the belt several times by shifting late. I can understand.... He's got something like a 4k stall and 4.56 gears in a gutted 4 eye GT


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Sounds like he just needs a blow off valve.

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