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      05-13-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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2nd gear launch

Since the 1er hits it's sweet spot on torque around 1400rpm, which is amazing, I launched my car from 2nd and compared it with launching from 1st and it felt like launching from 2nd gear was more effecient and faster. Could someone else with this car try this out and let me know if you feel the same way. Maybe it was becuase it was night.
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      05-13-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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I don't believe its more efficient (concerning 0-60 time) but it is probably an easier/smoother way to launch as well as less strain on the engine and clutch (if done correctly)

This is my assumption of course...
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      05-13-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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starting in second will give you more clutch wear and less fuel efficiency. if you try to really launch in 2nd for 0-60 (i.e. rev up and dump or slip the clutch - otherwise 0-60 is pointless) it will be much worse for your drivetrain than in 1st.
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      05-13-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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starting in second will give you more clutch wear and less fuel efficiency. if you try to really launch in 2nd for 0-60 (i.e. rev up and dump or slip the clutch - otherwise 0-60 is pointless) it will be much worse for your drivetrain than in 1st.
He has an automatic...:iono:
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