Launch Control Do's and Don'ts- How and How Not

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  1. Polo1

    Polo1 Senior Hellcat Member

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    I hit the Launch Control button and NOTHING....
     
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    How many miles on your car?
     
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    Needs 500
     
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    Launch control don't work until 500 miles, and it's not as easy as hit the button and go
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    After 500 miles plus you need to set your rpms up.
     
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    Polo1 Senior Hellcat Member

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    I see your break in process is going well...
     
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    Polo1 Senior Hellcat Member

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    Okay I got the setting of RPMS didnt know about the 500 miles....What have you guys/gals found to be the optimal setting?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Won't engage till 500. You can get all your RPM settings done now so you are ready. :D
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a manual so it's moot issue to some extent. I know JohnnyHellcat has been working on rpm settings and launch control.
     
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    I don't think Johnny is using launch control,,I believe he said he is just rolling out easy
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    He did at one point and had some settings...
     
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    We haven't heard anything from him in a while...I hope everything is ok with his car
     
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    Polo1, you should think about re-reading the break-in recommendations for your car:

    It is recommended for the operator to observe the following driving behaviors during the new vehicle break-in period:
    0 to 100 miles (0 to 161 km):
    • Do not allow the engine to operate at idle for an extended period of time.
    • Depress the accelerator pedal slowly and not more than halfway to avoid rapid acceleration.
    • Avoid aggressive braking.
    • Drive with the engine speed less than 3,500 RPM.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 55 mph (88 km/h) and observe local speed limits.

    100 to 300 miles (161 to 483 km):
    • Depress the accelerator pedal slowly and not more than halfway to avoid rapid acceleration in lower gears (1st to 3rd gears).
    • Avoid aggressive braking.
    • Drive with the engine speed less than 5,000 RPM.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 70 mph (112 km/h) and observe local speed limits.

    300 to 500 miles (483 to 805 km):
    • Exercise the full engine rpm range, shifting manually (paddles or gear shift) at higher rpms when possible.
    • Do not perform sustained operation with the accelerator pedal at wide open throttle.
    • Maintain vehicle speed below 85 mph (136 km/h) and observe local speed limits.
    I assume since your car has only 200 miles that you were attempting to use launch control by depressing the accelerator slowly and not more than halfway, right? :D
     
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    Ray Hunsaker Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    I wonder some times if some of the break-in is for the operator more than the car. lol
     
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