launching from a dig with the 8spd

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  1. cfuels25

    cfuels25 Gold Member

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    Curious on everyones technique of lauching their A8 cats from a dig...what settings do you guys keep the car in? When disabling traction control completley are you guys blowing the tires off even with drs? Are you guys launching in 1st gear or 2nd gear? My dads nittos should be here soon and we have a date with a scat pack this weekend lol
     
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    On the street with street tires, keep suspension in STREET and Traction in SPORT ( NOT TRACK!!). The good thing is this is still nice enough for daily driving, too.
    To turn TC off completely can get you sideways very quickly and is not for the faint of heart-when nearly 5,000 pounds of monster gets sideways it wants to stay sideways lol. In STREET you get a lot of wheel spin, but the minor reduction that is offered tries to keep the car straight, and not crab sideways-not really slowing you down at all.

    Select 2nd gear with the floppy paddle, left foot brake, and bring revs up to your desired level of traction (which should be low-even in 80-85 degree weather).
    Practice rolling on the throttle in 2nd gear. IF you spin-forget it-launch blown.

    If you get it right, you should be able to go WOT and 2nd gear stays locked down. While all of this is occurring, put the shifter back into automatic (if you are 100% spot on with manual shifting, you might be .1 or .2 quicker in the quarter because you are getting maybe 100-200 more rpms before the auto shifts, but the risk of hitting the rev limiter is really very high-this car really needs a 65-6600 rpm fuel cutoff.

    The personal best I have seen has been a 3.8 second 0-60, second gear start, 80 degree high humid weather, full tank of gas, and one grown-ass man behind the wheel.

    Cooler weather could change that by "adding" power however "reducing" traction.

    As always YMMV
     
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    20151001_210807.jpg Your first mistake was buying Nittos...

    This technique has produced a 1.56 60' time for me.. and a 2.9 sec 0-60

    Trans in track
    Suspension in street
    Traction all the way off

    Heat tires.... leave in Drive. Hold brake and bring the car just off idle to put tension on the driveline. When it's time to go, release brake and floor it...easy peasy... don't mess with the paddles. If you're just having fun on the street sure, but if you're racing don't touch em. Thatso what I do.. but I'm using Mickey drag radials, with Nittos all bets are off...
     
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    There was a good article on line where hot rod magazine went out with the driver that hit the certified times FCA quotes.

    how-to-drag-race-a-2015-dodge-challenger-hellcat

    They go through what each option was meant to do. He said sport is the least traction control and best option. Also that suspension on street puts more weight toward the rear. He suggested having to find where the car can hook up with multiple tries. I think he said he did hundreds.

    Everyone I've read on the forum seems to agree that the 3.8 is about as good as it gets without DRs and with them 3.6 with 3,5 being what might be attainable under the most ideal scenario.

    I'm still under 500 miles and am looking forward to trying this out for myself.
     
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    Then of course there is StellasHC who is probably the fastest time. Stella how do you turn traction completely off? Thx
     
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    Lol.. I'm nowhere near the fastest. Hold the traction button on the console down for 8 or so seconds...
     
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    You're running stock though, correct?
     
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    Well, aluminum DS and 305/35/20 Mickey drag radials... but otherwise stock.
     
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    Seems to me 2.9 is pretty sick. Nice work.
     
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    Is this 0 - 60 street or track? Assuming track.
    Nice job regardless
     
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    Track... I don't mess around on the street.. I live 20 minutes from a dragstrip. No need to be an ass on the street.
     
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    Stella, Are your MT's on stock wheels? Do you have any pictures handy of how they look with the rim and fender?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
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    Yes, stock wheel... keep in mind my cars lowered, but here is a pic... it doesn't stick out past the qtr if thats what your wondering 20151001_180029.jpg
     
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    You should search the forum's topics before starting threads. This has been covered ad nauseum.
     
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    The MT's look to fit very well on the stock wheel. There is really not much bulge at all. Do they feel stable and planted on the big end? Do you run the MT's full time on the street or do you have a second set of wheels?

    Thanks for the picture. My B5, A8 is due in early November. :)

    Kevin
     
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