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Old 02-11-2019, 02:49 AM
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by adcampo View Post
An odd thing, with traction control off, the engine seemed to bog down instead of spinning the tires.
Pretty sure if traction control on the car will not go into launch control mode.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WCE View Post
Pretty sure if traction control on the car will not go into launch control mode.
Exactly incorrect. The only thing the manual says to do is to press the Sport Plus button first.

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:59 AM
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Thanks Drive95. I read this beforehand.

I love the steering wheel LC display> it come on both ways with and without TC.

Honestly, I think it got a quicker holeshot with the TC on. I was just surprised that I didn't smoke the tires with it off. That's another thing I have to practice, burn outs.

I see LC as a cool and functional and it's consistent with most high performance car. I assume it's useful for hot laps on the track or AX too. I know the 911 is not a red light to red light racer, but if you got it use it! I will admit, I will be hunting some prey at traffic lights. Ever since I could drive, regardless of the type of car I had, I always look for the pole position at a red light and eye up my completion. Even if they aren't aware of it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by drcollie View Post
Note to Self : Never buy a Press Fleet car.

BTW, you're kidding yourself if you think ANY mechanical device can take repeated high stress usage and not suffer consequences. It can be a car, a motorcycle, a mountain bike, an airplane. Your toy, your dime. Drift it, Launch Control it, take it off-road and jump it like a rally car. Just don't expect it to be "under warranty" when things start needing repair and replacement. There's a reason race teams have to rebuild the cars every season..... have fun, but it comes at a price to be paid later on.
yeah.... keep it parked in the garage where itís safe.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:22 AM
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I've used it a couple of times since I've bought mine, but oddly when I tried it yesterday, the engine revved up, then like immediately cut power. Car drove fine, temps were up, etc etc. Car was ok afterwards, but I didn't try the LC again.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:12 PM
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There's a nice video on youtube of a guy launching his 911 at an on ramp without his traction control on. The car quickly slid sideways and straight into the guardrail. Looked like pretty solid evidence that traction control is meant to be on during launch.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:24 PM
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JW911 View Post
There's a nice video on youtube of a guy launching his 911 at an on ramp without his traction control on. The car quickly slid sideways and straight into the guardrail. Looked like pretty solid evidence that traction control is meant to be on during launch.
hahaha! Well the guy was turning his wheel and I'm certain the tires were cold.. You don't NEED traction control, you need brain and human control

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Old 02-11-2019, 03:48 PM
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ha. I was there that day.

A few dopes made similar mistakes.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:16 PM
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i would think is OK to use the LC once in a while....but I dont see a need to unless i am trying to race someone off the line (like up against a Tesla LOL!!)
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:36 PM
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The cars are built to be driven and driven fairly hard. I wouldnít worry about LC. I use mine when I have new passengers or just want to let rip off the line. For the most part I donít think itís savage or anything....quite smooth. Likely better than trying to do it yourself.....or dumping the clutch in a MT car.

Wear and tear.....funny. There is also increased wear and tear doing WOT as well pulling 1g around a bend...vs. cruising around doing 35mph. But whatís the point in having the car is you arenít going to properly drive it every now and then.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:53 PM
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Use it or lose it! Does anyone buy a uber HD television and stare at it without ever turning it on, or order a gourmet meal only to look at it until it goes cold and bad?
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:52 AM
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I think many in this thread are missing the point. The point is not whether LC is useful, fun, or can be done multiple times with no apparent short-term consequences. The question is whether or not it using it a lot shortens the life of the car in any meaningful way. Anecdotal stories of someone doing 100 LC's in a day does nothing to answer this at all.

If I could be convinced that repeated and frequent LC's are fine, I swear, I'd use it like this (skip to 35 sec.):

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:18 AM
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If you don't use or need or want LC, that's fine, but don't call it a stupid gimmick!
As a drag racer at heart, I think it's amazing on these cars. Now I've only made about 15 or so launches since purchase of my 997.2 TTS (Two at the track) and I don't intend to "Abuse" it, but given what I've seen from some of these Modded Turbo guys and them doing Many Many LC's at 1/2 mile events and drag racing, I'd say it's a solid feature that Porsche is Confident in.

For the few the OP did and will probably will do in the life of his car, I don't see a problem with it at all. Enjoy!!
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