Whoop whoop! My first few launch control experiences - Page 2 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums

Go Back  Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums > Water Cooled Technical Discussion Areas > 991
Reload this Page >

Whoop whoop! My first few launch control experiences

Notices
991
Sponsored by:

Whoop whoop! My first few launch control experiences

 
Old 02-11-2019, 02:49 AM
  #16  
911mhawk
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
911mhawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,939
Default

Launch a day keeps boredom away.
911mhawk is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:30 AM
  #17  
WCE
User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 719
Default

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.
WCE is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:40 AM
  #18  
drive95
User
 
drive95's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 106
Default

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.

drive95 is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:59 AM
  #19  
adcampo
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
adcampo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Brambleton
Posts: 849
Default

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.
adcampo is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 11:08 AM
  #20  
good2go
User
 
good2go's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 227
Default

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.
good2go is online now  
Old 02-11-2019, 11:22 AM
  #21  
ChaosHokie
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 30
Default

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.
ChaosHokie is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 01:12 PM
  #22  
JW911
User
 
JW911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Massachusetts
Posts: 1,205
Default

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.
JW911 is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 01:24 PM
  #23  
SeeForce
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 161
Default

Launch control is fun.
SeeForce is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 03:36 PM
  #24  
Psorcery
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 715
Default

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

​​​​​​
Psorcery is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 03:48 PM
  #25  
superdog
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 54
Default

^^^

ha. I was there that day.

A few dopes made similar mistakes.
superdog is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 05:16 PM
  #26  
vodkag
User
 
vodkag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: So Cali
Posts: 429
Default

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!!)
vodkag is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 10:36 PM
  #27  
hbear
User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 206
Default

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.
hbear is offline  
Old 02-11-2019, 11:53 PM
  #28  
luv2sleep
User
 
luv2sleep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: SoCal
Posts: 301
Default

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?
luv2sleep is offline  
Old 02-12-2019, 12:52 AM
  #29  
Cuda911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cuda911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oceanside/Vista (N. San Diego County), CA
Posts: 9,599
Default

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.):

Cuda911 is online now  
Old 02-12-2019, 01:18 AM
  #30  
Big Swole
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Big Swole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA area
Posts: 2,017
Default

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!!
Big Swole is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: