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      07-14-2011, 01:23 PM   #89
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So traction control off>set to S6>brake to stop vehicle>shift lever forward until flag indicator appears>throttle to the floor>release shift lever>hold on

Is that right? I read BMWs instructions and they're too damn convoluted to experiment with.
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      07-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #90
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I tried it this weekend, i might have done it wrong because all i had was a massive tire spin as opposed to a nice acceleration
I know exactly what happened because it's happened to me many times while practicing.

You can't just floor the accelerator - you have to floor it and push past a little "click" (or detent that people are calling it) AND keep that button down during the launch. If you lift off the little "click" at any time, that turns off LC and essentially you're just flooring it DSC. You'll go sideways in no time! I highly NOT recommend using LC if you haven't gotten this down. You can easily high the guy next to you!
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      07-14-2011, 01:53 PM   #91
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      07-14-2011, 02:46 PM   #92
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Why are you guys turning off DSC? Sorry I'm just a 6MT n00b. M drive is supposed to be the best setting for wheel spin vs launch. I turn DSC of and smoke them through 1st and 2nd, fucking pointless.
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      07-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #93
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Why are you guys turning off DSC? Sorry I'm just a 6MT n00b. M drive is supposed to be the best setting for wheel spin vs launch. I turn DSC of and smoke them through 1st and 2nd, fucking pointless.
As far as I know, you can't LC unless it's off...
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Sorry I'm just a 6MT n00b. M drive is supposed to be the best setting for wheel spin vs launch.
Is there launch control for the 6MT? Obviously I am a n00b too
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Is there launch control for the 6MT? Obviously I am a n00b too
Yeah - it's called your feet. Learn how to use 'em.
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      07-14-2011, 05:23 PM   #96
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Why are you guys turning off DSC? Sorry I'm just a 6MT n00b. M drive is supposed to be the best setting for wheel spin vs launch. I turn DSC of and smoke them through 1st and 2nd, fucking pointless.
From my understanding, it's not truly off. LC has it's own version of M Dynamic Mode built into it. So it's not completely "loose".
I've only launched mine once, but thought it performed quite well.
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So traction control off>set to S6>brake to stop vehicle>shift lever forward until flag indicator appears>throttle to the floor>release shift lever>hold on

Is that right? I read BMWs instructions and they're too damn convoluted to experiment with.
No brake. Braking disengages LC. So you need to be fast or on a semi-flat surface.
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      07-14-2011, 05:41 PM   #98
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I'm not sure if this has been brought up but according to the manual, the car has to be driven for 6 miles straight before LC works. Maybe the people having the issue with it not working, this might be the issue but just throwing it out there. I have yet to try it, kinda of scare, lol
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I have to agree with the OP, launch control is really fun, but dangerous, risky and expensive :X.
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tried lc the other night with a friend.

its awesome.
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      07-16-2011, 03:40 PM   #101
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No brake. Braking disengages LC. So you need to be fast or on a semi-flat surface.
Got it. Gonna try it tomorrow. I'll video it.
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