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      10-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Which RPM provides the most maximized power but yet sustaining grip to it's very best? The rpm can be toggle from about 4000 to some 6000 rpm. This is assuming "normal" summer conditions on decent asphalt.
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      10-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #2
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5157.887731 rpm

Seriously though your question is ambiguous at best..because its always going to fluctuate based on different things, the tires level of grip for one.. From the engine standpoint the highest rpm will crank the largest power but whether the car is setup to use that power effectively is always going to vary
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      10-30-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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5157.887731 rpm

Seriously though your question is ambiguous at best..because its always going to fluctuate based on different things, the tires level of grip for one.. From the engine standpoint the highest rpm will crank the largest power but whether the car is setup to use that power effectively is always going to vary
How do you guys get the rpms to change? I can't get mine to change from 5k.
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      10-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #4
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Read manual. I think you use the cruise control stalk.
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      10-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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I always launch at 9,000rpm.
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I always launch at 9,000rpm.
That way, the VTEC is active even before you launch it.
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You'd rather have grip over wheel spin. I would try the lowest rpm.
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Depends on surface, surface temp, tires, tire temp. I say do a couple of launches and see where you get the least wheel spin without bogging down.
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Read manual. I think you use the cruise control stalk.
Pulling the stalk doesn't work for me.
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Pulling the stalk doesn't work for me.
Same. I could never figure it out
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I've never tried the LC - does it give a better start than just stepping on the gas smartly and controlling the wheel spin with your right foot?
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Pulling the stalk doesn't work for me.
Pull the cruise control stalk past the resistance point to decrease RPM by 100 or push it past the resistance point to increase launch RPM by 100. Move the stalk upwards or downwards to reset launch RPM to default.

it's all there...
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I've never tried the LC - does it give a better start than just stepping on the gas smartly and controlling the wheel spin with your right foot?
Yes
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      10-31-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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That way, the VTEC is active even before you launch it.
And ALWAYS make sure to top off your VTec before using launch control.
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