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Race Start- Do ya use it?

Random question. How often do you GLA45'ers use your Race Start? I was playing around with it last night as I had some open road and it was quite a hoot. I just hope over use doesn't kill the car. Curious on your answers.

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I did a few drag race event in last 2 summer, 10-15-20 launch each time. No issue at all. Just hard on tires...

On the street, not a lot. Mostly with friends, some feel bad after.. :P

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Haven't had a chance to play with it yet but it is on my list. Was waiting to get to the track but might find an open road and enjoy.

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I did a few drag race event in last 2 summer, 10-15-20 launch each time. No issue at all. Just hard on tires...

On the street, not a lot. Mostly with friends, some feel bad after.. :P
Did you do 1/4 mile drag's? What were some times you got?


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Haven't had a chance to play with it yet but it is on my list. Was waiting to get to the track but might find an open road and enjoy.
It's probably going to hit hard especially with your mods to the car.

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Couple of times- now that it is getting warmer again...

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Random question. How often do you GLA45'ers use your Race Start? I was playing around with it last night as I had some open road and it was quite a hoot. I just hope over use doesn't kill the car. Curious on your answers.
The biggest pain is the ars.
almost never.
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The biggest pain is the ars.
almost never.
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Using race start at the drag strip in competition is difficult to set up after you are staged. Like learning a complicated secret
handshake and having a few seconds to use it. Lots to think about.
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Using race start at the drag strip in competition is difficult to set up after you are staged. Like learning a complicated secret
handshake and having a few seconds to use it. Lots to think about.
Yes, the race start is very long to setup...

It will be nice if we only have to press the brake + gas..

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Pressing the brake and gas does give you a reduced race start.
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Pressing the brake and gas does give you a reduced race start.
Not on mine, the RPM barely goes up, it does the same think as floor it without the brake.

In a 250 you have a some kind of race start with brake + gas.

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