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 Post subject: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 20th, 2011, 12:25 pm 
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This is probably a stupid question but I'm used to bikes, not cars. Can I use the line lock to hold my car when it's staged and get the revs up to about 2 grand with my left foot away from the pedals? It's a C4 automatic :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 20th, 2011, 1:51 pm 
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In a word no, that's assuming your manual or electronic line lock is plumbed to your front wheels.

In which case pulling into stage holding the line lock and buidling the revs upto 2k in gear will cause the rear wheels to either spin up, or try and creep forward pushing you over the line and red lighting


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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 20th, 2011, 4:29 pm 
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Fit a Transbrake...

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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 20th, 2011, 10:52 pm 
 
Am i right in sayin it would work wiv a stall converter tho? guessin u don't have one on the mustang?


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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 21st, 2011, 12:28 am 
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Am i right in sayin it would work wiv a stall converter tho? guessin u don't have one on the mustang?


1 No, as Mark said plus if you do manage not to move or go up in smoke and stall it up against the brakes then your suspension has used its travel and becomes useless on launch.

2 C4 automatics need a converter or they would not do alot :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 21st, 2011, 10:29 am 
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I'd forgotten about bouncy springs to get those lovely front in the air pix. Thank you for all the advice, I'll try using both feet.

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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 8:45 pm 
 
Makes sense, I'm not clued up on autos so a stall converter only let's ya raise revs?


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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 9:37 pm 
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They all work pretty much the same way just even stock ones, just some have a higher stall.


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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 10:45 pm 
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stall converter lets you rev abit higher so the engine can closer to its rev range before it starts pushing the car forward. there abit like a slipping clutch untill they lock up then bingo its like a kick in the ass 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Line lock launch
 Post Posted: February 23rd, 2011, 11:50 pm 
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use 2 linelocs, 3 position switch, one position=front loc....2nd positiion=off.. 3rd position= both line locs.. years ago i used a similar system and it worked fairly well but a transbrake is the best way to launch at or near full stall speed


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