The proper way with street tire's is to drive around the water, and not to burn out. :nono:NocturnalTSX said:wats the proper way to burn-out thru the water before lining up?
VSA will actually slow you down in this situation. The VSA's job is to stop wheel spin. This concept will not work in your favor while at the strip (driving in a straight line). You'll have wheel spin during your launch, and the last thing you want is your VSA system applying the breaks (it will slow you down).johnej said:Ok, I will bite, why turn off the vsa....So the traction control does not kick in??
For the beginner, this may be a good thing. But for the more experienced driver, you never want your brakes applied in the 1/4 mile situation."Let's say you're at a stoplight on wet pavement. The light turns green and you press too firmly on the accelerator pedal. There is slick asphalt under your tires and the wheels begin to spin. The traction control system instantaneously kicks in, sensing that the wheels have begun to slip. Within a fraction of a second, this data is fed back to the control unit, which adjusts throttle input and applies braking force to slow the wheels (some older systems also retarded engine spark). The wheels are thus prevented from spinning and the car maintains maximum traction."
larchmont said:Hey, Nocturnal!!! I don't have the answer to your question, because I'm a 5MT guy. But, it looks like you have the answer to my question -- Where is there a track anywhere near New York City?? I looked into it a little, and it seemed the closest one would be up near Albany.
Joker said:The proper way with street tire's is to drive around the water, and not to burn out. :nono:
The water is there for people with slicks, who need to bring their tire's up to temp for maximum traction. You do not need to do this with street tires. Not to mention your times may actually be worse, as the tread will pull water up onto the tires.
I have not launched the TSX yet, as I am still breaking mine in. So I have no idea what the best RPM to launch is.
Your best bet is to go to the track, and practice.
Please let us know how it goes, and save your tires/brake's by staying out of the water
Yes, just before the rev limiter kicks in. Again, this is one that takes practice. Don't worry if you hit the rev limiter, as that is what it is there for.NocturnalTSX said:the best time to shift between each gear (when racing down the track) is right before redline, correct?
Thanks much, Nocturnal!!! Exactly what I wanted to know.NocturnalTSX said:Hey wats up?
I do believe there is a track in Riverhead, NY. But i have never been there, but its not a very popular track. Most people around here just go to the Englishtown Raceway Park in NJ.
His sig says 5at on both TSX sites I see him on, however, he did have a Civic Si that was a 5mt.TSX 'R' US said:Hey 21...For some odd reason I thought you had an MT... But how's your car doing?