Got it, thanks for the heads up !!:D i'll also consult with my tuner and asking about launching and if he's done any setting that I haven't asked about.
any certain questions I need to ask my tuner?? thanks again
Tire pressure and launch RPM are about all that you generally need to consider for your specific car. You can adjust both; they may be dependent on the weather conditions. Apart from above 140 degrees for the TRANS OIL TEMPERATURE, you get 4 runs until a need for a 1 mile driving re-set, unless you are already tuned for a greater quantity...you might ask your tuner about this.
Press HARD on your brake pedal; if you don't, the car won't go into launch mode.
Unless you really want to race someone in the adjoining lane, don't worry about the timing light. Go when you want (after it is green) Reaction time is therefore completely unimportant.
If you are racing...and knowing that your launch mode only lasts around 3 seconds or so, stomp on the Gas pedal and hold it down immediately upon seeing the first yellow timing light. This assumes that you are ALREADY pressing hard on the brake beforehand (do this right after staging). Release the brake fast on the last yellow light; your reaction time should typically be less than 1/2 second then. The Gas pedal stays floored for the entire run.
I would recommend staging "shallow." I.E., stop your forward staging motion as soon as possible after the second staging light for your tires comes on...which means that you must creep forward very slowly.
P.S. Drag-Strips sometimes use what's called PRO LIGHT TIMING, but usually only for very fast cars or racers that request it. The "regular" and MUCH more common timing is 3 yellows then a green; that is what I'm talking about. The PRO LIGHT goes yellow once, and then .4 or .5 seconds later goes green. That is definitely not useful for you because you don't know when to start your launch timing, keeping in mind your car's 3 second limit. The Drag-Strip starter person will tell you which it is. If it is PRO LIGHT (because the other lane guy asked for it) forget about racing him. Go into launch mode after the first and only timing light, and stay there for a second or two before launching in order to build up boost.
Your reaction time will be (a silly) several seconds, and the other guy will be way down the Strip, but this is unimportant for you...
Edited by alexdavis, 19 October 2020 - 01:14 PM.
2012 Gun-Metal GT-R Alpha 6 ([email protected]) originally tuned by Chris Black
Cobb, AAM mid-pipe, Gotboost 3", ID1000, FF manifold, 100 octane, stock DPs
Front camera, Whistler Remote, Reverse Beep eliminator, Running lights with headlights
Upgraded to Alpha 9 with MPSS tires: 9.7/148 all day
Fun to daily drive, thanks to AMS's Jacob Compton
UPDATED TO OMEGA 12