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Launch Control?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Artimus, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Artimus
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    [Jul 24, 2012]
    I'm unsure if my car has L\C programming. I've followed the instructions in the handbook to the letter, but I always end up smoking my already low tread ContiContacts! Hence I want to find out if it's enabled before I buy new rubber.

    What am I doing wrong and does my car even have Launch Control?

    Thanks.

    '09 2.0T FSi DSG S-Line SB.
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    [Jul 24, 2012]
    Sport or Manual mode, traction control off, left foot hard on the brake, right foot planted to the floor :)
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    And a huge amount of wheelspin will follow!!
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    [Jul 25, 2012]
    yep! that's exactly what I did ...and the result is as chris53 says

    :think: But I thought Launch Control was\is supposed to do away with wheelspin, am I wrong in my assumption? and if so, what's the point of it?
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    [Jul 25, 2012]
    what reg is your car? I believe Launch control has been featured as of 56-07 plate dsg cars
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    [Jul 25, 2012]
    just noticed its 09 :D. just try to:

    foot on breaks
    tracion off
    switch to sport mode
    right foot to the floor
    release the breaks
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    No, the "launch control" on the a3 isn't really launch control as you have to turn the esp off, it just allows you to rev up the engine and drop the clutch like you would in a manual, pointless really unless you have quattro

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    Aah, didnt realise this was non quattro...
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    [Jul 25, 2012]
    my quattro wheel spins :jester: ......using it when the surface is pants lol
    It's a giggle using it but i have to remember to hold onto the wheel harder
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    [Jun 6, 2013]
    Will my car be able to do launch control? it is a 2.0TDI black edition 59 plate auto. It has been remapped as well. I am unsure if that makes any difference to the launch feature.
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    [Jun 6, 2013]
    Not in a quattro...

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    I think the engine has to be up to temperature as well! The TTS won't let me do it when its not at 90.
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    It's best to do it around a corner fun fun fun I personally think
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    :scared2:
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