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Launch Control?

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

  1. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    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.
     
  2. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member

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    Sport or Manual mode, traction control off, left foot hard on the brake, right foot planted to the floor :)
     
  3. loudchris53

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    And a huge amount of wheelspin will follow!!
     
  4. Artimus

    Artimus Shortback

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    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?
     
  5. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    what reg is your car? I believe Launch control has been featured as of 56-07 plate dsg cars
     
  6. RedDejavu

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  7. loudchris53

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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

    Chris
     
  8. RYes3

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    Aah, didnt realise this was non quattro...
     
  9. IceHanger

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    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
     
  10. R90 STL

    R90 STL Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

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    Not in a quattro...

     
  12. Zak0123

    Zak0123 Active Member

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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.
     
  13. andrecc

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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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