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SQ5 Launch control, anyone?

Meester_Steve Feb 14, 2019

  1. Meester_Steve

    Meester_Steve Active Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group

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    While I know ‘we’ don’t have official launch control, but has anyone tried something similar?
    I read on some thread there is a ‘torque converter’ method but it can fry the transmission, which clearly is undesirable.
    Might give it a try now the weather is improving slightly unless you folks know of anyone who’s had a bad experience!!
    The small boy inside Meester_Steve want to plays with his toys ;)
     
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  3. Phil.MC

    Phil.MC Active Member Team Votex Team V6 Sportback TDi A7 Owner Group Audi A4

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    Having just had my 3.0BiTDi Stage 2 mapped, I'll be interested to see what folk have or are doing in the way of Launching :icon thumright:.
     
  4. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Afaik you just stamp on the brake, stamp on the gas and it holds the revs at about 3k then release the brake. Not proper LC as you say but seems to work. To note that revs die away after a few seconds so you have to launch it quick rather than sit there revving the engine.

    Don't ask me how I know :innocent:

    TX.
     
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    Meester_Steve Active Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group

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    @terminator x … with no obvious side effects?
    So has your RS4 got the same transmission as 2019 SQ5? Tiptronic, I believe, as opposed to S-tronic, which does have a launch control function as per the manual.
     
  6. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    Yep 8 speed auto box? I had a RS3 before and it had proper LC given the DSG box eg there was a procedure to set it up before it would work vs the RS4 which works in any mode at any time. The RS3 would sit there engine revving but car stood still with LC engaged vs the RS4 which is being held by the brakes eg you can feel the car wanting to pull away in the 4.

    I went to Rockingham last year for their 0-200m sprint (with the 4) probably did 20 runs all using the above method (brake, power, release brake) and have had zero side effects at the time or since. Tbf I don't use it on the road for obvious reasons but that particular day it was "abused" with no problems.

    TX.
     
  7. Meester_Steve

    Meester_Steve Active Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group

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    @terminator x ‘abused’??? You’re just showing you care ;)
    That is an element (sort of) of what these cars were designed for.
    Out of interest, what times were you getting on your runs?
     
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    Meester_Steve Active Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group

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    Meester_Steve Active Member Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group

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    I see sadly that it’s going to be flattened to build more industrial estates.
    Shame as I was considering nipping down there in the summer for a play.
     
  10. terminator x

    terminator x Well-Known Member

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    3.28s 0-60mph and 7.5s to get to the 200m point at 93mph. Top 20 fastest car the whole weekend!

    TX.
     
  11. Chris.D

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    Yikes!
     

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