Yesterday I went to a drag race local event in town, as the previous one, my times round about 16.300 as an average, i'm running stock, @2700mts above sea level, @20 celsius degrees, other stocks s3 8p are running the same, but an S-tronic was faster than Std gearboxes, mine is STD. He was running 15.900. The thing is, even with ESP off, it's really hard to make a good start, when dumping the clutch @5000 rpms or @the fuel cut, the ECU "kills" power and brake the car, making horrible starts, and u looking like an ***. 1. Is there any "special" techniche for making a really good start...?? I have tried many and still the same killing effect. The ECU thinks that I'm losing control because of the wheels spinning at different speeds and uses the ABS to correct Tate effect. 2. A re mapping upgrade "revo" "APR" "unit tonics" "COBB" whatever the brand is, will allow me to make starts as a real man?? Haha, because this killing effect is the main contribuitor to thosm16 horrible secs. 3. What do you think about the 16.300 times?? Is it really slow compared to sea level times?? 4. Which time would be expected in the drag strip, I'm doing a stage 2 remap and a down pipe , plus taking out the resonator on the tail of the exauhst, how much BHP would you expect?? Thanks guys.