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This is a discussion on Clutch slipping...badly on fairly hard launch? within the Focus RS Discussions forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; Originally Posted by Snap Call I have an 18 with 13k miles. Launched it about 5-10 times never had a problem. I was racing a ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snap Call View Post
    I have an 18 with 13k miles. Launched it about 5-10 times never had a problem. I was racing a friend when I had about 5k on it, I didn't launch but took off hard in first and smoked the clutch but it was 100% my fault on how I let the clutch out. If I were you I wouldn't do launches in the wet or slippery it's not good. You want full load on the car. If not things go breaky break.
    This is 100% wrong - do not listen to this guy OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanLife View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Snap Call View Post
    I have an 18 with 13k miles. Launched it about 5-10 times never had a problem. I was racing a friend when I had about 5k on it, I didn't launch but took off hard in first and smoked the clutch but it was 100% my fault on how I let the clutch out. If I were you I wouldn't do launches in the wet or slippery it's not good. You want full load on the car. If not things go breaky break.
    This is 100% wrong - do not listen to this guy OP
    Umm ok. First off you come into this thread and offer no help or insight and just say I'm wrong, do some research stupid there is plenty of vids showing people smoking there engine's and other parts by not having a load on the engine in the wet or snowy even in the RS. Go back to fortnite in your mom's basement troll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snap Call View Post
    Umm ok. First off you come into this thread and offer no help or insight and just say I'm wrong, do some research stupid there is plenty of vids showing people smoking there engine's and other parts by not having a load on the engine in the wet or snowy even in the RS. Go back to fortnite in your mom's basement troll.
    Wow - some peoples kids are pretty sad.

    Anyways OP do not listen to this guy - he doesn't understand placing more load on the driveline increases force and chance of damage / load on the clutch.

    Best to not take advice from people who don't understand basics.

    Whatever "smoking there engine's" is supposed to mean - what a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToucanLife View Post
    Wow - some peoples kids are pretty sad.

    Anyways OP do not listen to this guy - he doesn't understand placing more load on the driveline increases force and chance of damage / load on the clutch.

    Best to not take advice from people who don't understand basics.

    Whatever "smoking there engine's" is supposed to mean - what a joke.
    I think he was TRYING to make the point if you launch on a wet surface, your wheels will just spin while your engine redlines...... It's not really a valid point as that would be the fault of the user for not immediately letting off the throttle instead of keeping it pinned.

    When you launch, something has to give, and if it's wet that will be traction. If it's dry it will be your clutch or possibly the axles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biznatch View Post
    I think he was TRYING to make the point if you launch on a wet surface, your wheels will just spin while your engine redlines...... It's not really a valid point as that would be the fault of the user for not immediately letting off the throttle instead of keeping it pinned.

    When you launch, something has to give, and if it's wet that will be traction. If it's dry it will be your clutch or possibly the axles.
    Very possible, based on this guys poor grammar it's likely that this guy doesn't understand what a rev limiter is and that hitting it causes zero damage.

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