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      06-27-2006, 12:26 PM   #1
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Launch Control!!!!!!!

call me crazy but............I tired what you have to do in an SMG M3 in my 330xi (automatic) and it worked!!!!!!!!!!!!


1) turn both of the traction controls

2) hold the step tronic level in the down position with brake pressed

3) let go of the brake...if the car is standing still......its ready to go!
(dont go further if your car moves at this point....its not engaged)

4) press the gas down all the way till you hit the button

5) let go of the gear selector which was in 1st gear pushed into the shift down position

6)smile!!!!!!!!!:rocks:


oh yea make sure your wheels are perfectly straight or else it wont engage...
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      06-27-2006, 01:08 PM   #2
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is this tru
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      06-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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cant try today...its rainin here...but will do when its nice...or maybe when i get a loaner car...then if it works, for sure...only another 1000km before i go get my first maintenance check
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      06-27-2006, 01:20 PM   #4
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Sounds true...I will try it when I get my car back tomorrow after the service.
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Isn't that the same as revving the engine in N and then kicking it into D or 1 or L....that's very very traumatic to the drivetrain Wouldn't you get the same result brake torquing your car in 1st gear? The launch control in the M3 sets an ideal level of revs to launch the car.

Definitely, something that is best reserved for rentals or loaners...if you really have to.
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I have a 325i e90 loaner right now... ill go try it out.

EDIT: Tried it and couldn't get it to work my car would just idle forward when i released the brake while holding the gear forward.
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      06-27-2006, 02:04 PM   #7
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I have a 325i e90 loaner right now... ill go try it out.

EDIT: Tried it and couldn't get it to work my car would just idle forward when i released the brake while holding the gear forward.
tried it on my loaner just now, doesnt work.

Hey, why do we all have loaners.. LOL well at least I dont feel alone now. My girl has her loaner also.
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tried it on my loaner just now, doesnt work.

Hey, why do we all have loaners.. LOL well at least I dont feel alone now. My girl has her loaner also.
I brought my car in around 2pm yesterday for a quick fix of replacing my trim. (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...13&postcount=2) and they said it would actually be 2 hours so they squezed me in and I got a loaner. They said bring it back before 7pm but dont bring it back till we call you. They also mentioned they need this car for tomorrows appointments. Now, today no call yet and im still cruising in the loaner. What do I do just wait it out and see how long before they call?

ps I know they have my number.
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The pedal furthest to the right does an incredible job of launching the car...
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I brought my car in around 2pm yesterday for a quick fix of replacing my trim. (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...13&postcount=2) and they said it would actually be 2 hours so they squezed me in and I got a loaner. They said bring it back before 7pm but dont bring it back till we call you. They also mentioned they need this car for tomorrows appointments. Now, today no call yet and im still cruising in the loaner. What do I do just wait it out and see how long before they call?

ps I know they have my number.
yea. my car has been in since last week. I have been calling all day finally i hear. "Your car is almost done, I will call you around 12PM to let you know what time you can pick up your car" Still no call, so I guess still no car... *Sigh*
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so is this thread ...i really wanted to know if i can launch my car...will have to wait till i get my very own loaner...
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just stab the accellerator pedal quickly after releasing the brake pedal. no need to hold brake and press accellerator at the same time to get revs up.

it works for me.
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just stab the accellerator pedal quickly after releasing the brake pedal. no need to hold brake and press accellerator at the same time to get revs up.

it works for me.
Thats just the same thing as normal though...?
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      06-27-2006, 03:46 PM   #14
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some of you obviously dont know what Launch control is...... I suggest you watch F1 Racing starts of two years ago before they baned it..........VROOOOOM
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F1 launch control dials up an optimum amount of revs as well as clutch engagement, makes it easier for the driver to gain a clean launch at start (i.e. not too much wheelspin, no stumbling etc).

Your prescribed method seems more focus on the launching part that is why others chimed in similarly after....
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F1 launch control dials up an optimum amount of revs as well as clutch engagement, makes it easier for the driver to gain a clean launch at start (i.e. not too much wheelspin, no stumbling etc).

Your prescribed method seems more focus on the launching part that is why others chimed in similarly after....

optimum revs is usually around where the max torque is...
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Bring this back to life.....what do you guys think now?
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=762090

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just stab the accellerator pedal quickly after releasing the brake pedal. no need to hold brake and press accellerator at the same time to get revs up.

it works for me.
This is a sure fire way to blow your brake sensor.
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This is a sure fire way to blow your brake sensor.
?? Its just accel hard?
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Sorry, I meant holding the brake pedal while accelerating.
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Why M2?
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