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Old 03-19-2003
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My question is, watz da best way to take of quick at a stop light wit an 4spd Auto...???
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my question is why is this thread posted in this forum??

to answer your question...step on the gas pedal
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Yes, wrong forum.

I read this in another forum:

"Power Braking" is like this:
You are probably drag racing and you want the quickest launch possible so here is what you will do: With the car in DRIVE you will hold the car with your left foot on the brake, then with the right foot you will depress this pedal that somehow is connected to the thorttle or something and then the engine speed will increase to any speed of your choosing at or below the torque converter's stall speed of 2500rpm. When you are ready to go you will let off the brake and depress that other pedal which is mysteriously connected to the throttle or something as far as possible without producing excessive wheelspin. Sometimes its faster, sometimes not. Just don't do it often or for prolonged periods as it is not good for the torque converter.
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Yes, wrong forum.

I read this in another forum:

...When you are ready to go you will let off the brake and depress that other pedal which is mysteriously connected to the throttle or something as far as possible without producing excessive wheelspin. Sometimes its faster, sometimes not. Just don't do it often or for prolonged periods as it is not good for the torque converter.

"producing excessive wheelspin", BAHAHA! i dont think thats a problem in a 2k2 automatic.
i've done this a few times, i usally rev it up to 3k rpms and havent had a problem, but i dont rev it up and hold it, i rev it up and when the needle approaches 3k i let go the brake and mash the gas, works ok, dont think its really gonna improve your times any so i've given it up, not worth to feel a tiny neckjerk for any possible problems that may happen with the brakes.
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read the post in the street encounters section
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