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Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by VWicked » Tue May 31, 2011 9:18 am

Hi,

So I was playing around in one of these recently and wasn't able to engage ze 'Launch Control'. Didn't have time to check if it was in user manual so spoke to Le Clue and he told me how to on a mk6 - Foot on Brake, esp off, Sport mode floor it and it rev's up. Went and tried on a mk5 and that didn't work, drove a mk6 yesterday and did the same and it worked. Is LC activation different on a mk5?
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by Awesum » Tue May 31, 2011 9:48 am

No, its the same.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by VWicked » Tue May 31, 2011 9:57 am

Fok, I tried so many times! So tell me order again...
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by ruler_70 » Tue May 31, 2011 10:30 am

VWicked wrote:Fok, I tried so many times! So tell me order again...
Car in sport mode, esp off, left foot on brake, right foot planted on the petrol, car revs and stays there, release foot off brake, hold on for dear life. Kthanxbye.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by VWicked » Tue May 31, 2011 10:44 am

ruler_70 wrote:
VWicked wrote:Fok, I tried so many times! So tell me order again...
Car in sport mode, esp off, left foot on brake, right foot planted on the petrol, car revs and stays there, release foot off brake, hold on for dear life. Kthanxbye.
thanks dude, lets try again
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by REVV - ZN » Tue May 31, 2011 10:54 am

I agree with ruler...Put the car in Sport mode before you put the esp off.
From the videos and read ups i have seen the best launch is at 2400rpm....never tried it as I don't like launching the car.
Let me know whats the best rpm to launch at :hi:
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by VWicked » Tue May 31, 2011 11:13 am

Haha cool man. Well i don't own one yet but I was just curious to find out how it works.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by rodga » Tue May 31, 2011 11:20 am

is it all dsg that have launch control??
tried to launch the cars at the sedan showcase, didnt work
maybe i got the order wrong....
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by VWicked » Tue May 31, 2011 11:24 am

rodga wrote:is it all dsg that have launch control??
tried to launch the cars at the sedan showcase, didnt work
maybe i got the order wrong....
I also tried but didnt work - must be order then...
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by mebs » Tue May 31, 2011 11:42 am

Best way to launch and avoid wheelspin..
Sport or manual mode-Traction off-Left foot on brake-Right foot planted on accelerator-re-engage traction-Car will idle just below 2000RPM- release brake and clean getaway.
I only tried it once and it worked well.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by Le Clue » Tue May 31, 2011 11:48 am

Manual mode launch control FTW!
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by dood786 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:55 am

Tried with the V6 passat too Rodga, didnt work. It did give me a transmission malfunction error after a few attempts :oops: :oops:
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by Le Clue » Tue May 31, 2011 12:01 pm

dood786 wrote:Tried with the V6 passat too Rodga, didnt work. It did give me a transmission malfunction error after a few attempts :oops: :oops:
Hahaha!!!! Atleast I didn't break a Passat like I broke a 6R Polo...

Also tried with the 7 speed DSG passat...nothing.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by AshG108 » Tue May 31, 2011 12:05 pm

From what i know, teh Launch Control is on the DSG boxes, all of them. i tried even on my neighbours A3 2.0T DSG Sportback and it wokred,2006 model BWA
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Post by mebs » Tue May 31, 2011 12:11 pm

Does anyone know if revo dsg software deletes the lag when launching.. U know the part where theres a pause just before the car launches..
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Post by REVV - ZN » Tue May 31, 2011 12:42 pm

AFAIK its not ALL DSG cars, my SO's mum has a G6 TDI DSG and it does not work.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by ruler_70 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:03 pm

REVV - ZN wrote:AFAIK its not ALL DSG cars, my SO's mum has a G6 TDI DSG and it does not work.
+1 Some of DSG boxes like the one in the new polo gti use dry clutches so launch control doesnt work on those.
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by rodga » Tue May 31, 2011 1:05 pm

so prob only the 'sport' models

lol @ dood fukn up other ppls cars
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Post by AshG108 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:10 pm

REVV - ZN wrote:AFAIK its not ALL DSG cars, my SO's mum has a G6 TDI DSG and it does not work.
i stand to be corrected but i dont think the TDi DSG's have launch Control on them...
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Post by Awesum » Tue May 31, 2011 1:11 pm

dood786 wrote:Tried with the V6 passat too Rodga, didnt work. It did give me a transmission malfunction error after a few attempts :oops: :oops:
Same thing happened to me.
I thought I broke their Passat.

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Post by Awesum » Tue May 31, 2011 1:12 pm

mebs wrote:Does anyone know if revo dsg software deletes the lag when launching.. U know the part where theres a pause just before the car launches..
No pause on mine. :cool:
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Re: Launch control activation on mk5 GTi DSG

Post by Roh Echt » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:26 am

I see this topic has been around for some time. I have an early 2007 w/VIN ending in 047000. My launch control wasn't enabled when I purchased it in Nov. 2006. I found out that some of the 2006 and 2007 MK5's didn't have enabled launch control. Mine was one of them. All I had to do was go into my local VW dealership and ask for Launch Control to be enabled and the tech did that at no charge.

Yes, the steps are; engine must be warmed, DSG in 'S' or over into Tiptronic mode, and ESP(traction disabled or turned off), one foot on the brake and the other pressing the accelerator(doesn't have to be to the floor...you can pick the rpm you wish to launch), let off the brake and it goes with a tiny bit of clutch slip before full engagement. There may be quicker full clutch engagement if you hold the throttle to the floor. I have a DSG tune and launch can go as much as 4000 rpm. But I prefer to launch at 3k rpm and not at full throttle because I have the S3 K04 and 350 bhp and 363 lb*ft. Launches are not spectacular because need traction and to avoid wheel hop on sticky tracks, even though I have poly mounts and a pair of W.A.L.K. bushings, so 60ft ET is just 2.0s to 2.2s. It still does a fair 1/4 at 12.8s and traps at 110 to 112mph consistently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FuGkN7RYzc

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