Originally Posted by Mrbobcat
Yeah, I know it has plenty of power above 3k rpm, but at takeoff its usually slower than ordinary cars (most likely automatics) unless you are ready and rev it up a bit before launch.
Well I have same gears but I have no cats so I lost some initial torque, also have mickey'a street comp 285s on the rear and I can't land first gear even if I roll into it. I can spin second if I don't feather it. I don't think you need to focus on torque as much as your launch technique. Finally raced a C5 base from light to light, he killed me by one car out the hole, I spun all of first and second (was way to anxious), when I no lift shifted 3rd I pulled him by a fender before we had to shut it down.
So yes I get burned off the light but let me grab second or 3rd lol.