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Question 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

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I'm just curious about the launch control, why is it such a low rpm? If you look at GTR's or BMW's etc.. the launch control is at something like 4k or higher.. With the LSD and AWD system in the SRT, I would of thought you would get a heaps better take off in a higher rev range?

Of course its combined with some tyre smoke and rocket style G force into the back of your seat.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

I would asume it was plenty of trial and error to get the best times but some caution built in to increase the lifespan of the drivetrain.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

The 6.4 makes plenty of torque and doesn't need to be screaming to launch. Im sure the SRT crew knows the sweet spot.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

because the large majority of cars using launch control are Forced induction (mostly twin turbo) therefore to overcome turbo lag in the low RPM range they need to launch for higher up the range. Also with the amount of torque and the huge mass of the Jeep launching at anything higher will significantly decrease the life of the transmission.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

My guess is the transmission is the reason.

Most of the other cars you used as an example have gearboxes that have actual clutches where as the SRT tranny is full auto planetary gear style and does not have a high rpm stall type torque convertor some some race cars that run a slush box.

This is just a guess but probably why it is like that.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

Its 1 word, this one word has been known to be non existent in the import world since the dawn of imports, its what separates the men from the boys (or the men from the men with a lot of extra scratch to blow on a lesser product). This word I speak of is called TORQUE. 6.4l V8 has WAY more torque which is usable power below 5252 rpms, with this power down lower, naturally it needs less RPM to perform a perfect launch. Now the imports that rev to 8k rpm dont hit their max torque till after 5252 rpms which means to get the power to the wheels the rpms have to be higher.

This 5252 number is the magic number that dictates if the car has more torque than horsepower or visa-versa.

Even then with the gtr if you use this launch control your kissing your warranty good by on a 20k dollar transmission, so YES, a lot probably has to do with drivetrain longevity, taking the option and the argument for warranty repairs more out of the customers hands by being a little more gentle.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

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Its 1 word, this one word has been known to be non existent in the import world since the dawn of imports, its what separates the men from the boys (or the men from the men with a lot of extra scratch to blow on a lesser product). This word I speak of is called TORQUE. 6.4l V8 has WAY more torque which is usable power below 5252 rpms, with this power down lower, naturally it needs less RPM to perform a perfect launch. Now the imports that rev to 8k rpm dont hit their max torque till after 5252 rpms which means to get the power to the wheels the rpms have to be higher.

This 5252 number is the magic number that dictates if the car has more torque than horsepower or visa-versa.

Even then with the gtr if you use this launch control your kissing your warranty good by on a 20k dollar transmission, so YES, a lot probably has to do with drivetrain longevity, taking the option and the argument for warranty repairs more out of the customers hands by being a little more gentle.
5252 is just a number used to calculate HP. HP = Displacement, bore and stroke and cam profile dictate what rpm your peak TQ will come in at.
This is a quote I found online that sums this up,
"An engine that is tuned to have peak HP below 5252 rpm will always have more TQ than HP, engines with peak HP above 5252 rpm will always have more HP than TQ
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

How is that different from what I said? Not sure I am following.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

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How is that different from what I said? Not sure I am following.
I was lost when you said,
"This 5252 number is the magic number that dictates if the car has more torque than horsepower or visa-versa. "
Most won't know what the 5252 rpm refers to.
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Pretty sure the low launch RPM @11-1200 is to advance the ignition timing.
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Re: 14' launch control, why so low rpm?

Ignition timing can be adjusted at ANY rpm, not sure I follow the logic.
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