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Any tickets from Launch Mode ?

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  1. ShotgunF15E

    ShotgunF15E Member

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    Has anyone gotten a ticket from simply using Launch Mode on a public street?

    I'm not talking about speeding tickets or other infractions. Just looking to see if any law enforcement has observed a launch mode and deemed it reckless or unsafe and pulled over the car even though the posted speed limit was not exceeded.
     
  2. SDRick

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    Good question. I doubt many since no one really notices these stealth machines. With ICE everyone instinctively turns their head toward the "offender" because of the noise.
     
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    The car doesn't really go any faster in launch mode.
     
  5. Edmond

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    This is a remarkably imprecise statement. Faster than the speed limit? Faster than a Camaro? Faster than the speed of light? It certainly is faster than non launch mode during that portion of the acceleration curve.
     
  6. AWDtsla

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    It's really not. It hardly does anything, unless you had already handi-capped your car by enabling creep mode.
     
  7. Todd Burch

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    Launch mode pre-stresses the drive components and saves a small fraction of a second in 0-60, but the difference wouldn't be enough for a police officer to notice.

    My personal observation is that since these cars are no-drama and quiet when accelerating, they don't quite get noticed as much as a tire screetcher and cylinder banger.

    However, there's no guarantee you won't get pulled over for launching at a light.
     
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    It does nothing. Slip start launch is still faster
     
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  9. Todd Burch

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    Depends on the driving surface and tires. Are you suggesting Tesla's engineers added it just to be cute?
     
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    Yes. Even DragTimes was only getting about 0.05 out of it, and they never recorded a time with slip start, which is clearly faster in my car.
     
  11. Todd Burch

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    So you just agreed with what I posted. What is your point? This thread is not "how do I get the fastest 0-60 times?", nor is it "is launch mode faster than slip start?"

    The comment was in comparison to a regular launch (ie flooring it).
     
  12. Todd Burch

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    And incidentally, you can't post an argument that "it does nothing" and then in the next post say it saves 0.05sec, as if that contradicts my statement that it saves a small fraction of a second. Unless you're just looking to be argumentative just for giggles.
     
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    The thread is if anyone is going to get a ticket for using launch mode. My point is, it's not any faster. Why would you get more tickets for not going any faster?
     
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    That is nothing.
     
  15. Todd Burch

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    You wouldn't. I never said you would...
     
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    The difference is meaningless in the context of a police officer giving you a ticket for launching.

    It is not meaningless in the context of a drag race.
     
  17. AWDtsla

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    Yes
    and you still shouldn't use it as above because it's not as fast as the car can go.
     
  18. Todd Burch

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    I still don't have a clue what you're arguing in relation to this thread, so I'll move on.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Gotta love the gimmicks!
     
  20. ShotgunF15E

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    You clowns are totally missing my point. My point and question is, has anyone gotten a ticket for launching at a stop light? I don't care what mode you're in. I'm curious if any police have taken issue with the rate of acceleration and tried to claim it was either reckless or racing and given a ticket for it. Thanks. Sorry if my OP was confusing you.
     
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