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I just have a quick inquiry:

Tonight I was out in my just-purchased 2004 Volvo S60-R (manual trans) and was playing with another car at a stop light. I took off in first gear and nailed it (boost kind of surprised me) which put me over red line in first gear...I noticed a flashing yellow symbol on the panel just before shifting into second gear. Red line didn't last for long but did go over 7K) No lights after the incident and seems just fine. Please tell me that I didn't chance any damage to my S60-R...it was a goof-up really, didn't try to push it. This is not the way I drive normally by the way.

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Lol.....noob

Traction controll light most likely.
 

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Thanks folks.....and yes I AM a red-faced noob, lol (hey, I can admit it anyway). This is my first R and the thing is surprising...I will give it that! I really appreciate your replies.
 

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So what is the solution to quick acceleration without loosing traction ? Advanced mode ? Traction setting ?
 

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Make sure your awd works. As long as your not doing clutch dumps at 5k rpms or your not pushing some serious mods and power, traction should not be an issue.
 

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So what is the solution to quick acceleration without loosing traction ? Advanced mode ? Traction setting ?
Yeah, advanced mode since it improves throttle response and helps keep the car planted during acceleration.

Technically you don't want traction control turned on at all since if the car does detect wheel spin it will send less power to the wheels and hurt acceleration a bit.
 

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Besides, if you overrev it too far, the car will cut fuel anyway...

Not that I've ever done it (HA!) I used to launch my old 245 at about 3500 rpm.. that was in the boost and in the torque, without having a ton of wheel spin... throttle went on down and the clutch came up, then shifting 1-2 seconds later (short 1st gear ride in them)

My R is an auto, so different launch parameters, pretty much both feet on the pedals and then lift the brake, but still, with a manual with TC off, you might find a launch rpm better than just redline rev and clutch dump. Just a suggestion from an old timer that "din't have none uh that fancy traction control stuff there"
 

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Tonight I was out in my just-purchased 2004 Volvo S60-R (manual trans) and was playing with another car at a stop light. I took off in first gear and nailed it
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E'hem... Did you find yourself ahead of the other car after a few seconds?? ;)
 

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Yeah, did beat the other car? That's the important part. :)

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My only recommendation, forget about stop-light dragging, best way to shorten the life of these caRs IMO.
Welcome - and surprised no one jumped on this already - pics? Sounds like you have a fast Camry. ;)
 

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Other than a few hard launches in the rain to see if AWD worked or not, I havn't even attempted to launch it hard on a dry road. Afraid I'll break something I can't afford to fix!

In case you were wondering.... No my AWD does not work. Bad DEM.
 

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Other than a few hard launches in the rain to see if AWD worked or not, I havn't even attempted to launch it hard on a dry road. Afraid I'll break something I can't afford to fix!

In case you were wondering.... No my AWD does not work. Bad DEM.
You don't even need to do hard launches.. If you're power is where it should be, they will spin in 1st under WOT in the dry. Ask me how I know...
 

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A very good thread as there is not a lot of information on HOW to drive the caR. In forums that have racing threads you learn what and what not to do. As well as how to drive it

I have noticed as I mod the car with more HP the higher the MPH I need to achieve not to have the traction light come on. Although not at all bad idea. In my 2000 V70XC you can do some damage with no warning light giving you a heads up to the damage you're doing.

I'm feeling a sweet spot my Stage II on my car that it's best at WOT above 40 mph. I like warnings and feed back the car has . It lets you know what it does like But defiantly what it doesn't


It gets harder and harder to let her be the driveway queen
 

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A very good thread as there is not a lot of information on HOW to drive the caR. In forums that have racing threads you learn what and what not to do. As well as how to drive it

I have noticed as I mod the car with more HP the higher the MPH I need to achieve not to have the traction light come on. Although not at all bad idea. In my 2000 V70XC you can do some damage with no warning light giving you a heads up to the damage you're doing.

I'm feeling a sweet spot my Stage II on my car that it's best at WOT above 40 mph. I like warnings and feed back the car has . It lets you know what it does like But defiantly what it doesn't


It gets harder and harder to let her be the driveway queen
TBQH I only understood like 1/16th of what you said here.
 

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TBQH I only understood like 1/16th of what you said here.
LOL

Referring to driving the GT version of the R. When it comes to starting off in sport or advanced, Is it better to manually shift the GT or leave it in Auto? Just some of the items in the learning a complex caR. It took me a while to figure out to turn the traction off for a dyno test.

If I put my foot to the floor below 40 mph I get the traction light blinking. If I understand correctly the traction light would be indication unnecessary slippage and stress on the drive line (on dry pavement )

My R is a driveway queen that stays under a carport
 
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