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    Oooooff!! Just checked my launch control counter

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    So I purchased my 2014 CPO S4 with 37.5K miles on it about 6 weeks ago and finally checked the counter ... yeah, 58 launches! Good golly, I don't think I would have launched it that many times over 200K miles!

    Now, I am concerned that it has been tracked. Has anyone launched their car that many times without tracking it? What issues have arisen from launching it? Thanks.
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    Geez, now i'm wondering how much my car has. Do you need VAG com to check?

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    There are people on this forum that have launched their car literally hundreds of times. I wouldn't worry about it as long as the suggested maintenance has been done.

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    So what if it's been tracked? It's not like there is something magical about private pavement that ruins automobiles. Not to mention you are under factory warranty anyway.

    And who buys a S car and doesn't track it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by audigsr View Post
    Geez, now i'm wondering how much my car has. Do you need VAG com to check?
    I checked mine using OBDeleven. It is under 02 Transmission -> Advanced Measurements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBL R View Post
    There are people on this forum that have launched their car literally hundreds of times. I wouldn't worry about it as long as the suggested maintenance has been done.
    All Maintenance, including the 35K tranny fluid change, has been done. Thanks for the encouragement.
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    I just checked mine using Carista, 2 launches which I did. It's like picking up with a dime at the bar and the next day you find out she's hooked up with all your friends. Most of us have been there! I wouldn't worry about it too much honestly.
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    The max that Audi allows is 200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshDub View Post
    So what if it's been tracked? It's not like there is something magical about private pavement that ruins automobiles. Not to mention you are under factory warranty anyway.

    And who buys a S car and doesn't track it?
    probably the majority of owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshDub View Post
    And who buys a S car and doesn't track it?
    ??? Other than raw horsepower, the B8 really has little in the way of redeeming features as a track weapon. Sure, it'll get around and I might take it out for a day or two just for fun, but you would have to be pretty dedicated to the the platform to track one of these on a regular basis.

    35 launches though is indicative that the car was probably thoroughly enjoyed in its previous life. Better that than a car that has sat in traffic for 3 hours a day for 3 years though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
    probably the majority of owners.
    Quote Originally Posted by PopTart View Post
    The max that Audi allows is 200.
    Not after you get a TCU tune. I’m past 300 now, haha
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    Almost at 500 launches


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
    probably the majority of owners.
    Agreed. It's probably some fun, but it's still a two ton luxury sedan. Not exactly slow though.

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    Bought my '15 CPO last month and I was also shocked when I checked my launch counter... which was "zero" prior to me doing the first one!

    Got lucky I suppose... car looked brand new inside and out, must have only been driven to church on sundays? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshDub View Post
    And who buys a S car and doesn't track it?
    +1 to thurston... the overwhelming majority of owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfootlong24 View Post
    Almost at 500 launches


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    Hell yea.
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    she's been passed around by the homies.

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    I checked mine before I bought it. I asked the original owner just before I hooked the vagcom up. He said 0 times, and it was.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings JoshDub's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurston View Post
    probably the majority of owners.
    Then just buy an A4
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfootlong24 View Post
    Almost at 500 launches


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    Now thats what the hell Im talking about ! lol
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    Bought my '14 CPO'd and it had 0 launches. Almost a year later...still 0 launches I should really try it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshDub View Post

    And who buys a S car and doesn't track it?
    99% don't.
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    I launched mine over 200 times and had not a gram of shavings in the transmission pan. I did spring a seal leak and gear oil was dripping. Dealer fixed it under warranty.

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    I'm the second owner of my S4 (47k miles now) and checked the counter today...




    0.

    Yes, ZERO.

    Ha! Have to !!!
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    I have always thought my stock S4 was fast enough in normal everyday traffic. I launched it once and it scared the shit outta me. I released the brake & for a split second nothing happened then wham! My head hit the headrest and it was farting thru 2nd & 3rd gears before I lifted my foot. Now I just floor it. Launch control count: 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfootlong24 View Post
    Almost at 500 launches


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    I'd hate to have someone look at mine too when it comes time to trade it in car still feels tight and solid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arn560 View Post
    I launched it once and it scared the shit outta me.
    Maybe the A4 is more your cut of tea? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubbinJetta View Post
    Bought my '14 CPO'd and it had 0 launches. Almost a year later...still 0 launches I should really try it out.
    Same boat for me lol
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    All of you guys at 0 launches are really missing out on an experience. You've never truly felt your car pull until you accelerate to at least 3rd gear from stop using launch control.

    My 2013 DSG-equipped S4 has 86k miles on it and likely >50 launches and the transmission still shifts like a champ.
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