COBB Custom Features: Using Launch Control on Ford Vehicles

How To:  Cobb Custom Features: Launch Control on Ford Vehicles

Applicable Model/Year: 

  • Mustang (Manual Transmission Only) 2015-2021
  • Focus ST (Manual Transmission Only) 2013-2018
  • Fiesta ST (Manual Transmission Only) 2014-2019
  • Focus RS 2017-2018


How To Enable:

This feature comes pre-enabled on all applicable models.  If you are finding this doesn't work correctly ensure you are on the most recent firmware and map updates.


Steps to Use:

Mustang and Focus ST, RS

  1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop
  2. Fully depress the clutch pedal.
  3. Put the transmission in 1st gear
  4. Press the accelerator pedal to the floor quickly, the vehicle will now hold at the specified fuel cut level. (Base RPM Setting: Focus 2500rpm, Mustang )
  5. (Optional for harder launch from higher RPM) Press and hold the "SET - " button on the cruise control.  This will raise the RPM to the higher throttle cut level.(Base RPM setting: Focus 4000 rpm, Mustang )
  6. Release the clutch, and after you start moving release "SET - " cruise control button.


Fiesta ST

  1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop.
  2. Fully depress the clutch pedal.
  3. (Optional for harder launch from higher RPM) Press and hold the Cruise Control "SET - " button.
  4. Press the accelerator pedal to the floor quickly, vehicle will hold at 4000 rpm.
  5. Release the clutch, and after you start moving release "SET - " cruise control button.


Available Adjustments,When And Why To Adjust :

Shifting RPM Limit

  1. Go to "Tune" Menu
  2. Select "Adjustments
  3. Select "Change LC Limit" either Hard Cut (Which is a fuel cut and must be lower than soft cut) or Soft Cut (Which is a throttle cut, and must be higher than Hard cut)
  4. Adjust to whatever RPM desired and then click the center button to save those changes.



Things To Look Out For:

The System will not work when cruise control is turned on (even if not activated).


WARNING - USE OF THIS SYSTEM IS VERY ABUSIVE AND WEARING ON THE VEHICLES ENGINE, CLUTCH, TRANSMISSION, AXLES, DIFFERENTIAL AND TIRES.  THE USER ACCEPTS ALL RISK AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING THIS FEATURE.