Originally Posted by Kelly
well then i guess the 3.9 makes a lot more torque than the 3.8s. A full bolt on 5 speed MIGHT come close to 216rwtq if it's a ringer. I bet im not even at 216 torque with my cam. Your 1/4 isnt showing your power at all. Im not saying you are lying, but maybe the 3.9 is a lot more powerful than we think, or maybe the dyno was "off"
the 1/4 mile times are not showing it b/c i couldnt launch like i wanted to, and the track wasnt prepped well at all. cars that night were not running well at all.
heres a few that i remember:
6-speed rx8= 15.5-16.0 (showed me a timeslip of a 15.1 from another dragstrip)
87 vette auto w/ nitrous= 14.0-14.3
and a built late 80's camaro that claimed mid 12's couldnt even crack 12's that night (i think he ran a best of 13.2)
when i am seriously racing, i launch like this:
put car in d and lock out o/d
stall car up right before wheels break loose
let off brake and jump on gas
i do this on the street and get minimal wheel spin most of the time but i couldnt do this technique at the track b/c i would not be able to hook up for some reason (cause of first run of 20.2)
i will go back, it is something that i realize that i MUST do now. maybe next time, better e/t's will result.