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Old 01-26-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Traction at the track help?

I am sticking very well on the track and i have ok tires i just rotated them today and i was wondering if i should add weight to the trunk area or are there any pointers you can give me. Cuz at the line the only way i dont slip is a normal driving take off not reving up thanks .
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Re: Traction at the track help?

practice it until you get in the 2.0 60ft range thats about as good as you should expect with street tires.
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practice it until you get in the 2.0 60ft range thats about as good as you should expect with street tires.
You 100% correct, He needs to just practice in an old parking lot or get some DR's...Those help a ton. I mean even he needs to watch the size of his rim! a bigger one could slow him down!
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Re: Traction at the track help?

Shaving 10 pounds off per rim would equate to 400lbs for the entire car in dead weight. Its about 1lbs of rotating mass to 10lbs of dead weight. Get some light wheels and some good tires out back and practice. What are your 60fts?
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Re: Traction at the track help?

when I had my 02, I had consistent 1.9/2.0 60's on the factory goodyears

the trick is, NO BURNOUT, tire pressures at 20 PSI... 3k RPMs when light goes green, then half throttle/HALFWAY off the clutch, as soon as the weight shifts back let off the clutch entirely and gas pedal matted (should happen before the front of your car reaches the tree)

Just about bone stock (shorty headers + short throw shifter) no speed shifting (lifting off the gas every shift) pulled off a 14.036@99.98 best, with sticky tires or more aggressive driving it woulda been better, but I don't drive like that on the street so I didn't drive like that at the track...
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Re: Traction at the track help?

that is a great time you said you did speed shift or did not?
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that is a great time you said you did speed shift or did not?
did not, I lifted my foot off the gas every shift
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Re: Traction at the track help?

until you get your 60ft times where they need to be DO NOT speed shift or any other things that are hard on the transmission as its a wasted run already (without a good 60ft the run is not the best) so wait until you have a good 60ft then get on it. Save your tranny/engine/etc for when you need it not knowing the run will suck but shift it hard anyways.
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Just about bone stock (shorty headers + short throw shifter) no speed shifting (lifting off the gas every shift) pulled off a 14.036@99.98 best, with sticky tires or more aggressive driving it woulda been better, but I don't drive like that on the street so I didn't drive like that at the track...

Are we talking an 02 GT here?
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Are we talking an 02 GT here?
Yes

Oh another tip, shift in the powerband not revved out all the way haha...

I shifted out of first at 6, second at 5800ish and my best run was letting third run all the way out (stock 3.23 gearing) it was nearing 6k RPMs, I lost more time when I shifted to 4th
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