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Old 03-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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new to this site but need a few tips on Drag Racing. going to the track this saturday to see what this car can do in a straight line. been doing Auto X but i got called out today by a classmate (College) guy left dusted me off the line with a rebuilt 95 v6 manual. so story out the way any tips so i can get the jump on him this weekend.

if anything helps i got Goodyear Eagle F1-GSD3s on stock 16s and eibach coil overs shocks and struts. and a few other suspension mods. and 181K miles on the engine and tranny.
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2002 v6 auto forgot to mention that. my bad engine is still stock minus a K&N air filter, only did suspension work on the car and thrush dual exhaust.
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Your car should be dusting his. Unless he has something done to his car or you have something wrong with your engine? As you say you have a bad engine.
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Roll up to the line, press the brake with your left foot and give it a little gas to load the torque converter. Usually around 2k is a good point, it should be before your wheels want to break loose. Then when it hits the last yellow hit the gas and let off the brake at the same time.
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Bury the pedal in the floor until the finish line. Weight reduction is free so do that, or mod the motor, but that cost money
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Bury the pedal in the floor until the finish line. Weight reduction is free so do that, or mod the motor, but that cost money
+1 on weight, take out anything you don't need... So stuff like the spare tire and passenger seat.
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Bury the pedal in the floor until the finish line. Weight reduction is free so do that, or mod the motor, but that cost money
lol i wouldn't bury the pedal off the bat
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Yeah the best way to launch in an auto it's stand on the brake and bring the rpms up to 1500 and sort of roll on the throttle. Also a tuner will do wonders for your car. I picked one up and dropped 9 tenths of a second with just the tuner
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With my auto 02 gt I stepped on it till 2k rpms
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+1 on weight, take out anything you don't need... So stuff like the spare tire and passenger seat.
The rear seat and seat frame is quite heavy, pull that stuff to to shed some weight.
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ok i got it. brake and gas til the tires are bout to spin, and remove crap from trunk. i think i'll leave my seats in the back. gonna try to safely see which RPMs to rev to tomorrow and hopefully the white stang will be at the track like he said.
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don't forget to bring back slips...be safe and have fun...get a friend to video it as well lol
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The big one is to enjoy it! Don't let some cocky d-bag get to you. When your on edge is when bad things happen.
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He left you because he knows how to launch a manual, it'll be hard to beat that but you should have no trouble winning the race at the end, top end sucks in a singleport but low end it's just as good the the splitport motors

Drop tire pressure to around 25psi to let them bite a little more off the line
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new to this site but need a few tips on Drag Racing. going to the track this saturday to see what this car can do in a straight line. been doing Auto X but i got called out today by a classmate (College) guy left dusted me off the line with a rebuilt 95 v6 manual. so story out the way any tips so i can get the jump on him this weekend.

if anything helps i got Goodyear Eagle F1-GSD3s on stock 16s and eibach coil overs shocks and struts. and a few other suspension mods. and 181K miles on the engine and tranny.
Those "stock 16's are quite heavy".. But other than that you could do weight reduction like they said. Pull the back seat out. All you gotta do is press two little buttons in and pull up the seat. Make sure you've got tuned up. (Spark plugs, wires, coil pack, oil, filters all that good stuff.
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Heavy compared to what?
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Heavy compared to what?
No idea lol I just heard they're heavy. Someone on here was saying they were heavy rims.? Just quoted them. Lol
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17.5 lbs each for the sixxers, the 17" gt rims are 16 lbs iirc, and the 15" sixxer wheels are 16 lbs
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17.5 lbs each for the sixxers, the 17" gt rims are 16 lbs iirc, and the 15" sixxer wheels are 16 lbs
Oh okay I have the bullitts lol
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Bullits weigh 23.7 lbs for 17X9 and 23.3 for 17X8
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Damn mine are heavy lol
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Have you considered getting a shift kit for your auto? That might be my next mod.
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Have you considered getting a shift kit for your auto? That might be my next mod.
Shift kits are great
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Bullits weigh 23.7 lbs for 17X9 and 23.3 for 17X8
You wouldn't know what the 94-95 GT tri-bar rims wiegh would you?
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Alright glad to see you smoked him anyway but it's always kind of comical and depressing at the same time whenever a GT flies by after a race. I have experienced this too many times lol.
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Ya V8!

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please keep forum rules in mind...no street racing allowed
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Aww man no fast and the furious Tokyo drift? :p
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I street race on my own private road

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Lmao lol I don't have a private road
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I wonder what would happen if I had a long strip land made a drag strip and had races what would the law do?
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If its private property they wouldn't care
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Nothing if it's private property and off of public roads but you would be liable for anyone using it
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Well I'm gonna get my private property and have it open to the road and drag race and come on here and talk street race. Y'all need to be for real. There isn't one person on here who hasn't street raced before. Lmao but we gotta be quiet about it. Guess we shouldn't talk about Santa Claus either might be some believers huh? Lmao
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Jeez man, there's reasons we can't talk about it. And no, not very one has done it. A lot of us like to drive safe and leave the fast driving for the tracks
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