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Old 04-18-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Going To The Track Tonight!

Going to run my car tonight at the drag strip in Indy. Can't wait to see what the car does now with some new parts I've added. Last time my best time was 13.9 with street tires.
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Going to run my car tonight at the drag strip in Indy. Can't wait to see what the car does now with some new parts I've added. Last time my best time was 13.9 with street tires.
You hit 13.9 last time? That's great. What have you changed since then?
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You hit 13.9 last time? That's great. What have you changed since then?
Changed over to the race tune and new Accufab throttle and plenum, lowered suspension with new shocks struts.
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Here this evening too. Got 14.22 my first run. Waiting for my second run.

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Here this evening too. Got 14.22 my first run. Waiting for my second run.
My first run is always my slowest cause I'm geared up!
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Yea I wasn't able to make it had to watch my little girl tonight.
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Here this evening too. Got 14.22 my first run. Waiting for my second run.

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My first run is always my slowest cause I'm geared up!
Where in Indy?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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Where in Indy?
Used to called Raceway Park. Now it's Lucas Oil Raceway. It's just outside the Indianapolis county lines on the West side. It's off of US136 between Clermont and Brownsburg.

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Bad day at the track today. First run was my best - 14.22 @ 100.6. Went down hill from there. I heard dropping the pressure in your street tires can help them hookup better. So I dropped them "some". Now its launching great, but I need to get used to it again. Got 14.8 @ ninety-some sucky number. You know when you have a 4x4 in low and you touch the gas then it surges forward throwing you back, so you let off the gas then YOU surge forward and accidentally hit the gas. Now you are surging gas on gas off. Well, I did that some cause it was hooking up much better and I was easing off the gas cause I thought it would break lose. You stick drivers will understand what I'm saying. This car just has way more giddy up then I'm used to with a manual tranny. Practice is fun though.
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Used to called Raceway Park. Now it's Lucas Oil Raceway. It's just outside the Indianapolis county lines on the West side. It's off of US136 between Clermont and Brownsburg.

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Bad day at the track today. First run was my best - 14.22 @ 100.6. Went down hill from there. I heard dropping the pressure in your street tires can help them hookup better. So I dropped them "some". Now its launching great, but I need to get used to it again. Got 14.8 @ ninety-some sucky number. You know when you have a 4x4 in low and you touch the gas then it surges forward throwing you back, so you let off the gas then YOU surge forward and accidentally hit the gas. Now you are surging gas on gas off. Well, I did that some cause it was hooking up much better and I was easing off the gas cause I thought it would break lose. You stick drivers will understand what I'm saying. This car just has way more giddy up then I'm used to with a manual tranny. Practice is fun though.
Your Mach 1 should be doing way better than 14's my uncle has an 04 Mach 1 and he does 13.6 in the 1/4 all day long and he just has a tuner and a CAI done to it. I think your car should be performing better. Just saying not making fun or anything like that just wondering why.
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U should put a upr adjustable clutch cable it will help u a lot
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Your Mach 1 should be doing way better than 14's my uncle has an 04 Mach 1 and he does 13.6 in the 1/4 all day long and he just has a tuner and a CAI done to it. I think your car should be performing better. Just saying not making fun or anything like that just wondering why.
No, it's me that should be performing better! LOL! My goal is basically what your uncle got, ~13.6. I'm working on it
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No, it's me that should be performing better! LOL! My goal is basically what your uncle got, ~13.6. I'm working on it
Oh ok I see, well keep practicing. I found taking your car down a back road and shifting through the gears at a lower MPH helps with getting shifting comfortable.
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Oh ok I see, well keep practicing. I found taking your car down a back road and shifting through the gears at a lower MPH helps with getting shifting comfortable.
I cool with shifting/clutching at nominal speeds, my prob is the hard launching at the track. My best two weeks ago was 13.99 so today I was trying to improve my 60ft in hopes of mid 13's. I was totally not expecting the tires to hook up so good just by reducing pressure. Appreciate the tip.
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Re: Going To The Track Tonight!

I can't wait to go to the track. I hope to break into the 13s.
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Re: Going To The Track Tonight!

Hmm, hopefully I can improve on my crappy driving skills and hit hi 7's in the 1/8th this summer
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:28 PM   #15
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U should put a upr adjustable clutch cable it will help u a lot
Does that make your clutch lighter, heavier? Grab sooner, later? Or just easier to adjust. The way the owners manual says is crap. No adjustment that I can tell.
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Does that make your clutch lighter, heavier? Grab sooner, later? Or just easier to adjust. The way the owners manual says is crap. No adjustment that I can tell.
U can adjust it the way u want
Like me I got it all the way up so that way I don't have to press the clutch to the floor it will save u a little time every time I shift
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U can adjust it the way u want
Like me I got it all the way up so that way I don't have to press the clutch to the floor it will save u a little time every time I shift
Is this a clutch quadrant? If so, do they sell complete kits? You install your setup? Question question. I feel like Johnny Cohcran
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Get the steeda adjuster kit it comes with quadrant, adjuster, and adjustable cable, I installed mine it is really easy!
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Aiming for high 12s in my mach. need rear control arms first
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Get the steeda adjuster kit it comes with quadrant, adjuster, and adjustable cable, I installed mine it is really easy!
Will look at that setup, thx
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Is this a clutch quadrant? If so, do they sell complete kits? You install your setup? Question question. I feel like Johnny Cohcran
I used the steeda and upr and it seems that the upr is the one that I like the most they carry lifetime warranty
Get the one that with the fire wall adjuster
It took me 30 min to installed it
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I used the steeda and upr and it seems that the upr is the one that I like the most they carry lifetime warranty
Get the one that with the fire wall adjuster
It took me 30 min to installed it
Will I need to gain access to the clutch or can I do this w/o getting under the car? Gotta know if I need to pickup some jack stands.
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What's your 6oft times that's what you have to work on you should be way faster.,in my bullitt with a 2v 4.6 I went 13.6@103 with just a x.pipe done. But my 6oft was 2.0... Im betting your 6oft is around 2.2
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Will I need to gain access to the clutch or can I do this w/o getting under the car? Gotta know if I need to pickup some jack stands.
U don't need to get under the car with the firewall adjust kit
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What's your 6oft times that's what you have to work on you should be way faster.,in my bullitt with a 2v 4.6 I went 13.6@103 with just a x.pipe done. But my 6oft was 2.0... Im betting your 6oft is around 2.2
On 4/4/12 my best 60ft was 2.278 and my 1/4 was 13.994. So I set out this last Wed to get that under 2 cause I was easing out too slow and rolling in the gas too fast and it was letting loose. This last run is when I had lowered tire press and it surprised me and cause I was expecting to break loose. I feel pretty good that I can get her down at least close to 13.6. I had 35 in all tires and apparently that's too high for my Goodyear F1's.
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Go go 27 psi slip the clutch keep rpms up on launch get a 2.1 or 2.o 6pft you will hit 13.6 area
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U don't need to get under the car with the firewall adjust kit
If it comes with adjustable cable u will need to get under car
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Go go 27 psi slip the clutch keep rpms up on launch get a 2.1 or 2.o 6pft you will hit 13.6 area
Cool! Still can't believe lowering press gets you so much better traction, but sho-nuff! So a professional driver probably could get the Mach1's down to 13sec? Never get that, but I'd be happy with 13.5!
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Dont get an adjustable cable. They are all crap. If anything get a firewall adjuster and quadrant. I'll go ahead and warn you that putting an adjuster on a 4v car is not fun. Other than that just practice. I'm shooting for a 1.4x 60 foot this year. Factory cable and zero issues.
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Dont get an adjustable cable. They are all crap. If anything get a firewall adjuster and quadrant. I'll go ahead and warn you that putting an adjuster on a 4v car is not fun. Other than that just practice. I'm shooting for a 1.4x 60 foot this year. Factory cable and zero issues.
Think I'm gonna see how it goes in another Month cause street tires w/proper press have made a huge diff. Now just need the practice. Right now, I think it's me. Hell only got 5 runs in and it was over 19yrs since I had a stick! Thanks for the tips and info.
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Used to called Raceway Park. Now it's Lucas Oil Raceway. It's just outside the Indianapolis county lines on the West side. It's off of US136 between Clermont and Brownsburg.

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I hate doing that gas on gas off stuff haha it'll about beat you to death lol
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Think I'm gonna see how it goes in another Month cause street tires w/proper press have made a huge diff. Now just need the practice. Right now, I think it's me. Hell only got 5 runs in and it was over 19yrs since I had a stick! Thanks for the tips and info.
On street tires there is no need for a burnout. Drive around the water box if at all possible and simply spin them over before lining up. Leave spirited, but don't dump it. You will have to play with this part until you get the feel for the car, no easy way to explain it to you.

No need in throwing more parts at the car until you are comfortable driving the current setup. I changed alot of things on my car this past winter and it's like driving a different car...which is making things interesting for dialing in the suspension...
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Yeah i think the best mod is driver. get use to your car and a short throw helps a lot. makes the quick rips easier.
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Re: Going To The Track Tonight!

Yea you should be able to hit low 13's with just stock trim. My friend chip hit 13.19 bone stock with 3500 miles on his about 98yrs ago. Lost to my friend johns WS6 by a smidge who ran 13.14 with exhaust.
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