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Old 03-19-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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First track day of the year:

Well, went to a local 1/8th mile track. It seems if you can hook there you can hook anywhere. I ran a best of 10.22 all day, all I could squeeze out of her. Kinda sucks...but O well, I had a good time at least.

I did beat a hemi ram twice, an integra a few times, an older civic a few times, an 05? civic SI several times. Overall, it was a fun day.

I have slips somewhere around here, I think they're still in the car.
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Re: First track day of the year:

You're right...a 10.22 does suck...unless you leave out the 1/8th mile part. lol

And Damn, how many times did you run?
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Re: First track day of the year:

10.2 is actually not that bad for an auto v6 like yours, most are around 10.7-11.0 stock.

I ran a 10.2 with a 2.2 60ft but it was on the run I broke my rear end in my old 01
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Re: First track day of the year:

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10.2 is actually not that bad for an auto v6 like yours, most are around 10.7-11.0 stock.

I ran a 10.2 with a 2.2 60ft but it was on the run I broke my rear end in my old 01
No...it sucks because Brad said it sucks. I really have no idea since I don't know what is and isn't good in the 1/8th as I have never been to an 1/8th track. lol
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Re: First track day of the year:

9.0 is around a 14.0 (in a 99-04 GT stang) if that helps any its kind of hard to convert as every car is different~ 10.0 is right on the border of 14.9/15.0
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Re: First track day of the year:

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9.0 is around a 14.0 (in a 99-04 GT stang) if that helps any its kind of hard to convert as every car is different~ 10.0 is right on the border of 14.9/15.0
If that is the case, then I think Kyle is in some deep **** when he runs Brad...
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Re: First track day of the year:

I've seen 1.56 as a common conversion factor. The NHRA uses 1.6.

So a 10.0 would be a 15.6 or a 16.0. It's been said before, though...it all depends on the car.
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Re: First track day of the year:

that sounds right, now that I think about it a 9.7 is about a 15.0~
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Re: First track day of the year:

*edit* I posted it like this for my own help, trying to compare these runs by what I did side by side*
Also, all the runs were with a quick spin to clean off the tires, pulling around the water box, and launching from just before tire spin.

I ran a total of 15 times yesterday, tried to run a 5 speed 03 V6 but he kept backing out b/c he was scared of my car lol.
The majority of these races were hot laps, I only stopped when I did stuff to the car pretty much. Gotta say, for having a little over 87k on the car, it sure is reliable.

When I first got there I had about 5 gallons of 87 octane on the 87 performance tune. All 4 tires were at 32 psi.

1st run:
.794 reaction
2.454 60
10.309 1/8
75.12 mph

2nd run:
.895 reaction
2.454 60
10.356 1/8
75.25 mph

3rd run:
.589 reaction
2.459 60
10.379 1/8
74.62 mph

At this point I figured I'd see what I could do to cut the time down. First thing I did was get a gallon of 115 and added it in the tank with the 5 gallons of 87. Dunno exactly what that bumped me up to but I put it on the 93 performance tune.

4th run:
.675 reaction
2.399 60
10.268 1/8
75.24 mph

I then bumped the rear psi down to 30 (just for the hell of it)
5th run I ran a hemi truck and it didn't record anything in my line but my reaction which was a .792. He ran a 10.353 and I walked him.

6th run:
.828 reaction
2.407 60
10.211 1/8 (best run of the day)
75.88 mph

7th run:
.639 reaction
2.437 60
10.260 1/8
75.63 mph

8th run:
.559 reaction
2.415 60
10.234 1/8
75.63 mph

I pulled the passenger headlight out here just to see if it would do any good (I was desperate for anything lower)

9th:
.583 reaction
2.420 60
10.250 1/8
76.14 mph

10th:
.600 reaction
2.462 60
10.287 1/8
75.63 mph

11th:
.937 reaction (I fell asleep lol)
2.486 60
10.332 1/8
75.63 mph

12th:
.635 reaction
2.472 60
10.323 1/8
75.63 mph

13th: closest race of my night, lost by .165 to a civic on dr's
.585 reaction
2.427 60
10.227 1/8
76.01 mph

14th:
.685 reaction
2.522 60
10.383 1/8
74.99 mph

Ran a 15th run but the times were down, after that the crowd got big so I left.

Overall I was pretty dissappointed with the times. I was expecting at least an even 10 or maybe a high 9. I guess gears are next...
Should be running a 1/4 track next time I go home.


Gotta love the tracks around here. 12 bucks to run, run as much as you want, no tech inspection, everyone is drunk lol. You don't even have to show a license or anything down here.
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Re: First track day of the year:

Yup. That's a good southern track. 1/8th mile, no tech, and beer.
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Re: First track day of the year:

I think I've reached the limit of the car now. Traction wasn't a problem, just all the car would do. Time for more mods now.
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Re: First track day of the year:

Hmm..I've never had to show a license to run at the track...neither here nor in NY.

The only tech I have had was being told I needed a helmet...

And, you need to come over to the meet at least for 1 of the days so you can run kyle. He might have an 8.8 by then (found one for him from an 01 gt for $250 locally) or at least 4.10s. Need to settle this kind of like the Dark vs Mark deal.
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Re: First track day of the year:

take off the heavy 18s for some stockers with good tires for traction out back and you should run a bit quicker
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Re: First track day of the year:

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take off the heavy 18s for some stockers with good tires for traction out back and you should run a bit quicker
That's the problem lol. I have the stockers, and I have tires...just nothing worth crap. The tires are good for donuts. I believe next thing will be gears and a locker, then a set of dr's on the stockers.
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Hmm..I've never had to show a license to run at the track...neither here nor in NY.

The only tech I have had was being told I needed a helmet...

And, you need to come over to the meet at least for 1 of the days so you can run kyle. He might have an 8.8 by then (found one for him from an 01 gt for $250 locally) or at least 4.10s. Need to settle this kind of like the Dark vs Mark deal.
Well I know some of the larger tracks require it for safety reasons. I didn't see anyone with helmets out there...including the fast cars. Most of the motorcycles didn't either lol.

And yeh, I'll run em. If he has a rear, let me know...I can get it done by then.
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