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Old 05-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #1
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Quarter mile issues??

I have seen a lot of high and low 12 second times posted for the 13-14 mustang GT's. But I can't seem to get mine any where near that I'm spinning right in to fourth gear and running a 13.72 at 110 mph. Anybody have any tips my reaction time is poor but that's mostly trying not to spin hard off the line. I know slicks or drag radials is one major answer but is everyone using them to get those low times. I have a friend that wants to put his genesis against my car I want to humiliate if possible.


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Stick or auto? What were track conditions and D/A like? What was your 60ft time? RT has nothing to do with ET.
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You said it yourself, you need a better tire.
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A set of drag radials will do it for you. Without them or slicks you're screwed!
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What kind of tire you running? I can get into the 12.3's with stock all seasons. Just a tune mid pipe car. There was a guy at the track with stage III roush super charger making 700 hp (what he told me) on 13 track pack car. Best he could do is 12.9's. He was literally frying his street tires half way down the track. Absolute waste without a way to hook it up. Lol.
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What kind of tire you running? I can get into the 12.3's with stock all seasons. Just a tune mid pipe car. There was a guy at the track with stage III roush super charger making 700 hp (what he told me) on 13 track pack car. Best he could do is 12.9's. He was literally frying his street tires half way down the track. Absolute waste without a way to hook it up. Lol.
I run a 15" Weld RT-S rim. 10" wide with a Mickey Thompson 325/50 drag radial. It a huge tire but fits nicely on my 2014 GT. Does require the relocation brackets for the sway bar. But they are cheap(about $40) and easy to install. If you go with an 8" rim you don't need them. But you couldn't get that big of a tire on that rim. However a smaller tire like a 275 would work fine on a 8" rim.
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My car is a 2014 get track pack manual stock firelli p-zeros. air quality here is pretty poor basically live in the Canadian desert. I can't find my slips from last years passes and can't remember my 60 foot times.


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Around corners the PZero summers are allright enough but straight line, they are terrible.

Still, spinning in 4th on a stock car isn't really likely. The trick with road rubber is to be smooth with shifting and throttle and manage the wheelspin out of the hole with the clutch engagement.

You start hooking this thing up a bit and the next thing you'll encounter is the axle hop. Cure that with an upper control arm for sure or diminish it with lowers, which are alot easier to install.

The mph says 12 seconds easy, so, it's up to a driver mod or some traction help and a better tire.

I live just west of you, on the wet coast....
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Just need more seat time. It is not as easy as it looks. A fast car is only as fast as the driver.
Yes, suspension and tires will get u better times, but u got a lot left on the table with a driver mod.
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Btw, sometimes slower is faster. Don't think u need the whole pedal at all times.
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My goal was to maximize putting down all the available horsepower I had before significantly boosting power.

Roush UCA, drag slicks, $100 UMI lcas>>>11 sec 1/4, on the mildest tune in the world, in a fully loaded car.

It's a dead hook off a clutch dump at 4500, set up like that.

It is very satisfying to really feel the car dig in hard and fire.

I will likely supercharge soon but, I have had lots of fun N/A.
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Just need more seat time. It is not as easy as it looks. A fast car is only as fast as the driver.
Yes, suspension and tires will get u better times, but u got a lot left on the table with a driver mod.
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Btw, sometimes slower is faster. Don't think u need the whole pedal at all times.
Came here to say basically this

Sure you could put this or that on, but you wouldn't really be doing yourself a favor. Right now it certainly doesn't sound like you have hit your cars limit, but rather your limit as a driver. Ask yourself if you could beat someone else that has the exact same car with the exact same setup. Modding your car and not challenging yourself as a driver will hurt you.

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Well with my 2002 GT manual I could lay down consistent 14.7 @ 96 mph all day long ran it for three years but this car is just to much of a different animal I guess.


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Well with my 2002 GT manual I could lay down consistent 14.7 @ 96 mph all day long ran it for three years but this car is just to much of a different animal I guess.


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Going from AWD to this was for me. I don't drag. But can say that years on learning proper throttle on unsmooth roads has come back to bless me with this car now.

IMO, these cars make power well but don't put it down so well. Once you feel you've reach your ability limit, then mod

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The skill difference between managing a 14 sec car at 96 and a 12 sec on 11 mph faster is huge. These cats actually put power down quite well but the need precision handling, smooth shifting and clutch control, because if the power level.

I've been drag racing for decades and it took me all of one summer season to poke my car into the 11s as it sits.
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I have seen a lot of high and low 12 second times posted for the 13-14 mustang GT's. But I can't seem to get mine any where near that I'm spinning right in to fourth gear and running a 13.72 at 110 mph. Anybody have any tips my reaction time is poor but that's mostly trying not to spin hard off the line. I know slicks or drag radials is one major answer but is everyone using them to get those low times. I have a friend that wants to put his genesis against my car I want to humiliate if possible.

I've gone 12.9 at Pittsburgh Raceway park. Car had short tube headers as only mod.
I've had the PRO-CAL installed and took it to quaker city in Salem OH sat.
They shreaded my time slip so I don't know how it went and I left after my first pass as it took 3 hours before I got my pass in.
I spun through on launch.
I just order an extra set of rims to mount some drag radials on 18X9 bullitt anthracite rims and plan on mounting a 245/40/18 ET drag radial on that rim.
Plan on going back to Salem on 5/13 for street, may not have the tires by then but will advise.
I have an auto and usually launnch with traction control on, but didn't last saturday.


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