Originally Posted by BlacknRed05gt
ok i just bought my 05 gt 5 speed bone stock and i am going to the track in October and would like an idea of what ill run...all it has done to it is a 93 octane tune ill be on stock 17 inch tires good tread.....i have seen anywhere from 13.3 to 14.0...and i am not trying to be confident or cocky but i can drive very good...and what rpm would be a good launch point to avoid wheel hop/wheel spin but not fall on my face? thanks for the tips everyone
Well, no offense but cocky is exactly what you sound. Unless you have already run your car you can not possibly know if you are a good driver. You could have been better than other drivers outside the track, but that could just mean they are that much worse. No track time, no real determination.
In cool air you can see mid to semi low 13s such as 13.3xx to 13.4xx or slower. In hot weather, you may not get faster than 13.8.
This is all with an assumed great launch. All runs feel fast until a time sleep hurts your feelings. I would say you make a run, see what it is and improve from there. what kind of wheels and tires are you running? If stock then Aim for a 2.0 60' which should nail you your mid 13s in September weather.