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Old 10-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys im going to the track this sunday in gainesville florida and this will be first time with my 05 5 speed gt.....any launch point tips ill be on stock 17 inch pirellis. Ive heard launching at 2-2500 will be best w.o getting wheel hop. Just wondering if anyone could tell me where tgey launched at or a good suggestion would be?
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Hey guys im going to the track this sunday in gainesville florida and this will be first time with my 05 5 speed gt.....any launch point tips ill be on stock 17 inch pirellis. Ive heard launching at 2-2500 will be best w.o getting wheel hop. Just wondering if anyone could tell me where tgey launched at or a good suggestion would be?
Ay post on how the track is and how strict they are. I've been going to Orlando Speedworld in Bithlo but there's been rumors of them closing down after this year. Anyway, yea those rpms should be fine. Take your time on your first pass, you'll probably be nervous. 80% of the pass is in the first 60 feet. It's hard to get down, I'm still working on mine after 25ish passes. You're probably only gonna need three gears, unless you're an ******* like me and got 410s lol. Best advice I can give you is to drive that thing like you're trying to brake it. As far as wheel hop goes, I normally only get it when I'm cleaning the tires. DO NOT go through the water box! If you do you will look like a Honda kid and all the other mustang guys will kick you're *** lol.
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Ay post on how the track is and how strict they are. I've been going to Orlando Speedworld in Bithlo but there's been rumors of them closing down after this year. Anyway, yea those rpms should be fine. Take your time on your first pass, you'll probably be nervous. 80% of the pass is in the first 60 feet. It's hard to get down, I'm still working on mine after 25ish passes. You're probably only gonna need three gears, unless you're an ******* like me and got 410s lol. Best advice I can give you is to drive that thing like you're trying to brake it. As far as wheel hop goes, I normally only get it when I'm cleaning the tires. DO NOT go through the water box! If you do you will look like a Honda kid and all the other mustang guys will kick you're *** lol.
The track.is great! I was there last msrch and it was great i love it. And i really appreciate the advice i have a warranty and insurance so im driving it as hard as i can. Ill post track times as i run them. And yes im.avoiding the water.box at all costs.im shooting for 13.5-13.7 think it can be done?
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I'm not a great driver mind you, but my best is a 13.56 @ 105 with a 2.0 60ft. I have a CAI, long tubes, off road h, cams, flowmaster axelbacks, 410s, pro 5.0 shifter, and a BAMA 93R tune. Tires are 275 nitto nt555s. I've seen guys run lower times with less done power wise. They had stickier tires and suspension mods. I'm pretty sure with more practice I've got low 13s high 12s.
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I'm not a great driver mind you, but my best is a 13.56 @ 105 with a 2.0 60ft. I have a CAI, long tubes, off road h, cams, flowmaster axelbacks, 410s, pro 5.0 shifter, and a BAMA 93R tune. Tires are 275 nitto nt555s. I've seen guys run lower times with less done power wise. They had stickier tires and suspension mods. I'm pretty sure with more practice I've got low 13s high 12s.
Id be more then happy with a 13.7 im gonna drive my *** off for it. I think i can really drive the car through to that
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I'm not a great driver mind you, but my best is a 13.56 @ 105 with a 2.0 60ft. I have a CAI, long tubes, off road h, cams, flowmaster axelbacks, 410s, pro 5.0 shifter, and a BAMA 93R tune. Tires are 275 nitto nt555s. I've seen guys run lower times with less done power wise. They had stickier tires and suspension mods. I'm pretty sure with more practice I've got low 13s high 12s.
Ya def tires, I run 13.6 with a 2.0 sixty foot spinning real bad into 2nd gear on street tires, 13.1 with a 1.9 60 foot with drag radials
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Ya def tires, I run 13.6 with a 2.0 sixty foot spinning real bad into 2nd gear on street tires, 13.1 with a 1.9 60 foot with drag radials
Well that's good to hear because when I grab 2nd hard it kicks left quite a bit. I power shift 3rd with a bark and no slip in to 4th. My mechanic was telling me tires made a 1 sec difference in his ET when he bracket raced his nova when he was in high school. I plan on getting new wheels and tires after Xmas and Mickey ET streets are in the plan.

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Id be more then happy with a 13.7 im gonna drive my *** off for it. I think i can really drive the car through to that
With the way the weathers been I'd guess you'll see low 14s. But who knows. Definitely post your slips though.
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I still have a lot of room to improve ill hit 12s with my current setup
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Hey guys im going to the track this sunday in gainesville florida and this will be first time with my 05 5 speed gt.....any launch point tips ill be on stock 17 inch pirellis. Ive heard launching at 2-2500 will be best w.o getting wheel hop. Just wondering if anyone could tell me where tgey launched at or a good suggestion would be?
Hey look for me on Sunday. I will be in my 2004 cobra. It's a screamin yellow convertible. Gotta whoop some import @$$. Lol

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Hey guys im going to the track this sunday in gainesville florida and this will be first time with my 05 5 speed gt.....any launch point tips ill be on stock 17 inch pirellis. Ive heard launching at 2-2500 will be best w.o getting wheel hop. Just wondering if anyone could tell me where tgey launched at or a good suggestion would be?
Also when I had my 07 gt I launched around 2700 with drag radials and a good burnout.

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The track.is great! I was there last msrch and it was great i love it. And i really appreciate the advice i have a warranty and insurance so im driving it as hard as i can. Ill post track times as i run them. And yes im.avoiding the water.box at all costs.im shooting for 13.5-13.7 think it can be done?
I'm not the greatest driver but the best I could hit was a 13.9 and that was with jlt cai, bbk tb, ford racing intake manifold, xpipe, flow masters, and drag radials. Don't expect too much in the form of track prep in Gainesville. They aren't known for an awesome track prep there.
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Gotta whoop some import @$$. Lol
Dude I got smacked by a civic last Friday, which is a rarity lol. I was really bummed until I realized he had a chute... Lol
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Dude I got smacked by a civic last Friday, which is a rarity lol. I was really bummed until I realized he had a chute... Lol
You can make some serious power in a civic if you spend the money right. There will a bunch running tens at ifo Sunday.
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You can make some serious power in a civic if you spend the money right. There will a bunch running tens at ifo Sunday.
All my buddies are in imports lol im surrounded but im determined to kick some ***!
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All my buddies are in imports lol im surrounded but im determined to kick some ***!
Same here.
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My uncle just picked up a 2012 wrx... damn that think is nasty! No way stock for stock w like drivers could 05-09 gt out perform that thing in all around performance ie braking,cornering, acceleration... not sure why I felt the need to tell you all this lol

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You can make some serious power in a civic if you spend the money right. There will a bunch running tens at ifo Sunday.
Yea no doubt. I hate Hondas though lol
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My uncle just picked up a 2012 wrx... damn that think is nasty! No way stock for stock w like drivers could 05-09 gt out perform that thing in all around performance ie braking,cornering, acceleration... not sure why I felt the need to tell you all this lol
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Ay post on how the track is and how strict they are. I've been going to Orlando Speedworld in Bithlo but there's been rumors of them closing down after this year. Anyway, yea those rpms should be fine. Take your time on your first pass, you'll probably be nervous. 80% of the pass is in the first 60 feet. It's hard to get down, I'm still working on mine after 25ish passes. You're probably only gonna need three gears, unless you're an ******* like me and got 410s lol. Best advice I can give you is to drive that thing like you're trying to brake it. As far as wheel hop goes, I normally only get it when I'm cleaning the tires. DO NOT go through the water box! If you do you will look like a Honda kid and all the other mustang guys will kick you're *** lol.
Gainsville's prep is no better than Bithlo homie... The only time Gainesville's track is prepped and worked well is when a big NHRA Show is there. Bithlo is about the same. I think the launch pad at Bithlo is actually better. Bradenton has a good track as well. Cleaner than either Gville or Orl.

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Bithlo is also 20/25 minutes away lol.
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Gainsville's prep is no better than Bithlo homie... The only time Gainesville's track is prepped and worked well is when a big NHRA Show is there. Bithlo is about the same. I think the launch pad at Bithlo is actually better. Bradenton has a good track as well. Cleaner than either Gville or Orl.

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Bithlo is also 20/25 minutes away lol.
Haha no doubt. Yea Bradenton is waaayyyyyy to far for me lol. I'm out in Pierson, which is kinda between Gainesville and Bithlo. What's it cost to get in at Gville?
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Haha no doubt. Yea Bradenton is waaayyyyyy to far for me lol. I'm out in Pierson, which is kinda between Gainesville and Bithlo. What's it cost to get in at Gville?
$25 for TNT. Ifo is this Sunday.
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$25 for TNT. Ifo is this Sunday.
What day and time is their TNT?
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What day and time is their TNT?
It's on Saturday in the afternoon. Not sure if Wednesday night is still going on but that was at like 6. They are having TNT in between runs at ifo too.
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Naturally those are days and times when I work lol. Bithlo it is then haha
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Naturally those are days and times when I work lol. Bithlo it is then haha
Request a day off. That's what I do. Lol
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Request a day off. That's what I do. Lol
I'm self employed haha. I'll ask myself later lol
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I'm self employed haha. I'll ask myself later lol
Just call in. Your boss will never know. Lol
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The key for me was warming up my tires and launching had to be perfect. I have an 02 gt and ran a 13.2
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I live in Arizona the past couple of months I've been going every weekend. My best time was a 14.39@100.3 with a cai no tune muffler deletes and 275/40 18 RE760 best street track tire in my opinion super sticky. With a best reaction time of a .004 and 1.88 60ft
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I live in Arizona the past couple of months I've been going every weekend. My best time was a 14.39@100.3 with a cai no tune muffler deletes and 275/40 18 RE760 best street track tire in my opinion super sticky. With a best reaction time of a .004 and 1.88 60ft
Your 60 foot was a 1.88 but you ran a 14.39????? Get a tune and you should be hitting low 13's especially with a trap speed of 100.3.

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Your 60 foot was a 1.88 but you ran a 14.39????? Get a tune and you should be hitting low 13's especially with a trap speed of 100.3.
Lol never mind. I just read ur post correctly. But you should still be in 13's with that trap speed.
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I live in Arizona the past couple of months I've been going every weekend. My best time was a 14.39@100.3 with a cai no tune muffler deletes and 275/40 18 RE760 best street track tire in my opinion super sticky. With a best reaction time of a .004 and 1.88 60ft
That is an absolutely sexual 60ft. I hate you.... -_- I'm so jealous lol. You should have a wayyyyyy better ET though. I would think anyway.
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That is an absolutely sexual 60ft. I hate you.... -_- I'm so jealous lol. You should have a wayyyyyy better ET though. I would think anyway.
Its not his 60 ft. That's what I thought. That's the best anyone has ever gotte with those tires if I reread correctly.
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Its not his 60 ft. That's what I thought. That's the best anyone has ever gotte with those tires if I reread correctly.
Yea that makes more sense lol. That's a bangin 60ft though lol
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Hi ya'll I am new here and couldn't help but to jump right in I have a 2008 gt with JLT CAI... H pipes.. 410. Gears .... 93 octane tune .... Drag radials and so far my best time is 13.1 with reaction time of .044 and 1.98 60 ft also a new driver here !!!
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