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Old 05-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #176
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Going back on wednesday to give some friends a ride, I'm not exactly planning on getting a solo run in but we'll see what happens. Subwoofer is gonna be coming out this time along with the spare tire, jack stand, and possibly the rear seats.

One thing I've been curious about is what a good front strut setting is (mine are adjustable). The rears aren't adjustable but I've had the fronts set to fairly stiff cause I like the feel of it. Unfortunately I can only adjust from soft -hard and can't adjust compression rate and rebound rate independantly. Any tips for how to dial it in?
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I took the bottom of my rear seat out so that I could fold the backs down flat and fit my track tires and jack and everything else required for autocrossing. I don't drive my car everyday so I just left the seat out. And my glass is tinted pretty dark so nobody can see back there. It makes it like a little SUV. Lol. It's surprising how much stuff that you can pack in there!
I don't know for sure about the front struts but I think that I'd try putting them at their lightest setting. Maybe they will lift up a little faster at launch...
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You will want to adjust the rears most of all for drag. That's where you get how much squat you get.
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You will want to adjust the rears most of all for drag. That's where you get how much squat you get.
Unfortunately I can't adjust those. They're the stock Bilsteins that came in the Cobras otherwise I would adjust those
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I took the bottom of my rear seat out so that I could fold the backs down flat and fit my track tires and jack and everything else required for autocrossing. I don't drive my car everyday so I just left the seat out. And my glass is tinted pretty dark so nobody can see back there. It makes it like a little SUV. Lol. It's surprising how much stuff that you can pack in there!
I don't know for sure about the front struts but I think that I'd try putting them at their lightest setting. Maybe they will lift up a little faster at launch...
That would definitely free up some space, I'll have to remember that for if I ever decide to haul something.
I know weight transfer is vital to getting a good launch so I'll give it a shot and see how things go. Unfortunately my car being so low and having a relatively high rate spring doesn't help with that very much.
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Well I'm slowly but surely getting closer and closer to 14's. Ran a best of 15.097 at 91mph with a 2.209 60'. I adjusted my struts to as loose as I could and boy did that make a difference in how the front end picks up, I felt like the car was bobbing around every time I would shift a gear. But that isnt necessarily a bad thing, I'm just used to having a very tight feeling suspension. I also discovered that I'm currently running at 3V GT levels right now, I didn't see a single one break into the 14s until close to the end of the night. I took the spare and subwoofer out as well to help reduce some weight, it weighed in at 3,555 with me in it and a half tank of gas.
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You're knocking on 14's door JDF ... The b!tch just aint answering though! lol
There must be a way to calculate what your ET would be at sea level, or even a reasonable altitude. You're probably in the 13's.
Hell, I don't even know how you guys can breath way up there!
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I believe there's a calculator somewhere in this thread, I'll have to go back and find it later. Haha breathing is the easy part unless I'm hiking in the mountains. Going down to sea level feels great though
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I found one.
You made it JDF!!! Last night's time converts to a 13.99 at sea level!
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Great!! Now if only I could get that up at this altitude
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Haha.
You didn't go tonight?
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I wanted to go myself tonight! But didn't have a helmet and didn't know if the track rented them out

I really just gotta get myself a helmet, but those Snell rated helmets are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Haha.
You didn't go tonight?
Due to my work schedule I can only make it out about once a month. Most nights the earliest I get off work is 6:30 and I'm never home before 7. The track closes at 9 unfortunately and it's a 45 minute drive.





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I wanted to go myself tonight! But didn't have a helmet and didn't know if the track rented them out

I really just gotta get myself a helmet, but those Snell rated helmets are $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Mine was only $300. I know my track will rent out helmets
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Due to my work schedule I can only make it out about once a month. Most nights the earliest I get off work is 6:30 and I'm never home before 7. The track closes at 9 unfortunately and it's a 45 minute drive.







Mine was only $300. I know my track will rent out helmets
"only $300"...... Yea i would love to only have to spend $50 on a helmet since i'm not exactly using it outside of a car where my head is really at risk.
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I got mine at Wal-Mart. $40.

Let me know, the next time you go... I might throw a couple of those Hoosiers in the car and take a drive over there.
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I got mine at Wal-Mart. $40.

Let me know, the next time you go... I might throw a couple of those Hoosiers in the car and take a drive over there.
Is it Snell 2005 or better? Idk about AutoX but i know drag racing you need Snell 2005 minimum.
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I haven't been questioned about it at any event so far...

Let me check.
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I haven't been questioned about it at any event so far...

Let me check.
Yea thats the thing, don't know if they are ever going to check. My friend has had them check before.
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"only $300"...... Yea i would love to only have to spend $50 on a helmet since i'm not exactly using it outside of a car where my head is really at risk.
I consider it money well spent, it doubles as my go kart helmet as well
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I consider it money well spent, it doubles as my go kart helmet as well
It would be my AutoX and Drag Racing helmet..... But i don't know if i would use it enough to justify the cost.
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Haha
No Snell rating whatsoever. All it says is DOT on the back of it so that the CHP won't give you a ticket if you use it as a motorcycle helmet.
I've had it looked at before but honestly I knew the guys doing the inspecting at Marina. The SCCA guy looked at it in Oakland also...
So does this mean that I need to buy a new helmet now?

I'm going to have to "sandbag" the last couple hundred feet of the quarter anyhow, so I don't break into the 11.40's... I surely don't want to have to buy a cage for my car as well!
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Gonna head out to the strip tonight. I'm not expecting anything really, it's been 80s and 90s all week so I doubt I'm gonna rip off any quick passes, but I'm gonna give it a try.
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First pass and essentially fastest. The 60' cameras weren't quite working right if you couldn't tell
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59 mph?!??!?!!?
Which lane are you in?
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59 mph?!??!?!!?
Which lane are you in?
Left lane was motorcycle that let off about half track and coasted. I was right lane
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Wow! The actor cycle was pretty quick!
I wonder where I can find a clean actor cycle? Wouldn't mind picking one up...


Im guessing that they have some rule where you need a good helmet and leathers and such if you run too quick an et on a bike huh?
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Wow! The actor cycle was pretty quick!
I wonder where I can find a clean actor cycle? Wouldn't mind picking one up...


Im guessing that they have some rule where you need a good helmet and leathers and such if you run too quick an et on a bike huh?
Haha thank you for pointing that out, I don't get along very well with autocorrect.

Yep gotta wear leathers and a helmet to ride a faster bike. I don't know what the rules for slower bikes like Harleys are though.
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I looked at the NHRA rules after we were talking about helmets and the motorcycles, like the cars, have at least two tiers of required safety equipment depending on the ET that it's capable of.
I'm pretty sure that all you need on a Harley is flip-flops and sunglasses, as far as safety equipment goes...
You slowed down a little. You should start posting the temperature when you go so that we can figure out the density altitude and be able to tell if it's you or the atmosphere thats slow.
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I looked at the NHRA rules after we were talking about helmets and the motorcycles, like the cars, have at least two tiers of required safety equipment depending on the ET that it's capable of.
I'm pretty sure that all you need on a Harley is flip-flops and sunglasses, as far as safety equipment goes...
You slowed down a little. You should start posting the temperature when you go so that we can figure out the density altitude and be able to tell if it's you or the atmosphere thats slow.
I will have to remember to do that. I feel like I remember seeing 89° at some point. If I don't ride third out to red line then that's when I trap in the 89mph range. When I take it all the way to red line then I trap right around 91-92 with a similar ET. I was shifting at 5500 and weighed in at 3590 without passengers (i brought a couple friends to go for a ride) that night so that would explain the trap speed
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I'm heading out again Wednesday (Aug. 20th) to see how things go. The plan is to take out my spare, sub, and rear seats and see what I weigh in at. I might have a buddy in a new 5.0 going and really curious to see if I can run faster than him cause he's not exactly an expert driver. Results will be posted like always. I'm definitely looking forward to getting back out there.
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Did you get rear tires or just fronts?
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Just fronts, rears are still in decent shape
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Did you do the plates and get the front end aligned?
That may make a tiny difference.
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I've got the plates sitting iny room waiting to go on. I've been pretty lazy lately and just haven't found the time to install them
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Sub, spare tire, jack, and lower half of rear seat are out. I didn't want to deal with the hassle of getting the top half out so I left it in. Gonna see how the night goes.
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