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Old 05-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
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I'm by no means an expert racer and don't really plan on ever getting serious into drag racing, but I'm curious as to what everyone thinks I will run. My mods are:
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And I'll be on some 255/40R17 Hankook Ventus RS3 tires

I don't know how heavy my car is but I would assume it's somewhere around a 99-01 Cobra weight. Elevation is somewhere right around 5280 ft so I know that will play havoc with some peoples guesses. My best run has been a 15.03 at 92mph back when the car was 99% stock
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Low to mid 14's
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I'm just hoping to hit 14s period. My biggest issue so far has been traction when I'm launching, my 60' time has been pretty horrendous every time I've been out.
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Yea those 255 aren't going to help a lot.
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Not really, they stick great in the corners though. I'll have some 315 Nitto NT05s on the way non the next month so hopefully I can cut down that 60' once they show up
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Yea that and gears will help. My best on my 02 gt was a 13.2
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Yea that and gears will help. My best on my 02 gt was a 13.2
Nice! I'm planning on keeping the stock 3.55s because I'm already topping out fourth gear on the back straight on the road course.
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Sitting in the pits right now, I'll find out soon enough.
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First run was a 15.8. Th track is pretty sticky tonight so I gotta work on my launch a lot
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Pretty ticked off right now, I've made one run so far and they've shut down the track three times now for about a half hour each time. I finally got to right here and it starts ****ing raining. I'm definitely not happy at all.
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Make the run or it get shut down?
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15.8? is the elevation really killing it that bad? my stock '04 gt ran low 14's and my stock v6 runs 16 flat?
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With crappy traction I run mid to low 14s. And I mean like 2.3-.4 60 foot.
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Yeah elevation sucks and I bogged off the line pretty bad so that didn't help much at all. My one pass I made really isn't worth posting. And yes it got rained out, pretty pissed off right now.
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I can imagine how frustrating that can be! I've been rained out of the track a couple times, once on my motorcycle to. Driving home an hour and a half in the rain on a Bike wasn't the funnest thing I've ever done!

Best of luck next time. Let us know how your next attempt at the track goes! You should be able to hit 14's with a good launch.

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Yeah once I get new tires I'm gonna head back and hopefully get some good times. I can't imagine what riding home in the rain on a motorcycle was like
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I'm by no means an expert racer and don't really plan on ever getting serious into drag racing, but I'm curious as to what everyone thinks I will run. My mods are:
K&N cai
Bama 91 octane race tune
Bassani O/R X
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Steeds Tri-Ax
IRS swap
And I'll be on some 255/40R17 Hankook Ventus RS3 tires

I don't know how heavy my car is but I would assume it's somewhere around a 99-01 Cobra weight. Elevation is somewhere right around 5280 ft so I know that will play havoc with some peoples guesses. My best run has been a 15.03 at 92mph back when the car was 99% stock
I bet your car could run a 13.6 with good cool
Weather, high pressure, maybe like 50% humidity, at sea level, getting your car serviced ect, driver, All these could be affecting your times. weather you just gotta watch what other people are running that day than what they run at best. You said you bogged, that's probably why you ran a 15.8 its all at the 60ft (launch) softer, wider tires will cure that problem.
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I bet your car could run a 13.6 with good cool
Weather, high pressure, maybe like 50% humidity, at sea level, getting your car serviced ect, driver, All these could be affecting your times. weather you just gotta watch what other people are running that day than what they run at best. You said you bogged, that's probably why you ran a 15.8 its all at the 60ft (launch) softer, wider tires will cure that problem.
Yep. I'm ordering my tires next week and then I'm heading back out, I had an atrocious 60'of 2.6 so I know for a fact that it will run in the 14s..
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Yep. I'm ordering my tires next week and then I'm heading back out, I had an atrocious 60'of 2.6 so I know for a fact that it will run in the 14s..
If you can cut a 2.0-2.1 60' you will be in the 13s.
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If you can cut a 2.0-2.1 60' you will be in the 13s.
Not up here. Usually the terminator guys run in the mid 13s of they are mostly stock
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Not up here. Usually the terminator guys run in the mid 13s of they are mostly stock
Damn you gotta get down to sea level
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Damn you gotta get down to sea level
Yeah I would love to get down to sea level at some point, but man mountain roads are fun
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Well time to bump this thread. If it doesn't rain tomorrow then I'm gonna head back and try again for 14s. I've added a Trickflow intake plenum and have some 315 NT05s on the rear since my last visit so I'm curious to see what I can do. Driver mod is still my biggest issue right now.
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Hopped on the scales tonight. The car weighs 3390 without me in it and 3530 with me in it. Best is a 15.3 so far, just gotta work on my launch
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You're too skinny JDF. You need to eat more...
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Haha I'm on a steady Taco Bell diet but that isn't doing anything at all
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Lol. Me too. Actually I think that's the problem. We need some home cookin'. Good luck. Let us know how you do...
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Well best pass so far is a 15.38 at 90.7mph. I'm still haven't cut better than a 2.3 60' though. My mph has been faster on all my other runs .
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Well best pass so far is a 15.38 at 90.7mph. I'm still haven't cut better than a 2.3 60' though. My mph has been faster on all my other runs .
90mph is good for 14s. You need to launch mo betta! Try heating up the tires more or maybe launching at a lower rpm
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90mph is good for 14s. You need to launch mo betta! Try heating up the tires more or maybe launching at a lower rpm
I've been working on it. I know that I can hit 14s I just need a driver mod really bad. Right now my sweet spot has been launching at 3K without a burnout.
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I've been working on it. I know that I can hit 14s I just need a driver mod really bad. Right now my sweet spot has been launching at 3K without a burnout.
Are you shifting like right before redline? I would shift right before redline and ride out 3rd-4th as long as you possibly can before shifting. The less time you spend shifting the faster your e.t will be.
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Are you shifting like right before redline? I would shift right before redline and ride out 3rd-4th as long as you possibly can before shifting. The less time you spend shifting the faster your e.t will be.
I'm shifting at 5500. I would ride it out if my power band didn't drop off so much. It's just tough deciding between shifting to 4th or riding 3rd all the way out.
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