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Old 09-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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Would a 3.8l 2001 mustang beat a mid to late 90s v6 Oldsmobile lss (I think that's what it's called)
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I don't see why not. As long as its on the track!
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I don't see why not. As long as its on the track!
Of course on the track
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is this a legit question lol....yes you'll win even if you spin. luckily track prep does wonders.
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is this a legit question lol....yes you'll win even if you spin. luckily track prep does wonders.
Well theres a kid in my auto class and were going to a 1/4 track in October and he wants to race he thinks his is so much faster cause it's not a ford (typical GM guy)
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is this a legit question lol....yes you'll win even if you spin. luckily track prep does wonders.
anything I should do to prepare and should I leave it in drive or shift from 1.2. Drive ?
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If you have traction control turn it off...turn off overdrive...put it in drive...don't floor it when the tree turns green...wait till the second amber light flashes then start leaning into the gas...your car won't start to roll till the light hits green which gives you a great reaction time with a bit of practice. Once you lean into it floor it...if you floor it off the bat you'll spin even in a sixxer or bog down and that's no good. Don't 1 2 shift...let the computer do the work it will out shift you I promise. Then repeat...I'd say race in the warm ups by getting there early so you can practice till its time to run him...

And above all else have fun! Win or lose you will have a blast.
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BTW...after some practice you may try preloading the torque convert by holding the brake and the gas a bit to about 1500 rpms...that'll help give you a jump when you start. Of course you have to learn to let off the brake as you press in the gas at the same time. If you have an empty lot to practice in give it a shot.
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Well theres a kid in my auto class and were going to a 1/4 track in October and he wants to race he thinks his is so much faster cause it's not a ford (typical GM guy)
What type of car does he have?
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What type of car does he have?
it's a mid to late 90s Oldsmobile with a 3.8l front wheel drive it's a 4door too

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BTW...after some practice you may try preloading the torque convert by holding the brake and the gas a bit to about 1500 rpms...that'll help give you a jump when you start. Of course you have to learn to let off the brake as you press in the gas at the same time. If you have an empty lot to practice in give it a shot.
alright thanks for all that info this will be my first time at the track and I'm hoping It will be fun
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If you are running a stock, auto 3.8 Mustang, my money would be on the Olds. Assuming its a 95+ (3.8 Series 2) and is in decent shape.

Also, some of those Olds came with the super-charged 3.8.
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If you are running a stock, auto 3.8 Mustang, my money would be on the Olds. Assuming its a 95+ (3.8 Series 2) and is in decent shape. Also, some of those Olds came with the super-charged 3.8.
it's a 94 3.8 without the super charger
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