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Old 10-17-2013, 11:17 PM   #1
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I'm bringing my auto 13 gt to the drag strip tomorrow and I need some info on how I should run it? Should I shift myself or just put it in sport mode? Should I bring the rpms up at the line? What should I be running?
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Leave it in drive. When you are at the light put left foot on brake, right foot brings gas up a little. Give it enough gas to where the tires are almost going to brake loose, that's pre loading the transmission for your launch. When the light turns green let go of the brake, smash the gas and hold on.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:51 AM   #3
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Can't wait to hear your times brother. Good luck. Hope you smoke some Camaros. Haha.
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Leave it in drive. When you are at the light put left foot on brake, right foot brings gas up a little. Give it enough gas to where the tires are almost going to brake loose, that's pre loading the transmission for your launch. When the light turns green let go of the brake, smash the gas and hold on.
What he said but if you spin the tires a bunch when you do that just lower the rpms that you launch at and you may have to throttle it. With an auto the biggest thing is just getting off the line nice and clean. Good luck! Tell us how it goes!
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #5
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Foot brake the car at the line, like these guys mentioned above. However, roll into the throttle at the green light, instead of mashing it. I guarantee you that traction will be an issue off the line. It's going to be very easy to blow the tires off and run a poor 60' time. Rolling into the throttle is your best bet for a clean launch!

Also, lower the PSI in your rear tires to about 24lbs. Then pump up the front tires to about 38psi. Assuming you're running street tires still, correct?

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Excellent advice.

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Leave it in drive. When you are at the light put left foot on brake, right foot brings gas up a little. Give it enough gas to where the tires are almost going to brake loose, that's pre loading the transmission for your launch. When the light turns green let go of the brake, smash the gas and hold on.
All I would like to add is do not get the tires wet. Drive around the wet spot when going to the starting line. Street tires hook up a whole lot better when dry.

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All I would like to add is do not get the tires wet. Drive around the wet spot when going to the starting line. Street tires hook up a whole lot better when dry.

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Even if I do a burnout?

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Foot brake the car at the line, like these guys mentioned above. However, roll into the throttle at the green light, instead of mashing it. I guarantee you that traction will be an issue off the line. It's going to be very easy to blow the tires off and run a poor 60' time. Rolling into the throttle is your best bet for a clean launch!

Also, lower the PSI in your rear tires to about 24lbs. Then pump up the front tires to about 38psi. Assuming you're running street tires still, correct?

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Yeah I'm running the stock tires
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Even if I do a burnout? ---------- Post added at 12:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:44 PM ---------- Yeah I'm running the stock tires
Yea, even if you are going to do a burnout try to avoid the water box.
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Yea, even if you are going to do a burnout try to avoid the water box.
I almost forgot! ^^^ Make sure you avoid the water box at all costs. Also, try a small burnout for 1-2 seconds tops. It's better for the street tires to be warm, but if they're smoking they'll release an oily/grease.

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I ran a 12.48 at 115mph I spun a little in second and had to get out for a sec.... I'm happy with that but really wish for 11s soon!
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That's a really good time!!
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What was the ambient temperature?
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Temperature is not a great factor anymore

With the direct injection and the computers I don't really think that the ambient temperature matters at all. It may if it is under 60 Degree's and the track is cold enough to mess with traction. When I did my 13.3's it was probably at least 80 Degree's or hotter.
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Stock tires don't need a burnout. Spin them for a second to get dirt off. Other than that spinning is gonna hurt your launch. Same with launching in period. You should invest in drag radials or slick. Pronto.
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Great advice if you are gonna drag race a lot.

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You should invest in drag radials or slick. Pronto.
This is good advice if you are going to the drags a lot. A set of extra wheels and good Drag tires are well worth the investment.

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It was 36 degrees that night and the track prep sucked
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It could excellent and you still wouldn't hook with street tires.
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