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Old 01-24-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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Humbling beginnings! Once again!

Finally got to run my GT tonight. Haven't been for about 4 years since I sold my Goat (ran consistant 12.4@112).
45 degrees out, so it was good news/bad news! Density was great, but track was very cold!
I had a hell of a time hooking. Wasn't sure how to launch, but this is what I tried:
First, traction control partially on...best time of 12.9@114. Second, traction control completely off and times ranged from 12.8-13.6. @ about 110. Tried launching at 3500 and dumping. Tried 2500, 2000 and dumping clutch. Then tried 2000 and baby clutch out and feather throttle slowly. Seemed to be a bit more controllable. Might keep trying this!?
Best time was advance track on.
Every run was spinning crazy through 2nd. Sometimes through first too.
Any pointers from the pros here? No offense, but not interested in how to launch on the street! I am looking at buying MT street comp 285s for daily driving. But, I am thinking of buying 17" rims for the rear and MT Drag Radials 275s instead. I know the drags will be best, but. I cant hook on the street either. Wife won't let me buy both right now.
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Track pack with Steeda LCAs, panhard bar, springs, CAI, bama 93 hybrid tune, MGW.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:53 AM   #2
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Yea if you can get that 60' down you will be hitting 12.6. So tires and some suspension work and your solid. It's very easy to touch 11s with the 5.0 if you have tires and good suspension.
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Tell me more about this traction control partially one/off deal... what are you talking about?

Good question... When I launch, be it on the street with Pirelli tires... I too spin well into third. I'm moving but not nearly as fast as I could be due to the spinning. Any recommendations on clutch control, launch rev, etc.

I hear a lot about this partial traction control and not sure what this means...
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Press the tc button twice quickly while depressing brakes and Advancetrac is on...tc on partially. Hold tc button for about 8 secs while depressing brakes and everything is off.
Can't seem to find the happy spot for this girl! Guess back to the track it is for more practice.

If i get drag radials and get my 60' reasonable, that still only puts her at mid 12s. Thought this girl would have more in her than that. Btw, suspension is completely set up.
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Interesting.... I know that the 5.0 auto with a decent suspension, good tires, and a higher stall converter will touch 11s. Shouldn't be too hard to reach low 12s with the 6MT
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Old 01-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Mph is there...obviously the car has it in her. Just a learning curve. Was hoping for specific examples of what works on these mt 3.73 cars. More practice! Buying tires soon, just trying to decide drags, or street as I def need both eventually.
Thanks for the replies tho.
Btw, my friend with a '13 GT500 putting down 680 at the wheels on Michelin pilot ss ran a best of 13.2! He just couldn't use first or second. No traction at all. Speeds were about 120 tho.
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Finally got to run my GT tonight. Haven't been for about 4 years since I sold my Goat (ran consistant 12.4@112).
45 degrees out, so it was good news/bad news! Density was great, but track was very cold!
I had a hell of a time hooking. Wasn't sure how to launch, but this is what I tried:
First, traction control partially on...best time of 12.9@114. Second, traction control completely off and times ranged from 12.8-13.6. @ about 110. Tried launching at 3500 and dumping. Tried 2500, 2000 and dumping clutch. Then tried 2000 and baby clutch out and feather throttle slowly. Seemed to be a bit more controllable. Might keep trying this!?
Best time was advance track on.
Every run was spinning crazy through 2nd. Sometimes through first too.
Any pointers from the pros here? No offense, but not interested in how to launch on the street! I am looking at buying MT street comp 285s for daily driving. But, I am thinking of buying 17" rims for the rear and MT Drag Radials 275s instead. I know the drags will be best, but. I cant hook on the street either. Wife won't let me buy both right now.
Comments?
Track pack with Steeda LCAs, panhard bar, springs, CAI, bama 93 hybrid tune, MGW.
Thanks.
Troy
Those are good times considering you're still on stock tires. These cars don't get any traction from a dig, you'll need a tire if you want to get your 5.0L beast off of the line. I have a bolt on 2011 GT with a set of Racestar Slicks and Skinnnies. I'm running the 275/60/15 MT Street Comp's for the track! My personal best on a 90* day with the DA at 2,500 ft was a 11.87@119.7. I was launching at 4,500-5k and was hooking up great. My best 60ft was a 1.7, this is okay but my stock clutch was preventing me from anything better. Now with an Exedy Stage 4 clutch I should be able to cut 1.4-1.5's all day!

Get yourself a set of MT Street Comp's and work on the launch, you'll be really close to the 11's and might even dip in!

Hope this helps.

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Thanks! Really not sure if I should get the drags and just go easy on the street with the pirellis for until they are spent, or just get descent street tires in a 285 and drags later. Hmmmmm.
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Thanks! Really not sure if I should get the drags and just go easy on the street with the pirellis for until they are spent, or just get descent street tires in a 285 and drags later. Hmmmmm.
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That's what I do. I run the Pirellis for daily driving and street use and then throw the Slicks and Skinnies on for the track, events, sometimes car shows etc.. They look great and the car doesn't spin at WOT in first with those big guys out back!

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Dan.
Been searching AM for rear rims. Wanting a 17x10 or wide enough to stuff 315s. Anything come to mind that will fit the rear of a track pack gt that is cheap? I am assuming a 315 will stuff under without rubbing on a slightly lowered car.
Feel free to pm me if it is easier.
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Been searching AM for rear rims. Wanting a 17x10 or wide enough to stuff 315s. Anything come to mind that will fit the rear of a track pack gt that is cheap? I am assuming a 315 will stuff under without rubbing on a slightly lowered car.
Feel free to pm me if it is easier.
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You shouldn't have a problem running any of the 17's on our site that are for 2011+. The 315 will definitely fit under the rear without any problems. If I were you, I would go with a Racestar set up. You could a 15x10 or a 17x10. I went with the 15x10 so I could have a really light wheel out back! Then you could throw a 275/60 on the back of it. That will allow you to hook up without any a problem. Bigger isn't always better when it comes to tires. You want to run the widest/lightest tire that allows you to hook. I hook up great with a 275/60 so I save a ton of weight!

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The 15x10 fits on the rear and clears the calipers? Great! Might just pull this trigger soon.
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The 15x10 fits on the rear and clears the calipers? Great! Might just pull this trigger soon.
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Yes sir! The 15x8's and 15x10's both clear the rear calipers without any problems. If you go with the 15x10's you'll need to do the sway bar relocation bracket, but that's a very simple install. The 15x8's fit right on without any modification or brackets needed!

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Sorry, but one last Q... Will 275s fit on the 15x8?
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Sorry, but one last Q... Will 275s fit on the 15x8?
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Sorry, but one last Q... Will 275s fit on the 15x8?
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Yes sir! I run a 275/60 on a 15x8 without a problem. The tire hooks up great and really allows me to get off the line.

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