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Old 02-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #1
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Does any one have any consistency tricks for these new fuel injected engines? Just a 2013 v6 auto MCA looking at running the points series at my local track. Not sure what the best set up is as far as tuning or not. Haven't ran the car yet but was wondering if anyone else could get the car to run somewhat consistent or not thanks
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Just got to try to do the same run each time . In bracket it's not how fast you are but how consistent you are. An auto will really help. But of coarse who wants to run 15 second quarters! So some mods and a tune will greatly help get the times down. Figure out to leave same time each run. Usually on last yellow light for a good reaction time. If you can get the launch down so you don't spin different amounts every time will help with consistency. Go out on test and tune run some runs get a feel for it is best thing you can do. Stock tire avoid water box and don't do big burn out will just hurt you.
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For consistency with an auto you really just need to make sure the launch is perfect every time. So don't even worry about power, just go into suspension and get a good set of tires. Practice, practice, practice.... Once you can hook properly every time then go into reaction time. Autos are ridiculously easy to bracket race in.
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Another big thing for consistency is how you stage your car. You really want to stage your car in the same place every time. Staging affects rollout (the time your car starts moving before it trips the starting beam). If you just roll into the lights and don't stage in the same exact spot every time, this will affect your reaction times, when in the tree you leave, and could cause you to red light easier. I always roll in until the Pre-Stage bulb lights up, then stop immediately and slowly inch forward. As soon as the Stage bulb lights I immediately stop. This way I know I am in the same spot every time, my rollout should be the same, and once I find the sweet spot on the tree for leaving, I can leave at the same point every time. Also, the further back you stage while still having both bulbs lit also gives you more room to get the car moving before you even trip the timing light which should cut lower ETs. This is the rollout I talked about earlier. The more rollout you leave yourself, the better you can get your car going before the clock starts. Think about it, if you are on the highway traveling at 65 and you were to time how long it takes you to travel the next 1/4 mile, it would be much quicker than if you started from a dead stop. So even a little bit of rollout distance is better than nothing at all.
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Stage the car exactly the same every time. Not easy to do. Practice, practice, practice. Leave at the same rpm and stay visually focused on a point beyond the finish line.
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Hey guys thanks for the tips. I don't want to sound cocky but I'm a pretty decent bracket racer I meant to ask for consistency tip on the car. I ran a test n tune and it's actually a pretty decent bracket car slow and steady at 9.70s.
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Hey guys thanks for the tips. I don't want to sound cocky but I'm a pretty decent bracket racer I meant to ask for consistency tip on the car. I ran a test n tune and it's actually a pretty decent bracket car slow and steady at 9.70s.

No problem. I really didn't know what experience you had. This thread can help others with no experience at all though, so it was great you asked those questions. I've seen so many people over the years just roll right through the lights, then back and forth, or staging their rear tires, and by the time where they got back where they belonged they had no idea where they were at.
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I have a few friends that run fuel injection cars at the track, from what I've seen, engine temp has a lot to do with consistency, make sure you have an accurate temp guage, and see what temp it runs most consistent at and try and keep it there. Many times I'd see them idling in the staging lanes trying to get/keep the engine at a certain temp.
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