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Old 03-28-2009, 07:30 PM
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Question What should the car do in the 1/8?

Just for the hell of it.. What should my car do in the 8th mile?

Keep in mind, it has sumi's and the track is probably going to be pretty green, we've gotten a **** load of rain for the last few days.. Probably going to be about 55* tomorrow as well.

Probably not going to run tooooo hard, but I'd like to get a little bit of a feeling for what it's got.

I've never drag raced, only circle track, but I've got a lot of experience in that side of it.

Mods. MGW Short Throw Shifter, 3.73 FRPP gears, Maximum Motorsports Bilstein shocks/struts, H&R Race springs, HD rear lower control arms, full length sub frame connectors (weld in), rear axle tubes welded, rear torque boxes reinforced, Dragon 75mm throttle body, Dragon intake plenum, Steeda cold air intake, VRS O/R X pipe with Hooker Aero Chamber mufflers and Flowmaster Axleback, 17x9 & 17x10.5 FR500 wheels with 275/40/17 & 315/35/17 Dyno Tuned by Tim Barth @ Modular Powerhouse.

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Old 03-28-2009, 07:43 PM
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8.75 if your a good driver and can get those tires to hook up.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:00 PM
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You should've come out for test and tune today. We had a great time playing around. Didn't get much dialed in on the car but had fun.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:02 PM
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You should've come out for test and tune today. We had a great time playing around. Didn't get much dialed in on the car but had fun.
I would have, but Clarksville's about an hour from me.. With the uncertainty of the rain I didn't want to drive all the way out there then have to turn around and come back..

What's the exact schedule for tomorrow? Why the hell are they starting so early?
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:07 PM
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The club is meeting up at 0630 to get the whole thing set up, the actual show and race doesn't get started til about 0900 I think.

Check out my new drag thread!!
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who the hell runs a 1/8th mile??????
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:15 PM
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who the hell runs a 1/8th mile??????
Umm.. Probably more than half of the drag strips in the US are 1/8th mile..
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:40 PM
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Yeah, we don't have a 1/4 mile track anywhere near here.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:07 PM
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Damn, your car has some damn good mods already taken care of! Never saw the mod list for it. More than I thought. Should be fun tomorrow.
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Umm.. Probably more than half of the drag strips in the US are 1/8th mile..
so thats the half that doesn't matter....
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:18 AM
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+1.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:44 AM
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No idea here, I don't do 1/8 tracks.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:03 PM
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Well, it was definitely a fun day! Got to make a couple of passes with mustangrn! The track pretty much sucked, it rained this morning (and for the last 4-5 days) plus it was no higher than about 50* and they didn't prep the track at all. No sticky put down whatsoever.

My best R/T was in the .6's and best 1/8th of 9.28, spinning all the way to the top of 2nd. I could not hook up at all. I'll post up some slips in a bit.

For a benchline, mustangrn was running 9.1's in her gt with a little better tires.

The car ran great and definitely has got more in it, just got to get it to the ground. Overall I'm pretty pleased for never drag racing before.
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yay the car finally saw a track!!! good going Evan... Im glad to see you are using the car.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:42 PM
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yay the car finally saw a track!!! good going Evan... Im glad to see you are using the car.
Hell yeah, and you want to know the funny thing? The car is actually running even better than it did before.. lol I don't know if that makes sense, but it actually is.. lmao

BTW: I did manage to pull a 2.248 60' which IMHO is not too shabbie because I was seriously spinning allll the way through 2nd gear even up to about 6k..

Gonna post the slips in a min.
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get some stickie tires and improve that 60' time!! 2.2 sucks, and just wait until you get on a 1/4 mile track and ur doing 14's.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:50 PM
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get some stickie tires and improve that 60' time!! 2.2 sucks, and just wait until you get on a 1/4 mile track and ur doing 14's.
Wow dude, please GTFO of my thread. I really don't need or want your negativity.
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what negativity??? i'm being honest. sticky tires improved my 60' time by a whole second.

pluse, r/t doesn't really matter unless you are going heads up against someone for the win. if its just a test and tune day just concentrate on getting off the line the right way.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:01 PM
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LOL, this is the first slip.. Me and mustangrn were the 3rd set of cars on the track and it was my first pass ever on a drag strip. Needless to say I basically just did a really long burnout about half way down the track. hahah!




This was probably my 4th or 5th pass, finally got a little bit of hook and had my best pass. BTW: I was racing a pretty trick Camaro SS with stickies.. lol

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Old 03-29-2009, 05:51 PM
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I guess she needed a beat down to loosen the grandma driving gunk that may have built up inside the engine. man, Im just glad the parts on that car are getting used like they were supposed to. and you know you arent going to break a RLCA or the axle housing...and those torque boxes are never gonna tear. I never planned on drag racing the car, but when I was at Modular Powerhouse, Tim was basically like, "hey while we are in there you wanna strenthen all of Ford's rear end weak points?" I said sure thing of course...
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Old 03-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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Oh man, the rear end felt strong.. Even burning through 1 & 2nd. I'm quite sure that the car will definitely be in the 8's with sub-2.0 sec 60' with a dry, sticky track and some better tires. I'm definitely going to order a clutch quadrent for it this week, my shift times were a little on the slow side. Especially getting it into second 'cause if you don't get the clutch pedal to the floor it ain't going into second at WOT.

This track literally had no sticky sprayed on it, I honestly don't even know how the outlaw cars were making passes.. The only extra grip was a little rubber laid down by us and radial rubber doesn't do anything.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:49 AM
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Went back out to the track tonight, slightly better conditions it was about 60-65* and the track was just slightly tackier.

Found one major issue today, the passenger side rear tire had nearly 50# of pressure and the driver was about 45#.. I have no idea why in the hell it was so high, have to ask Dave that. lol So I lowered the pressures down to about 25#.

Didn't get any slips tonight, but it ran a 9.05. Not exactly what I was looking for, but that's a decent pick up, about .2 from last time's best run.

The Sumi's are really holding me back, just can't get any traction with them. I tried a couple of low-rpm launches and hooked decent, but as soon as I hit second I was blowing the tires off the car again, got a little inky a couple of times too.. I think it will probably be in the 8's when I get the new quadrant and firewall adjuster in (shift times are pretty shitty with the stocker), and hopefully somewhere in the mid to low 8's with some Hoosiers on the rears.

Just for a baseline, I actually beat a later model (06-07) Subrau WRX tonight. It wasn't an STI, it was the WRX premium 4-door. He kicked my *** off the line, had me by a car length or so, but I reeled him back in when I hit 3rd, was a damn good race.
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Nice!
Here's what i got on my 98.. new engine in the works...nothing too expensive but something to have fun with at the local 1/8th
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Trying to find some of my recent slips from Aug/09 but no luck..More so to compare the 60's an what not..
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Get yourself a decent set of drag radials, and just work some more on the launch to improve the 60'. I don't see a relatively stock GT (by that I mean, no heads/cam/intake work, or means of induction) cutting 60's extremely low or anything, but I could see a 1.9 or something coming out of it.

Also, engineman312, or whatever your name is.. 1/8th mile is generally what matters. Its the most technical part of the drag race.

Anywho WNR: its nice and cold out still, so your best times will be seen now, I do believe, just get yourself some sticky tires to cut that 60' down and you'll see a much better end result. Not bad for your first times out at the drag strip though. (Think you said you hadn't been before?)
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Get yourself a decent set of drag radials, and just work some more on the launch to improve the 60'. I don't see a relatively stock GT (by that I mean, no heads/cam/intake work, or means of induction) cutting 60's extremely low or anything, but I could see a 1.9 or something coming out of it.

Also, engineman312, or whatever your name is.. 1/8th mile is generally what matters. Its the most technical part of the drag race.

Anywho WNR: its nice and cold out still, so your best times will be seen now, I do believe, just get yourself some sticky tires to cut that 60' down and you'll see a much better end result. Not bad for your first times out at the drag strip though. (Think you said you hadn't been before?)
lol, this thread was brought back from the grave... My times have drastically improved since then and should be even better this year. times are posted in my sig, but here they are again.

7-17-09 Nashville Superspeedway - .06r/t, 1.90 60' , 8.54 @ 81 1/8th Mile.
5-17-09. - .136r/t, 1.8 60' ,8.659 1/8 , 13.595 @ 99.96
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oh **** maybe i need to look at the dates, lmao. my bad.
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Just curious Evan what have you done to the car since then? I'm hoping to hit the eighth soon
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By the way, you clarksville, TN people have a forum or anything? Sometimes I go down to that drag strip and I'm sure before the year is over I'll end up down there with my 5.0.
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Just curious Evan what have you done to the car since then? I'm hoping to hit the eighth soon
I really haven't done much this year so far. I've had a few things that have kept me from getting out to the track, not to mention the fact that the air has been terrible around here because the humidity is through the effing roof.

I plan on getting some things going here in the next couple of weeks, need to get the nitrous set up and get the car re-tuned because it's still running just a little bit lean. I plan on being in the mid to low 7's by the end of the summer though for sure.

Actually been focusing on getting some handling mods done because I'm planning on running the open track event at the Super Speedway later in the year. Just scored a Steeda rear sway bar a couple of days ago and I've got Steeda X2 ball joints/Cobra A-Arms/MM End-Links waiting to be installed.

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By the way, you clarksville, TN people have a forum or anything? Sometimes I go down to that drag strip and I'm sure before the year is over I'll end up down there with my 5.0.
Really the only place is svtoanashville.com and maybe tennesspeed.net . The only club that it in/around Clarksville is the Wildhorses and they're falling apart. We tend to run the hill now more than anywhere else because Clarksville is really just a shithole if you don't go on a big $$ night because they just don't prep the track and that doesn't take into consideration all of the mud all over the place from the dirt track.

LMK if you head out to Beech Bend, I'd love to get back on the 1/4 soon.
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