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Old 05-19-2010, 05:18 PM
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I'm going to the drag strip this Friday with some Mustang friends. I've only taken the GT to the strip once before when I first got it. I really don't know how to launch the car. I either spin or bog. I averaged a 2.3 60' with my v6 mustang, I couldn't do much better in the GT last time. I can't remember my best E/T from last time, I probably barely broke the 14s. I can shift like a bat outta hell though. With as stiff as the suspension is, I would be happy with mid 14s.
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I'm going to the drag strip this Friday with some Mustang friends. I've only taken the GT to the strip once before when I first got it. I really don't know how to launch the car. I either spin or bog. I averaged a 2.3 60' with my v6 mustang, I couldn't do much better in the GT last time. I can't remember my best E/T from last time, I probably barely broke the 14s. I can shift like a bat outta hell though. With as stiff as the suspension is, I would be happy with mid 14s.
Good luck! Take some pictures.
I will NEVER launch my car, no idea why. :/
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:48 PM
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Rev it to 3,500-4,000rpms and slip it out of the hole. A little tire spin is ok so you don't bog. That's how I do it.
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Nah man, you should see 13's with your car.. Just play with the launch, like Dustin said somewhere between 3k & 4k. I ran a 13.5 the one and only time I've run the 1/4 and I was braking through the end of the traps trying not to break out.
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Good luck! Take some pictures.
I will NEVER launch my car, no idea why. :/
I don't understand that

It just takes time and practice Grasshopper, you pretty much have your car setup for AutoCross dont you? Did you spin a bunch with a hard launch?
You should see some mid to high 13's I would've thought
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It just takes time and practice Grasshopper, you pretty much have your car setup for AutoCross dont you? Did you spin a bunch with a hard launch?
You should see some mid to high 13's I would've thought
What don't you get?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:55 PM
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So basically, what I think I need to do is slip the clutch as I'm taking off the line, and work out what RPM works best to launch from. That is going to be hard for me because my clutch pedal has all of 4" of travel, 2" of that is probably capable of letting the clutch slip. It seems the clutch is either on or off with the way I have it set up.
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:28 AM
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I did about as well as I thought I would, mid-14s. I just can't launch for crap. I swear I'm faster on the street. I went with a friend that had some MT ET streets (or some kind of sticky tire like that) and even if he got the launch on me I pulled him in by the end of the quarter, didn't beat me all night. He has 3:73 gears, midpipe and catback, shifter, CAI, pulleys, and those sticky tires and couldn't beat me. Needless to say, he needs the dragstrip driver mod more than I do. He also broke his diff. and rear axle on the last run.

I tried to slip the clutch as much as I could be even after the '60 and the clutch was fully engaged, in the high of the rpm range the tires would spin until I shifted or let out a bit.
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So what was the times and 60' etc....
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:41 PM
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I'd have to go pull them out of the car. One of the better ones was a 14.6 @ 98mph with a 2.3 '60.
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Damn, you should stay with the corner carving, j/k lol.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:38 PM
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I really should. Although my E/T was slow, my mpg looks pretty good when compared to WNRacing's 13.5 @ 100 mph run. Two miles per hour might be a huge difference, I'm not sure, but that makes my 98 mph not look so bad.
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I really should. Although my E/T was slow, my mpg looks pretty good when compared to WNRacing's 13.5 @ 100 miles per hour run. Two miles per hour might be a huge difference, I'm not sure, but that makes my 98 miles per hour not look so bad.
You've got to remember that my MPH was off, I was letting off, actually touching the brakes through the last set of traps trying not to break out (which I still did anyway) so my MPH would have been higher than that.

I've only made it out to the 1/4 that one time because it's over an hour away.
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:38 PM
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Oh yeah, you did mention that earlier So I still suck.
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13.5 usually is around 103-105 mph 1/4 mile
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I don't want to make you look bad, but my car bone stock went [email protected] miles per hour in the summer here in Orlando. Its all in getting some time at the track and learning what your car likes.
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