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Old 03-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #69
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I have never taken a car to the strip before, but I was thinking about givin' it a try. I also have a manual. When you launch are you holding the clutch at the point of engagement, and then dropping it? What are your shift points (rpm)? It seems like the power peaks in this car around 5500.
when youre on street tires...instead of dumping the clutch try and feather the clutch out. and ive been shifting in between 63-6700 rpm
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:17 PM   #70
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when youre on street tires...instead of dumping the clutch try and feather the clutch out. and ive been shifting in between 63-6700 rpm
I vote yes for feathering. If you want you can try preloading to about 2000-2500 or so and then feathering the clutch, but I wouldn't try a straight clutch dump.
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:20 PM   #71
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What does the jury say about turning off all the nanny electronics for the 1/4? Could those things cause the car to "bog" down?
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:33 PM   #72
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Leaving the controls on has seen to work the best. With the current setup on the car, even with controls on, it's very easy to get wheelspin. I can only imagine what would happen if I turned them off, lol.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:00 PM   #73
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Out of 5 passes I tried one with T/C off and it was wheel spin for the better part of 60'. No go for me, need more practice I guess.

T/C on worked well, at launch I just try not to let the wheel spin so the engine speed management doesn't kick in that results in a little hesitation.

I find it easier launching doing my 0-60 mph runs on dry, clean blacktop/asphalt but that may be from not being so pumped like at the track.

I launch from idle with my auto.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:08 PM   #74
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I launced from idle on all four of my runs and my times were iffy. TC was on and I was in D not S. When the light turns green do you guys floor it? Or do you ease onto it for a second or two and then mash it? Just trying to figure out how to get my 60' under 2.2x
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #75
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Now are you guys driving autos or manuals?
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:12 PM   #76
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Automatic, oh and I did go through the water box all four times and did a quick burn out. I've been hearing not to go through the water box if you have street tires? I didn't think I was sleeping or spinning when it turned green but maybe I did for just a second, can't remember.
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I launced from idle on all four of my runs and my times were iffy. TC was on and I was in D not S. When the light turns green do you guys floor it? Or do you ease onto it for a second or two and then mash it? Just trying to figure out how to get my 60' under 2.2x
I always have it in S. I've found if you floor it with T/C on that's when wheel spin can be detected and the 'puter will compensate resulting in some hesitation till the tires grab. I try and ease into the pedal until I sense I've got good traction then I nail it. still working on it.
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I always have it in S. I've found if you floor it with T/C on that's when wheel spin can be detected and the 'puter will compensate resulting in some hesitation till the tires grab. I try and ease into the pedal until I sense I've got good traction then I nail it. still working on it.
Ok, thanks GTO. I figured that by keeping TC ON and then flooring it, the car will want to spin and then the computer will cut the power for a second until there wont be any will spin. It makes sence that you need to feather it off the launch. Guess I'm going to have to test this out next time I'm at the track.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:33 PM   #79
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Ok, thanks GTO. I figured that by keeping TC ON and then flooring it, the car will want to spin and then the computer will cut the power for a second until there wont be any will spin. It makes sence that you need to feather it off the launch. Guess I'm going to have to test this out next time I'm at the track.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #80
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I have never taken a car to the strip before, but I was thinking about givin' it a try. I also have a manual. When you launch are you holding the clutch at the point of engagement, and then dropping it? What are your shift points (rpm)? It seems like the power peaks in this car around 5500.
It's a great experience. Most folks at the track are helpful and can give great advice (usually...grain of salt and common sense). Avoid the waterbox (the treads bring water to the staging area) and avoid the main groove when you stage (starter might line you up). I get a moderate rev and engage the clutch no faster than I can roll the throttle up. Too fast - I lurch or jump. Too slow - I'm slipping the clutch or spinning tires.

To me that first to second shift is the most important. Third just needs to be quick as hell and 5500 maybe a little higher seems about right.

Let me know how it goes. If you're at the Camaro5fest you'll have a great chance to try it out! Only 36 days.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #81
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here is my timeslip. this is my quickest time to date


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here is my timeslip. the one on the right is my quickest time to date.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #83
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Updated slip and another change. Replaced SLP intake with Injen CAI.

Tires used on the pass: Goodyear Eagle F1's
Performance Mods (if any):GMPP exhaust, JBA shorties, Injen CAI
Transmission:
Category submitted for: Bolt ons
R/T.......... 1.207
60'............. 2.142
330'........... 5.935
660'........... 9.033
660’ mph... 78.90
1000'.......... 11.710
1320'.......... 13.959
1320’ mph… 101.04
Name of the track: Atco raceway
Date of pass: 3/28/10
Weather conditions (include Density Altitude, if known): 43* DA -1378

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Old 04-10-2010, 06:30 PM   #85
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Ok.. so the track has some new timing equipment and apparently haven't figured out how to set the date... so here's my proof of life picture:



Tires used on the pass: Stock Pirellis
Performance Mods (if any):MRT Ver 2.0exhaust, JBA shorties, Injen CAI, Trifecta tune
Transmission: Auto
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R/T.......... .903
60'............. 2.049
660'........... 9.131
660’ mph... 82.08
1320'.......... 14.047
1320’ mph… 98.80
Name of the track: Lapeer
Date of pass: 4/10/10
Weather conditions (include Density Altitude, if known):58 degree - DA about 850

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