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Old 09-08-2012, 07:34 AM   #51
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Ok i remembered the wrong trap. To the left was a blue modified 2010 mustang gt.

Weeks go by faster then i thought, it was august 12, he bought it august 5. DA was awful that night....
You might as well put it in R and go find the parking lot with those RT's. LOL
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #52
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You might as well put it in R and go find the parking lot with those RT's. LOL
looks like your 60ft could be better too, but looking good!
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I had a 100% bumper-to-bumper bone stock 2011 V6 coupe/2.73/automatic that I raced a few times.

Stability Control can be left on, but Traction Control must be OFF.

October run, mid 60's, brake revved at launch ...
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I had a 100% bumper-to-bumper bone stock 2011 V6 coupe/2.73/automatic that I raced a few times.

Stability Control can be left on, but Traction Control must be OFF.

October run, mid 60's, brake revved at launch ...
With your 5.0 ?
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I had a 100% bumper-to-bumper bone stock 2011 V6 coupe/2.73/automatic that I raced a few times.

Stability Control can be left on, but Traction Control must be OFF.

October run, mid 60's, brake revved at launch ...
I'm not sure that is the case. If you had the 2.73s...that was a 2LS model with an automatic right?

Some of the best stock V6 60' times here with an auto transmission were achieved by spinning the tires beforehand to at least clean them off, or if they are the PZeros get a little heat in them.

Leave TC on, and hold rpm just able idle....say 1,000 - 1,100 RPM. Foot on break...release on last yellow while simultaneously hitting the gas.

Not saying your technique wasn't any good...just saying what else I've learned on here.
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I'm not sure that is the case. If you had the 2.73s...that was a 2LS model with an automatic right?

Some of the best stock V6 60' times here with an auto transmission were achieved by spinning the tires beforehand to at least clean them off, or if they are the PZeros get a little heat in them.

Leave TC on, and hold rpm just able idle....say 1,000 - 1,100 RPM. Foot on break...release on last yellow while simultaneously hitting the gas.

Not saying your technique wasn't any good...just saying what else I've learned on here.

I agree on cleaning them off, the "waterbox" is unavoidable at thunder valley and the prepping is not so good.....
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Here is the best picture I have of the water box from one of my videos. That was me being the 2nd person through, by the end of the night its messy. We'll work on our launch and cleaning of tires.
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I agree on cleaning them off, the "waterbox" is unavoidable at thunder valley and the prepping is not so good.....
No track can be good if it allows cars the run through water with the front tires.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:41 AM   #59
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Here is the best picture I have of the water box from one of my videos. That was me being the 2nd person through, by the end of the night its messy. We'll work on our launch and cleaning of tires.
If you want best times, it's worth a trip to Tulsa. You will easily see your times drop by .3-.5 tenths....
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What rpms are you launching at? It appeared that right before green you upped the rpms just a bit.

On stock tires try your best to spin and at least clean em off a bit before your run. I hear getting some heat into the Pzeros is a good thing also, but if you don't want to roast your tires I can't blame you. Maybe you should try launching from idle or just above idle...say around 800 - 1,100 rpms but no higher. Left Foot on brake, and at green release the brake and mash the gas with your right foot simultaneously. Traction Control on. That method has produced the best 60 foot times I've seen on this site for an automatic V6 on stock tires.

Otherwise that looks damn fun and I wish I could be doing the same thing!

Can't wait to see what times you can run later in cooler weather.

This I keep all TC on & launch at around 1000 RPM. My best time is 14.4. You have more mods than I. Right now I just have Borla exhaust & CAI inc intake. (more mods awaiting installation) Sure is fun huh? I wish I could get my hubby to race his Camaro or his Crossfire. We would have sooooooooooo much fun. I want to beat that Crossfire soo badly. I don't even care if he beats me in his SS. It would just be fun. Keep having fun together & be careful. Definately if you are not wearing helmets, get some.
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My wife and I finally took our cars to the drag strip and raced them head to head. We both had a full tank of gas and tire pressures were high (40 psi on mine). It was our first time ever racing, so we went to have fun and see if we like it. We loved it, talking about going again real soon. No videos or pictures, hopefully next time we can get some.

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I know I need to remove my subwoofer box and spare tire. Also, lower our rear air pressure.

Any suggestions? Also Mustang guys, anything I can do to my wife's car to help her out? Think the gear ratio is really hurting hers.

Here are our time slips, left to right is the order we ran, I was always the right lane. The DA was 3743. On the 4th run, the track guys said I need to stop beating on her. Then the 5th they said I should give her a head start or else I wouldn't be getting any tonight.
My younger brother wanted me to take his 05 6-speed v6 Accord and get the best times out of it this most recent friday. DA of 3211 if I recall correctly. The wheelhop on that thing is ridiculous....


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My wife and I finally took our cars to the drag strip and raced them head to head. We both had a full tank of gas and tire pressures were high (40 psi on mine). It was our first time ever racing, so we went to have fun and see if we like it. We loved it, talking about going again real soon. No videos or pictures, hopefully next time we can get some.

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2012 Mustang V6 (Grabber Blue Pony Package)
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Auto w/ 2.73

I know I need to remove my subwoofer box and spare tire. Also, lower our rear air pressure.

Any suggestions? Also Mustang guys, anything I can do to my wife's car to help her out? Think the gear ratio is really hurting hers.

Here are our time slips, left to right is the order we ran, I was always the right lane. The DA was 3743. On the 4th run, the track guys said I need to stop beating on her. Then the 5th they said I should give her a head start or else I wouldn't be getting any tonight.

The DA was actually 4106 that night if that helps....

http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-...2012&time=7:15 PM
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Have you been back yet ?
Not yet, hopefully in the next few weeks we can. We have 2 tech cards so we can race for free, but we just need to get some time to get there.
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The DA was actually 4106 that night if that helps....

http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-...2012&time=7:15 PM
For some reason their time slips print out the date as a Sunday. Look at your time slips, you raced on Friday but your date is Sunday. You have to take their date and subtract 2.
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I never did understand Thunder Valley's water box. Everyone with full size front tires is just putting water on the starting line and killing everyones 60ft. Best I managed last time I went was a 1.9 when I should have been getting at least some 1.7's. This is why years ago when I had a full bolt on 4th gen down to 12.2 at that track I was doing the happy dance. That would have been a 11 second car with near 0 DA on a good track.
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With your 5.0 ?
Sorry I didn't respond sooner, have been working on several medical issues the last few months ...

The slips I posted were made with the 2011 V6/2.73/auto I had:


It was raced 100% bone stock (the way I picked it up from the dealer). No lightening, no change to tire pressure, nothing. I've yet to drag race my 2012 stick/5.0 (maybe next year?).

With a Hypertech tune and nothing else, I ran this on a slightly warmer day:


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I'm not sure that is the case. If you had the 2.73s...that was a 2LS model with an automatic right?
I had a new Mustang, not a Camaro! Ford doesn't make an LS Mustang, my car was just a "base" V6. Technique I used for drag racing was simple/repeatable/reliable:
  1. Always use Premium fuel
  2. Avoid water box
  3. TC OFF
  4. Stabil-Trac ON
  5. Brake Rev the car (should hit 1200-1400 rpm)
  6. Leave on last light
  7. FLOOR IT!
Had minor wheel spin, but it seems just the right amount to get rolling. I'm no expert, that's for sure. But I've been drag racing Stangs since the early 80's.

(my 85 GT circa 1990, bought it new!)
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I installed BBK long tube ceramic headers with high flow cats on my wife's Mustang. Paired with Borla ATAK's, it is loud. Test drove it a little bit to see how everything held up and it feels like there is more power. I still don't know about the transmissions on the auto's, they feel sluggish compared to my V6. Sunday we will be going to the track with a friend to take pictures.

Also our neighbor who has a 2005 Mustang V6 and thinks his car is everything (he claims he can smoke a 2010 Camaro SS with just his CAI and exhaust) sits in his driveway while we are home rev'ing his engine just to sound bad-ass. He saw me installing the headers on my wife's car and he went to borrow a friends 94-99 Mustang GT to wash it and was rev'ing it in his driveway. I decided to take her Mustang out for a test drive after installing it and after I got out of my driveway I gave it a little throttle and it was extremely loud (we live on a cul de sac so it echo'd between houses). Came back and he started that car again and it was extremely quiet this time, no rev'ing or trying to show off. Then he tried to put the guys Mustang on ramps and he screwed up the front end with the ramps.

I'll post again on Sunday with our times if the weather holds out.
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I'm going to try and make it out Sunday myself. I think there are only a couple more test and tunes days availible
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I installed BBK long tube ceramic headers with high flow cats on my wife's Mustang. Paired with Borla ATAK's, it is loud. Test drove it a little bit to see how everything held up and it feels like there is more power. I still don't know about the transmissions on the auto's, they feel sluggish compared to my V6. Sunday we will be going to the track with a friend to take pictures.

Also our neighbor who has a 2005 Mustang V6 and thinks his car is everything (he claims he can smoke a 2010 Camaro SS with just his CAI and exhaust) sits in his driveway while we are home rev'ing his engine just to sound bad-ass. He saw me installing the headers on my wife's car and he went to borrow a friends 94-99 Mustang GT to wash it and was rev'ing it in his driveway. I decided to take her Mustang out for a test drive after installing it and after I got out of my driveway I gave it a little throttle and it was extremely loud (we live on a cul de sac so it echo'd between houses). Came back and he started that car again and it was extremely quiet this time, no rev'ing or trying to show off. Then he tried to put the guys Mustang on ramps and he screwed up the front end with the ramps.

I'll post again on Sunday with our times if the weather holds out.
Tell him to take his happy little *** down to Thunder Valley and walk the talk. If he's auto 4.0 he won't break 14's, probably mid-high 15's @ 90-93 all things considered.

-Hey I think I saw your Camaro at 4th and telephone a while back ? I have had my 2012 rental 1LT V6 Camaro for a month now.....

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Tell him to take his happy little *** down to Thunder Valley and walk the talk. If he's auto 4.0 he won't break 14's, probably mid-high 15's @ 90-93 all things considered.

-Hey I think I saw your Camaro at 4th and telephone a while back ? I have had my 2012 rental 1LT V6 Camaro for a month now.....
Mine can be recognized by the tinted side markers and the smaller halo's. That and I drive like an old lady. I was probably doing errand's that day since I work at the airport. How are you liking the rental?

That guy won't race, he said it costs too much. His wife (who is the only money maker, he won't work because he owes back child-support on 2 kids) gets paid on every other Thursday and they are broke by Sunday. He is just one of those types that talks crap but can't back it up. His transmission also makes a noise like a gear being stripped every time he puts into drive.

Sunday looks like it will be a good day at the track. High in the mid 60's, 5-15 mph winds from the north. Hopefully we get some good times.
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Sunday looks like it will be a good day at the track. High in the mid 60's, 5-15 mph winds from the north. Hopefully we get some good times.
You're right, Sunday should be great weather for the track. Even if the track prep isn't the greatest, the DA will be tremendously better than during the heat of summer.
Wish I could go out to the track one last time before they close up for the winter. But I can't take my new car without getting a helmet first
I still would have been interested in seeing what I could have done in my v6 with colder air.
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You're right, Sunday should be great weather for the track. Even if the track prep isn't the greatest, the DA will be tremendously better than during the heat of summer.
Wish I could go out to the track one last time before they close up for the winter. But I can't take my new car without getting a helmet first
I still would have been interested in seeing what I could have done in my v6 with colder air.
I brought my helmet last time I went but they never even asked for it. If you want to come out Sun and they do make us wear them I will let you borrow mine.
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Tell him to take his happy little *** down to Thunder Valley and walk the talk. If he's auto 4.0 he won't break 14's, probably mid-high 15's @ 90-93 all things considered.

-Hey I think I saw your Camaro at 4th and telephone a while back ? I have had my 2012 rental 1LT V6 Camaro for a month now.....
Bolt on 4.0 can go 14s... Friend went 13.89 in his 4.0, with just bolt-on and no power adder... and some weight reduction... LOL!


But buy the description of the neighbor, i'm guessing your right with the 15... LOL
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Might have a few friends along with us. One will be driving a yellow Pontiac Solstice GXP I believe and he will be taking pictures. The other might race his motorcycle, but need to see if he is busy on Sunday. We might also try to learn how to clean our tires with a quick burnout, depends on how busy the track is.

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Bolt on 4.0 can go 14s... Friend went 13.89 in his 4.0, with just bolt-on and no power adder... and some weight reduction... LOL!


But buy the description of the neighbor, i'm guessing your right with the 15... LOL
This guy also buys the cheapest tires and would probably just sit there and spin his tires thinking he is cool. He also has a F150 that he put Roush badges on and tells everybody that he has a Roush truck (its a 2005 with an airaid CAI, thats it). It would be pretty funny if he didn't sit there and talk crap about me and my wife all the time, especially to any neighbor that will listen to him. Talk to him and you would find out that everything you know about cars is completely wrong, only his knowledge is right.
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