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Old 09-09-2009, 08:33 AM   #51
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Or the people on CO could plan a nice fall vacation and come out of the mountains... I've raced on tracks from Northern Michigan all the way down to Orlando, Florida...

No list that I have ever seen has "corrected" times... DA correction is basically an educated guess..... It may give you a good idea of what you might run but it's not as exact as actually running...
Nor has any list I ever seen or participated in have "corrected" times
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:47 AM   #52
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I think volleyfan has a very valid point. I dont know what posts you deleted, but that aside look at what hes saying.

We have cars from pretty much everywhere on here.

Then we have a fast list for the 1/4 mile.

So people in CO will never ever be on that list due to location alone.

If we only raced on 1 track it would be okay, but to compare times from around the country at all times of the year is not accurate at all.

The calculator is there for this specific reason.

If anything there should be 2 sets of lists.

Calculated and non-corrected times.

I could (not speaking for everyone) care less about stock or modified more so than corrected times.

Just saying. Not that it really matters because being on the list doesnt actually do anything. But if you were giving away hotdogs or something to the fast list that would be different.
Sorry but anyone with a clue can look at the DA (if posted next to the time) and realize that they are not looking at a 14 second slip at sea level... if curious they can pop over to dragtimes and convert it. Converted times are not accurate and should not be considered 'equal' to a real slip done by someone who just happens to have better conditions to race in.

1320Junkie - Would you be opposed to posting the DA next to each time just to put this all to rest?
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:53 AM   #53
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Sorry but anyone with a clue can look at the DA (if posted next to the time) and realize that they are not looking at a 14 second slip at sea level... if curious they can pop over to dragtimes and convert it. Converted times are not accurate and should not be considered 'equal' to a real slip done by someone who just happens to have better conditions to race in.

1320Junkie - Would you be opposed to posting the DA next to each time just to put this all to rest?
Hey S8ER01Z,

This isn't directed at you..but if people took the time to read my initial post in the Official Times thread they would see that I requested the DA if available(on the last line)...but people dont pay attention to details all of the time...that's another reason why I require the timeslips because it is usually posted on there:

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Hey S8ER01Z,

This isn't directed at you..but if people took the time to read my initial post in the Official Times thread they would see that I requested the DA if available(on the last line)...but people dont pay attention to details all of the time...that's another reason why I require the timeslips because it is usually posted on there:
Makes sense! My bad... I looked at the 'list' that was posted in here and didn't see the DA at all... I thought we knew a few of the times and their DA but it would make sense that they didn't post that information with their slip and instead someone figured it out later on. Well...Carry on good sir.
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Since you seem less then interested in accuracy in the 1/4 mile fast list thread, please delete my times from the list. I have already deleted my time slip posting. As long as you continue to ignore DA calculations, then this list is just catering to people living at lower altitude locations.

It would have been really easy to make this a meaningful list for everyone in North America. You already require people to post a time slip. The track name, date and time are on the slip and that's all you need to get weather/DA data and convert times with the tools at dragtimes.com. This really makes a difference in gauging/comparing the reality of all times. In my case, my best time of 14.52 is actually my third best converted time at 13.25. After conversion, my real best time came from a 14.77 run that converted to a 13.22 (the DA was 8342 that day!)

Anyway, that ends my rant. Hope you're all enjoying your Camaro as much as I'm enjoying mine!
Great post! Guess we should start our own post for the less fortunate cars that aren't at sea level. wait this is Colorado we are far from unfortunate.
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Or the people on CO could plan a nice fall vacation and come out of the mountains... I've raced on tracks from Northern Michigan all the way down to Orlando, Florida...

No list that I have ever seen has "corrected" times... DA correction is basically an educated guess..... It may give you a good idea of what you might run but it's not as exact as actually running...
Uh goes both way,try coming out here and running, see what you put down.
This is stupid, just post 2 threads one for altitude and one for sea level. Instead of bad mouthing us altitude guys. Hey mr moderator wasn't there a long rant by other moderators about the exact thing your doing. You are egging this on.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:19 AM   #57
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I believe my pass at Mission Raceway Park Mission BC would qualify in the Top 10.

5:54 pm Aug 28 09

13.913 @ 108.08 mph

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Old 09-09-2009, 11:20 AM   #58
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Correction: 108.85 mph sorry about mistake.
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Sea level track

For those who care Mission Raceway Park is located along side the mighty Fraser River in BC. Aprox 80' above sea level track elevation. The corrected altitude that evening was about 400' at time of run.
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Uh goes both way,try coming out here and running, see what you put down.
This is stupid, just post 2 threads one for altitude and one for sea level. Instead of bad mouthing us altitude guys. Hey mr moderator wasn't there a long rant by other moderators about the exact thing your doing. You are egging this on.
NO there wasnt a rant by other moderators..and no I am not egging it on...the system is not going to change from the way it is now...and that is that..you all can discuss all day long if you want...if you want to figure out the "calculated correction" on your own feel free to. But as far as the times posted in the one and only OFFICIAL LIST they will stand as they are...and as requested you can post the elevation etc at the end of your submission...
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:37 AM   #61
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Sorry did not post properly.

Here we go:

Mission Raceway Park BC

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corrected altitude aprox 400'

Aug 28/09 5:54 pm

60'=2.484
330=6.258
1/8=9.269
mph=82.08
1000=11.811
1/4=13.913
mph=108.85

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Hope I have done this correctly. I think that pass puts me in the Top Ten. Hope to improve on that time. SOON!
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Whats your definition of bone stock 1320 junkie ? great run but 12.87 seems alittle quick. My freinds both have 2003 Cobra's and there "bone stock" is 2.76 upper pulley, ported blower, tune & magnaflow catback !!!
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Here we go:

Mission Raceway Park BC

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Henessey CAI

corrected altitude aprox 400'

Aug 28/09 5:54 pm

60'=2.484
330=6.258
1/8=9.269
mph=82.08
1000=11.811
1/4=13.913
mph=108.85

6 speed manual

Hope I have done this correctly. I think that pass puts me in the Top Ten. Hope to improve on that time. SOON!
Hey mercury I need a timeslip and when you get it post it in the other thread..thanks my friend

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Whats your definition of bone stock 1320 junkie ? great run but 12.87 seems alittle quick. My freinds both have 2003 Cobra's and there "bone stock" is 2.76 upper pulley, ported blower, tune & magnaflow catback !!!
Yeah I am looking into that...Bone stock to me is pump gas and nothing done to the car at all...but I dont want to discount so quickly because before I sent my L99 out for the tranny and engine swap I ran a 13.3 with less than 50 miles on the car on my one and only pass...
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Whats your definition of bone stock 1320 junkie ? great run but 12.87 seems alittle quick. My freinds both have 2003 Cobra's and there "bone stock" is 2.76 upper pulley, ported blower, tune & magnaflow catback !!!

The definition of stock is simple... untouched as it came. I thought this would be a common sense thing but I guess not.
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i was up at Milan drag strip in Michigan 2 weekends ago and there was this guy there driving his bosses stock 2010 camaro ss. he ran a 12.9, but i could not find him in the pits as i didnt get enough time to look. i wish i would of found him so i could post the slip here.
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Whats the best 1/4 mile time in Las Vegas ??? anyone
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The definition of stock is simple... untouched as it came. I thought this would be a common sense thing but I guess not.
i agree 100%. to me stock is as you picked it up including spare tire, filter intact, ect..
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So after two months of smack talking today my sister and i finally made it to the track. She got her '10 chally srt8 a week after i got my ss/rs. both cars are stock and both automatic. well needless to say it didnt go as i had planned. my first pass was a 14.33 and hers was a 13.2. i tried to launch every way the car allowed. 6 more 14.3's after the first. the last run we made we were lined up against each other. i cut an .00 light and she cut a .38 (she was cutting .0x lights all day) she was faster but i got there first. the slip is posted in the 1/4 mile slip thread. I this was also my fastest mph at 103. all day i was turning 101. it kinda felt like third gear was a little week. i left at about 1200 rpm, in S mode with TC off. very little wheel spin but the best 60 ft i could get was 2.11. any thoughts would be welcome (although maybe this is the norm). car has 500 miles on it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:39 PM   #69
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Went to the track Friday after installing the BMR Trailing Arms on Thursday. Best 60ft. before installation was .211. However prior launch was in competition mode, now launching with everything turned off. I did have noticeable wheel hop before in comp mode and with everything off.
Ran an all time best 12.611 / 113.5 MPH with 1.907 60ft. Did burn outs in second gear at 3 - 4,000 RPM and launched around 3,500 RPM. No wheel hop during burn outs or launches. Hopefully axle shaft/CV joint breakage will be minimized without wheel hop. I am running 20" Nitto Drag Radials so I can't speak for stock tires. Don't have prior 60 ft. time without comp mode on.

I think these trailing bars will help any M6 car. Definitely worth $139.99. There is a thread and info under the wheels, tires, suspension, brakes section.

Raced at State Capital Raceway, 9/17/09 it was 79 degrees and humid, altitude is 68ft. Showed my time slip to BLP4SP at the track. Beat his record by .015 . He was in No. 2 Bolt On spot. I also told him I was moving out of bolt on so he can improve and take his spot back.

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I posted my DA and corrected time for Bolt On catagory so the "high" altitude guys can get a comparison. The altitude at State Capital Raceway, in Port Allen i.e., 15 miles from Baton Rouge, LA is only 68 feet above sea level but we have to fight heat and humidity.

The temperature was 76 and humidity was 87% for a corrected DA of 1539 and a Relative Density of 95.57%.

My actual time of 12.611 sec 113.5 mph was corrected to 12.397 sec 115.503 mph.

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So after two months of smack talking today my sister and i finally made it to the track. She got her '10 chally srt8 a week after i got my ss/rs. both cars are stock and both automatic. well needless to say it didnt go as i had planned. my first pass was a 14.33 and hers was a 13.2. i tried to launch every way the car allowed. 6 more 14.3's after the first. the last run we made we were lined up against each other. i cut an .00 light and she cut a .38 (she was cutting .0x lights all day) she was faster but i got there first. the slip is posted in the 1/4 mile slip thread. I this was also my fastest mph at 103. all day i was turning 101. it kinda felt like third gear was a little week. i left at about 1200 rpm, in S mode with TC off. very little wheel spin but the best 60 ft i could get was 2.11. any thoughts would be welcome (although maybe this is the norm). car has 500 miles on it.

Have you done the fuse pull mod?
By the times your car is running (and the trap speeds) you're most likely running in low octane tune mode.
Your car should be running a lot faster than that.
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Have you done the fuse pull mod?
By the times your car is running (and the trap speeds) you're most likely running in low octane tune mode.
Your car should be running a lot faster than that.
Thanks sgos...i got your pm and cant wait to try the fuse pull. gonna try to get back to the track friday if not rained out and get a 1/4 mile time camparison for the fuse pull. will keep ya posted
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So after two months of smack talking today my sister and i finally made it to the track. She got her '10 chally srt8 a week after i got my ss/rs. both cars are stock and both automatic. well needless to say it didnt go as i had planned. my first pass was a 14.33 and hers was a 13.2. i tried to launch every way the car allowed. 6 more 14.3's after the first. the last run we made we were lined up against each other. i cut an .00 light and she cut a .38 (she was cutting .0x lights all day) she was faster but i got there first. the slip is posted in the 1/4 mile slip thread. I this was also my fastest mph at 103. all day i was turning 101. it kinda felt like third gear was a little week. i left at about 1200 rpm, in S mode with TC off. very little wheel spin but the best 60 ft i could get was 2.11. any thoughts would be welcome (although maybe this is the norm). car has 500 miles on it.
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I picked up some stock 20" rims for some drag radials next year and I am trying to decide between 275's and 305's. What do you guys think? Will the 305's work or should I stick with the 275's??
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