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Old 08-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #26
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U ever run SGMP?
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:10 PM   #27
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This is the very issue that improved my 60' from 2 to 1.7 and got me to the 11 sec. You need a drag alignment front and back. I also ease into the throttle to reduce spin...launch from idle on last yellow and peddle on the floor on three count. I will be at your track when temp get cooler, I like that track. Also how long and how much practice did it take you to hit every green in regulation?!!
I have had the front and rear alignment set-up for the strip. Using Pedders recommendation for the front and Hendrix Engineering recommendation for the rear. Those seemed to really help my 60' times when I was on Nitto 555Rs at about 370 rwhp. Haven't changed the alignment for this set-up.

Easing into the throttle is a very ambiguous term for me. Whenever I try to "ease" into the throttle I seem to end up being too slow. Can't seem to slow down to go fast.

I still don't hit every green, still have about 10% red lights (impatience). Shoot me a PM when you're coming to Silver Dollar and let me pick your brain.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #28
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U ever run SGMP?
Yes, I went down there last December after Silver Dollar shut down for the winter. Actually put down my best 60' time and ET there on my previous set-up (370 rwhp and Nitto 555Rs). In fact the 60' time from SGMP on the old set-up is better than what I have had at Silver Dollar with new set-up. Thinking about going there again just to compare with Silver Dollar again. SGMP makes Silver Dollar look like a red-headed stepchild as far as facilities and track prep. The only down side is that it a lot farther to drive to get there, but may be worth it for the better facilities.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:26 PM   #30
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I have been to SGMP for the Pony wars.U might ck out this tread. I don't much about GA. how close this would be by u. But they r talking about going to SGMP after there meet. They r a great group. Mr. Nasty (W) would help u out he gets his CAMARO down the strip QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #31
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U need to be at a track with other gen5's with similar mods to see how you compare on the same day with same conditions. It could be that you are blaming yourself for a track that just isn't hooking.
Come down to Texas this fall and we can make a track day. Lots of guys to compare to here and track won't be an issue.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:48 PM   #32
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I have been to SGMP for the Pony wars.U might ck out this tread. I don't much about GA. how close this would be by u. But they r talking about going to SGMP after there meet. They a great group. Mr. Nasty (W) would help u out he gets his CAMARO down the strip QUICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311550
I'm about 105 miles from SGMP. I looked at your link and SGMPs schedule, and it appears SGMP has a Summit Series race scheduled for that Saturday. I'm assuming the group is going to SGMP to watch, or do they have some kind of racing set up?
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:13 PM   #33
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I'm about 105 miles from SGMP. I looked at your link and SGMPs schedule, and it appears SGMP has a Summit Series race scheduled for that Saturday. I'm assuming the group is going to SGMP to watch, or do they have some kind of racing set up?
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Instead of stomping on the gas, gradually squeeze the pedal.... Like slow motion. If you dead hook next time floor it faster.

Mike from New Era made an interesting comment. Mike you mean like pulling timing in certain spots?
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #35
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If you are going around 12.1's/12.2's with a 2.0 60ft, @115 mph, then your car is fine. It may need some shift point tuning. You have at least .3 left in you 60ft alone. I have not been to the track as of yet. So, I guess I will have my own experience. Your car will definitely run 11's. I was also disappointed with my C6 M6 LS2 when I just ran 12.98@112......432rwhp/389rwtq. Just my .02.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #36
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Hey I go to SGMS a lot its a 2 hour plus trip for me also I don't have the same set up as you but was cutting 1.57 to 1.65 with nitto 20" with a 3200 stall and stock trans there and with the 4l80 on 305/45/18" MT with 3.45 gears I have cut as low as 1.51. if you want to meet there one day let me know am not a pro but hold my own at the track.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:38 PM   #37
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #38
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Also just my 2 cents with the 6l and 3.91 gears you may be blowing the tire.
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Instead of stomping on the gas, gradually squeeze the pedal.... Like slow motion. If you dead hook next time floor it faster.

Mike from New Era made an interesting comment. Mike you mean like pulling timing in certain spots?
Yes,theirs a timing table that can add or remove timing when your at WOT at pretty much any given RPM range. One a stock tune,it's active,but most tuner zero it out.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #41
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I just want say again how much I appreciate all the suggestions you guys have given here. I'm going to keep plugging away, probably until I'm too old to do so.

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Old 08-11-2013, 09:42 PM   #42
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Yes,theirs a timing table that can add or remove timing when your at WOT at pretty much any given RPM range. One a stock tune,it's active,but most tuner zero it out.
I would imagine you're talking about the PE/COT spark advance table?
It would probably be easier to pull timing out of the base timing map since you can base it on load and RPM.
I had to do it on my SS since I probably had too much timing there to begin with.
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I just want say again how much I appreciate all the suggestions you guys have given here. I'm going to keep plugging away, probably until I'm too old to do so.

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Instead of stomping on the gas, gradually squeeze the pedal.... Like slow motion. If you dead hook next time floor it faster.

Mike from New Era made an interesting comment. Mike you mean like pulling timing in certain spots?
Yep, thats how I made the Copo I tuned record the fastest time a Copo has ever run because it was blowing off the tires on a cold track (8.49 ET), pull power on the hit and ramp it back in as traction is available, it takes some trial and error. Purpose "Tuned" traction control... I also do this on my 800+ hp truck, still working on it because I have the stock all terrain tires on it. It is very strategic, and can take a good bit of logs to critique it.
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Nice, that never really occurred to me even though we use BS3 on 315 DR car and we do stuff like that.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:49 PM   #46
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I just started building. But when I get a few more things done I'll meet you at SDR one weekend.

Like most have said you probably aren't heating the tires up enough.

Below is me in the old GTO....3600 stall...stock gears, stock rear, 450 rwhp...

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In addition if you are a geared, stalled, A6 with 480/430 and you are only trapping 115mph something else is off.
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Yeah could be, but when you spin bad in an A6 sometimes the shift points get all messed up. Could be flying through his shift points.

Just try squeezing the gas, it takes practice. I did go 1.94 on street tires all stock.
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Exactly......shift points keep the car in its power band. The car was probably shifting early while spinning. My .02 again.
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #50
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Yeah could be, but when you spin bad in an A6 sometimes the shift points get all messed up. Could be flying through his shift points.

Just try squeezing the gas, it takes practice. I did go 1.94 on street tires all stock.
Yeah, I think the shift points were all messed up. I was pedaling the throttle to try to keep the rear under me, so the computer was trying to figure out what is going on. Not certain, but I might have been bouncing off the rev limiter too. Going to data log this Friday and see if I am. Also, with the heat and humidity the DA was up between 2500 and 3000.
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