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Old 08-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #18
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You can "tune" the launch/60 foot if you have software or have your tuner do this via power management in the base timing map, or just get the right tire that you should have to cut a good 60 foot time. Just my 2 cents anyway. Also, one thing I hate to see, is the phrase "giving up". But, to each his own.
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:28 AM   #19
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Another thing to note is since you have added a few horses to your setup you might be doing a one tire burnout. Have someone watch for you and make sure both tires are spinning.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:25 AM   #20
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Does anyone remove the front sway bar ? Install adjustable front shocks/struts?
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:10 AM   #21
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Do not forget the alignment. If you're set up for the street only you will not do very good strip. I bet just by changing the alignment little bit you will do much better. I know there's a vendor or two That posted a good set up for a street/strip use that won't eat your tires up.
Some cars will hook up good from the factory some will not just too much variation from the factory.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:58 AM   #22
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Do not forget the alignment. If you're set up for the street only you will not do very good strip. I bet just by changing the alignment little bit you will do much better. I know there's a vendor or two That posted a good set up for a street/strip use that won't eat your tires up.
Some cars will hook up good from the factory some will not just too much variation from the factory.
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?!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #23
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Nor should you, it's just going to make it a touch more difficult...especially on a less then well prepped track.



How many passes do you have on the DR's? Mine took a few good burnouts and about 50 street miles before they started hooking well.



Agreed.
I have about a dozen passes on the tires and about 200 street miles.

Somebody please explain "fast roll" to me.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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You can "tune" the launch/60 foot if you have software or have your tuner do this via power management in the base timing map, or just get the right tire that you should have to cut a good 60 foot time. Just my 2 cents anyway. Also, one thing I hate to see, is the phrase "giving up". But, to each his own.
I hate to "give up" too, but the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #25
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Another thing to note is since you have added a few horses to your setup you might be doing a one tire burnout. Have someone watch for you and make sure both tires are spinning.
The rear end has the JRE Posi-mod in it, but I'm not sure that is 100% foolproof. I seem to be getting smoke from both tires.

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Old 08-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #26
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U ever run SGMP?
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:10 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, 02:18 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, 02:23 PM   #29
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Giving up would be the easy way out, but it would make your pride suffer.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:26 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311550
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:31 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, 04:48 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, 05:13 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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Old 08-11-2013, 05:32 PM   #34
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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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