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Old 03-03-2010, 03:43 AM   #51
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Solve your 60 ft issues, and your car is easily into the 13's

A prepped track will help, lol.

I can't use my DashHawk for a bit due to the CAN issues. Might plug the old G-Tech back in.

I need to find a close 1/4 mile track. The 14th, I'll know what i'll run officially in the 1/8th, lol.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:19 PM   #52
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New time slip and changes. Installed JBA shorties, remove Airaid CAI, reinstall stock air box with SLP Blackwing intake tube and Goodyear Eagle F1's.

Tires used on the pass: Goodyear Eagle F1's (19")
Performance Mods (if any): GMPP exhaust, SLP intake tube, JBA shorties
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R/T.......... .973
60'............. 2.162
330'........... 5.992
660'........... 9.112
660’ mph... 78.23
1000'.......... 11.817
1320'.......... 14.094
1320’ mph… 99.70
Name of the track: Atco raceway
Date of pass: 3/6/2010
Weather conditions 50* DA -755
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:26 PM   #53
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No dragways or dynos round here :sad:
theres a dyno on west henretta road.
it looks like a metric shop but the dyno isnt gonna care and im sure the shop wont mind some money!!
i plan a visit when i get my car.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:35 PM   #54
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New time slip and changes. Installed JBA shorties, remove Airaid CAI, reinstall stock air box with SLP Blackwing intake tube and Goodyear Eagle F1's.

Tires used on the pass: Goodyear Eagle F1's (19")
Performance Mods (if any): GMPP exhaust, SLP intake tube, JBA shorties
Transmission: A6
Category submitted for: Bolt ons
R/T.......... .973
60'............. 2.162
330'........... 5.992
660'........... 9.112
660’ mph... 78.23
1000'.......... 11.817
1320'.......... 14.094
1320’ mph… 99.70
Name of the track: Atco raceway
Date of pass: 3/6/2010
Weather conditions 50* DA -755
Dang -755 DA... best DA I seen last year was around 1600... argh... Tracks here open April 3rd... so hopefully i can see some good DA days!
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:45 PM   #55
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Dang -755 DA... best DA I seen last year was around 1600... argh... Tracks here open April 3rd... so hopefully i can see some good DA days!
Yes, the weather was awesome. I may go back next saturday, they charged $20 bucks today, what a deal.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:54 PM   #56
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Dang -755 DA... best DA I seen last year was around 1600... argh... Tracks here open April 3rd... so hopefully i can see some good DA days!
Forgot, I had 1/8 tank of Shell V-power 93 octane.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:03 PM   #57
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Just noticed this thread, here is my best run from December (bone stock)..

2LT/RS 20' wheels, Automatic

R/T: .179
60': 2.278
330: 6.320
1/8: 9.616
MPH: 75.34
1000: 12.464
1/4: 14.860
MPH: 93.29
Name of the track: Houston Raceway Park
Date of pass: 12/18/09





Ok so this was my first time ever at a track, so obviously there is room to improve. I did three other runs, but the above was my best 1/4 time. I left TC on and had it in drive and not sport, if that makes any difference. Any suggestions to get my 60' better? scrming you said you keep TC on but flash the converter, what do you mean by flash the converter? Also, what RPM's are yall launching at? I've just been going from 0 and flooring it lol.
This is gonna be a hard number to beat.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:18 AM   #58
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Really? Those are good numbers? I didn't think they were..
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:30 PM   #59
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Really? Those are good numbers? I didn't think they were..
I ran a 14.56@96.xx stock but I couldn't find the time slip.... I think a good stock time will be better than that.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:50 AM   #60
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I ran a 14.56@96.xx stock but I couldn't find the time slip.... I think a good stock time will be better than that.
Of course everything is relative (from a guy that coulda been timed with a calender I think 14.8 is great!).

Going in I thought anything under 15 would be excellent...mid 14's is inspiring and just furthers my appreciation of this car.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:28 PM   #61
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #62
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Ok so what RPM's are yall launching at? I just launched at idol, but I was thinking that I would probably get better results if I launched something higher than idol. Any suggestions for the next time I'm at the track??
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:40 AM   #63
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Flashing from idle is best on the A6. The manual is another story....
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:10 AM   #64
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Hey wulf, you're almost there. Keep it up.
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I was launching around 3k and tire pressure was 28lbs. There wasn't any tire spin at launch and I could have rolled into the throttle a little harder and faster after launch
My reflexes and shifts certainly aren't as good as they once were, but a 14.999 would be about the best I could hope for and I'm sure I won't be able to match the autos.
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Flashing from idle is best on the A6. The manual is another story....
Really, so flooring it from idol is the way to go with the A6? I figured loading up to 2-3k rpms would help my 60' time... That's what I was planning on at least. So with an A6 how would you go about getting better 60' times?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #67
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I was launching around 3k and tire pressure was 28lbs. There wasn't any tire spin at launch and I could have rolled into the throttle a little harder and faster after launch
My reflexes and shifts certainly aren't as good as they once were, but a 14.999 would be about the best I could hope for and I'm sure I won't be able to match the autos.
im shooting for autos bone stock. i think i can pull it off too..if i find a good day to race on that is. my goal is 14.5 bone stock.

man i still need to get my timeslip up...will do that tonight
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I was launching around 3k and tire pressure was 28lbs. There wasn't any tire spin at launch and I could have rolled into the throttle a little harder and faster after launch
My reflexes and shifts certainly aren't as good as they once were, but a 14.999 would be about the best I could hope for and I'm sure I won't be able to match the autos.
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.
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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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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, 04:20 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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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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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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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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Now are you guys driving autos or manuals?
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