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Old 07-29-2013, 11:11 AM   #1801
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I found mine runs better times when hot. Worst times are when I get first get there and by the end I am running like .3 faster... i keep mine on in the staging lanes most of the time.
Mine is just the opposite, although that could be do the traction issues as I get way better traction earlier but we will see how a set of trailing arms affects that.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #1802
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Finally hit 98.46 MPH BUT still only did 14.49....
Difference from last year was the pedders drop suspension & new wheels 20x10 +23, 20x11 +43 & tires..275/40R20, 315/35R20 Vredestein
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #1803
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I think we need a new category for those that only have CAI... There is no way to get into the 13s with an LFX without a tune. Especially without being able to use headers
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #1804
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I think we need a new category for those that only have CAI... There is no way to get into the 13s with an LFX without a tune. Especially without being able to use headers
At the right track, in the right conditions I don't see why it couldn't be done. RTcat600man did it with just an intake and exhaust in his 2010. Sure, it is extremely rare, but shows it can be done.

In warm temps like this, it aint going to happen.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #1805
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At the right track, in the right conditions I don't see why it couldn't be done. RTcat600man did it with just an intake and exhaust in his 2010. Sure, it is extremely rare, but shows it can be done.

In warm temps like this, it aint going to happen.
you're not going to break any records during the summer. Fall and winter are prime time for drag racing
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #1806
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So where are the all the V6 runs from the fest?? Anybody do any good there?
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #1807
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I believe kj ran a personal best at fest. I know ruby made passes as well. Forgot what kj said he ran in the v6 lounge though
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:53 PM   #1808
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I may bring shame to the V6 community with my crappy times, but at least I'll make a list for once.

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I had just started the car up for the first time at noon and raced it that night. DA was 2500+ during the runs. Here is a video of the 4 runs I made, along with the DA:



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Old 08-05-2013, 08:08 AM   #1809
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Need to get that 60 down... try staging as shallow as possible and leaving on third yellow
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:04 AM   #1810
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At the right track, in the right conditions I don't see why it couldn't be done. RTcat600man did it with just an intake and exhaust in his 2010. Sure, it is extremely rare, but shows it can be done.

In warm temps like this, it aint going to happen.


I know of 3 V6's that ran at the FEST. I have photos of thier passes and times. I will post them later this week.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:08 AM   #1811
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I may bring shame to the V6 community with my crappy times, but at least I'll make a list for once.

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I had just started the car up for the first time at noon and raced it that night. DA was 2500+ during the runs. Here is a video of the 4 runs I made, along with the DA:


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Need to get that 60 down... try staging as shallow as possible and leaving on third yellow

For sure the 60' is killing the pass. However changing the stagging and leaving on the3rd yellow is not the issue. R/T is improved when leaving on that yellow. Which will not change the time.

I had those same tires at one time. You need to heat them up similiar to a drag radial. Better yet, get some drag radilas. The problem is you are spinning.

Leave all the nannies on with the stock tires. IF you get a set of D/R's you can turn the nannies off.

Just a matter of practicing the launch and leave.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #1812
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I have my nannies off with street tires and do not spin at take off. Heat them up but about the staging...

If you stage as shallow as possible, then you will be rolling better at 60. ET starts when you leave so having a little rolling start does help. This is typically the difference in a 2.2-2.1 60 for me.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:00 AM   #1813
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I have my nannies off with street tires and do not spin at take off. Heat them up but about the staging...

If you stage as shallow as possible, then you will be rolling better at 60. ET starts when you leave so having a little rolling start does help. This is typically the difference in a 2.2-2.1 60 for me.

Thanks, I will try both ways next time out.


as for spinning and nannies, every track is differant in how they are prepped. My home track is bad for traction. So nannies are on with street tires and off with D/R's
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #1814
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I have noticed when nannies are on that it limits rpm stall?
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I shallow stage most of the time, but I will try to warm up my tires next time. I know the time I did a 2.2 60' was when I did a quick tire spin. I drive around the water box also. That day the track was pretty clean, it had rain for 2 days prior to us racing.
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I gave up on driving around lol I just drive through and do a medium burn out
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #1817
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Last race out I have 3 slips (didn't feel like digging through the whole pile) that are all 2.18x 60', stock BFG tires on LS wheels... Small burnout just to clean them off (or... One of them off LOL), flooring it from an idle just after the second yellow lights up, and cutting consistent .0xx lights. Best of the night was a .003 r/t. I stage as shallow as possible.

Must be those awesome 2.92 gears I'm sporting.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #1818
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Thanks, I will try both ways next time out.


as for spinning and nannies, every track is differant in how they are prepped. My home track is bad for traction. So nannies are on with street tires and off with D/R's
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I have noticed when nannies are on that it limits rpm stall?
I've noticed that at my home track, nannies off is your best bet. Track prep is so bad that it causes the car to spin so badly that traction control cuts power to the wheels. That causes the car to fall on its face badly for a split second costing valuable time. So I think the nannies on or off choice depends on the track.
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I also launch at about 2300 rpms.
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I also launch at about 2300 rpms.
Have you tried launching at a lower rpm? Anything above 1500 rpm for me and I blow the tires off the car. So I launch at 900-1100 rpm
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Yeah I dont spin at my range... maybe track prep or i get my tires hot
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Probably track prep. The track prep here is horrendous
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track prep in MD is a pretty big deal since there are so many fast cars out this way.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:13 PM   #1824
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I have my nannies off with street tires and do not spin at take off. Heat them up but about the staging...

If you stage as shallow as possible, then you will be rolling better at 60. ET starts when you leave so having a little rolling start does help. This is typically the difference in a 2.2-2.1 60 for me.
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Have you tried launching at a lower rpm? Anything above 1500 rpm for me and I blow the tires off the car. So I launch at 900-1100 rpm
My formula is similar to above:
- Auto trans in sport mode (drive just doesn't cut it, sport holds onto 3rd longer)
- Nannies off for the whole run including burnout (else any slippage and the computer cuts power on launch)
- Head right on through the water and do a medium-style burnout (little, if any, smoke)
- Try to get the launch rpm at 1k (too much higher and I slip), stomp on the gas as soon as I see the third yellow and hope for the best

I've really been focusing on my R/T lately because it actually does matter in bracket racing. I've lost rounds with a better time due to worse R/T. Best R/T so far is a .019 though those .0's are hard to come by. I'm working on it.
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I also launch at about 2300 rpms.
You must be doing some serious brake standing to be stalling a stock automatic up to 2,300 rpm on take off.

If you are getting 2.1 or 2.2 60' times that ain't bad, but have you ever tried heating up the tires, and then launching from not much higher than idle? Say 800 - 1,000 rpm? That type of launching has produced some of the best 60' times I've seen.

I've seen read on here, a ZL1 owner say that with his completely stock automatic, that his best 60' times where from launching just above idle. In fact I think he has one of better 1/4 mile times listed on this site for a stock ZL1.
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