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Old 04-15-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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i've got the bug, now what.

First off, was at the camaro event in san antonio and loved it, I also hit the track wednesday so that i could learn my arse from a tea kettle and not make a total fool of myself in front of everyone.

Second off, I had a mind blowing blast and now have to decide what's next. Do i keep this thing a 14.75 bracket car, or do i buy faster and faster.

Let start with the car.
this car is my primary 'car' when i'm not in my work truck.
2011, v6 a6 2LT RS. stock pzero on the 20's.... and its a convertible.

trifecta tune, MRT v2 catback, 3/8 black ice, RX catch can with a breather, and a CAI intake.

and now for some times

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these were from friday at the TCR

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R1 i must have clipped the water box because the car just never went anywhere off the line. blew both tires off and spun till it shifted to 2nd.

other than that, they were (i thought) pretty consistent.
so.
what's next.

I'm prepared to go:
drag radials
minor suspension upgrades
long tube headers
ported tb
line lock

possibly
nitrous

when i find the right parts at the right price...
v8 LSD, and all the parts that go with it.

this is also going to have to keep in mind, that if I am going to put enough parts in this to go 13.99, i have to add a roll bar to IHRA rules. The tracks are usually fairly generous with the 13.99 convertible rules, but if i'm going to pay to go that fast, i'm not going to do it and then get bounced from the track.

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Old 04-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Hey neighbor!! I say go faster. Running a sub 15sec car is going to get boring real fast. Being as I started in the engine, I would say do a couple bolt ons, but start putting money into the drivetrain and suspension. The better you can make that, the easier it will be to put the power down the ground when you start getting into more powerful mods. Like I said, I started adding power, but was overpowering the suspension real quick. I had to drop $3100 just to get ready for TCR because I was scared to break shit. Let me know next time you head to track, Im interested in going more often now.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Only you can really answer this question. Reason I say this is because if you buy drag radials and perfect your launch, you may be really close to the 13.99. You have to answer whether a roll bar will be something you can deal with in a daily driver or will it be a big hassle for you? If it's a big hassle, just do bracket race events because your times are extremely consistent. If you can live with the roll bar in your daily driver, you can easily get faster. It all comes down to what you want out of your daily driver.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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go fast and still bracket race, if ur a auto get some radials and launch off idle , u will be pretty consistant no matter how fast u want to go. theres alot of tricks to being consistant. u doing good alrdy tho.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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Alright, Here's my $.02. I have no problem with someone owning or racing a V6. What I have respect for is someone that enjoys racing and wants to go faster. It is truly addicting. Ask anyone that's going to a track on a regular basis: They love what they're doin.

If you wanna go faster/quicker, Drag radials will help a lot. And if you're thinking about nitrous, Go with a turbo or supercharger. Sure, Nitrous is fun and relatively cheap. But when the bottle's done, the fun is done. Get a turbo or supercharger and the fun is always there. Nitrous is low money introduction, but you gotta keep paying to refill the bottles, and they ain't cheap. In the long run, The money for nitrous against supercharger/turbo might be very close. But 2 of the 3 never runs out. Food for thought.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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Only you can really answer this question. Reason I say this is because if you buy drag radials and perfect your launch, you may be really close to the 13.99. You have to answer whether a roll bar will be something you can deal with in a daily driver or will it be a big hassle for you? If it's a big hassle, just do bracket race events because your times are extremely consistent. If you can live with the roll bar in your daily driver, you can easily get faster. It all comes down to what you want out of your daily driver.
IHRA requires roll cage at 13.99 or quicker? FML.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #7
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He only needs a helmet at that point. Don't try to scare him into something he doesn't need till he runs an 11.49 or quicker.
Verts need bars at most sanctioned events at that point, but test and tunes he'd probably be fine.
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Woohoo. Let the mods begin!
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IHRA requires roll cage at 13.99 or quicker? FML.
Yea, he has a vert so it's different. For verts, at 13.99 they need a roll bar. Well at least at the track here. At test and tune events, they hardly ever check but since he might start to do bracket racing events, he will need one just in case.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #10
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Verts are a ton of fun on the street. I don't think speeding money on it for the track is a good idea. Power is addicting and eventually you realize a convertible is not for the track.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:18 PM   #11
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oh ya if u got the bug get ur wallet rdy . it cost lol.

i like nitrous, not sure on the v6 , but the v8 does very well with it. i got a old setup too. these heavy cars like that tq u cant get from a blower. but make sure u can get it filled close by . or u can get a set up for about 500 bucks or less used or about 800 and fill ur own for about 2- 3 bucks a lbs and sell it to friends for 5-6 bucks. with a nano system aswell u get 2x the amount out of a bottle almost.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #12
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honest best advice, stop blowing money now and get a car with two more cylinders and a roof if you want to go racing. get you a 1ss in auto if you want to drag, in manual if you want to RC. you can blow another 20 grand on the car you have and you will still end up trading it if you really want to go fast.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #13
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Nitrous is the cheapest route, but you will need a roll bar if you want to compete or if you track is picky. Most important thing is you had fun.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:18 PM   #14
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Faster is always an $$ option but I have to admit, putting 3 SS's back on the trailer was fun.

I think right now, I want to snuggle up on that 13.99 mark with a set of drag radials while i save up the 2 grand to put a roll bar in the car.

Then I can buy faster and faster.

It's also going to be a lot easier on the wallet while i'm learning the finer points to stay with a V6, i'm going to break less things in/on/under the car by doing something stupid

for the V6, right now, with the issues in going on in FI land, a spray is by far and away the most consistent. a respectable kit for a v6 is going to cost me 700-1000, and the other 6300-7000 bucks that a FI setup would cost me (with re-tuning and install) buys a ton of refills.

I also don't want to be another of the leemings that's out with a blown, cammed, monster v8 shredding their tires on the questionable track prep outside of big tire weekends.
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