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08-22-2004, 10:05 AM
Well i took my car to the local 1/8th mile drag the other night and damn is my ca slow. made 4 runs last one was the best but still slow as hell. i need to work on my launch a bit and do something about my exhaust and hopefully it will speed my times up a considerable amount :) ao until next time cya.
08-22-2004, 10:13 AM
soo . . . what were your times? :confused:
08-22-2004, 10:47 AM
aww come on Chris, I shared my horrendous times with you! Post 'em up.
My cars best times were 10.4-10.7, best 60' was a 2.4 :shock:
My launching sucked. I'm used to launching on dry pavement, not a track stickier than molasses. I also didn't do any burnouts to warm the tires. After I got through the launch, the car hauled ass, but my 60's killed me. Need more practice, practice, practice. But I think I'mma wait until after dyno day to race again
08-22-2004, 02:30 PM
I'm guessing you have street tires Tanya, no need to warm those up. Just kills the tread when you do that, you won't get anymore grip. (It is fun though...)
08-22-2004, 02:54 PM
eh, well nothing I did worked. I tried to drive around the water box, which was virtually impossible. I tried burning out once, and the ass end started sliding towards the wall, so scratch that. I made about 7 runs before I burned the clutch and called it a night
Chris needs to post up his times so I don't feel so bad
08-22-2004, 05:22 PM
doing a little burnout isnt just for warming up the tires... it also gets all the dirt off the tires so that you dont get as much wheel spin off the line.
my best 1/8 mile was a 9.8 i believe.
08-22-2004, 10:24 PM
ok ok ok fine tanya ill spill the beans made 4 runs. 1st run slow as hell 3 grand launch serious bogging slow. 2nd run 3 grand again bit of slippage a little faster. 3rd run 4 GrAND DUMP hella wheelspin car didnt wanna go into second and there was water at the end of the track = wheelspin plus cars ass heading towards wall BAD. 12 sec run :( 4th run 4 grand feathering of the clutch awesome launch(well best of night) 2.764 60' time and a 11.407 1/8th time SLOW AS HELL. I need a turbo damnit. hehe. there ya go my slow ass inexperianced times. but hopefully i will get to go on wednesday again :)
08-22-2004, 10:29 PM
sweet let's race man, I was running consistant 11.5s, heh (hubby ran the car into the 10s, I did not)
08-22-2004, 10:35 PM
Ok so do you lot run 1/4 mile's over there or only 1/8 ????
we only run 1/4 mile here.....my poor old girl only does a 16 sec best, but latley its only been doinf just under 17's
08-22-2004, 11:02 PM
nah for me the 1/8th mile is closest to me, the 1/4 mile is almost 2 hours away. I'd rather embarass myself at an 1/8th mile for now, lol
08-23-2004, 02:52 AM
Hey Mr. SmileyMan .
Did u have fun racing in a controlled enviroment?
then thats all that counts
08-24-2004, 12:24 PM
yeah dude i had a blast... it was soo much fun i cant wait to go with eric when he gets his windshield fixed
08-24-2004, 03:44 PM
4th run 4 grand feathering of the clutch awesome launch(well best of night) 2.764 60' time and a 11.407 1/8th time SLOW AS HELL. I :)
2.764 60ft time was the best of the night? ouch, i was hitting 2.2's and was pissed. keep practicing. use a higher rpm and slip the clutch more agresivly, keep it on the edge of wheelspin.
10-11-2004, 03:46 PM
I think we need wider back tires...
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