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Post by 7654800neon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:47 am

so i went to the track for the first time and i ran a 15.1 at 99 i spun tires all through first gear i belive i should have been faster

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Post by Wenuden » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:39 am

If your mods are correct, indicating you're boosted, yes, you should be able to do better.

What was your 60 foot time?
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Post by JeffM » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:02 am

With a 6262 you should be putting buses on that time. Just give it some more practice.
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Post by chipdogg » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:03 am

99 mph? How much boost you running? I'm trapping 101-102 all-motor. 1st gen though.

Looks like you'd have trouble hitting a high 13.
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Post by 7654800neon » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:55 pm

2.6045 was my 60 foot also all this was untuned with shity unmatched tires

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:55 am

Yeah, you need to learn how to launch the car. You should be able to get a 2.2 60' if you don't screw the pooch on the launch. The clutch and gas aren't on/off switches, learn to modulate them better, and get better tires.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:17 am

INVUJerry wrote:Yeah, you need to learn how to launch the car. You should be able to get a 2.2 60' if you don't screw the pooch on the launch. The clutch and gas aren't on/off switches, learn to modulate them better, and get better tires.
Exactly, but I don't see why a good driver can't get a 2.0-2.1...
7654800neon wrote:2.6045 was my 60 foot also all this was untuned with shity unmatched tires
That's a crazy high 60ft.. I think I could out 60 that in a school bus.



99MPH trap should be good for a 13.9-14.0...
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Post by INVUJerry » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:29 am

Best I ever got on street tires in my N/A car was 2.2, and the best my SRT ever got was 2.15 on Sumitomo HTR Z rated tires, and that was very hard lol. I launched at 2K and rolled into the throttle in first.

Honestly if you plan on just drag racing, I'd invest in a set of 15x7 wheels with slicks, probably 24.5x8x15 or 24.5x8.5x15. You can launch off a two step and get great results.
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:45 am

LowNSlow wrote:99MPH trap should be good for a 13.9-14.0...
Don't forget though, once you get your 60' down, your trap is down too. I think he'd have trouble hitting a 13.999.

Either way though, I'd be very disappointed.
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Post by DingoR/T04 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:56 am

If he builds boost off of the 2-step and is on slicks, his mph will go up along with going faster. Slicks is a whole another ball game compared to street tires.
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:09 am

DingoR/T04 wrote:If he builds boost off of the 2-step and is on slicks, his mph will go up along with going faster. Slicks is a whole another ball game compared to street tires.
I'd learn how to race it as is before throwing more parts at it.

2.6 60 is not acceptable with any tire.
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Post by JeffM » Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:41 pm

INVUJerry wrote:Best I ever got on street tires in my N/A car was 2.2, and the best my SRT ever got was 2.15 on Sumitomo HTR Z rated tires, and that was very hard lol. I launched at 2K and rolled into the throttle in first.
Ewww I hate HTR's. :lol:

I've seen some SRT's do 2.0's, but they also had a lot of practice.
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:51 pm

JeffM wrote:
INVUJerry wrote:Best I ever got on street tires in my N/A car was 2.2, and the best my SRT ever got was 2.15 on Sumitomo HTR Z rated tires, and that was very hard lol. I launched at 2K and rolled into the throttle in first.
Ewww I hate HTR's. :lol:

I've seen some SRT's do 2.0's, but they also had a lot of practice.
Usually I see them running high 14's with 2.5 60's like a bunch of retards.
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Post by JeffM » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:53 pm

chipdogg wrote:Usually I see them running high 14's with 2.5 60's like a bunch of retards.
...That's why you find the ones who aren't. ;)
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Post by chipdogg » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:01 pm

JeffM wrote:
chipdogg wrote:Usually I see them running high 14's with 2.5 60's like a bunch of retards.
...That's why you find the ones who aren't. ;)
I prefer finding the guys that wreck them.

There was an older guy a few years ago that'd run mid-high 13's on street tires without much done to it but he passed away 2 years ago. Figures, I find an SRT-4 owner that's not a d-bag and he passes away.

I do like beating them though. :twisted:
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Post by 7654800neon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:07 pm

like i said i was spining the whole time so i dont see how im going to get a quicker 60 foot untill i get better tires

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Post by gearbanger4 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:08 pm

7654800neon - trying to launch a turbo car can be no fun. I used to run 12.50's at 116 mph in my old SRT one run, and mid 13's the next. It was either come out of the hole like a limp dick, or spin the crap out of the tires 90% of the time (and that was on drag radials). Looking back, I would agree with INVUjerry regarding the 2-step and slicks. It is the only way I would try to race a big turbo car again to avoid torturing myself with inconsistency.

chipdogg - You actually found one! :rofl: I owned one for 7 years, but no longer want to be in that "category" myself any more....so much that I would not even do a SRT engine swap either and I usually cringe when somebody suggests it......in a sick sort of way, I can't wait to get back to GLD or Byron with my non SRT motor and claim my first SRT.
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:00 am

7654800neon wrote:like i said i was spining the whole time so i dont see how im going to get a quicker 60 foot untill i get better tires
It's called throttle control.


I could take off out the hole on street tires in my old 500 hp Cobra and not spin..... like someone said before, release clutch does not = MASH gas all the way down.

I'm sure being FWD and turbo...you will spin...but it was manageable in my SRT-4 which had the crappy Sumitomo HTR tires.

Learn to drive it as is...then throw more parts at it.

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Post by Wenuden » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:16 am

What he said. Learning to launch on shit tires is a skill that will transfer over to better tires, and save you some wasted tread on what will likely be much more expensive rubber.
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Post by chipdogg » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:23 am

gearbanger4 wrote:chipdogg - You actually found one! :rofl: I owned one for 7 years, but no longer want to be in that "category" myself any more....so much that I would not even do a SRT engine swap either and I usually cringe when somebody suggests it......in a sick sort of way, I can't wait to get back to GLD or Byron with my non SRT motor and claim my first SRT.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:03 am

Throttle control and an N2MB Boost Box. Set 1st gear to 0psi, and up the boost in each gear; by 3rd you should be at full boost. Enjoy your traction.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:31 pm

Or just roll into the gas, don't mash it. I launched my SRT at 2000 RPM's, and took off like I was leaving a light. Went from 1/4 throttle and was almost at full throttle when I had to shift. I didn't even go WOT in 1st.

If he has a boosted 2.0 I don't think a boost box would work well for him. I'm sure his wastegate pressure is 7 or 13 psi. Gonna have to learn to drive.
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Post by JeffM » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:33 pm

True. I'm not really suuuure how you'd set it up on a 2.0. There are some SRTs off PCM that're running them though. He is running a 6262 though, so I'm sure he has tons of pedal before hitting a reasonable amount of boost. :lol:
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:36 pm

INVUJerry wrote:Or just roll into the gas, don't mash it. I launched my SRT at 2000 RPM's, and took off like I was leaving a light. Went from 1/4 throttle and was almost at full throttle when I had to shift. I didn't even go WOT in 1st.

If he has a boosted 2.0 I don't think a boost box would work well for him. I'm sure his wastegate pressure is 7 or 13 psi. Gonna have to learn to drive.
That's how I always launched my NSRT....
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:21 pm

There you go, ladies and gentlemen. Don't be a tard with the gas.

Oh, no burnout on street tires!

What tires were you running anyway?
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Post by Wenuden » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:48 pm

Speaking of no burnout on street tires, I wonder if he knows to drive around the waterbox...
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:36 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzlcBXLsRZo


I started to launch like I said above but got excited....and mashed the gas =/

See what happens? Spin city...but I think I did ok.
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