Tonight I went to Pageland Jefferson Drag Strip in SC. I was having traction issues all night long, I pulled my abs fuse and tried to dial in my launch. So anyways on my 3rd run I lined up beside a new Jeep Grand Cherokee, I was thinking this would be a fairly easy race to win. Nope, this jeep literally blew my doors off. I've been spinning half way down the track getting terrible times (low 10's in the 1/8). He goes and lays down a 8.17, I was a little bit embarrassed. I mean this is a 5-6 thousand pound SUV handing me my ass.
03-29-2008 01:55 AM
well jeeps are all acceleeration and if he threw it in 4 high it'd be like racing a v6 talon with awd. btw did you try dropping a few psi in the front tires for a wider footprint and what tires are you running?
03-29-2008 01:59 AM
No, didn't even check the psi. I have nexen? n3000, they came on the car when I bought it. He said his jeep was AWD, It's brand new 08. He had less than 5000 miles on it.
03-29-2008 02:51 AM
man i see jeep cheeroke goin down the track hittin low 15's
03-29-2008 02:56 AM
Dang, is that a hemi. WWWOOOOOOOOWWWWEEEEEEEE.
03-29-2008 03:39 AM
Gotta figure in gearing ratios for trucks. That's where they're able to lay down all that power and turn it into usable torque numbers. Pray next time you run into a modified diesel pickup just running a Bullydog, Granatelli, or Hypertec flashpac. It could have 40" SuperSwampers on it, but it's still going haul ass.
BTW Killer...AWD V6 Talon???? They were AWD but also were 4 bangers- boosted and N/A.
03-29-2008 04:18 AM
what did the svt ended up at the track? what was ur time? was it just the 1/8
03-29-2008 07:20 AM
i was jsut throwing that one out there. (since the jeep wasnt boosted i figued itd be the best comparison. and i know the other models. too many people try to clone them.)
if its possible that you were running 30-35 psi i'd drop it down to about 25 or so, jsut to make the fooprint wider. oh and getting an lsd wont hurt. i know that sounds low but if you remember to pump it up after the night is out i think you might be ok. but then again my only drag expereince comes from a singlecam sunturd with 13"wheels of doom,lol.
03-29-2008 08:34 AM
lol this reminds me of the constant "races"/ acceleration practice on a road with a bunch of stop lights about 100-200 meters in between one another(granted we never had the time to get up to the 55mph speed limit). When I was in my pick up, i proceeded to stomp almost everyone stop light to stop light, those 300 I6 engines have so much torque, especially mine with a new cam, exhaust, intake, bored 30 thousandths over, new fuel pump, ported intake, 3 angle valve job, ported and polished exhaust header, and a new clutch with rp oil in differential and tranny, and castrol syntec in the engine. I also had 33X12.5 mud tires on it and it still had some monster torque, i wish i would have dynoed that thing just to see what numbers i was working with.
yeah forget about racing a diesel with a bullydog module, all they have to do is get that bullydog with propane injection and they are instantly putting out like 500-600hp and who knows how much torque, but i can tell you its enough to rip stumps right out of the ground
03-29-2008 08:42 AM
Eh thoughs trucks can have all the power they want and beat me in a straight line, they still can't touch me in twistys :-)
It's ALL about practice. I was really sad when i took my stock SVT at the time to our local drag strip...didn't beat one car but it was my first time actually dragging. hopefully this summer it'll be a better story!