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Old 05-21-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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First Time at the Track: 17.4 @78 (Video)

I attended my first track event last night. Had some fun! Wasn't fast at all, but I'd have to say I had one of the coolest sounding 4 bangers there. But anyways, I drive a 2003 ZX5 with the ATX. Makes for a slow combination, but hey, it's fun!

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Old 05-21-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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I'm jealous of you bro! wish we had a drag strip closer to me.

However slow you were, I bet it was a cool learning experience.

Now, ahem, let's get that ATX outta there and throw an MTX-75 in that thing!
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #3
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I'm jealous of you bro! wish we had a drag strip closer to me.

However slow you were, I bet it was a cool learning experience.

Now, ahem, let's get that ATX outta there and throw an MTX-75 in that thing!
It was a cool experience. We do need to get that auto out! Once it starts giving me a hard time I'll consider it. For now, possibly a tune can help tighten it up a bit and hopefully I'll be in the 16's.
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Gah, just slay some tires with the ATX and shift into reverse at 50. Just tell your dad it just gave out. LOL
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Gah, just slay some tires with the ATX and shift into reverse at 50. Just tell your dad it just gave out. LOL
I didn't say I had the money for one haha... But yes, soon!
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ATX isn't tragic for the Drags, most 'real" drag cars run one.

Might not want to beat on it tooo hard, but you can try revving it a bit with the brake on before releasing that to take off.

(Engine reaches a "stall speed" for the converter for a max. rpm when at a stop)

This isn't the same as "dumping" it into gear at high rpm from neutral, DON'T try that!
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Hahaha destroying it with gear drops!
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ATX isn't tragic for the Drags, most 'real" drag cars run one.

Might not want to beat on it tooo hard, but you can try revving it a bit with the brake on before releasing that to take off.

(Engine reaches a "stall speed" for the converter for a max. rpm when at a stop)

This isn't the same as "dumping" it into gear at high rpm from neutral, DON'T try that!

That's what I did, I used the brakes to build up some revs. I NEVER have done a neutral drop.
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Good job, noticed you had a good reaction time as well.
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Good job, noticed you had a good reaction time as well.

Not bad for the first night out I must say. First two runs I jumped the gun but I got better.
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