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07-25-2007 05:07 AM
Civic_AssassinSVT Thanks for all the useful info. Haven't been able to run her yet. So far every weekend, it's been raining, and it looks like it's supposed to this weekend as well. When I finally get a run in, I'll post it up. Later, guys.
07-21-2007 01:19 PM
SquillyB Run your normal fuel. If your track has an open run night, which it what it sounds like to me that you are going to, the track personel should be very helpful. Here are a few of my own tips n tricks.
1) relax...being nervous will red light you at the tree in a heart beat. Bad shifts etc.
2) make a routine before hand and do it often. Go through the entire race in your head, visulize the win.
3) If your running street radials drive around the burn out box!! I often see street radials doing burn outs in the box. This causes the water to splash up into your wheel wells and then drip back down on your tires at the starting line causing loss of traction! Do a quick rip just to get your tires clean, but do it after the burn out box. Notice the angle of my car in ref to the track? I go around the box.


4) Is the tree new or old? If its old try leaving the line as the third amber comes on and you should get a low RT, if its new and has LED's it is a much faster tree and you should launch at full glow of the light as opposed to when you see it coming on with the old tree.
the difference between those that know this fact and those that don't looks like this...


Start there and if you want to know more just holla
07-21-2007 12:45 PM
Klondike just run the 93 octane, and practice while your at the track, and practice the shifting you will get better the more you practice and the better your times will get
07-21-2007 01:09 AM
DaZeDFoCuS this is how i think of it... you dont need to know how fast your car is on 108 because you dont drive it with 108. you wanna know how fast is your car on normal octane, because thats what you normally use.

lets say even if the 108 give you .2 seconds in the 1/4 (which is highly unlikely). Thats useless, cuz when you go home and fill up on 93, your still running a time with the added .2 seconds you lost only because of high octane gas.

all im saying is that why do you wanna know the fastest your car CAN be. dont you really wanna know how fast your car is ALL the time?

my $0.02
07-21-2007 12:49 AM
akmer and keep practicing..even if u mess up at first, andget bad times keep trying..u will get better
07-21-2007 12:05 AM
MattZX3 one more thing...

dont be discouraged at what your car runs in the 1/4... the focus is not meant for straight line driving... its meant for twists and turns...
07-20-2007 11:57 PM
FFR3713 Don't believe that 108 is going to be unleaded and unless you have money to burn (literaly), don't use it. Leaded fuel will foul your O2 sensors.
07-18-2007 05:05 PM
05zx4st turbo cars+race gas=SAFE increase in boost=more power
and yeah,93 is fine,race gas wont help a na car that much,post up results!
07-17-2007 06:14 PM
Civic_AssassinSVT Sorry for posting in the wrong room, thanks everyone for the info.
07-17-2007 12:04 PM
WD40 Track...Drag, Road Race, or AutoCross???

I'm assuming Drag race.
Yes it's fuse 46, and that would be the only type racing to pull it for.
If you're doing either of the other 2, forget about pulling that fuse, unless you like spinning out.
^^^It will give you a 50/50 F/R brake bias...not something you want when taking turns.

As far as the gas, I wouldn't waste your money, unless you can have someone give you a tune for 108 octane on short notice.
In addition, if it's leaded, it will plug up your CAT in a heartbeat.
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