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09-01-2012 06:13 PM
SMITHBOY76908 ^^^What these two guys said.
08-27-2012 11:53 AM
sporadic
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The Yellow V8 did a 14.7 @ 100mph compared to my 16.4 @ 82mph.

He got to 60mph in 9.7 whereas I did it in 10.5sec.

My reaction time was slower as I got off a little late (was my very first time dragging) at 0.45 while his was 0.24.

I actually beat him to 60 feet though. I got there in 2.4 while he did it in 2.6


But yeah, if my power hadn't dropped off once it got into the higher gears, I probably could have taken him. We'll see if the header and tune can help with that much.
No, you could not have taken him. 82mph vs 100mph in the 1/4 is a big difference in power. You'll need nearly twice the power you have now at the same weight. No I'm not joking.
08-27-2012 11:31 AM
RonMaiden
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The Yellow V8 did a 14.7 @ 100mph compared to my 16.4 @ 82mph.


But yeah, if my power hadn't dropped off once it got into the higher gears, I probably could have taken him. We'll see if the header and tune can help with that much.
He's still beating you by over a second and a half,you need alot more to make that up. My stock '93 DSM ran a 14.8 with only 195 horsepower so that was one slow V8.
08-27-2012 11:19 AM
svt in progress nice launch man
08-17-2012 06:14 PM
SES 5-spd Nicely done!! I'm going to take my stock 2006 ZX4 SES 5-speed to the track soon so this will give me a good idea where I'm at.
05-31-2012 08:01 PM
Djzx3 Bet you made the V8 guy look twice. lol, focus's rule.
05-31-2012 07:39 PM
CT TDI Not bad. I bet your heart was beating 100 mph that first time. Do you go more frequently now?
04-19-2012 12:21 AM
SMITHBOY76908
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Yeah, my track is an Official NHRA track.



Was that with a 2.3L? Honestly, that's kind of discouraging to me because although I have no idea what my car would run fully stock, a 0.2 second increase in time from 16.6 to 16.4 with a CAI/TB/Exhaust seems kinda weak. But my car was pretty damn slow stock, so I'm guessing I would have done somewhere in the 17s.

When you were running 16.6 bone stock, did you gut your trunk?


Anyone think taking out my dash mat and all four floor mats (probably 10lbs total give or take) would benefit me at all next time? I figure every pound counts, so I might as well give it a shot.
Anytime you can drop some weight, it will help. Most of my passes stock were 16.7 - 17.0 range depending on how much I spun. I had full weight to include spare and jack. Remember, I have a 5-speed which will typically be a little quicker than the auto if you can drive half decent. The auto has the consistency though.

When you start getting into sub-10 second territory, the auto overtakes the manual because let's face it, you're going through the gears so fast it's hard to shift that quick. The problem with FWD is it's hard to build an auto transaxle that can handle that kind of power and rpm. The alternative is custom 3 or 4 speed manual gearboxes (IE: Chris Miller's 4-speed low 8 second Civic).
04-18-2012 08:55 PM
Roushturboedzx3
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I wouldn't even try to attempt that, especially if it's a NHRA track. If you hide it and they do find it, banishment for life. NHRA tracks are really strict about nitrous. Even a 14 or 15 second car with spray has to have a SFI 3.2A/1 jacket and a helmet at minimum. If they catch you with it and you aren't wearing that, see ya.

Bullwinklesauce (can't remember how to spell his username so I had some fun ) doesn't have that issue at Bradenton since it's an IHRA track.

As for the consistent 16.4s, all I have to say is bracket race right meow!!!

Those times are pretty good for a 2.0L auto. My best bone stock to include stock air filter and stock exhaust was a 16.62. I went straight turbo from bone stock so I never ran it with a cold air.

we run gainesville, west palm, and osw never have a problem. but yea its a gamble but they know nothing about 4cyl so when they see a 13 sec pass they don't think of n2o.
04-18-2012 06:45 PM
DoomsdayFAN Yeah, my track is an Official NHRA track.

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Those times are pretty good for a 2.0L auto. My best bone stock to include stock air filter and stock exhaust was a 16.62. I went straight turbo from bone stock so I never ran it with a cold air.
Was that with a 2.3L? Honestly, that's kind of discouraging to me because although I have no idea what my car would run fully stock, a 0.2 second increase in time from 16.6 to 16.4 with a CAI/TB/Exhaust seems kinda weak. But my car was pretty damn slow stock, so I'm guessing I would have done somewhere in the 17s.

When you were running 16.6 bone stock, did you gut your trunk?


Anyone think taking out my dash mat and all four floor mats (probably 10lbs total give or take) would benefit me at all next time? I figure every pound counts, so I might as well give it a shot.
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