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Old 08-28-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Second time at the track with the SVT

I did pretty damn bad I'd say. I ran 2 16.2's, 2 16.1's, a 16.4 and a 16.6. I was told if I pulled the ABS fuse it would disable the traction control, so I did it, and it didnt help too much. I started just doing higher RPM launches, and it helped a whole lot, though my clutch hates it. I ended up racing my buddy's golf GTI vr6 at the end of the night, and I ran 16.22 and he ran 16.23, so we've been joking about how I beat him by a hundreth of a second. Anyway, I'm not gonna drag race this car too much anymore, it doesnt seem too great for it.


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Old 08-29-2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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The track

Head out to Lime Rock, then. Road course.

Check out www.emraracing.org
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Old 08-29-2004, 04:58 AM   #3
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First time at the track in my car, 17.96 @ 81.39, hope you feel better now.
roflmao!!!!! did you stall?

i think i could run better with a second gear launch, maybe third
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Old 08-29-2004, 05:45 AM   #4
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Get some drag radials! Do you have a ZX5 or a ZX3?
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Old 08-29-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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damn guys. i have a standard zx3 and when i only had an intake and cat-back i was running a 16.4, now im doing mid 15's
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First time at the track in my car, 17.96 @ 81.39, hope you feel better now.
Jesus Christ...
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I have a 3 door. I'm trying autox next. I managed a 16.4 in my old zetec zx3.
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Drag radials are a real big help....if you have excessive wheel spin. If your clutch is a little weak, hooking the tires up is the last thing you want to do.

I know I repeat myself but.............If you want to drag race...you need a different car. If you want to really love your Focus? go to the twisties. You can run with anybody there.
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I know I repeat myself but.............If you want to drag race...you need a different car. If you want to really love your Focus? go to the twisties. You can run with anybody there.
maybe with the SVT, but I just saw in a new MM&FF mag a bone-stock looking focus just broke into the 11's with a Vortech and the Focus next to that had 14.xx as its estimated time.

But yeah, for the SVT, its meant to be on an autox course, hopefully Jessica and I will be able to take both our cars out to one soon.

Diffenately work on your launches man, you should easily get into the 15's
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