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Old 05-20-2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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elevation will play a factor. a trick i used to do was drive up to the mountains to pick up people and things. reset my ecu while im up there and let it re-learn all its mapping points and get used to the higher altitude. afterwards i would directly drive back down after it finished a drive cycle and go to the track. always seemed to make it go faster when i would directly take it back to low altitudes after coming from the mountains.
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
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There were allot of people complaining about the track as well. I dont know anything about tracks/drag racing, but is it common place to run through a small puddle of water before coming up to the line? Then factor in the 2352' altitude of the track...
The puddle is for wetting your tires for a burnout and if your on street tires, you should go around the puddle.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:36 PM   #13
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The puddle is for wetting your tires for a burnout and if your on street tires, you should go around the puddle.
There really was no way to go around it. It was in a dip in the pavement the whole width of the track before the start line...

Thanks for the info though!
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The puddle of water didn't make sense for street legals
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Elevation, temp, track surface, tire compound... all of these make a huge difference in a drag race. You haven't mentioned them.

I assume stock tires and a crap track. If so then you will run slow, just physics.
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Old 05-27-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
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the bog couldve been from traction control, ive read plenty of times it sucks and you cant get rid of it without pulling a fuse or a tune
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I have different tires and no TC
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ive found that a breif hazing does wonders for hooking on street tires at the track depending on what compound tire it is...
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^^^ Agreed, on street tires if you go thru the water box a little burn out after and out of the water box will help a little with traction. Dont go John force on your street tires. Just release your E brake when you feel the car pulling. Thats all you need.
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