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Old 09-28-2004, 03:38 PM   #11
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If he is that slow with an MTX i hate to see how slow mine would be
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:13 PM   #12
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You make peak power at 5875 or so, so shifting at around 6000 or allittle above puts you right where you want to be in the next gear.

Do not rob yourself of power by shifting at 5500.
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:32 PM   #13
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Shift around 5800. blk is right. your trap speed is way too low and its definately not your 60 ft time. shift differently, put a smaller rim up front next time you race, and try to lose some more weight.
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i running a 17.1 and im pretty much stock i ficsh in third gear
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:20 PM   #15
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im modded a little and i finish in fourth...
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I'm mildly modded and finish in fourth... best time so far was a 15.63 with a 60ft time of 2.17. Use the beltronic to practice your launches... I've found it best to slightly feather the clutch than to just drop it.
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:03 AM   #17
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not to hijack this thread but what can I expect with an auto tranny, below is the short list of my mods:

FC 65 mm TB (ported)
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I will be going to the track at Maple Grove tomorrow to find out for myself.
But what can I expect? mid 16/s? or higher
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Try to get those Motegis off the front and the stock back on. I also have Motegis and they are HEAVY. I think that should help you out a little. Also if you have friends take out ur spare and place it in one of their cars.
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Karifan, if you still got those heffer subs in the back u might run low 18's. Take them out then you'd probably run mid to high 16s hopefully.
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I went out tonight to run some 1/4 mile with the Beltronic… here’s the results:

1) 16.22 @ 85.2 (not sure about the validity of this one)
2) 16.40 @ 83.4
3) 16.50 @ 82.7
4) 16.55 @ 82.6
5) 16.55 @ 82.7
6) 16.60 @ 81.8
7) 16.85 @ 82.2
8) 16.98 @ 80.5
9) 17.02 @ 79.0

So, on average 16.6, right where I thought I should be.

I launched at 2500rpm and shifted at 5500rpm (fall to 4000rpm on the following gear). I’ve also always finished in 4th.
I have no idea how and what I did to finish in 3rd at the track… the rpm tonight was climbing too much to stay in 3rd all the way.

I can’t wait to get a better official time at the track. It might have to wait until next spring though, the track season is near the end.
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