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Old 02-13-2014, 09:05 AM   #1
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Help with 60' times?

I have been to the track quite a few times in my 2013 sedan and really feel like this car is capable of a 2.1 or better 60' time. Problem being I don't do much drag racing and I can't seem to get better than a 2.2. Does anybody have any tips to help me get my 60' down?


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I have been to the track quite a few times in my 2013 sedan and really feel like this car is capable of a 2.1 or better 60' time. Problem being I don't do much drag racing and I can't seem to get better than a 2.2. Does anybody have any tips to help me get my 60' down?
Sounds like your doing a good job. The best ive done so far is a 2.4. But im in a 2007 focus.

What i do is launch at 3000rpm and "run" the clutch. Get the tires just to chirp and thats what i presume is the best launch. Theres always someone who has more knowledge and skill that will chime in.
Altitude could also be a factor.
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I'm at sea level, I've been launching at 5500 and basically smoothly releasing the clutch, just before the tires catch up to the rpm it will break free for about a half second. I'm sure I'm launching at way too high an RPM, I was able to get one 2.1 60' but cannot recreate it. With my car on the edge of 14s I really want to see if I can do a 14 second pass before additional mods.
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I'm at sea level, I've been launching at 5500 and basically smoothly releasing the clutch, just before the tires catch up to the rpm it will break free for about a half second. I'm sure I'm launching at way too high an RPM, I was able to get one 2.1 60' but cannot recreate it. With my car on the edge of 14s I really want to see if I can do a 14 second pass before additional mods.
Personally that is way to high for me. Firstly i dont want to burn my clutch because thats a lot of time on the clutch and that may be slowing you down.

Do you have drag tires on it?
I just use normal summer tires on my car so it doesnt have much grip to begin with, and i have not driven a car that has performance tires.
So for all i know you are doing this proper.

But ive tried a few methods for the 60's time.
For my car it seems like 3000rpm is the point where everything seems to work out.
I really want a 2 step program so my launches will be perfect everytime :)
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Have you ran the 1/8th mile. Im curious on your time
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Here's my best two runs.
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Street tires, the car just seems to bog at anything below that.
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Better tires would probably be your best bet. I used to let my Mustang GT bog out a little because I would actually run faster doing that. I would launch at 2200-2300 and the RPM's would drop then pull back up.
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Street tires, the car just seems to bog at anything below that.
Seems like you are taking full advantage of the tires you already have. I would work on the suspension. If you get better tires you will have to launch the car at even higher rpm's which will make ur clutch go out very quickly. by the way on the street I found the best launch for my car to be at 4.5k. I will be taking it to the track as soon as it opens and see what happens. Try 4.5k and slip the clutch and see what happens. Goal is to not spin but also you dont want to slip it too much as that will make you lose time. Drag racing is not as easy as people think.
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what size engines does the new focus have?
But with drag tires you could just rev up to red line and drop clutch and you should grip quite quickly?
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