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Old 02-27-2014, 03:31 PM   #21
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@Whodatxevg; those are impressive times for the newer heavier Focus man, especially considering all you have is a 93 octane tune and a filter. Those are numbers faster than some factory turbo cars I saw at the track. Your car has a lot more hp than my 2.0, VCT, and DI so I am sure that helps as well. You are inspiring me to keep on with natural aspiration. I am just now doing the track thing and my best time was 16.2 at 85MPH (goal was 15.9) with a crappy 60FT time of 2.6. I am trying to figure out my launch as well, it hurts that I do not have a tachometer cluster as well but that is about to change. I just try to take off "normally" without slipping the clutch too much and getting that chirp from 2-3; can't dump the clutch because I will have horrible wheel hop and destroy an axle nor can I slip it too much or I will wear out the clutch so finding that balance is tough especially on low rolling resistance Firestone 15's. Hope to see my 60FT times go down once my driving improves.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:14 PM   #22
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i dont agree unless ur trying to slip the clutch and/or you are trying to flat shift the gears. still i feel that your clutch is not hurt at all. -R
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:36 PM   #23
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@yellowhatch, you're also most likely higher elevation than I am, hurting your times, down in Florida I am at sea level so that helps my car's power output a little bit.
It also took me a LOT of practice to get my 60's down, my first few runs in my car were around 16.8s.

@UltegraSTI, I slip the clutch off the line. That's the only way I've been able to get my 60's down. I do not flat shift, the clutch just doesn't hold on 1-2 shifts. I am thinking the clutch may be glazed.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:56 PM   #24
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Orlando speed world is far from sea level, its 330ft above sea level actually.

Yellow what track did you go to? I went to one in my Mustang last year near where you live but forgot the name of it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #25
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i dont agree unless ur trying to slip the clutch and/or you are trying to flat shift the gears. still i feel that your clutch is not hurt at all. -R
You are probably right, I am just a scary cat when it comes to take-offs lol.

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@yellowhatch, you're also most likely higher elevation than I am, hurting your times, down in Florida I am at sea level so that helps my car's power output a little bit.
It also took me a LOT of practice to get my 60's down, my first few runs in my car were around 16.8s.
Ya, you are the second member to tell me that, I do notice that on a lot of forums I have been on a huge portion of the fast cars are in Florida. I will keep practicing for sure. 16.8 to where you are now is a very nice accomplishment.

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Yellow what track did you go to? I went to one in my Mustang last year near where you live but forgot the name of it
The only one in Fayetteville, The Fayetteville Motorsports Park. The next closest one is in Rockingham NC. I might try my luck there but I wouldn't be surprised if my times are worse there as the elevation is even higher.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:28 PM   #26
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i dont slip it off the line. neutral drop here. also if u run this much, dont try and find trying to figure out a street tire that is gonna give u somethin diff each time. just put a drag radial on and get consistant, instantly. -R
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a 2.2 60 foot is kick ass for street tires and FWD. Without drag radials, I don't think you'll get much faster.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:21 PM   #28
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Even with DR u wont be but u will get repeatability. R
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What car tan that 13.8?
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A Focus ST, I didn't talk to him but he had a Cobb sticker.
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