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Old 12-09-2005, 07:30 AM   #41
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If SVT's aren't fast why does everyone with a NON SVT keep talking about how close they are to catching one.........
cuz that is their only goal in life...?? I dunno...how is that relevant to them being fast.

And everyone with a non-SVT is not saying that...I didn't say that I was close to him, I pulled him. I have only seen a few people saying that with non-SVTs and their mods are low.
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A ZX3 with ALL the bolt ons still doesn't make as much HP or TQ as a stock SVT........
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PM focusinalaska, he posted a 14.9x slip in a stock SVTF.
The flipping planets all had to be in alignment for that to happen, atmospheric condition beyond prime and/or a tail wind like no other. If he can CONSISTENTLY hit 14.9, we have something. Like the adage says, the sun shines on even a dogs ass every once and a while.

P.S.; I am not knocking focusinalaska, simply the usage of a single slip that I have yet to see reproduced 3 or 4 times.
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The flipping planets all had to be in alignment for that to happen, atmospheric condition beyond prime and/or a tail wind like no other. If he can CONSISTENTLY hit 14.9, we have something. Like the adage says, the sun shines on even a dogs ass every once and a while.

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good point goat.
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consistently doesnt mean anything...if u hit it, u hit it. It means the potential is already there and yes....it takes a great driver, and ideal conditions. But those requirements arent different for anyone whos trying to get their personal best
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consistently doesnt mean anything...if u hit it, u hit it. It means the potential is already there and yes....it takes a great drive, and ideal conditions. But those requirements areno different for anyone whos trying to get their personal best
My car has the potential to pull a 13.5 with a 100mph tail wind.

Does that mean my car is a 13.5 car?
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ok..now youre completley exaggerating what we're talking about. I'm pretty sure the conditions weren't that extreme. No one seems to know what variables came into play on that one 14.9 run. Most likely, he's a badass driver..most importantly....what about weight reduction? removing the rear seats, the spare, the tools, lowering the front tire pressure a shit load? what elevation was it at? how much gas was in the tank? all that stuff makes a huge difference...hell, i have friends with all motor vr6's that run 12's....and only make 200whp. ideal conditions are almost more important then how much power they actually get out of the engine...it made a difference for them running a 12.8 one day..and then a 13.1 the other. maybe there was a tail wind, you'll take every advantage you can get.
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ok..now youre completley exaggerating what we're talking about.
The exaggeration was for effect. My point being that consistency is the key to drag racing, not one magical run to hang your hat on, at least in this range of times.

Most races in these times are bracket races, you set a time (for me I would always say 14.65) and whoever stays closest to that in your race (including reaction times) wins that run.

Thats why I say consistency is the key.

Now you get as fast as Tom or the Vegas car, THEN you have to start worrying about fastest time, as thats some rarified air up there.
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EXACTLY!...no one is going to take their spare, rear seat, pass seat out, and go around picking off different cars on the street...that is stupid. There is a difference between street racing and drag racing...The conditions of the race would have to be perfect to run that time, and if you're comparing an SVT running to a non-SVT on the street, 9 times out of 10, the conditions wont be perfect, so yes, in this case consistency DOES matter.

I guess I am going to have to drive an SVT to see its potential to run a high 14, cuz I don't.
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okay, again I point out the 15.77 best.

There are ample drivers in SVTs in many conditions that have posted 15.0-15.1

.67-.87 seconds is a LONG time in the quarter mile to blame on tires or conditions, especially when your car is already modded to the max. If you want to talk about you being faster than an SVTF why not post your dyno from when your car was dyno tuned by your billet speed tuner. Surely you must have spent significant time on both dyno and real world driving conditions with it hooked up to a datalogger in order to get such an ungodly tune that it puts you above any other bolt on zx#
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