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Old 06-19-2006, 03:07 AM   #11
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keeping the gas down while shifting? thats new, must be some secret racer trick, i'm not gonna try it, i dont want to blow an engine.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:23 AM   #12
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keeping the gas down while shifting? thats new, must be some secret racer trick, i'm not gonna try it, i dont want to blow an engine.
powershifting?
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Old 06-19-2006, 12:15 PM   #13
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i have no idea about shifting while racing in a standard, since i dont drive one, i can get a pretty awesome launch in my moms car , but when i shift i just get to about 5500 and shift like i normally do just really fast and i can almost always chirp second. i dont know any secret racer tricks though.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:57 PM   #14
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working on your 60' will net some gains if you can net a low 2.3 or 2.2 then that will generally improve your times by a couple tenths down the far end as well. theres still something going on in the first 660'. make sure everything is running right and give er a quick tune up before going next time.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:05 PM   #15
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i have no idea about shifting while racing in a standard, since i dont drive one, i can get a pretty awesome launch in my moms car , but when i shift i just get to about 5500 and shift like i normally do just really fast and i can almost always chirp second. i dont know any secret racer tricks though.
they aren't secret racing tricks lol...powershifting is pretty well known in the car modding world. They are just things you have not learned yet.
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is there anything else we should know about powershifting?
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you gotta be light on the clutch and very quick with the shifter to powershift right.
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hell, i still "granny shift" (rather quickly) at the track and im still pulling decent #'s. just work on the launch and shift as close to redline as possible in the svt in EVERY gear. traction is your friend... remember that.
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Old 06-19-2006, 08:06 PM   #19
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Do you just pop the clutch when you launch or do you slip the clutch?

Well my car has 23,000 on it. Im not sure what could possibly be out of tune causing me to be doggy in the first 660. I might check my spark plugs and see if I can learn whats going on in the cylinders, but the car is practically brand new all my fluids are clean, my Dual Stage Intake switch is in place (which can sometimes cause problems with svt owners). I have new tires, good alignment, air filter is a clean k&n unit, tranny/clutch shifts great, im not thinking the fuel filter would be bad at 23k....
I think if anything thats messing up my 660 its probably me! I may not be pushing the pedal all the way to the floor after my tires get done spinning.

I will take your guy's advice on lowering my tires to 25psi, I definityly think it may improve my launch as you say! I might dump my spare tire, jack and rear seats(if they come out easy) and run 1/4th of gas, but I doubt that will do too much of anything.
I will also "clean off" my tires with a short 5000rpm spin of the tires, I never did that when I ran. Again Im not sure if that will do much of anything besides wasting good rubber....

I am going back this friday! My goal is about 15.7 to 15.8, I think it is reachable in a stock SVT as the magazines say. Who ever thought just getting a few tenths would be such a pain! Anymore tips would be really helpful, I am still learning!!
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:31 AM   #20
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i personally slip the clutch (as much as possible being as i have a stg 3 SPEC) until approx 5500 rpm's then drop it completely, shift into 2nd @ 61-6300 than shift @ 62-6500 the rest of the way down the strip (yes i NEED to hit 4th) obviously with th svt you need to hold your gears until nearly rev limit, but try the slipping technique some more and see where that gets you. its netted me a 2.314 as my best 60' on stock 15" rubber.
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