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Just yeseterday i went to the local 1/4 mile track and my best time was a bit disspointing. I ended up running a best of 15.1, the bad part comes with the 60ft which was a 2.55. If i would have managed to get a 2.2 then i could have hit 14.?? no problem. Is there a certain technique with launching this car that someone can tell me because next time i go i will not settle for a 15. My mods are exhaust, intake, pulley, and diablo predator. I know this car is capable of a 14.7 and that is what i want to get. I would appreciate any techniques or strategies you guys use in launching these cars.

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Did you turn TC off?
 

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You just have to practice working the clutch on take off find an emptey parking lot were it's safe, or as my high school football coach use to say "PRACTICE PRACTICE AND MORE PRACTICE!!!!!".
 

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in my moms zx2 when i practiced i would bring it up to 4k, hold it, let go of the clutch halfway, gun it and let go of the clutch ...occasionally i get a little wheelhop but the second time i tried it was almost perfect, the tires spun for like half of a second and i took off

i did this cuz my friend told me how to do that
 

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Are you full bolt-ons? Thats a good time on an SVT in itself, but using the rule of thumb that .1s 60' is worth .2s 1/4, you're looking at a mid-high 14s run with a 2.2x launch.
 

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thats still a pretty good time, but yea, try feathering the clutch an throttle untill you get used to where it grabs, bogs, and slips
 

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nomoreavril said:
in my moms zx2 when i practiced i would bring it up to 4k, hold it, let go of the clutch halfway, gun it and let go of the clutch ...occasionally i get a little wheelhop but the second time i tried it was almost perfect, the tires spun for like half of a second and i took off

i did this cuz my friend told me how to do that
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sorry but the svt trany does not work like the zx2 hell I don't think it works like any other tranny
 

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i have intake, exhaust, pulley, and diablo flash tune. The only thing that is holding me back from hitting the 14's is my 60ft. Once i get the 60ft down then i should be hitting consitant 14's. Most likely around 14.6,14,7,14.8
 

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It says in your profile that you have Ford Racing headers, what is that?
 

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when i first got my car i wanted to throw a hole bunch of bolt ons real quick. I didn't know that the svt already has the highest flowing header available. So i went on line to look for better headers and i found a pair on ford racing (the jet hot coated header) didn't know i was getting what i already had so i sold them. I guess i better update my profile.
 

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how come svts have cool headers and can still pass emissions but if i get one i lose:(
 

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You might get those 60's down a notch but unless you get a stiff tail wind you will never see 14.7 in your current config
 

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15.1[???:)] i'm just a tad sceptical without a timeslip and with the limited mods you have. been dyno'd and if so what were your numbers?
 

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skeptical? nahh..you just have know how to drive the thing. I hit 15.2 back to back to back at the strip with just a CAI, tune and pulleys. My 60 fts werent great at all, but the car was consistent and my trap speeds were high which is a good sign...usually 92 or 93 mph. It just takes alot of seat time with this car to get a feel for

did u say that you had a 2.5..60 ft? Damn..... and you still hit a 15.1?...yea, your car is good for 14's easy, just learn how to launch it a little better. youre definitely making good power. What was your trap speed? Got a slip you can post up?

Rev to around 3500, slip the clutch, mash the gas and your golden, shift at redline every time..and ride out 3rd gear at the end of the 1/4 mile, itll keep your trap speed up.


people substantially underestimate the SVT's capabilities...sure the gearing isnt suited for much other then road course..but that just means you have to learn how to make it versatile. people that are saying all this negative stuff usually are the ones who have never ran their car or know how to properly drive it.
 

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r/t: .297
60': 2.551
330: 6.542
1/8: 9.875
MPH: 73.40
1000: 12.747
1/4: 15.18
MPH: 91.31
the reason why my trap speed was so low cause i lowered the tire pressure a lot. Usually i trap around 94. Next time i go i am just going to keep the normal pressure because i can launch really good on the street. I think my svt is a little strong straight from the factory.
 

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Trap speed is the ugly sister of E/T anyway, you don't win for having the best speed.

You 60' lines up with whatever was lined up next to me and you can see what they ended up with.

Make sure those tires are around 20-22lbs of pressure.

 

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Goatroper I aspire to your times....I'll be getting closer when it cools down..it'll take a little more than what I have to run a 14.6 NA I think.
 
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