First time at the 1/4 mile.

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  1. 95RedGt

    95RedGt New Member

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    Went to palm beach international raceway last night. I got there late and only got in 3 runs in. First run i missed the green light. Ran 14.497 @97.43mph. Second run launched at 3000 missed second. R/T.389 [email protected] Third run Launch at 3500 R/T .580 horrible. I know.. [email protected]
    Shifting at 5700. This was ran on a half tank, subs And amp

    This was my first time ever on a strip. Im in love.
    does anyone have any pointers theyd be willing to share.

    MY goal is to get some consistent times then play with timing. Tire pressure ect.
     
  2. chris91

    chris91 Well-Known Member

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    I always dumped the clutch when the last yellow lit up. Made for decent R/T's. On street tires don't do a burnout, it actually makes the tires more slick. I wouldn't drop the PSI too much either. I'd just spin em over once to get the water off. Remember, you don't HAVE to take off when the light turns green, timer doesn't start until you start moving. I mean don't sit there forever but just know you don't have to be in a rush. Finding the right launching RPM is all in practice, every car is different. Those are my tips, take em as you may. I know they helped me out some.
     
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    Your 60' mean more than r/t. That can help with figuring out launch, suspension, and tires. The r/t really only matters in competition. Like chris91 said, your 1/4 mile ET/speed would be the same with a perfect r/t or if you sat there for 5 seconds, then took off.
     
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    Ok 60' first to last run. 2.482. 2.104. 2.143. Thanks for the tips so far. Ill have to keep practicing. On the first run i wasnt ready on green. So i just dumped the clutch at about 1000rpm lol almost stalled it.
     
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    What tires are you running? Get a set of drag radials now that you are hooked on the fun, and watch those 60' times go down as well as a better ET.
     
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    yep, it's all in the '60. The r/t only means something if you are racing someone heads up, first one down the end of the track kind of thing. Just concentrate on setting and holding your rpms over worrying about the green light.

    If you want to work on r/t, if its a count down style tree, go on the 2nd yellow.
     
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    Right on dude nice numbers for first time out with some sticky tires she will be deep in the 13's
     
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    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    nice dude! Congrats on the first run! :-D
     
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    Thanks everyone. I wasnt aware how fun it would be. right now im running cooper zeon rs3-a 275-40-17. I actually like these better than my old nitto 555r.
     
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    Nittos sucks Mickey Thompson drag radials for the win
     
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    Nice numbers for first time out. I remember my first time. I was nervous and did terrible. Practice will only make you better, the faster you can shift the better. As others have said a nice set of tires will help a lot. a short throw shifter will make shifting easier as well and not terrible expensive. From there its just practice to get the launch better.
     
  12. mcglsr2

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    Glad you had a fun! (Try a road course sometime, like HPDE... ;) )