First time on the track!

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  1. ElrodKTPQ_89

    ElrodKTPQ_89 Legend

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    Well guys I finally got to take my car to the track Friday night! Been many times but have never driven down the track so that was a totally new experience for me. I did surprise myself though and didn't really make a fool of myself! I only ran the car twice, about an hour apart between passes. First time I got separated from my buddy in the staging lanes and got out beside a 9 second car, so I couldn't hear a damn thing and I was by myself also so I had a hard time easing up to the tree and whatnot. First pass I ran a 14.61 @ 97! Really surprised myself!

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    Later I finally went back up with my buddy in his dodge ram and told the track officials to line us up. This go around I let the air pressure down to 25lbs in each tire, I would have went lower but none of us had a tank and I didn't wanna bum off anyone. Also this time my friend Matt rode shotgun with me and helped coach me a bit. This time I ran a 14.67 @ 95, given that Matt weighs about 150lbs I think that attributed to my lower speed.

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    Review my time slips guys and give me a little constructive criticism if you will I'm all ears! I definitely need some more seat time, and to do a better burnout next time. But it was all in good fun and I wasn't out to out-do anyone, just wanted to see what the car and myself were capable of. Hopefully the next time I go back I will finally have my T5 and everything with in, my front and rear swaybars and hopefully have my 18's with better tires on.
     
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    Here's the video of my second pass!

    [video=youtube_share;DOWbb5yXhhU]http://youtu.be/DOWbb5yXhhU[/video]
     
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    Nice, trap speeds say there's a high 13 in there IMO.
     
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    That's a great time for an auto!
     
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    Thats pretty respectable for your first time!

    Sway bars and 18's would probably slow you down
     
  6. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    I think so too Rich! Or atleast a very low 14!

    I thought so myself! And that's a wooooorn out auto at that!

    You're probably right, but if that's the case it's not a big deal really. I will have a better set of tires on the 18's so that will be in my favor.
     
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    Video added to second post.
     
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    Not bad at all for an auto Caleb. I think I ran 14.7 my first time out, spinning down the track with a manual. It's tons of fun that's for sure. Keep at it, get things dialed in, and you can definitely hit a 13. A good set of radials, lowered psi, and some suspension work and I think you can have it

    Best I was able to do with my 2v was a 13.9 missing 3rd gear everytime. Come to find out there's an internal issue that won't let me no lift anymore. Even daily driving I get locked out of 3rd if I shift too fast and 4th grinds real bad.

    Keep at it brotha. It's an incredible feeling once you break those 14's :)
     
  9. ElrodKTPQ_89

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    Thanks Joey! It was a pretty good feeling just to come back with two passes as good as those were. Right before I made my first pass I talked to a guy who was leaving who had a bone stock 95 Cobra except for mufflers and a Steeda Tri-ax. He ran a 15.2 blowing the tires off all down the track. So after talking to him I thought the only way I'm gonna be in the 15's is if I just burn the tires down off the line or get a horrible reaction time. Like you said it felt great to hit a mid 14 my first time ever on the track.
     
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    Practice will help get those times down there is a low 14 in there for sure. Thats not a bad 60ft time, looks like you did a good job on the starting line. Alot of drag races are won and lost in the first 60ft.
     
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    Ima drag that ass in the 2v next time. Lol
     
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    Thanks man!!

    Got plans of putting that procharger on there soon?!? Man you shouldn't have sold that Zex kit either!
     
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    Kicking myself in the ass for it lol. Im ready to run it, blow it up or something.
     
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    Congrats on popping your track cherry! Its very addicting. Keep us updated as you make changes and improve your times...
     
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    For a second I read "Twin Cities Motorsports Park" and thought they opened up a new track in MN that I hadn't heard about! doh!