Im going to the track friday

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  1. Demolisher

    Demolisher Active Member

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    I need some help anything i should do to drop the et's?
     
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    wait...you have a CEL that says your converter/ clutch is slipping....among others and you want to dog it on the track? i would get that light to go out first, THEN worry about getting the ET down...BUT if you want...

    Bag of Ice on the upper intake between rounds....it has been DYNO PROVEN to add up to 10hp! Just make sure you put a towel around it or else you'll get the boot for watering down the track.

    MAKE SURE your tire pressures are where they should be in the back. If you're running street tires, don't air them down. Its pointless....HOWEVER, I'd put about 10 extra PSI in the fronts. This minimizes the front contact patch of the tire. That means LESS rolling resistance! I STILL do this...even with my skinnies. If your front tires are kind of shitty about worn, I wouldn't do it, but if they have relatively alot of life left in'em...go for it.

    If you're feeling froggy, you can unhook the front sway bar but if you're not running a sticky tire, you're front PROBABLY won't rise that much anyway.

    Take all excess CRAP out of the car. That gym bag from 3 weeks ago. Your bowling shoes. Sub box. Shit like that.

    (This one especially irritates me) ROLL YOUR FUCKING WINDOWS UP!!! (not saying you do it but I HATE when people do) Think about how much wind hits you in the face when you're running 70mph down the hwy windows down....NOW imagine 100mph. The amount of turbulence the car has to overcome is already HUGE...don't add to it b/c you think you look cool or its hot outside....its 14 seconds or less of heat. deal with it. Its also dangerous is you crash.

    BURNOUT....if you're on street tires, don't do a john force burnie. It overinflates the rear tires from the the heat expansion of the air inside...making you lose contact patch. The compound of a plain jane street tires isn't meant to work well OVERLY hot. Just do a quick first gear burnout. I do it till I see smoke just start in the mirror (about 2-3seconds MAX) and roll it out. You just want to get all the sand, rocks, and shit off the tires. This also gets a FRESH patch of rubber all the way around!

    THE LAUNCH! Most tracks are COATED for the first 1/8th mile with rubber. When you run a street radial tire and try to launch hard, what happens is, they treads "dig in" to the rubber and it gets under the tire. It "balls" up and you spin (as well as fuck up the track for the others....i hate you when you do that). Ever get glue (like rubber cement) on your hands and rubbed them together to get off? Thats what you tires do on the track...
     
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    What about bumping up the timing? what do i bump it up 2 my car is farily stock except for K&N,Xpipe,Pulleys ? :help2:
     
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    what kind of a launch would you recommend for street tires? somewhere in the middle at about 3k?
     
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    Depends on how much power your making my Stang made 300HP 390 TQ and i had 315 BFG DR's and when id launch at 3K id break em loose, and thats after a good 15 sec or so burnout.

    If your on street tires i would say around 2 or so. (giving that your stock) When i had my poop tires on running at the track i wouldnt even launch id wait till the last yellow light and just go.

    I wouldnt bump the timing unless you have it dyno tuned. Ice on the intake mani works wonders. but also consider forzen peas. (it wont leave watter on the track or your engine) Whenever your not running leave your heater on full blast. Hell even turn it to A/C and make it hot.
     
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    yeah i aint makin shit for power and im on 245 street tires so will prolly go with no launch.
     
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    well heres what i would do in your case.

    Go around the waterbox. and then rev up the motor drop the clutch to spin the tires a little bit (no need for a burnout and smoke) its just to clean off your tires.

    Then when the green light goes just go. Chances are its a prepped track so you should do okay
     
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    yeah i was actually figuring i would be able to launch from a higher rpm on the track than on the street cause i thought i would hook better but i guess not. ill just wait for the last yellow and take off.
     
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    HEY DONT HIJACK MY THRED LOL help me get better et's :drunk:
     
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    wasnt hijacking your thread. thought it was a general topic and you werent chiming in. my bad
     
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    I wouldn't bother with it...It will help maybe but not enough to tell the difference. You could make up the difference with a better shift next round or not. Plus you could get too much timing and start to detonate. Plus I found it to be a PITA to change the timing on the SN95 5.0 (but I had the smog pump on). If you must change the timing mine would start to detonate around 13 degrees. I've heard others go as high as 14 and be fine, mine didn't like it.

    What kinda tires are you going to be on?
     
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    DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT!!!! RUN YOUR A/C AT OR EVEN ON YOUR WAY TO THE TRACK!!! If you live in a humid area like I do, condensation will build up on the A/C lines...and drip onto the track and water on the track is NO GO!

    Again, street tires usually hook WORSE on the track unless they have a shit load of VHT layed down...I suggest leaving the line like you would leave a stop light aggressively. Revving the clutch and DUMPING it around going to work. You have to finese it....
     
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    Its easy to leave on street tires.

    Go around the water box
    Line up with the track and stop
    Rev up to about 4,500rpms and dump the clutch
    Ride out the burnout and let off the throttle before getting to the lights
    Move up to the lights and trip the deep stage light
    Rev up to about 2,500rpms
    Last yellow light, slip the clutch out while easing into the throttle
     
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    ok last month i went to the track and ran a 15.7 well yesteryday the best time i had was a 15.2 WOHHOOOO not bad for a stock auto convertable 5.0 on full interior :banana:
     
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    15.2 for that pig? Not bad at all man. Seriously. Good job!
     
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    man now i wanna be in the 14's any idea's would help lol
     
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    intake, full 2.5" exhaust, and 4.10 gears. It would feel like a completely different car.