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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2006, 12:26:18 PM »
I'm still on the fence, this project I am working on has had me buried in work. Meaning not a lot of time outside of work.

I figure I would like to give my stockie Passat a run in sport mode to see how it does. Of course this is only possible if I have the time. So I probably wont know until Monday or Tuesday next week.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2006, 01:46:42 PM »
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Am I the only Audi?  You guys will take care of me right, it's my first time to a dragstrip and the lights/launch is a bit intimidating. :-)

Hopefully I'll get lined up against someone slow... ;-)


Yeah, all the other Audi owners here think they are to good for the drag strip :P  I am sure there will be a couple sleeper members show up?

Just don't put any sticker tires on your S4 then you normally run during the summer.  I know your stage III+, but sticker tires will just bog you down at the launch.  If its your first time doing the 1/4 mile don't worry about the lights, just stage and try to get a good launch.  That will help you get used to the lights and practice your launches.  Make sure you turn off your climate control, ESP, lights, ect...  You could even leave your spare at home.

I am sure there will be plunty of Honda's, Subie's, and good old american iron out there you will put the smack down on.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2006, 01:46:42 PM »

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2006, 03:38:30 PM »
I'm actually still on my winter tires, but wheel-spin has never been a problem for me.  I'm actually only Stage III, I haven't done the fueling yet so I'm still sub 400hp.  It's pretty quick though compared to a stocker.

I might switch to summer rubber this weekend.  I'm really excited to go!  It sounds like a good driver could get 13's easy in my car, and 12's possibly.  I would be beside myself to get into the 13's.  I guess an RS6 can do 14.1 so that's my target!  Maybe someone who knows how to launch an S4 will be there and give me some tips or even take a run.  At 210lbs I'm not the lightest either. ;-)
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2006, 07:32:44 PM »
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I'm actually still on my winter tires, but wheel-spin has never been a problem for me.  I'm actually only Stage III, I haven't done the fueling yet so I'm still sub 400hp.  It's pretty quick though compared to a stocker.

I might switch to summer rubber this weekend.  I'm really excited to go!  It sounds like a good driver could get 13's easy in my car, and 12's possibly.  I would be beside myself to get into the 13's.  I guess an RS6 can do 14.1 so that's my target!  Maybe someone who knows how to launch an S4 will be there and give me some tips or even take a run.  At 210lbs I'm not the lightest either. ;-)


You should be able to beat a RS6 easy; if they run 14.1.  I ran a 14.9 in my stock S4 with a spare and a half-tank of gas ;)
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2006, 05:09:16 PM »
That's encouraging! †It sounds like with a decent launch I should see 13's. †I'm sure excited about it! †Switched to the summer rubber today which gears me down a touch and grips a little better... like I need it. (traction that is!)

Looking forward to running with the crew! †I'll leave the spare at home and I ordered one of those small Odyssey batteries today (mine is SHOT!) so combined I'll be down another 50 lbs or so. †I'll also work on being near empty to give myself the best chance for success.

Thanks a ton for the tips and encouragment. †I've always wanted to go to the strip!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2006, 11:58:54 PM »
hey all i was there today with my audi and i will be there wed.
You cant laugh cause im slow. i ran a 17.064 i need more go fast goodies!

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2006, 06:07:56 PM »
At this point I am going to be a game time decision. My plan, if I can swing it, is to head there straight from work since it is on my way home anyway. I just would like to get in a few runs to see what my car really does stock. Well and of course hang out with fellow enthusiasts. ;)

So I will let you guys know on Wednesday. I have never done this before so I'm not sure where to go when i get there and all that.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2006, 06:29:12 PM »
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Well and of course hang out with fellow enthusiasts. ;)


I think the plan is to all meet up around 6:00-6:15 on the upper parking lot and chat for a few then go back in line as a gourp :D

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I have never done this before so I'm not sure where to go when i get there and all that.


Just ask the person at the gate when you pay, they can give you the good directions where to go.  When you go down the hill to line up make sure you go to the line where they are doing the inspections.  Its usually on the left and there is a little hut near the line.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2006, 06:34:15 PM »
Jay,

Give me a call and I can give you the info...easier than typing it all out.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2006, 06:39:51 PM »
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hey all i was there today with my audi and i will be there wed.
You cant laugh cause im slow. i ran a 17.064 i need more go fast goodies!


If i showed up i would be running that slow or probably slower.  oh well.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2006, 11:40:40 PM »
My friend has a stock 1.8t vw and ran low 16 it was like a 16.01 or
something like that!

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2006, 02:02:45 PM »
bump.  

TODAY woot!

I hope everyone will come out and have some fun tonight when we put some "German Engineering" on thunder mountain!

I would suggest getting there between 3:30 and 4:30, so you can get the inspection done quickly and more runs in!

We will meet on the upper parking lot above the track between 6:00 and 6:15 pm.

Leave your spare at home!

Take all the shtuff out off your car that will wieght you done!

There are two yellow lights on the light tree, roll slowly up to the line and creep ahead when you stage the first yellow light.  When the second yellow light lights up stop and you are staged.  The lights will go green as soon both lanes a staged, so be ready!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2006, 03:05:05 PM »
Hmm...I want to, but don't know if I'll be able too...I do have the Jetta today :twisted: Would I need a helmet? I don't have one :(

Iwould be VERY interested in knowing what my stock VR6 does before I slap the supercharger on it :D
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2006, 03:12:42 PM »
I'M GOING, I'M GOING :D Tish is going out the girls so I'm going out with the guys ;)...I still need a helmet though. My head's about 7 - 7-1/4 if anybody has an extra. Otherwise, I'll come and hang.

I'm not sure what time I'm getting there, I'll be running by the house and grabbing my other shoes. I'm have a 3-4 hour polygraph in a couple hours that I'll be coming from in Wheatridge.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2006, 03:14:22 PM »
You only need a helmet if you have a really fast car IIRC. So you may be okay. Can someone with more experience elaborate?

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2006, 03:30:19 PM »
Sub 14 second requires a helmet.

Sub 11.5 (I think), requires full protection, cage, harness, etc.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2006, 03:32:10 PM »
Well, I got no worries then :D I'm well above 14.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2006, 03:50:35 PM »
So what happens if you think you are 14+ and you go under 14 on a run and you have no helmet, they just make you leave or borrow a helmet or something?

I would have nothing to worry about as well since my slow poke would be like 18+.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2006, 03:52:56 PM »
I looked up 1/4 times and it a '03 VR6 stock with a magnaflow exhaust does about 14.something somewhere lower than us so I should be okay. Since I'll have my 215lb butt/spare tire, no shoes, half tank of gas, and no desire to tear up my clutch trying to shave a few extra tenths of a second. I just wanna get going fast and not have to stop at 45mph ;)
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #49 on: April 26, 2006, 03:55:49 PM »
I can bring an extra helmet, and I will also have mine.  My best has been 14.8, so I shouldn't be getting anywhere close.

If you don't have a helmet after a sub 14 second run you won't be allowed to run again.  They put a special sticker on your card that identifies you need a helmet.  If you stage without one they will pull you.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #50 on: April 26, 2006, 04:00:51 PM »
JR you should be fine, you will be above 14 in the Jetta VR6.

If you run under 14 you will need a helmet or they dont let you run again.

If you run under 12 seconds you need a NHRA approved roll cage and need to have your car certified yearly.  They might have lowered it to 11.5, but I have always known it to be sub 12 seconds.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2006, 04:03:44 PM »
Hey if you have FRS 2-way radios you should bring them!  I am going to bring two.  Then we can talk smack.  I will give my second one to someone that is specing.  Use channel 6?
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #52 on: April 26, 2006, 04:06:41 PM »
Wish I could be there guys, but my VP here has called a meeting this afternoon that will last until around 6:00.  So, no chance of me making it over there this evening.  maybe some other week this summer.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #53 on: April 26, 2006, 04:11:13 PM »
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Wish I could be there guys, but my VP here has called a meeting this afternoon that will last until around 6:00.  So, no chance of me making it over there this evening.  maybe some other week this summer.

good luck!


Sounds like you need a Fast of your own!  He could help you make your VP understand what was truely of importance!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #54 on: April 26, 2006, 04:21:10 PM »
I have a couple of two-ways I can bring.  And Josh, you may be right about the 12 seconds.  I may be mixing the GRM challenge guidelines.

Found this on the Bandimer F.A.Q.:

What are some of the major safety items I will need as I go quicker?

The following is a list of major items that are required as specific ETís and speeds. This list is a guideline, and we recommend consulting a current NHRA rulebook for specific details, specifications, and diagrams.

    13.99 seconds
    - Drive Line Loop with slicks (13.00 with street tires)
    - Approved helmet - Roll bar in convertibles
    - SFI seat belts in convertibles
    - SFI 3.2A/1 Jacket in vehicles equiped with non-OEM
       nitrous, turbos or superchargers

    11.99 seconds
    - SFI Flywheel / Clutch / Bellhousing Steel Valve Stems /
       Arm Restraints (open cars)

    11.49 seconds
    - SFI 3.2A/1 approved jacket
    - Roll bar
    - SFI approved seat belts

    10.99 seconds or Super Street
    - SFI Transmission Shield,
       or at 135 mph - Aftermarket axles
    - SFI Harmonic Balancer
    - Roll Cage with altered floor pans,
       or 135 mph - Window net required
    - Ignition cut-off on all bikes / snowmobiles that exceed
       135 mph

    9.99 seconds or Super Gas or 135 mph
    - NHRA Chassis Certification
    - NHRA Competition License
    - SFI jacket & pants 3.2A/5
    - SFI neck collar & gloves 3.3/1
    - SFI flexplate / flexplate shield

    150 mph
    - Parachute.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2006, 04:39:11 PM »
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- Ignition cut-off on all bikes / snowmobiles that exceed
      135 mph


who is running their snowmobile at 135mph at bandimere?

Damn, that would be some wind chill.

oh, and Josh, I used to have a VP that would understand.  this one wouldn't though.  It is so much more fun to work for car guys.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #56 on: April 26, 2006, 04:42:27 PM »
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who is running their snowmobile at 135mph at bandimere?


The last time I went up for a test and tune (last year in June, my one and only time), there was a snowmobile running up there, and he was FAST!!!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #57 on: April 26, 2006, 04:44:39 PM »
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Sub 11.5 (I think), requires full protection, cage, harness, etc.


ok on that note i can't make it. my car would be too fast and i can't afford the cage today. i have he Nomex suit and the helment, but †no cage. i will have to wait till next time.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #58 on: April 26, 2006, 04:49:38 PM »
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who is running their snowmobile at 135mph at bandimere?


The last time I went up for a test and tune (last year in June, my one and only time), there was a snowmobile running up there, and he was FAST!!!


There are normally a few snowmobiles out there on Test-n-Tune days.  They replace the skis with wheels or add wheels and the track is replaced with a smooth one.  They are super super quick as you can imagine :D

There are Jet Cars getting cerified on test-n-tune days also.  Its fun to check those out and watch them run down the track.
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #59 on: April 26, 2006, 07:50:49 PM »
Well guys, duty calls, or shall I call it doodie. I have too much left to do on this project to be able to go have fun tonight.

I think it would be great if we could pick one or two wednesdays a month and try to get folks out. Seems like a fairly inexpensive way to have some fun.

I really wish I could make it, but I could use the time to get home, eat and get back to work. :(

I'll honk on my way home as I drive by!