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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #90 on: May 01, 2006, 11:57:32 AM »
Thanks again for the video TurboDub, it was really interesting to see what was happening out back on those "tractionless" launches.  Funny thing was, that was my highest trap speed of the day even though my 60' and ET were down.  It was my first time and some of the mechanics of drag racing still baffle me!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2006, 07:13:45 PM »
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Also with my runs against the Mustang, my speed was better by 6mph. (85 vs 91) but I still lost by about a tenth? Are my launches that bad?? :cry: Any info would be great. Thanks!


Remember alot of cars have bad aerodynamics and are affected more at higher speeds, so they will accelerate slower for the last 1/8th mile.  Your car probably has really good aerodynamics so you wont have as much of a problem.

I noticed on your in car video you posted you were shifting slowly between gears.  You have to remember to shift as quickly as posible.  Another thing is shifting stratagies, if you are finishing the 1/4 in thrird near redline sometimes it is better to shift into forth earlier and you can get better times.  Launching turbo AWD cars is one of the hardest things to do. so it just takes time learning how to do it and a bit of luck ;)  I would assume you should be able to get around 2.0 sec 60' times.  What were your 60' times?


Yeah I knew I messed up the start so I wasn't up for slamming the gears the rest of the way...I was also too busy watching that drag car blast down the track!! It's funny I look like I'm casually driving down the road. hehe I think my 60' times were like 2.9?? Not good!

On 2 of the runs I ran through 3rd the whole way (Once I hit the rev limiter just as I crossed the finish line) another time I shifted to fourth...I can't remember which method gave me the best result...I guess I'll have to go back one of these days and starting writing stuff down so I know what works best.

Next time I'll try to get better vids too =)
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #91 on: May 01, 2006, 07:13:45 PM »

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #92 on: May 01, 2006, 07:16:38 PM »
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Thanks again for the video TurboDub, it was really interesting to see what was happening out back on those "tractionless" launches.  Funny thing was, that was my highest trap speed of the day even though my 60' and ET were down.  It was my first time and some of the mechanics of drag racing still baffle me!


No problemo! ...it was cool as hell watching your car and it's "tractionless' launches  :twisted: hehe
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #93 on: May 01, 2006, 07:24:35 PM »
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Hey all my best was a 17.026 had tons of fun meeting you.
All my car has is milltek catback and awe tuning stage 1 clutch and yep it the 2.8 v6. The girl in the sti is a friend of the group i hang with it was
her firts time racing and a fairlt new to her car. Dont even think she is cute.
she is only like 16 or 17. Jim was driving the 12 sec. coupe look forward
to more gtg's and events.


16 or 17!? I'm going to hell... :lol: :cry:
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #94 on: May 03, 2006, 01:05:05 AM »
yeah a 17 i wish my car was faster.  :

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #95 on: May 03, 2006, 01:27:44 AM »
Gutz...I was talking about the fact that the girl I called "cute" is only 16 or 17.  :lol:

I Didn't mean to sound like I was calling you out on your car's time...my car ran about the same ET as yours. :wink:

BTW if your buddy wants a video of his Audi coupe I can send it to you. That thing was REALLY eff'n quick!
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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #96 on: May 03, 2006, 01:40:13 AM »
I just meet him that night. oh got ya yeah close to jail bait.
Cute bottom not to fond on the personality though.

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Re: Bandimere Speedway - Test-n-Tune - Wed April 26 4:00-9:0
« Reply #97 on: May 14, 2006, 11:03:20 PM »
yeah i got a 16.8 im getting faster!!!