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    DSM at dragstrip, trying for 10s, Take two

    Well I just got back from another long day at the strip. 11-5pm. I got 9 runs in today and my goal was to finally break into the 10s. Well long story short is that I did not get it no matter how hard I tried. I cannot get an ounce bit more of power out of this car. I have the wastegate vacuum line pulled off, running 30+ psi and it is still the same. I can only launch at 12 psi or the tires go up in smoke. I am getting a 1.65 60ft almost everytime and I am very consistent but I cannot cut this last bit off. If I launch harder then I get no traction. If I had slicks I could launch at 30psi and get a great 60ft and have 10s no problem but a set of 4 are $937 without rims. So I am not doing that yet because of no funds. The track was prepped like crap or should I say not prepped at all. Next week I will be at norwalk and hopefully get better traction so I can hit 10s. The car is doing great and it has great consistency and showing no signs of problems.

    I have 6 videos and my times went like this. Not in this order. So close, so many times but no cigar. I tried switching the launch up and it didnt matter. I changed tire pressure a lot and it helped but still not enough for 10s. I think I should start bracket racing. lol

    11.20
    11.18
    11.14
    11.13
    11.12
    11.08

    Best slip (will be scanned later)
    60ft 1.6452
    330ft 4.6081
    1/8 7.084@99.41
    1000ft 9.241@111.98
    1/4 11.0892@121.91

    I weighed the car at the track too. These are race weights with gas.

    2690 with driver
    2515 without driver

    92 Eagle Talon TSI AWD Auto = 10.61@127.8 (1.4 60ft)
    94 3000gt SL 8:1TT 5spd getrag = 11.87@123 (1.8 60ft)
    91 3000gt VR4 13gs = 11.61@115 (1.59 60ft)

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0qj5...el_video_title

    Here is my 11.08 video, check out my channel for the rest of them!
    Last edited by 11secondFWD; 04-17-2011 at 12:27 AM.

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    See above post.
    Last edited by 11secondFWD; 04-17-2011 at 12:25 AM.

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    I was disappointed because I didnt get a 10 but I did get 4 runs that were better than last week. ANd what is the difference in 0.08 sec really other than saying "I got a 10 sec car." I am still going to try and get 10s but I think I should be happy having a fast street car. A 10.99 and 11.08 is the same more less but I want that first number to say 10. lol

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    Yank the damn seats and try again! lol

    Still nice #'s

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    Well seats are gone, all I have is one race seat. Everything is completely gutted. I still have the dash, heat, center console, roll up windows and wipers. I do not have any carbon fiber or lexan. I also do not have light rims or slicks. If I got a cf hood, hatch, and doors, lexan windows, took the rest of the interior out, and got light rims and light slicks, I would be golden. I am 2525 without driver now so I could possibly be pretty light. Also, I could do a light driveshaft too. I just think I rather do more performance before any more weight reduction. ANd I dont want to cut into the car more than I have already.

    But than at 10.99 you need a roll cage so I will be adding weight...

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    Have you tried pushing the rear camber to zero or even positive (if adjustment will allow it) to compensate for the squat? When the car squats out of the hole you're getting a ton of negative camber and only riding on the inside 1/4 of the tire.

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    Front end raises, too, dial in some negative static camber.
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    Well everything on the car is 100% stock. Can I change that on the stock setup. The part of cars I know least about is the suspension/handling. I really dont know how to change it or if I even can. lol

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    Yeah you can, you can probably get a few degrees each direction with the factory settings.

    On the front strut, loosen the lower bolt a little, and the top bolt loosen the nut slightly then turn the bolt, the cam on the golt head will push against a welded/formed tab on the strut housing that will change the camber of your front wheel, sitting in front of the whole hub assembly and turning the bolt you should be able to actually see the whole thing tilt a little bit.

    Same for the rear, but its just a different arm, the adjustment is probably in towards the differential. Loosen the nut some, then turn the bolt, there is normally a few degrees of adjustment able to be had from the factory settings.

    Just think about what is happening during launch and take Hellbringers advice for the rear, you might be able to gain a half a tenth on a 60' with the different alignment. Of course, you will probably gain 2 tenths with some decent tires but like you said thats 900 dollars. Adjusting these things shouldnt take an hour, plus its free

    Hope this helps

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