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advice for first quarter mile run in '12 v6 tonight

I have a 2012 base model automatic v6 and i am running it tonight at the local drag strip. Any advice on what to do with this car? what rpm to launch at? what to turn on or off?
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I'm running on 19" premium gt wheels with pirelli p zero nero tires.

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Try to go around the water box if possible and I never did a burnout on the pirelli tires. If you have to go through the water box do a small burnout just to get most of the water off.

I've found each tune to be different as far as launch rpm goes. I'd say start at 1500, and if you spin it means you likely flashed the converter while still braking. Going off of idle to see a baseline number wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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I've always turned off traction and advancetrac control. I also launch off of idle. Be safe and have fun. You should be able to just punch it and go. Like stated above, go around the water if possible. I always clean the tires off with a little burnout. No reason to make a smoke show though.

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Don't go through the water unless you can't go around it. If you want to do a burnout, don't !! Street tires get slick with too much heat. A quick 1-2 second turnover of the tires is good. Gloomy worry about the tree the first time(or three), and focus on your launch RPM(2500 and up or down in 250-500 increments depending on grip, but no more than 3250-3500 on those tires. With your mods, unless the DA and track elevation are bad, you should hit a decent amount below 13.7! I'm expecting [email protected], again, depending on DA/elevation. Have fun, and turn traction control off(push the button once !!), and leave stability control on!! If stability control has to kick in from you sliding sideways, it may save your car, and the run is lost anyway... Don't go too much faster than [email protected]1 lol !!

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Thanks both of you so far! Second note though is I sadly have the 2.73 gears :/ I'm sure that'll make a difference

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Don't go through the water unless you can't go around it. If you want to do a burnout, don't !! Street tires get slick with too much heat. A quick 1-2 second turnover of the tires is good. Gloomy worry about the tree the first time(or three), and focus on your launch RPM(2500 and up or down in 250-500 increments depending on grip, but no more than 3250-3500 on those tires. With your mods, unless the DA and track elevation are bad, you should hit a decent amount below 13.7! I'm expecting [email protected], again, depending on DA/elevation. Have fun, and turn traction control off(push the button once !!), and leave stability control on!! If stability control has to kick in from you sliding sideways, it may save your car, and the run is lost anyway... Don't go too much faster than [email protected] lol !!
His car is an automatic so he can't launch at 3,250-3,500 RPM's.

Good luck and be sure to post your timeslip in the 'stickied' 1/4 mile drag times thread at the top of this section.
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I thought only the automatic '13+ V6's had that 2000 rpm limit ?

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the stall in the automatic trans is 2500rpm. you can only really get to about to MAYBE 2100 before the wheels start turning over and thats pushing it. I dont think he'll be running anywhere near 13.3 with those stock gears. BUT, I hope I'm wrong


If you insist on brakestanding to launch, id start at about 1500rpm then go up incrementally to 2000rpm. Id try idle, 1500, 1800, 2000rpm launches until you find what works for you.

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OP,

I wouldn't launch the car any higher than idle. With those factory Pirelli tires, traction is going to be an issue. So, just foot brake the car slightly to make up for any drivetrain slack, then roll into the throttle at the light. Even with good track prep, I'm confident you'll have hard time hooking up. Remember even a soft start will get you a faster ET than completely blowing off the tires.

Most importantly have some fun! Let us know how you do too.

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Thanks everyone! I can definitely tell you all know what you're talking about. I'll post the times when I get back tonight and I'll post in the other thread. Thanks again. And by the way I'm definitely gonna change the gears in the near future.

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I thought only the automatic '13+ V6's had that 2000 rpm limit ?
As jlawerance said he won't get anywhere near 3,000 RPM's without the tires spinning.

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I wouldn't launch the car any higher than idle. With those factory Pirelli tires, traction is going to be an issue. So, just foot brake the car slightly to make up for any drivetrain slack, then roll into the throttle at the light. Even with good track prep, I'm confident you'll have hard time hooking up. Remember even a soft start will get you a faster ET than completely blowing off the tires.

Most importantly have some fun! Let us know how you do too.

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He is running on the 19" GT wheels that have 245 wide tires on them. They should 'stick' much better than the stock 215 or 225 wide tires that came on the 17" V6 wheels.
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Well guys I ran a 14.2. I couldn't get traction worth anything. I tried both a power launch and idle launch and the idle was worse than spinning. I think I'm stuck until I get better tires and different gears.

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Have to say, if I had 2.73 gears, My first mod would be swapping that 2 for a 3.

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Does it feel like the car doesn't want to go until 3000 RPM's? That's how my wife's Mustang feels, 2.73 gears suck at the drag strip (great on the highway though).

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Does it feel like the car doesn't want to go until 3000 RPM's? That's how my wife's Mustang feels, 2.73 gears suck at the drag strip (great on the highway though).
After mine got done spinning it took the rpms forever to build back up or so it seemed. Then for the the same kinda feeling as what you mentioned occured. It's frustrating and I really wanna get different gears now...really bad.


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