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How to improve the 60?

Begging for advice here please. I have a 2011 V6. BMR LCA's, Lakewood Drag shocks, Zex Nitrous kit running a 75 shot, MT drag radials, with 3.73 rear end. Car is Auto. I have the window switch set to kick in at 2500 rpm's and off at 6800. My problem is this, running N/A I pull a 2.2 60, running the juice, I pull a 2.1 60. I know the car is capable of doing much better in the 60, but can't figure out what is going on. I have tried just lightly warming the tires up and really smoking them, both ways seem to produce the same 60. Car runs 12.8 to 13.2 consistently in the 1/4. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. This 47 year old man is tired of his little brother beating him at the track.

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4.10 s and better suspension and warm up them stickies

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Once I learned how to really warm up the tires, it is not spinning that I know of. I did try a new tune instead of the BAMA tune and datalogged both. The new tune took .5 seconds off the 0 to 60, so I am starting to wonder if it is in the tune. As far as the suspension, I have put Lakewood Drag shocks and new lower LCA's on it already.
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If you are a huge racing person dump the back seats and other unnecessary weight that will help too. Run on a minimal amount of fuel too going down the track. There's a lot you can do. How much money and time are you looking at or just trying to improve a bit

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Begging for advice here please. I have a 2011 V6. BMR LCA's, Lakewood Drag shocks, Zex Nitrous kit running a 75 shot, MT drag radials, with 3.73 rear end. Car is Auto. I have the window switch set to kick in at 2500 rpm's and off at 6800. My problem is this, running N/A I pull a 2.2 60, running the juice, I pull a 2.1 60. I know the car is capable of doing much better in the 60, but can't figure out what is going on. I have tried just lightly warming the tires up and really smoking them, both ways seem to produce the same 60. Car runs 12.8 to 13.2 consistently in the 1/4. Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated. This 47 year old man is tired of his little brother beating him at the track.
It sounds like you definitely have some awesome mods! However, those 60-ft times are really high. It sounds like you're definitely spinning of the line or not launching hard enough. What type of springs are you running? Have you thought about running a bigger Converter?

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What you want when you launch is one spin out of the tire, then once the weight transfers to the rear it should hook great. If you keep dead hooking you will eventually break something and get a bad 60ft because of bog... unless you have a 4.xx rear to prevent some of that bog.
... In your case it sounds like way to much spin. Try messing with the tire pressure until you get about one spin then hook.
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Front sway bar still on? If so, take it off the car.
Drag shocks only on the rear will not do very much for you. Get some Strange adjustable struts for the front, set them to 2 clicks.
Start at 15-16 lbs in the MT's, Heat them up real good, then launch hard right off idle. They should stick if the track prep is good, but they still might spin a bit if you're running right after a joker with street tires in your lane. Ideally you want about 1/8 -1/4 diameter tire spin, hook, front end lifts some, and then you're gone.

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I'm thinking the torque converter is holding it back.


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Try adj uca & set your pinion angle. Installing stall convertor would also help. What are you running for springs? Every thing you do should improve your 60'.

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I'm thinking the torque converter is holding it back.
Bingo. The stock converter will flash under 3k rpm. You can rev to 900 rpm or 2500 rpm at the line, and floor it at the light, and your 60' time will stay the same (or get worse). Been there, done that.
The biggest help on 60' times is a higher-stall converter.
You already have 373 gears; going to 410's would help a little as well.

Also, make sure traction control is off when you're launching. This can really mess you up at the line!

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