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Here are some time slips I made on Wednesday when it was hot as heck here. Car is stock: 2012 V6, 3.31 rear end, base suspension, 6 MT. The DA Calculator claims I would have run a 13.78 under perfect air, I don't know if thats actually true.

I ran past some 05-09 GTs and an SRT-8 Challenger no problem. They were running between 14.4 to 14.7. Did I mention how hot it was.

My general conclusions/comments are:
1. The base model tires are 'ok,' but kind of weak.
2. Shifting to third is annoying as I was locked out twice.
3. Its really obvious how a 3.73 and/or tires and/or a tune that gives some more punch off the line would get several tenths down the quarter.
4. Wheel hop was not an issue unless I was doing something wrong.
5. You can not scratch 4th. no matter what anyone says.

I was slipping the clutch around 3000 RPM on launches and flat shifting. I had to enter 4th right before the trap (annoying).

I am pretty sure if I went for the gold, a 4000 RPM clutch slip launch could have gained a fraction of a second, but I did not feel like killing my clutch.

 

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Even with those crappy 60' times, you are still trapping just under 100 mph. Get the 60' times down and you will hit 13 sec. without a doubt.:bigthumbsup
 
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Nice runs for 84 deg air temp and 61% humidity. :bigthumbsup

(must be nice to have a drag strip that's only 90ft above sea level ... mine is 600ft ;))

Going by a run I made at the same density altitude of your run (~2,000ft), my auto/2.73 turned an uncorrected 14.006 with a Hypertech tune.

Without the tune, I would have run about 2/10 slower than you. I guess that sounds about right.
 

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good runs man. the gt's and srt8 really need to learn how to drive those cars.
 

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So, what do you think the 3.31 gears you have would deduct from your times over my 2.73's? Can one translate these numbers into 0-60 mph
times?
 

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Nice, looks like you had some fun, congrats. A good shift into 3rd and you'll easily be under 14 seconds. I did expect a 1/4 mile run with 3.31 gears to be able to finish in 3rd gear.

The local track here is at Qualcomm Stadium, but its only an 8th mile.


Can one translate these numbers into 0-60 mph
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Not sure what the point would be, does anybody even drive 60 mph anymore? Useless stat IMO.
 

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So, what do you think the 3.31 gears you have would deduct from your times over my 2.73's? Can one translate these numbers into 0-60 mph
times?
I actually googled and found a calculator that claims my 0-60 time was 5.73 seconds.

Not bad, but when I enter my best timeslip from the Volvo I owned before the Mustang, I get a far more impressive 4.52 seconds. Comparing timeslips, the main difference seems to be in the drag radials.
 

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Not sure what the point would be, does anybody even drive 60 mph anymore? Useless stat IMO.
Cause I wanna f'n know! Jeez. Seems to me the 0-60 time is pretty standard way to judge off the line acceleration. :rolleyes:
 

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Cause I wanna f'n know! Jeez. Seems to me the 0-60 time is pretty standard way to judge off the line acceleration. :rolleyes:
If that's what you really think......go head with your bad self! I wont mention that that was used when your grand parents started driving. A vehicles off the line performance is measured in the 60'.

Pull your underwear out your butt and calm down.
 

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Looks like a good time. Do you think the PP would make a difference?
 

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If that's what you really think......go head with your bad self! I wont mention that that was used when your grand parents started driving. A vehicles off the line performance is measured in the 60'.

Pull your underwear out your butt and calm down.

It's summah time, I get sweaty down there. :kooky:
 

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Looks like a good time. Do you think the PP would make a difference?
The PP tires would certainly help off the line. I don't know what that would translate to in quarter mile time for me.

So, if you had 2.73's, would you not need to grab 4th?
Definitely not. But I would not want 2.73. If its any consolation, shifting between 3-4 was probably the quickest and easiest shift the transmission made. Its too bad the rev limiter wasn't a few hundred RPM higher.
 

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Nice driving, Soldier! Remember, everyone, this was at Street Night when track prep is not the best either.

Can you divulge what flat shifting means? Not in my archaic parlance.

Bucking for the 14.00 trophy at Tasca True Street, eh?
 

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Can you divulge what flat shifting means? Not in my archaic parlance
It just means not lifting off the gas pedal when shifting. I find the name more clear than: 'Power shifting' and I feel Chevy ruined the term 'No Lift Shift.'
 

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I went 13.80 with mine in hotter temps. You need more seat time, that's all.

No lift shifting wasn't coined by Chevy. It's been around for years. They're also not describing the shifting, they're describing the engine creating spark to maintain boost in between gears.
 

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I went 13.80 with mine in hotter temps. You need more seat time, that's all.
Stock?

I would love to see the timeslip to get a feel where you are finding 3 tenths.
 

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More Fun at the Strip

So I went back and made some more runs. Car is still stock. This time it was much cooler, in the 50s somewhere.

Traction was so terrible in the colder temps. I could adjust driving to get through first without too much issue, but on the shift into 2nd, 2nd gear would wheel hop all the way to redline unless I granny shifted. I was also scratching 4th hard enough that the car would side-step. Definitely need some real tires to play these games.

I also learned that if you try to heat the tires via clutch dump followed by moving your left foot onto the brake, the car will think it’s broken and turn off. Even with the traction stuff completely off. I made an ass out of myself twice trying to do this. I specifically blame Toyota.

And here are the time slips:

 

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So I went back and made some more runs. Car is still stock. This time it was much cooler, in the 50s somewhere.

Traction was so terrible in the colder temps. I could adjust driving to get through first without too much issue, but on the shift into 2nd, 2nd gear would wheel hop all the way to redline unless I granny shifted. I was also scratching 4th hard enough that the car would side-step. Definitely need some real tires to play these games.

I also learned that if you try to heat the tires via clutch dump followed by moving your left foot onto the brake, the car will think it’s broken and turn off. Even with the traction stuff completely off. I made an ass out of myself twice trying to do this. I specifically blame Toyota.

And here are the time slips:

nice times... when you say traction control was off do you mean advance track or just tractions control bc those are two different things. and i bet if you had a tune you might be able to scratch 4th since the tunes raise the rev limiter a bit.
 

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