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I thought the car's performance at the track day was shit, so I was a bit sour on the thing, but I found some silver linings after comparing the track day's run with my previous best: a 12.1 versus PB 11.8.

60-foot: PB 1.61 to track day 1.66 -- Honestly, not too bad considering I changed the shocks from stock replacements to Koni Yellows, and didn't adjust the front shocks from street trim. Plus, I ditched the tunnel-mounted torque arm for a UMI long arm. Those Hoosiers at work! And maybe the lighter wheels. All I did was take the slack out of the converter and mash it.

Back-half MPH: The track day run gained 9/10 a mph in eighth-mile to quarter-mile mph versus my PB, and in 90-degree heat and 3,000-foot DA, versus the -700 DA and high 40s temps of my PB. My overall trap was down, though; perhaps this is just within variance, or it indicates the ram air is working considering it gained more MPH in the same distance.

Really stretching it: The drag times DA corrector spit out 11.6 @ 116 mph.

Anyway, that was a long way to say maybe something isn't wrong with the car like I initially thought. I still want to scan it, and like the last time at the track I'm not thrilled about it puffing black smoke at higher RPMs.

 

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Car looked good, I was watching you since I think we are pretty similar set up except I can't launch my car for shit and I'm worried about blowing up the stock 10 bolt, so my times suck. So I just compare to yours hoping I have that potential, LOL.
 
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Car looked good, I was watching you since I think we are pretty similar set up except I can't launch my car for shit and I'm worried about blowing up the stock 10 bolt, so my times suck. So I just compare to yours hoping I have that potential, LOL.
Ha! The stalled auto and 3.73 gear are great for getting out of the hole versus a manual car. That Vette caught me sleeping at the light but I still jumped out ahead until about the 1,000-foot mark where he came around (his 118 mph trap vs my 112 mph). It's the one thing I love about this current setup - that I can keep up with a lumpy cam wildly loud car with my stock-like idle and quiet exhaust.
 

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Ha! The stalled auto and 3.73 gear are great for getting out of the hole versus a manual car. That Vette caught me sleeping at the light but I still jumped out ahead until about the 1,000-foot mark where he came around (his 118 mph trap vs my 112 mph). It's the one thing I love about this current setup - that I can keep up with a lumpy cam wildly loud car with my stock-like idle and quiet exhaust.
Ok maybe not so similar then, :ROFLMAO:, I am manual with stock 3.42 gears. Last time I ran I kept bogging off the line, (clutch is like an on off switch with the Tick Master cylinder) I think my best was like a 2.0 60 ft or something, but MPH was about the same as you just over 112.
 

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