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I was cutting similiar times to mustang5l5.

Sometimes it also depends on the track and weather conditions. I never been to route 66, i've been to byron and Greatlakesdrag. I ran like a 14.85 BONE stock AWD sedan at byron. GLD i ran like 14.95 stock, came back with a few mods similiar to yours and did no better, maybe cut a 14.81

Like mustang said, i was cutting 2.4-2.6 in 60ft. which pretty much makes for my time. I haven't been back since i got my tune tho, the slight increase on the redline (500rpm) could help me get a hair quicker since less chance of bouncing off the rev-limiter. But i'm wondering what the tune itself did, my dyno butt is happy.

PM me if you wanna go to GLD on a Test and tune night, mainly Wednesday, i've been itching to go back.
 
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Originally Posted by TurTLe* View Post
I was cutting similiar times to mustang5l5.

Sometimes it also depends on the track and weather conditions. I never been to route 66, i've been to byron and Greatlakesdrag. I ran like a 14.85 BONE stock AWD sedan at byron. GLD i ran like 14.95 stock, came back with a few mods similiar to yours and did no better, maybe cut a 14.81

Like mustang said, i was cutting 2.4-2.6 in 60ft. which pretty much makes for my time. I haven't been back since i got my tune tho, the slight increase on the redline (500rpm) could help me get a hair quicker since less chance of bouncing off the rev-limiter. But i'm wondering what the tune itself did, my dyno butt is happy.

PM me if you wanna go to GLD on a Test and tune night, mainly Wednesday, i've been itching to go back.
Wednesday's would be no good for me...i work Mon-Fri and school on Tues-Thurs. I am definitely taking everyone's advice next time I go to the track (probably next spring). For now I need to finish up some maintenance on my car, and get ready for winter. Looking to grab oem 19 rays with good tires, install art pipes, get tuned over the winter. Hopefully I will do better next year. We shall see! I'm excited!

hey TurTLe, gonna pm you. couple friends started a local Chicago G's group.
 
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Looking to grab oem 19 rays with good tires,
19's aren't really ideal for drag racing. Not enough sidewall flex on the launch, so you tend to spin the tires very easily.

Save the 19" wheels for crusing around, but when you hit the track, toss the 17's on with better tires. Smaller diameter wheels are better as the wheels mass is closer to the center and you get a taller sidewall which will absorb the initial hit and resist spinning a lot better. Good rubber matters to, especially drag radials.
 
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oh...ok...this i didn't know....
 
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Thread is a little old, maybe someone else will want to know. Best mod I did was a shift kit in my 06, took .4 off my times. Only $200 bucks and worth every dollar.
 
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1st time at the strip... need to improve

Do not expect with aut. some good times at dragstrip. Instal supetrcharger or turbo and see some gain


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This Sunday was my 1st time at the track. Need help improving my times. I am Car #732

I was having wheelspin issues upon launch. First two runs I tried to launch around 3k rpm. Last couple runs I actually had a guy sit with me in the car and he was recording, dialed it down to around 2k rpm and I seemed to run better times.

1st run - 15.3 - I kept it in D and let the car do the shifting. Never again.
2nd run - 15.457 - I used the manual shifting mode, but had VDC come back on as I turned the engine off, and I spun like crazy off the line.
3rd run - 15.387 - Manual shift mode, VDC off, was a bit nervous because I was lined up next to a GTR and I was just in awe of his speed, I bounced off the limiter from 1st to 2nd and shifted extremely slow.
4th run - 15.069 - Passenger in the car, manual mode, VDC off. One of my better runs.
5th run - 15.014 - Same as above
6th run - 14.9 - My best run of the day. But of course the timeslip guy loses my slip and gave it to a different vehicle and I couldn't catch the guy in time.
7th run - 15.014 - More of the same

Mods list is in my signature. I have the OEM 17" wheels with GT Eagle all seasons. I am looking at the tires as the main culprit for my traction issues, am I correct?
I plan on purchasing a set of the OEM 19" Rays with some better street tires temporarily until I am able to purchase the real wheels I would like to run permanently.

Any tips on how I can improve would be appreciated. I know driver mod needs to be installed, but I will say even though I was disappointed with how I drove and how my car performed, it was an awesome time.
 
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1st time at the strip... need to improve

Basically all races will decided by 60' times. My best 60' is 2.1 at 06 G35 sedan

Originally Posted by PhoenixG35 View Post
60' times posted after the 1/4 mile times

1st run - 15.3 - 2.650
2nd run - 15.457 - 2.651
3rd run - 15.387 - 2.790
4th run - 15.069 - 2.532
5th run - 15.014 - 2.413
6th run - 14.9 - ?
7th run - 15.014 - 2.312
 
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