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I finally made a trip to the dragstrip. The bad news is my times are terrible, the good news is it's the driver not the car. I post the results of my three runs and then give the explanation below.

Run 1:
R/T.....1.019
60'.....2.439
330.....6.498
1/8.....9.797
MPH.....75.629
1000....12.562
1/4.....14.914
MPH.....96.270

Run 2:
R/T.....1.318
60'.....2.494
330.....6.453
1/8.....9.739
MPH.....75.953
1000....12.508
1/4.....14.876
MPH.....95.807

Run 3:
R/T.....1.444
60'.....2.134
330.....6.062
1/8.....9.324
MPH.....76.621
1000....12.069
1/4.....14.405
MPH.....97.590


For all of the runs I left the car the way it would be on the street. I didn't let out tire pressure or unhook anything. I bascially ran it as I brought it. It was hot and humid at the trac and those who go regularly were saying their times were off by 2 tenths of a second because of the weather. The track seemed to be prepped well.

Explanation of three runs:

The first run I was really nervous and soo much was going on that I ran with both traction control and air conditioning on. I noticed the trac was on after it kicked in on the 1-2 shift so I turned it off before the shift to third. I didn't notice the air conditioning was on until I exited the track. My 60 foot time was terrible and I was spinning the tires pretty well despite the fact that the trac was on. I have no idea what rpm I left the line at I just revved and dumped. (I was nervous) The only thing good I can say about run 1 was the reaction time was better than my other two runs.

On my second run I took my girlfriend in the car with me. I wasn't really all that concerned about running a great time, but I wanted her to be able to experience what it was like. Remembered to turn off air and trac. Again, revved and dumped, spun the tires like mad leaving the line and still beat my first run.

On the third run I took the advice of a guy who was running his 2001GT.(and beating me I might add) I held the rpms at 1000 and then dumped the clutch and mashed the throttle. Got a little wheel spin and then bogged a little, but still got my best 60' time, much better than the other method.

On all three runs I was shifting at 6000rpm which may have been to high. I thought with the 3.73's I might benefit from shifting a little later, but I think I may have been to far past the powerband. Next time I am going to try shifting at 5800 to see if that helps.I also need to improve the speed of my shifts. I know this car has a 13 second run in it!! I will be going back in October.

Wish me luck,

Eric




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