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#1 The Scooby

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:12 AM

well i went to highschool drags at Pacific Raceways on friday, got there at about 2:30pm, had tech inspection, all he did was check for a braclet on my arm, then sat and waited to race.

it rained once, we dried the track, and we where underway.

when i got up it was so freakin anxious, i launched at a higher RPM then wanted, spun them bad, then hit second better, and kept going.

well i kicked the crud out of the honda civic hatchback off the line, (im in 2wd) then he left me, he ran a 15.594, and i see im like 3/4 the way down the track, and bust up laughing to myself. my time... reaction time was .417, ET was 21.638 @ 61.9mph. not too bad for a stock EA82 with a muffler and aftermarket coil.

second run, i was up against a V6 90's camaro, i again kicked his butt off the line with a .516 R/T while his was a .589, this time i ran a21.100, he ran a 15.942, i was at 62.58mph he was at 86.17

that time i aired down the tires about 5psi to around 23psi, and advanced the timing to about 20degrees.

my best 60ft time was 2.904 which was my second run. not too shabby

but heck on the return drive back from the end of the track i had atleast half the crowd cheering, laughing and hollering at me good things, they thought it was funny as hell, same as me.

but it ends up after the 2 runs we went to finals, we where sitting waiting for the rest of the field to run, and the rains hit again.

so it ended up being rained out till next wednesday, so i got the day off so i can go down and finish up and find my placment.

altogether it was a great day, had a BUNCH of fun.

also ends up i was 2nd slowest car there, but i had the times that where closest together so far. :banana:

Later,
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#2 84Scoobaroo

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:37 AM

Good job! best thing about slower vehicles is that it plays mind tricks one other drivers while bracket racing, and they get touchy when your halfway down the track and their lights start comin' down the tree. Its just plain mean :D.

Hope you finish good and get a trophy :headbang:

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:56 AM

nice! when i get to texas later this month, i hope to hit the 1/4 mile, and turn a high 16 =]

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:23 AM

Where in texas you gonna be arch?


Yeah .. HS drags at pacific raceway (SIR when I was in high school) are lots of fun.. I did it in .. 92 and 93

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 12:04 PM

Did you play in 4WD at all?? (PLEASE make sure all 4 tires match first!!)

Its fun to launch it at 5000 RPM in 4WD... gives you an even better start :brow:

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Posted 09 May 2004 - 02:17 PM

no i was running my pug alloy 15's with the nismatching sidewall tires, so i was in 2wd the whole time.

but wednesday when the finals are, im going to be running my stock 13inch steelie rims with the tires at about 15psi, launching in 4wd.

i was running at 89 gas, timing at 12, then about 18 to 20 timing, and launching when the last yellow light CAME ON, thats how slow 2wd is, i would finally cross the line after it turned green, thats why i was getting good R/T times. because also everyone else would launch when the green came on.

oh well, i cant wait to go, its going to be SOOO much fun, now that i am running 18 degrees timing, 4wd, and tires aired down. :banana:

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:54 AM

you need to try 4wd, or not spin your tires so much (just tryin to help)
a 20 second time seems a little slow for your car.. My xt, with an auto, running on 3cyl ran 20.2's.. a 2.9 60ft shows that your just not getting moving

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:09 PM

oh ya i know its slow, but i dont care, i had fun, thats what its about.

and when i go back wednesday, im running the stock 13's aired down to 12psi, and a 4wd launch, plus fool more with timing and other stuff.

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:15 PM

God, I hope my wagon runs faster than that when I race it! 20+ seconds and a 2.7+ 60 foot time? Hope nothings wrong with that wagon, because I found a website that lists 0-60 and 1/4 mile times, and the turbo subes were around 16-18 seconds in the quarter. Hows the engine on that?

#10 archemitis

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 04:53 PM

note, he said he was runnin pugs. biger tires make you slower. the 13s should help.

are you guys talkin about runing in 4x all the way down the track, or shiftin to 2x when you go to second?

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:40 PM

I run 4X in gears 1 and 2, then smack the shifter back to FWD during the change to 3rd.

Just so you remember... low pressure = more rolling resistance... in 4WD you wont really NEED the traction of low pressure, so consider raising the pressure way up... the 4WD gives you the traction, the high pressure makes for less drag :)

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 12:14 AM

im going to run 4wd the whole track, then ya ill bump the tires from the stock 28psi to around 34psi, then i can lower it if needed, also do a launch at 5,000rpms.

also today i cut a chunk out of my cat, sounds nice and deep mellow now, and it pulls quite a bit harder on the highway speeds and such.

so looks like i am going to do 1 7/8's piping from the heads, to a 2inch Y-pipe, to a cherry bomb, and 2.25inch tip out the back.

#13 archemitis

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 08:59 AM

might i suggest a thrush glass pack instead? i have run both, and the cherry bombs are cool, but the glass packs sound cooler, and they have louvers to keep air from sucking back in, when you decel.
and if you cut one of the inlets off the glass pack, and put it right at the back of the car, you dont need a tip, and it looks reely cool.

if you go shifting twice between first and second, this will suck for drag racing. good for snow though. runin in 4x the whole way would prolly be faster.

#14 The Scooby

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Posted 11 May 2004 - 12:10 PM

thanks for that information i think i will go with the thrush then, i got one of their turbo mufflers on my car now at the back, they make good products.


and ya i am going to run 4wd the whole track.

if i dont post anything else i will post times wednesday night when i get home.




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