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: Made it to the track



jrod13
04-09-2006, 09:20 PM
Finally made it out to the track today.

R/T .648
60 2.529
330 6.837
1/8 10.458
MPH 67.5
1000 13.572
1/4 16.204
MPH 86.05

Mods. Warm air intake, OBX header, 2 1/4" exhaust with no cats. Centerforce Dual Friction cluth/w Fidanza aluminum flywheel. At the time I was rolling the stock GT 15" wheels with the stock Michelin all season's. They are getting pretty crappy too.

I also have B&G lowering springs.

My goal in the next too months is to get my new suspension in, and get my Falken Azenis and then I should be nicely into the 15's.

Now some pics.

first time ever racing and i got lined up next to a GTO
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/jrod13/DSC00577s.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/jrod13/DSC00576s.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/jrod13/DSC00578s.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/jrod13/DSC00575s.jpg

and a side pic

This is a pic of a 240sx that a kid owns that pretty much nobody likes around the Minneapolis area. It has an SR20DET swap. Anyway him, and I got lined up next to each other, and I took him off the launch and all the way through second gear. He eventually pulled on me. However at the end of the track when we were heading back to the pits his car started smoking really bad, and I saw a bucn of **** flying from his car. To make a long story short I almost ran over a chunk of a rod that shot through his block.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v728/jrod13/DSC00597s.jpg

Cypher
04-09-2006, 09:22 PM
how many people were in your car when you raced?

jrod13
04-09-2006, 09:24 PM
Uh it was just me. LOL those were just some buddies that rode with me to the track. If I could pull a 16.2 with 4 people in my car I would be pretty impressed.

aLoNe I bReAk
04-09-2006, 09:43 PM
Those are decent numbers. I would have to say with your modifications that you could do better. Compare yours with mine...this is from last summer:

R/T .561
60 2.451
330 6.799
1/8 10.409
MPH 67.81
1000 13.524
1/4 16.138
MPH 86.59

I DO NOT have a header, I was running with the stock manifold + cat. I also ran that on the stock 15" Michelins, and the car was riding on the stock height. That was also with the stock clutch and flywheel. I had a CAI though and not a short ram (that's what I think when you say "warm air").

So basically, you have quite a bit more done to your car than me, but I just barely ran a better 1/4 mile. It is april so I doubt the weather was warm and muggy, so I must assume that it was your technique that gave you those times. Keep at it and you should be able to hit 15.8 I would say.

jrod13
04-09-2006, 09:48 PM
It was my first time to the track ever. You may be better off even with stock suspension then lowering springs, and stock struts that have been on lowering springs for 60,000 miles. Not a good combo. They call the track "slippery rock" for a nick name because for the import day they prep the track like crap. Too much wheel spin, and if I launched at anything lower it would just bog down.

WytchDctr
04-09-2006, 10:29 PM
He had a lower 60ft and not all cars are made equal. I ran two accents on the same night and they where .2-.3 seconds off each other with the same mods.

tharptroy
04-09-2006, 10:50 PM
look at his trap speed...he wont be hitting a 15.8 unless he gets a 2.0 60'

I bet if he straps it to a dyno he'll find out that he isnt putting down any more power than someone with just an intake.

OdessitPashka
04-09-2006, 11:06 PM
Those are actually pretty good trap speeds. With better launch, 2.3 60', you should be able to hit 15.8 or so.

Though, you should be at least in mid 15s, IMO.

aLoNe I bReAk
04-09-2006, 11:35 PM
look at his trap speed...he wont be hitting a 15.8 unless he gets a 2.0 60'

I bet if he straps it to a dyno he'll find out that he isnt putting down any more power than someone with just an intake.Well I had more than just an intake. At the time I ran that my performance mods were:
-CAI
-2.25" manifold-back exhaust
-FordFaster's ported IM/TB

After I did a few more mods, I went back to the track and ran a 15.803, here is the info from my track slip:

R/T .301
60 2.406
330 6.725
1/8 10.236
MPH 69.00
1000 13.273
1/4 15.803
MPH 88.80

The additional performance mods that contributed to that time were:
-Shortshifter
-Springtechs
-Brand new filter for the CAI
-NGK V-Power plugs
-Magnecor 8.5mm wires

So, as you can see...it is very possible to run under 16 seconds with a 60' time greater than 2.0 seconds. There has been a long time argument about CAI vs. SRI, but I truly believe that the CAI pulls that much harder at higher RPM.

jrod I would dfinitely try an ebay Accord CAI if you can spare the 40 bucks, but above all, practice makes perfect.

tharptroy
04-10-2006, 01:28 AM
I said that he'd need more power OR a very good 60' to get a 15.8

jrod13
04-11-2006, 08:44 PM
As much as this will make me sound like a noob I am pretty sure I found out why I was running a bit slower. I had an intake filter that had a heat shield. It made it really hard to check what kind of shape the actual filter was in. So I decided to take the heat shield off to take a peak. Holy crap was it caked in dirt. I blew it off with an air hose. It definitely pulls a lot harder now. I am kind of pissed at myself I never really checked before, but the filter isn't that old. I think with a clean filter, and an actual CAI I will definitely be in the 15's. I am probably going back May 6th for the next import day.

tharptroy
04-12-2006, 11:11 AM
yeah, when I finally checked my filter (that was in the fender) it was absolutely caked... I actually ended up just trashing the old filter because it was so bad. it made a big difference in performance.

FordFasteRR
04-29-2006, 07:43 AM
yeah, when I finally checked my filter (that was in the fender) it was absolutely caked... I actually ended up just trashing the old filter because it was so bad. it made a big difference in performance.


Paper cone filters can be cleaned.

You should try the K&N Cleaning kit. Use the spray cleaner and let it soak into the filter for a few minutes, then use a water hose to spray it clean...

Once you let it dry, spray it with the filter oil.


It'll make it much eaiser to clean the next time it needs to be done, then just repeat the process. I've used this method on paper cone filters for years and they are all still like new.