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2009-2015 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Tips for 1/4 Mile in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2015; Hello there, I have a Manual Transmission Stock 2010 V and I need some tips for my second time to ...
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    Valtoro is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    LightbulbTips for 1/4 Mile

    Hello there,

    I have a Manual Transmission Stock 2010 V
    and I need some tips for my second time to go to the drag race ..

    In my first time On my Stock 2010 V I got 12.8 with 117 MPH that was my Best
    - 35 PSI on the Stock Michelin tires
    - Tour Mode (forget to changed it to sport and when I did I tried it twice and my car was drifting and half spinning all the way i don't know why)
    - Traction off all the time

    I need some tips and tricks to have better timing ..

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    Trapspeed is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2009 CTS-V
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    Drifting and half spinning? That's the TC being turned off. Did you shut the TC all the way down? If so, that's the answer to that!

    The best thing you can do to get your quarter mile time down is stickier tires and practice finding the launching "sweet spot". You have to get it to where the car just chirps leaving the line. When you find that spot you will be amazed. To cut that time down into the low 12s you have to get the 60' time down. Generally, one tenth of 60' is two at the trap. What were your 60' times? Simple math will tell you where a 1.8-1.9 60' will get you! Good luck!

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    Re: Tips for 1/4 Mile

    What's your 60'? It's going to take a few practice runs to get the hang of what works; stalling or idle, TC on or off, etc.

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