: 13.88 @ 106.38 Et



Big Bad V
07-25-04, 11:50 PM
I went to the local strip today(Long Island Motorsports Park Westhampton New York) and got in a bunch of runs. I was runing 14.0 and 13.9 s most of the day. On the last run of the day I got the 13.88. It was kinda hot and humid day so you can factor that in. I was also having traction and wheel hop issues, even though I have BMR kit. The car is better with the kit but not 100%. My 60 ft. times were 2.3 all day, not good.



Craig

Shinkaze
07-26-04, 01:10 AM
I went to the local strip today(Long Island Motorsports Park Westhampton New York) and got in a bunch of runs. I was runing 14.0 and 13.9 s most of the day. On the last run of the day I got the 13.88. It was kinda hot and humid day so you can factor that in. I was also having traction and wheel hop issues, even though I have BMR kit. The car is better with the kit but not 100%. My 60 ft. times were 2.3 all day, not good.



CraigYour MPH says you have strong runner you just need to get that launch under control. A 2.3 60' sucks, FWIW a general rule of thumb is that every .1 seconds off the 60' is .15 off the final ET, so you should be in the very low 13's with a good launch. Hate to hear that the BMR kit didn't get that rear under control.
:disappoin

Dreamin
07-26-04, 04:51 AM
How much is trap speed affected by a bad launch?

Shinkaze
07-26-04, 08:59 AM
How much is trap speed affected by a bad launch?Depends on the car really. My experience has been that if I spin the launch I get a lower 60' and QTR ET but my MPH goes up. Conversly if I get a great launch and low 60' time my MPH drops by 1-2 MPH but I get a better ET. That said I typicaly have pulled 1.9-2.1 60' on street tires with my TA, and 1.8-1.9 60's on street tires with my old L98. The CTS-V has less drag-oriented tires and an Axle hop problem fighting it so it's hard to say what a 'good 60' time" is for this car just yet.

-Adam

cts-vette
07-26-04, 08:56 PM
Craig
I am 20 min from there, what the story with making runs?? weeekends only? Let me know - i would love to practice for my trip to Englishtown

Nice job getting below 14....

Big Bad V
07-26-04, 09:29 PM
Hey CTS Vette, I'll be at the cruise night at bald hill tomorrow. I have a silver V, I will probably get there after 6:30 and stay til 8:30 or 9:00. My e mail is CraigG73@optonline.net. Good to know there is another V in the area.

Craig