: First 1/4 mile run!!!!!



alcindus
01-20-05, 11:22 AM
Took the V out to get a base line 1/4 mile time...13.80. all stock... what do you think ???? Is this average?????

JOEYCTS-V
01-20-05, 11:27 AM
What's the MPH?

alcindus
01-20-05, 12:36 PM
106 mph

PneuBird
01-20-05, 12:44 PM
Not Bad!!.....Could be a lot better if somebody out there would make us all a decent shifter to slam the gears with!!!! Where are our vendors? :banghead:

CTSV05
01-20-05, 01:16 PM
How did you get to run this time of year??

I'm jealous!!!!!!!

turbojimmy
01-20-05, 02:24 PM
106 mph

Holy moly you must've spun half the track. What was your 60' time?

106 is good for a mid-high 12 second timeslip with good traction. Even with marginal traction you should been able to run very low 13s at that MPH.

Practice your launches and that ET will drop like a rock.

Jim

dkozloski
01-20-05, 03:11 PM
My 1960 El Camino turned 102MPH in 14sec. flat right off the show room floor for $4100 and I could powershift and get rubber in every gear. I don't see much progress here.

Kels55
01-20-05, 03:32 PM
I have done 13.7 at 109.

All of my 60' are about 2.45 due to wheel hop that I have been unable to control at the track. I can lay a patch on any street around town but for some reason I can't prevent it at the track. Some of the regulars at the track have told me that this specific track that I go to is not very good. Might have something to do with it being open at least 3 days a week, 11 months a year. Doesn't give them much time to fix the track in the off-season.

Katshot
01-20-05, 04:10 PM
I have done 13.7 at 109.

All of my 60' are about 2.45 due to wheel hop that I have been unable to control at the track. I can lay a patch on any street around town but for some reason I can't prevent it at the track. Some of the regulars at the track have told me that this specific track that I go to is not very good. Might have something to do with it being open at least 3 days a week, 11 months a year. Doesn't give them much time to fix the track in the off-season.

Try dropping your tire pressure at the track. I've heard guys say about 5psi works.

lasstss
01-20-05, 05:35 PM
Never run less than 20 PSI at the strip unless you have a death wish on a street tire. Besides you wind up with less footprint as the center of the tire cups in.

Kels55
01-20-05, 05:52 PM
Try dropping your tire pressure at the track. I've heard guys say about 5psi works.

I've dropped it as low as 24psi but it has still not improved much if any. I am getting very close to eliminating it at launch but I am still getting a good amount during the 1st-2nd and 2nd-3rd shifts that I don't really know how to fix without taking too much foot off the gas.

turbojimmy
01-20-05, 07:42 PM
My 1960 El Camino turned 102MPH in 14sec. flat right off the show room floor for $4100 and I could powershift and get rubber in every gear. I don't see much progress here.

The 4 MPH difference represents a lot more power than your El Camino was making. What kind of MPG did the 'Camino get? Thought so. Still, even in today's dollars you could buy 2 El Caminos for the price of a CTS-V.

Jim

GNSCOTT
01-20-05, 10:24 PM
My first time racing the V was my first time racing a stick. i ran a 13.6 (107 i think) and I redlined every shift (hurt me) , and I had a weak launch (2.2 60ft i think). I was running 20psi and felt no ill effects. I never got a second run because I got the car to hook. :) I guess i don't notice it because I ran 11psi in slicks. Its ok for the car to be a lil squirrely. If you stick the launch on the old stock rear like I did, there is a good chance you can kiss it goodbye.