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    First track run ideas?

    Bringing the V to make some passes down the 1/4...I have never run this car before and seek suggestions on how to attain best times. Traction settings, tire warm up, RPM launch and the like. Show me what ya got V owners.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    You cannot do burnouts without disconnecting your rear wheel sensors.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    I am able to do burnouts. After tampering with hptuners. I launch at 1200rpms, stabilitrak all off. I have kept the tire pressure the same. These tips and a hptuners tune along with magnaflow exhaust have got me into the 8.2x-8.3x 1/8th mile times. Getting a 1.8-1.9 sec 60' time! Good luck!

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    You can do a very short burnout without disconnecting the wheel sensors (which is all you really want to do on stock rubber anyways, just to clean 'em off).

    T/C Off, Competitive Driving Mode On, Sport Shift Mode (letting the car do the shifting). I would leave at about 1500 rpms and ease into the throttle (not just stomp it) to get my best times. Depending on how sticky the track is will determine how quickly you can "ease" into it. I took a few PSI out of the rears and added about 10 psi to the fronts. Otherwise the car is stock. Lots of people have different techniques, that seemed to work best for me.

    Quite a different car to drive down the quarter mile than my 6-speed, ET Street equipped, solid-axle Cobra, but I kinda got the hang of it after a few tries:

    http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs/gnxs-stsvbestpass.wmv

    I hope that helps.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnxs View Post
    You can do a very short burnout without disconnecting the wheel sensors (which is all you really want to do on stock rubber anyways, just to clean 'em off).

    T/C Off, Competitive Driving Mode On, Sport Shift Mode (letting the car do the shifting). I would leave at about 1500 rpms and ease into the throttle (not just stomp it) to get my best times. Depending on how sticky the track is will determine how quickly you can "ease" into it. I took a few PSI out of the rears and added about 10 psi to the fronts. Otherwise the car is stock. Lots of people have different techniques, that seemed to work best for me.

    Quite a different car to drive down the quarter mile than my 6-speed, ET Street equipped, solid-axle Cobra, but I kinda got the hang of it after a few tries:

    http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs/gnxs-stsvbestpass.wmv

    I hope that helps.
    Wait are you guys saying rev to 1200-1500 in N then drop it into gear? Will that shorten the life of the transmission and linkage etc?

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    no. you want to stall the transmission, revv it in gear. at the tree, as soon as you stage, hit the brake and apply throttle up to 1200. once it turns to green.slam on the gas and let off the brake at the same time.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by leija_01 View Post
    no. you want to stall the transmission, revv it in gear. at the tree, as soon as you stage, hit the brake and apply throttle up to 1200. once it turns to green.slam on the gas and let off the brake at the same time.

    Thanks I always wondered about that.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnxs View Post
    You can do a very short burnout without disconnecting the wheel sensors (which is all you really want to do on stock rubber anyways, just to clean 'em off).

    Let's just say some folks definition of what a burnout is, varies.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by inurok View Post
    Wait are you guys saying rev to 1200-1500 in N then drop it into gear? Will that shorten the life of the transmission and linkage etc?
    No. It would certainly damage the trans and also wouldn't give quick launches.

    Brake tq. the engine in gear.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by CIWS View Post
    Let's just say some folks definition of what a burnout is, varies.
    LOL...I hear ya.

    My technique changes a bit when I'm in my Cobra:

    http://home.comcast.net/~gnxs/battleofthe95kplusmotors.wmv

    How's that?

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    I can do a burnout fairly easy with my 4X4 truck



    I wish my V series could do that.

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    Re: First track run ideas?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnxs View Post

    How's that?
    Nice

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