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Well thats it. My best time was 14.958. I was having a problem with launches until I learned to avoid the water used for warming the tires (duh). I got pretty good with my reaction times as the night went on. My best was like .216. I was power braking and launching around 2300rpm. It seems that was about the best point to launch. I left stabilitrack on. I dont see the point of turning that off.

Also the weather was horrible. Most people I talked to there said that the bad weather conditions was likely affecting people to the tune of .3 to .4 seconds. So with favorable weather conditions I should be able to get 14.6 or 14.7 which I feel is pretty damn good for what we have here. We just had severe storms so the barometric pressure was VERY low. I think it was like 28.8. It was also very humid with a temperature around 80.

Whoever put my spare tire in cross threaded the cap or something so I couldnt get my spare out. Hope I never need it..... Also, I had about 3 quarters tank of gas because I didnt want to run low on gas at the track.

I think I have a new addiction. This shit was FUN! I plan on going back in a couple of weeks. Hopefully I will get some better weather conditions.

Also, when I get nitrous I am going to have Big 3 set my third shift point at 7k also. I think that would shave a couple tenths off my time.

Heres the numbers from my best run:

60'- 2.206
330- 6.306
1/8- 9.641
mph- 73.67
1000- 12.518
1/4- 14.958
mph- 90.81

All in all Im pretty happy with the results. With a little tweaking I should be able to hit 14.5. This was my first time ever doing this and I had a blast! Ps- I omitted my reaction time for my best run because it was horrible because I was focusing on a perfect launch! lol!
 

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Pretty awesome time!

Is your engine, intake, exhaust all stock?
 

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Awesome! It would have been alot of fun to see your CTS run those numbers at the meet. I'm waiting to see your next set of numbers!

Brian
 

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I have a modified Volant CAI, full custom exhaust, and a computer from Big 3 Performance. I should be close to 300hp.

Thanks for the props Brian! I really wanted to hit the track with everyone at the meet!
 

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Nick try going on a 1/4 tank of gas, that about 64 less pounds then 3/4 tank, deflate the rear tire pressure about 5 to 6 pounds for a bit better launch grip, and turn the stabilitrack OFF. I watched a guy shave 2 tenths by taking out his back seat, spare tire and hood. Not sure you want to go that radical however. A cool night would really help as well. Good run tho, and keep plugging, I know, It's addictive.
 

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Nick I ran a 15.07 stock, right before i put my exhaust on. I hate to tell you. It was also 92 degrees out. But if youve never run before then that could explain it. Im guessing not since you used the box. Keep practicing And your times should improve. The best part is how fun it is.
 

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Nick try going on a 1/4 tank of gas, that about 64 less pounds then 3/4 tank, deflate the rear tire pressure about 5 to 6 pounds for a bit better launch grip, and turn the stabilitrack OFF. I watched a guy shave 2 tenths by taking out his back seat, spare tire and hood. Not sure you want to go that radical however. A cool night would really help as well. Good run tho, and keep plugging, I know, It's addictive.
AND don'/t forget to CLEAN THE VOLANT:spin:
 

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Hey Ryan. Most people at the track said that the temperature really does not make a whole lot of difference. They said what was really messing up the times was the barometric pressure. Any idea what it was when you ran? If it was sunny you can bet it was pretty high. Higer pressure is better. But yeah, I am definately a total nub when it comes to this. I will get better. HEHEHEHEHEHEh

Hehe DK, my Volant was cleaned fairly recently.
 

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not too bad nick....so next time take out your spare ...and run with a 1/4 tank and should have some impressive stuff there.


I still need to install my blowdown before i run ....


on a side note I destroyed a new stock rustang this weekend :thumbsup:
Dude, why you always talkin about "blowin people down"?? You tryin to tell us something brother?? BWAHAHAHAHAH. Seriously, what is a blowdown anyway?

Nice work on the mustang, you make us very proud!

To give you guys an idea of how the conditions were- I watched an 02 Camaro SS run a 15.4. Guy seemed to know what he was doing also.
 

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Yeah I was .2 off a GTO that day. So things were odd. Trust me you will drop those times just with practice and better conditions. COme to STL and we can go to the track here
 

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whats does Stock CTS run 15.0?
 

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Sir, you seem to have something stuck to your hood. I just thought I'd let you know.
 

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Re: Posted a 14.958 at 90.8 with horrible weather conditions. Im happy with it though...

I would guess 15.2 to 15.4
 

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15 flat...
nick i'm REALLY surprised by ur results... with a magnaflow, volant, +modification made to volant, a tune, & sports grille + black paint job, i expected u to run low/mid 14s all day.
 

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