K and N filter(panel)
As of 1/08/99
As of 1/10/99
As of 2/2/99
As of 3/9/99
As of 4/8/99
As of 8/21/99
The first time I was at the track, my car was equiped with: BFG Radial T/As on 10 hole rims, stock belt, K and N filter, 2 1/2 off road H-pipe, 2 1/2 Cat. Back Flowmaster 2 Chamber Mufflers, 14 Degrees timing, NGK V Power Plugs at .042.
After I had gotten home, and talked with a few people, I realized I was not launching correctly. I was really bogging the engine, and getting absolutely no spin. The temps were in the 80s at night, and it was 100% humidity with no wind.
The Next Time I added Autolite 25's gapped to .053, new fuel filter, homemade ram air(you can see that article here), short belt to bypass the powersteering.
Temps were about the same, but humidity was less.
So, then I installed ASP Street Pullies(for install details click here)
The track conditions were HORRIBLE. It was very cold that day, but in the afternoon, the temps went to 65, but the ET remained just as good. I am confident with a better 60ft, I can break into the 14.0X's. Also I should mention that these runs were with a toolbox full of tools, Ice chest, Spare tire, Jack, and a half of tank of gas. Definitely good enough for a .05 off the ET.
Well, soon I should be at the track to test out how the new tires hook, and hopefully the track will be in better shape.
Launch Technique: Hmm, some say Im crazy, but I know Im on to something....Have at least a half tank of gas in the tank...It really helped the tires hook. Typically to get a 2.0X 60 ft, I have to raise the RPMs to about 1000 or so....then as Im releasing the clutch, I give it gas....I really dont slip it much, but I dont dump the clutch either. It is sort of inbetween both. But inorder to get a consistent launch, and therefore timeslip(such as in eliminations), I usually bring the RPMs to 1750 and Dump the clutch...I was pulling off consistent 14.52s just like that in eliminations. Who says a car with a 5 speed, and radial tires cant be consistent?