First time to the track w/ stock LGT

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Re: (ColonelPanic)

Postby AKLGT » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:23 am

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Um, no, I don't think so... The word detonate was mentioned, so I was thinking my Vibe exploding, and that would be due to explosives in the back seat detonating. Nothing kinky about it. It's just how I feel sometimes. Granted it would really suck if that actually happened, and I wouldn't honestly want to see that happen to the car, but you know...

well, going BACK to my original comment, wouldn't want to be in or around the car if it were to detonate in all literal sense. think that would be totalled? lol.

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Re: (trdvibe)

Postby Faultline » Sat Sep 17, 2005 12:07 pm

The pictures answered my 1st question. You went nearly 93 miles per hour. Do you know what your 60ft times are? 2.2 maybe?
What is the elevation there, and what were the outside temps??

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Postby AKLGT » Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:51 am

ok, i'll have to check. the first run of the day it was about 50 ° F outside. which is probably why it was my best. then after the first 3 it was in the 60's with direct sunlight. it was hot (our sun is directly over us not like in the lower 48). my 60 ft times were higher than that i believe. i just couldn't spool up. and as for elevation, i'd say we were close to being level. we weren't really high up in the mountains, but at the base.
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Re: (trdvibe)

Postby Kari » Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:47 am

Were you taking off from idle, or were you holding the brake with your left foot and giving it gas with the right after you staged? I'm not sure what you're referring to by "spooling up," but that might help the next time if you're just trying to raise the RPMs before takeoff. It'll also make the WOT a little easier on the engine because it won't be so sudden.

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Re: (Kari)

Postby Mavrik » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:33 am

brake launching, to hold down the break and the gas at the same time. Its hard on the tranny at higher RPM but to hold it around 2000RPM when staged as the yellow lights drop, then release brake and floor it as the third yellow turns off... but it is hard to launch in an auto...

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Postby AKLGT » Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:45 am

the first couple ones i ran, i attempted torque braking as you described, kari. i didn't do it for too much over 1100 rpms as Mike, one of the subie techs was also racing and said i shouldn't. this is why i am looking to install the transmission cooler and hopefully chip the car next spring. this will allow me to torque brake higher and hopefully get boost (spool) up more so when i do launch, it'll get me going faster. later in the day after about the 4th run, i gave up on the torque braking because it was going well and i didn't think it was doing much good. so i mainly just stomped on the gas and let the car do its thing.
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Re: First time to the track w/ stock LGT (trdvibe)

Postby slowvibe » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:30 pm

i know a computer science major who has a sti and he knows how to use it he ran in the 10s and he hasn't even modded it yet
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Re: First time to the track w/ stock LGT (slowvibe)

Postby drunkenmaxx » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:46 pm

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i know a computer science major who has a sti and he knows how to use it he ran in the 10s and he hasn't even modded it yet

uh.....

hmmm.

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Re: First time to the track w/ stock LGT (slowvibe)

Postby Mavrik » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:41 am

Quote, originally posted by slowvibe »
i know a computer science major who has a sti and he knows how to use it he ran in the 10s and he hasn't even modded it yet

ok... cause with reaction time of 0:00:01 with a beautiful launch... I watched a stock STi on the track. I don't remember his times but they were in the 12-13 times... there is no way a STOCK STi (no matter how educated the driver is) can do 10 second runs... Modified STi and Evo brag when they break into the 11-12 second runs...

can you post time slips?


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Re: First time to the track w/ stock LGT (Mavrik)

Postby millster » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:43 am

Just throwing this out there, but maybe we're talking 1/8th mile times here?
Though I would imagine it would be better than 10 in an 1/8th mile run.
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