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took her to the dragstrip today...

Postby ITcar » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:26 pm

so it was interesting...i did three runs, best being 16.6
Im not very familiar with the car yet, i have only had it for a few days, so two of the runs i missed third gear, and i wasnt launching it, so overall i think i did decent
i beat an a4, and put up a pretty good fight against a mazda 6, both modded

(im 100% stock as of right now)


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Postby ajflan » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:29 pm

Do you have a GT? Glad you had fun, I always thought it would be fun to go, but then I realize what I drive and I change my mind.
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Postby ITcar » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:40 pm

yeah, but there is something wrong where in high rpm's it isnt properly cooling iteself or something, so i had to take it easy, i wasnt even supposed to run it at all, but i couldnt resist

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Postby MRCN RCE » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:34 pm

Quote, originally posted by ITcar »
so it was interesting...i did three runs, best being 16.6
Im not very familiar with the car yet, i have only had it for a few days, so two of the runs i missed third gear, and i wasnt launching it, so overall i think i did decent
i beat an a4, and put up a pretty good fight against a mazda 6, both modded

(im 100% stock as of right now)

nice... i still haven't taken mine to the track to see what it can do. i'll do it sometime this year tho. i wanted to take it to the track completely stock, and see what i could do with it before the mods started comin, but i never got a chance to do it, and it's too late now, so i'll hafta see how it is with the SRI and clutch/flywheel.

where were you shifting at, since your car acts up at high revs?? did you take it up to redline?? also, our clutches are POS's( they're about the size of a 45 record, or smaller), so try not to let it slip before you launch it, that'll hurt it pretty bad.

hey vinny, did you run your car too??

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Postby ITcar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:02 am

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nice... i still haven't taken mine to the track to see what it can do. i'll do it sometime this year tho. i wanted to take it to the track completely stock, and see what i could do with it before the mods started comin, but i never got a chance to do it, and it's too late now, so i'll hafta see how it is with the SRI and clutch/flywheel.

where were you shifting at, since your car acts up at high revs?? did you take it up to redline?? also, our clutches are POS's( they're about the size of a 45 record, or smaller), so try not to let it slip before you launch it, that'll hurt it pretty bad.

hey vinny, did you run your car too??

i went with a bunch of friends, it was all for fun, nothing serious thats why i did it. I was shifting at about 7, give or take...and yeah i keep hearing about those clutches, so far mine seems ok, but thats not saying much since i dont really know what a bad clutch feels like...lol


and yeah dont tell him i told you, but the A4 that i beat was his
poor vinny, beat by a girl lol


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Postby ajflan » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:47 am

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and yeah dont tell him i told you, but the A4 that i beat was his
poor vinny, beat by a girl lol

Lets hope that he does not read this post then!

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Postby northvibe » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:17 pm

..err i mean doesnt lift go past 7k rpm?

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Postby ITcar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:26 pm

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..err i mean doesnt lift go past 7k rpm?


yes, it goes to 8200ish, but my car has problems right now when in lift...


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Postby northvibe » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:29 pm

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yes, it goes to 8200ish, but my car has problems right now when in lift...

oh that sucks i hear lift is awesome....I need a ride in a 2zz...


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Postby CountryVibe » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:56 pm

Have you checked the lift bolts?

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Postby ITcar » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:29 pm

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Have you checked the lift bolts?

i have no idea what it is, my parents are dealing with it, i told them they weren't giving me a broken car


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Postby CountryVibe » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:37 pm

Sounds like the last person to have your gt had some fun in it

http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=1993
might want to check this out


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Re: took her to the dragstrip today... (ITcar)

Postby vinny.mca » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:00 pm

yeap got beat by her. I have a tiptronic, so it doesn't help at all. Thats ok, I have no shame losing to her. As a matter of fact I think its good that she did. My time for my car was rediculous.

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Postby AKLGT » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:27 pm

LOL. having tiptronic isn't an excuse.

i have an auto with manual sport shift mode too. and you know what, i beat a lot of guys with it. they get upset when they find out it's an auto and they really get upset when they find out i'm a SHE and not a HE.

however, i frequent the drag strip enough, that they now know i'm a SHE.

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Postby Kamikaze » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:27 pm

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they get upset when they find out it's an auto and they really get upset when they find out i'm a SHE and not a HE.

ITcar is a she and vinny.mca is a he... he got beat by a she.... he he he
I'm just giving you a hard time Vinny, it's all in fun

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Postby Mavrik » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:53 am

I don't mind getting beat by a girl... if she's cute.

back on topic...

16.6 is pretty good stock in a GT. I ran a 16.8 in my base 5spd Vibe with a cold air intake and exhaust. Never saw a difference with the unichip. But I also was having launch/traction issues. wheel hop is a pain in the back side.


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Postby ITcar » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:31 am

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But I also was having launch/traction issues. wheel hop is a pain in the back side.

yeah i noticed,,,,horrible grip

and yes a tiptronic is no excuse, BUT his car shifts really really slow, even for a tip. plus he cant feel bad...i let him run my car once for fun (he was very suprised when he hit 6200rpm, he thought we were all exaggerating about this whole "lift" thing)


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Postby vinny.mca » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:37 am

I dont mind being beat as i said. But im willing to race from a roll, so i can put up a better fight.

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Postby AKLGT » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:40 am

vinny, how did you launch the car? just mash the gas pedal??? if so, that's your problem. an A4 should put up a much better fight. next time, hold the brake hard, then add a little gas to about 2800 rpms. it will help your car spool up so when the light comes on, you let your left foot off and your right foot to the floor. practice that a little and you will notice a HUGE difference in your car.
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Postby ITcar » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:22 am

Quote, originally posted by AKLGT »
vinny, how did you launch the car? just mash the gas pedal??? if so, that's your problem. an A4 should put up a much better fight. next time, hold the brake hard, then add a little gas to about 2800 rpms. it will help your car spool up so when the light comes on, you let your left foot off and your right foot to the floor. practice that a little and you will notice a HUGE difference in your car.

dont be giving him tips!!! i want to keep my win


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Postby vinny.mca » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:56 am

I did minorly brake boost, however I'm affraid of braking the tiptronic. Not to mention, it only allows you to go to 2000rpms.....It's ok, i've accepted the fact that my car is a 3800lb pig. I'll just roll around and look sexy instead.

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Postby ajflan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:56 am

It only allows you to go to 2000 rpms? That does not sound right to me at all.
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Postby Mavrik » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:35 am

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It only allows you to go to 2000 rpms? That does not sound right to me at all.

Does to me, the torque converter is causing it to shut down if the brake is pressed and you try and accel at the same time to build boost.


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Postby ajflan » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:36 am

Oh, I thought he ment all the time. Brain fart, sorry.
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Postby Mavrik » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:59 am

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Oh, I thought he ment all the time. Brain fart, sorry.

Yeah something would be wrong if it did that all the time lol


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Postby sagekai » Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:52 am

Apologies in advance for the amateur question, but could someone explain to me how "lift" works?
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Postby AKLGT » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:41 am

SEARCH "lift" and you will find many answers
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