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Old 04-10-2011, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default I went drag racing, broke into the 10's

Decided to go down to the good ole boy dragstrip out in BFE TN.

My fastest time was a 10.996 with a reaction of .397, I was consistently doing 11.1's the whole night though. Did about 6 runs.





Oh yeah.................. this was in my stock 94 R in the 1/8 mile I almost beat a big 2500 cummings diesel truck, he got me by 6/10ths of a second.... almost
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1/8th mile....


...who does that?
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1/8th mile....


...who does that?
Hey don't hate, the only track I have locally here is just under a 1/8th.

Sweet times by the way
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Nice time lol by the title I figured you have built car lol
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so that means a 20 second 1/4?
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so that means a 20 second 1/4?
Logic says so...
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I'm pretty sure you can't double the 1/8 mile to equal the 1/4 mile. Probably because of gearing, momentum, etc.
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I'm pretty sure you can't double the 1/8 mile to equal the 1/4 mile. Probably because of gearing, momentum, etc.

it was a joke.


But running the 1/8th is like running a dyno to 3700rpm.
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it was a joke.


But running the 1/8th is like running a dyno to 3700rpm.
Sorry, it's early.
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OP you owe me a 10 second car
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I'm pretty sure you can't double the 1/8 mile to equal the 1/4 mile. Probably because of gearing, momentum, etc.
Or because you start the next 1/8 mile going 60 mph.
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I always start my 1/4 mile from a 40 roll.
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I saw a stock 5.0 Mustang 'vert run 10 secs in the 8th mile just for comparison.
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OP you owe me a 10 second car
Ill trade you mine, straight up




10 second 5.0 mustang.... wow.

The track I ran is apprantly suck-***. Going into second I would watch the tach go from 5300-5500 and stay at 5500 for what seemed like 1.5 seconds. Was worried my clutch was going out but a friend that watched me run said I was spinning, which is damn near unheard of with that car.

My car is 100% stock except for a FM front sway, 15x7s with 205 gforce sports. I took out some air pressure from the rear tires, which I later figured out that it hurt me more than helped, lol.

The closest 1/4 mile track is in Bristol, 2 hours away. I figure it would run mid 16s I suppose. Never drag raced before so..... who knows.
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Or because you start the next 1/8 mile going 60 mph.
65.345 mph........sir
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it was a joke.


But running the 1/8th is like running a dyno to 3700rpm.
Don't knock it until you try it.

Everyone who has never been to an 1/8 mile track makes fun of it. Experienced drag racers will tell you otherwise.
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I've been to a 1/4 in my altima. I more of a man than you.
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lol 1/8th mile good stuff
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65.345 mph........sir
What is the altitude of your track?

If you had the stock 14" wheel and tire combo, you would go much faster. When my car was stock, I would pump all four tires to 45 psi to make the car roll easier. It works, and is easy to change in minutes. It is not like a stock Miata is so overpowered that the tires will spin out of control. However, with the tires that hard, it take a little bit of practice to launch properly.

Try adjusting the timing. I saw gains there as well.

Most stock miatas I have seen at sea level, go faster than 10.50's at 67-69 mph in the 1/8th. Take all of the **** out of the trunk you don't need.
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My trunk was packed full of **** lol.

I had my tires at 25 psi

My timing is stock, probly won't change, probly won't drag race again honestly lol.

205/50/15 tires.... not sure about the altitude, no sea level since im in East Tenn. mountain range.

I had a friend told me he ran a 10.40 or something close in his stock R-package, but he had a hefty clutch.
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