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heres the vid my friend took http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtj5UPjwjnQ

This was my first time ever at the track, as far as mods go I have a bigger plenum/tb, tune, cold air, mandrel exhuast with high flow cats, u/d pulleys. only got to do one run due to camaro from hell leavin oil all down the track. Should I have done better? any tips for launching and not bogging down?

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Nope, I doubt you could do much better than that. Air temperature will have some bearing on your time. I bet it was hot at the track.

That's a pretty standard time for a basically stock car on street tires. Your reaction time is really good for a first timer.

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yeh it was 91 with whatever baytown humidity was and I need new tires pretty bad
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for the mods and the heat and humidity, not bad at all.

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This was my first time ever at the track, as far as mods go I have a bigger plenum/tb, tune, cold air, mandrel exhuast with high flow cats, u/d pulleys. only got to do one run due to camaro from hell leavin oil all down the track. Should I have done better? any tips for launching and not bogging down?
Needs converter and tires.
BAD.
But otherwise,it's a fairly decent time for the car.
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Do gears make any differnce in the full quarter times?
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Do gears make any differnce in the full quarter times?
Absolutely,but nowhere near as much as a converter and good sticky tires.
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hmm how is daily driving with a converter say the stall is 2500 would it not engage fully till then no matter what or only when the brakes are on?
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hmm how is daily driving with a converter say the stall is 2500 would it not engage fully till then no matter what or only when the brakes are on?
My car has a 4000 stall converter,and it drives fine day-to-day. These are lockup converters on these cars,and the lockup clutch is independent of the stall speed,so once you've moving-the clutch locks,and it behaves much like a stock converter. This,of course is assuming you have a good tune that will command a lockup schedule like that.
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I drive mine daily often. I put 14k on it alone last year, and that's with a 3800 stall. You'd stand to gain the most from gears and a converter.

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put a vid up : D
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I run a 3500 stall and get 22-24mpg on the highway.

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Yea I just took mine To the beach with a 3500 stall with all my mods and got 385 miles out of a tank

4.6 explorer motor,Water meth injection, V1 Vortech, 3.48 pully,BBK 78mm, Dirty Dog 9.5 converter 3500 stall, RobertP built trans, 8.8 rear with trac lock, 3.73 gears, BrainCoating manifolds, Dual 2.5" exhaust.
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Yea I just took mine To the beach with a 3500 stall with all my mods and got 385 miles out of a tank
This is good to know because I am driving my car to Portsmout VA tomorrow to pick up a 1990 Supercoupe.

04 PI swap,SVO Supercharger 8-9 psi,Alcohol injection,39lbs Cobra injectors,XCal2-Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump,4.10 T-Lok,2003 4R70W built to withstand by RobertP,450hp JMOD,3800 circleD stall,trucool 4739 Trans Cooler,Dynotech 3.5 Driveshaft,70mm T/B,SCP Cold Air Intake,90mm LMAF,JBA headers,Magnaflow Midmount,No cats with 3inch piping,Vogtland 1.6inch drop,Cobra R's and xenon body kit.

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Yea I just took mine To the beach with a 3500 stall with all my mods and got 385 miles out of a tank
That is impressive. What was your average speed and who did your tune?

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Think my aaverage speed down was around 65mph. I just try to stay around 2100-2200rpms That seams to be the sweet spot for good MPG. ON the way home I was doing 75+ lol only got about 300 miles out of that tank lol

4.6 explorer motor,Water meth injection, V1 Vortech, 3.48 pully,BBK 78mm, Dirty Dog 9.5 converter 3500 stall, RobertP built trans, 8.8 rear with trac lock, 3.73 gears, BrainCoating manifolds, Dual 2.5" exhaust.
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i ran my car with cold air intake, j-mod, pulleys, cat-back exhaust and did a 15.38..

weather was like 55 and cloudy and it hooked without spinning the tires..

id say your right in line.
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ah, I remember the days of running 15.5s @ 90mph....then I did PI heads, cams, and SVO intake, and bam, 15.0 @ 96...not enough stall, not enough gear......ah the slow days...those are soon to be over
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Yada, yada, yada, yea, yea, yea, get this Wunder project of your's done and quit talkin' about it ...

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