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A good night at the dragway

Jon (QKTbird) and I went to Milan Dragway and had a good time. I somehow tuned my car back to stock and didn't remember to put it back, so I was bouncing off the limiter all night. I was hitting the limiter at the finish line, so it really didn't bum me out too much. My car is 258

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The second slip on there was me vs. a 2007 (or so) Fusion 3.0L V6. It was driven by some chick and had the calipers painted pink. I barely got her..

My time: 16.29 @ 85.40MPH
Her time: 16.31 @ 87.69MPH

If her Fusion was 4 wheel drive, she might have caught up.

My best time of the evening: 16.13 @ 85.53MPH. Not bad from starting out in 16.7 range a couple of years ago.

My car did well on the stock tune, we are going again to see how it will do with the tune. I wish I would have bought my tuner but I forgot it.

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That was fun out there, we'll have to get together again in some cool october air after you get your car tuned and see what it'll do. Still, your time wasn't bad for the stock tune. Hopefully we can get at least a couple more people out there with us.......maybe some guys from the crown vic club since we can't get any other members here to show up. LOL

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Best 1/4 mile time: 13.65 at 99.52 mph.
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Another night at the track with better results. This time, with a working tune!

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60FT: 2.2950
330FT: 6.5978
1/8 ET: 10.0800
1/8 MPH: 71.18
1000' ET: 13.0939
1000' MPH: 80.80
1/4 ET: 15.6490
1/4 MPH: 88.24

Nice way to end the season!

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Nice times. The tune can be good or it can kill you.

That sounds like fun, I cannot wait to take my car out to our local strip this month.

It is only 1/8 though. :-(

But still a safe place to play.

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much better!

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Seems like with the mods you have you should be running a lot faster....could be just me tho

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15.6 with a 373 gear and tune? seems like you should be alot faster..

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I have dropped a whole second off of my 1/4 since I got it. I don't think a tune and gears is enough to get into low 15s or high 14s.

ShadowDragon posted these times in 2004..

16.0
Mods:
K&N panel filter
"Big Al" air scoop, with the restrictive piece still in.

15.8
Mods:
K&N panel filter
"Big Al" air scoop, sans restriction.
Red Diablo chip
180* tstat
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j-mod mild
Underdrive Pullies
Civic Airtube

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Red Diablo chip
j-mod mild
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"Big Al" air scoop, sans restriction.
Black Diablo chip
j-mod mild + gear change
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MarkVIII TC

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Mods:
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Black Diablo chip
j-mod mild + gear change
180* tstat
-1 step colder plugs
Underdrive Pullies
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3.73 gears
MarkVIII TC
Much better launching

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Your gonna get stood corrected, my bone stock 95 cougar only mod was maraurder tc 15.3 that was with 3.08 gears ran 15.3 @ 91 mph and my 95 bird with a tune stock 3.27 air intake ran 14.80 and my buddys 94 3.08 gears again tune and air intake only 15.30 @ over 91 mph, mean while these car in stock trim should run 15.6-16.0 any slower and I'd suspect something is wrong and the 16.0 may be pushing prolly like 15.90 at 87 mph cause remeber if the mph is down the car isant making the advertised hp I mean I've seen a buck of bird always turn in the 15s stock unless it was in need of some work

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So you prob need a better tune or something because i have seen plenty of people get into the High 14s with just gears and a tune and some other minor stuff.

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@RobertP: A tuned 95 with 3.27, air intake will not run 14.80. The air intake will not gain you much, its been proven time and time again. Come on man, I expected more from you then that.
My car is 100% perfect mechanically and my numbers are close to what other people get with the same mods. I run with a full interior, including what I have in the trunk (Mark VIII spare, tire jack, lunchbox, ect)

I deal with slips, not fantasy. If you want to disagree with ShadowDragon, be my guest. http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.p...ns+restriction.

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With my new stall in I hope for low 14's atleast. But track is 1/8th so I am hoping for 9.0-9.1

I hope to run next month. I have not ran the bird yet.
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@RobertP: A tuned 95 with 3.27, air intake will not run 14.80. The air intake will not gain you much, its been proven time and time again. Come on man, I expected more from you then that.
My car is 100% perfect mechanically and my numbers are close to what other people get with the same mods. I run with a full interior, including what I have in the trunk (Mark VIII spare, tire jack, lunchbox, ect)

I deal with slips, not fantasy. If you want to disagree with ShadowDragon, be my guest. http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.p...ns+restriction.
If you deal with slips all the time then why are you just taking all the slips off one guy?? No reason to be bias man, he is just saying that he has seen other people with the same mods or close too it run faster. Every car does not have the same time even if they are all stock.

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Comet you are barking up the wrong tree shadowdragon is local to me his never ran near as strong as mine, if u want me to call him for you I will, anyhow I'm telling you not to mention with 3.73 gears mark 8 tc and pulleys the car ran 14.40 @ 95 mph, I do not talk fantasy, it's hard facts only, maybe u should do a search heck I'll do it for you

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http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=11189

There it is from way back when I'll give you the link to the stock cougar if u want that also it's got the pic of the time slip

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well sunday i went to rockingham dragway hoping for a mid 14 second run cause last time out i ran 14.65 at night so these was during the day i knew the track would be hooking good and i came out with 3 14.4x and two of them being 14.425 and the other a 14.49 the best et was 14.425 @ 95.16 i was very surprised to see the slip[ and mods go to readers rods and fastest rides of the is a 95 lx lol just thouht i share my times
What else did you have going on in there? Here are stock 1997 Mustang GTs specs:

Car-Stats.com Report for 1997 Ford Mustang GT
Obtained from C&D August, 1997
0-60: 6.6 Transmission: Manual
1/4 Mile: 15.1
1/4 Speed: 92

Just saying, you must have a secret.. With your mild list of mods, you are out running Stock Mustangs of the same vintage. I am not looking to fight, but I am trying to understand what is behind your claims.

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anyhow I'm telling you not to mention with 3.73 gears mark 8 tc and pulleys the car ran 14.40 @ 95 mph
Of course you will do better with a converter, I am running a stock unit.

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Well no secrets here a buddy of mine had a bone stock 98 gt auto with 3.27 and my 95 would stay right on his bumper from a first gear roll never tried it from a dead stop but being both cars were stock he would have one from a dig, I'm not fighting here to make the car run 14.42 was 3.73 tune, air intake which on a 95 helps removing the violin tube, mark8 tc a driveshaft but that don't account for nothing and pulleys

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If you deal with slips all the time then why are you just taking all the slips off one guy?? No reason to be bias man, he is just saying that he has seen other people with the same mods or close too it run faster. Every car does not have the same time even if they are all stock.
Whats your deal anyway? There were 4 different time examples from 2 different people in that thread with more reasonable times.

If people were getting mid-high 14s out of a T-Bird with 3.27s and a intake, everyone would be doing cartwheels. You would also see more people's sigs with 14's listed because that is an accomplishment. Other then Mr. RobertP, I don't see it. Not from a NPI car, 3.27s, CAI and thats it.

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Well no secrets here a buddy of mine had a bone stock 98 gt auto with 3.27 and my 95 would stay right on his bumper from a first gear roll never tried it from a dead stop but being both cars were stock he would have one from a dig, I'm not fighting here to make the car run 14.42 was 3.73 tune, air intake which on a 95 helps removing the violin tube, mark8 tc a driveshaft but that don't account for nothing and pulleys

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You didn't say you have a TC. All I wanted to do was post times, wasn't really interested in keyboard racing.

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It's not keyboard racing dude Jeesh, I mean u posted u ran 15.6 @ 88 mine ran 15.7x bone stock at almost 90 mph dude yours is lacking some power let Johnny Langton come in here and post I mean 14.80 is right in line for a tune, pulleys and air intake tube and for the record I've never ran a cold air intake, I've upgraded to a bigger intake pipe, well then take this for grabs a 3200 stall comp 268 cams on a completely stock head and intake 95 motor 13.85 at over 100 mph I'll get you that link if u want it also another car that ran a tad faster on the same basic setup in a 94

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Joe were playing nice I'm giving hard facts lol and He doesent like it

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Well, I guess the answer is to send my car to NC.. If the intake tube was so awesome, why isn't anyone selling a kit or posting about it? I am not convinced that the Pulley is a great mod either. I did the Steeda pulley at the same time as my gear. I think that is the easiest way to get better 1/4 is gear and possible converter.

I started with a wreak of a car in 2008 and had to replace just about everything. My first slips was in the mid 16s with the original suspension from 1995, air in the braking system and original spark plugs. The body was decent and the interior was outstanding. I have spent thousands and countless Saturdays fixing it. Maybe I shouldn't have bothered.

FWIW, I don't dought that you know your stuff. You have some very respected members using your services, however, its rude to put yourself on a pedestal and say "Dude, you have an issue". My buddy who helps me with my car is awesome with the modular V8s, he has been working with Panthers for many years. He takes a practical and durability approach to maintenance and mods. Maybe I lose some 1/4 time, but my car will continue to run perfectly and be comfortable for years to come. Its not all about ET, its about having a fun diversion from my high stress job.

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We are arguing like a couple of little old ladies. We are all customers of yours, this is how you treat people? Take a page from Bill at SCP and Alan at DirtyDog, who are respectful toward current and future customers. These guys roll out the red carpet for customers, you on the other hand have a different approach.

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holy cow 15.3 with just a markvii TC? and 14.8 with just 3.27 gear and tune? thats crazy! ive never heard such good times from nearly stock mn12s.

i think robert is just trying to help you out so you can get a better time.

i mean a stock thunderbird should be able to pull of a 15.7 (you can look that up on google (search stock 1/4mi times for 97 thunderbird). the 373 gear should drop it to a atleast a 15 flat. then a tune should nudge it down to high 14s seconds. undrive pulleys, jmod, and TL will help some too.

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Dude its not lucissue about telling the customer first hand and showing them the problem, I'm just telling you something ain't right with your setup you act like I'm sitting here lieing to, and by the most of my business is done on hand just ask trunkmonkey or thunderchecken, heck even trunk monkey can chime in here

Also have you done a compression check?? I'm stating that I've seen a bunch of tbird cougars in the 14s very easy, like 1997tbird said it's on the Internet what a stock bird runs high 15s, you bring your car down here I'll put a home made air intake tube on it free of charge and actually a guy used to make one richardm I believe it was, and believe it or not I had the same attitude as u on the stock air intake tube I said it's a waste just like you till I went to the track and a buddy with a tune and air intake was running me down and passing me then I was believer identical cars accept his was heavier and he had 3.08 to my 3.27, I'm telling you I'm not feeding you bs I'm here to help that's why I wish trunkmonkey would chime in

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All this arguing about 15/16 second quarter miles? What is this, an Accord forum?

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I'll certainly vouch for a cold air intake tube and a tune. The tube, 93 octane tune and jmod alone made a world of difference to mine.

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You haven't looked at my car, how can you tell me there is a problem? I can tell you that it is indeed on all 8 cyl and the whole car is a young 80K miles. We checked everything out when we did the valve seals this year, its a very clean engine and feel strong when I drive it.

Just because I didn't use you for tuning or repair doesn't mean its not running at its best. I go to Oval Repair in Livonia, who has a whole shop full of classic Mustangs in their garage all summer. I use Alberto from American Motorsport for tuning, which started at FordChip with Lonnie and Pete Campbell years ago. Next spring I am getting a DirtyDog 3200 from Alan. Then I have my buddy as mentioned before, who is meticulous about everything. I have all the right people involved, this isn't maintained at the local Sunoco gas station or Pep Boys.

I will respect your opinion and will look into it further. Thank you for offering it.

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I didn't tune any of my stuff back then it's called a jchip

Others will chime in you will see

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