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Old 01-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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0-60 hardly ever gets boring. 1st and 2nd goes by within low 3 secs without launching. It hardly gets old. I never do too much in 3rd or 4th. You wonder what's taking so long but look at the speedometer and see you're already going really fast. I didn't build a highway car though.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:11 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I am proud to say that I am happy with 9b's, SAFCII, MAFT, etc. Yeah I know its not much but I'd rather have a reliable/cheap on-the-mods budget than buying a DR750 kit and having it sit in a box like most of the people who buy them.

I am happy my mind doesn't keep wanting more and more HP.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Ripping 1-2 and a clean 2-3 will always put a smile on my face no matter what im driving
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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i was fine until i rode in something with power then it was all downhill from there....

my new setup going in the car this winter with my current blower maxed out i will put down near 800rwhp, if i get bored ill throw a shot on top. when i upgrade my blower im going for 1000+.

my old setup put down 575, it was fun but once you get beat or drive in something faster your screwed.
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My Miata at 100whp or less is never boring so long as the course is turny enough.

I suppose what I mean is, varying the duration and context of your horsepower is sufficient to maintain the excitement you may otherwise associate with a straight line pull ... or something like that.
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Did any of you ever drag race at a 1/4 mi race track? That is the ultimate challenge. 1/8 mi tracks are even better. All this talk about horsepower means do you use it?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:13 AM   #27 (permalink)
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My question was did any of you huge HPs try to ever drag race another? at the Tree? Point blank?
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #28 (permalink)
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sure did. when you get 500+ if you go to a track you NEED a cage. your going to run under a 11.49 if your a good driver problem is not everyone likes the looks of a cage. however with my new setup ill be putting in a cage down the road. it just want to get the car back on the road and everything 100% before i have a cage installed.
its going to be a 9sec car, wouldn't take long to get kicked out.

i went to the track for my first time everr this year. first time out went 11.7 at 124mph with a 2.0 60ft
went again a few weeks later and ran a 11.4 at 125mph with a 1.9 60ft
car was making 575rwp and 486wtq

this is another fuel to the fire where i want higher trap speeds. my buddy was there coaching me thru it, he was running his ctsv. ran a 10.26 at 134.xx mph... that right there made me want more!

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sure did. when you get 500+ if you go to a track you NEED a cage. your going to run under a 11.49 if your a good driver problem is not everyone likes the looks of a cage.

The cage and other safety requirements entirely depends on your track. I ran dozens of mid 10’s at 136–140MPH at all 4 of the tracks in my area with nothing but a helmet. The first time I took my old Supra to the track with the single setup I ran 10’s all day long without even a helmet. I had one with me, but they never said anything so I didn’t even put it on that day. Further, I would NEVER cage a street car, unless you enjoy driving around on the street with a helmet and a harness at all times. Metal bars that your bare head and body can bang into in the event of a collision is not conducive to “safety”. If you have cage, then you need to wear a helmet at all times, IMO.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #30 (permalink)
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For example, this mazda 3, or something pulled up next to me on the highway today, and I wasn't going to race cause I didn't want to waste the gas, but then I didn't want him thinking I was a pussy, give the vr4 a bad rep, ya know? So I dropped it down in to 4th from 6th, mind you this is a 16g car so it was kinda dumb to drop into 4th, but anyway, it started building and building boost, and it felt like it took foooreverrrr to get going. Really, I was like looking down at my wristwatch at the same time, and making a phone call too, like WTF man? And basically it never really got to that scary fast feeling where it felt like the car was pulling me, instead I was just waiting around, like wtf? But i look in the rear view mirror and dude was wayy the fuck back there, and I was like oh I guess it is kinda fast, and I looked at the speedo and it was like 140. So ya, I guess it's fast, but in retro spec, it's not.
Dude... You should go into 4th at like 120+ mph if you want it to pull. I've made plenty of pulls from the very bottom of 4th in my E16G car and know what you're talking about. The power comes on very gradually... Because you're in the wrong gear.

Yes, you will always get used to the power. As the power gets higher and you drive the car less frequently, it will take longer though This is why I'm telling myself I will make ~700 whp on the next build, but I'm having an engine built that can tolerate ~1000 whp.
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