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I met Boosted on Saturday night at the Atlanta Tuner Event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce GA. There must have been at least 90 to 100 cars there racing down the quarter mile.<p>I decided to run the beast to see what it would do. Atlanta Dragway is known to be a real slow track.<p>My first run was a 13.548 with a trap speed of 99.648. Temp was around 77 degrees at about 10pm and the humidity had to be high because we were fighting sprinkles almost all night. They told me I either needed to slow it down to 14 secs or more or get a helmet. I could do one more sub 14 second run and then I would have to shut her down for the night.<p>My second run was a throwaway as I tried to shift it on the gears and with the new turbo and power braking at the line (holding 18psi of boost) I could not make the 1st to 2nd shift fast enough to not bounce it off the limiter and since that ruined it I just eased it down to strip to make sure I was more than 14 seconds.<p>Then it rained. So I waited till almost 2am and made one more run and I got it about as perfect as I am going to get at Commerce. 13.285 at 102.605 mph. Hardly any spin at launch as instead of holding the accelerator to the floor while power braking the launch, I was going from 1/2 to 3/4 accelerator while holding the brake to the floor. Pretty good for an automatic 4300 lb car on a slow track.<p>Boosted said that at Silver Dollar Dragway in southern Georgia (known to be a fast track) that would have probably been a 12.8 run.<p>Thought you guys would like to know that our little grocery getter outruns S2000's with turbos, Civics with turbos, and RX-8's with turbos.
 

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Good times....for a GT! I kid I kid. It always turns into a MT/AT discussion around here. <p>Most of your mods I am familiar with. The only question I have is with the waste gate turns. I thought the later Rs like ours were not all that receptive to foolong with the WG. What exactly did you do?
 

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Re: Atlanta Tuner Event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce GA (Tigers1981)

Sweet times man. Good to see '04s doing well, especially the GTs.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Atlanta Tuner Event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce GA (George @ ViVA)

It was a blast, especially to the S2000 with the turbo that got smoked by the Volvo grocery getter on the 13.2 run.
 

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Re: Atlanta Tuner Event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce GA (Tigers1981)

Very nice Tigers1981! So what did Boosted run? He must have that long time project R done by now....... Which should be pretty fast!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Atlanta Tuner Event at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce GA (Elak R)

He actually dragged his new Escalade! The R is not done yet as he is still waqiting on the motor. I think he did a 15.5 or so in the ultimate grocery getter the Escalade. It even has like 24's on it. It is awesome looking.<p>We need to get you down here to run at Atlanta Dragway. Your car has put down some awesome times and the track here is slow. So quick car on a slow track would be fun to watch as well as I would not be the only Volvo out there. See ya.
 
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