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Sorry its been a while guys my cable modem has been retarded for the past 3 or 4 months. Anyways i got it fixed so i am back.<p><br>I went out to the 8th mile drag strip ran 4 time keeping in mind this was my first time to drag race. I ran 4 times best was an 8.7 @ 78mph. No launch either.
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I ran 4 times best was an 8.7 @ 78mph. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>There is a rule of thumb that says quarter-mile ET is 1.55 times the eighth-mile ET. If it applies, it puts you in the thirteens. <p>That seems optimistic in this case. Nonetheless, good job! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry its been a while guys my cable modem has been retarded for the past 3 or 4 months. Anyways i got it fixed so i am back.<p><br>I went out to the 8th mile drag strip ran 4 time keeping in mind this was my first time to drag race. I ran 4 times best was an 8.7 @ 78mph. No launch either.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>78MPH for 8.7seconds seems really slow. My personal best is a 9.299 seconds at 78.13 MPH.
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (djeuch)

Slow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> That is a better time than your best!???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (MASH)

hes saying its SLOW for his time.<br>he went 78mph with at 9.299 compared to 8.7.<p>hes saying his speed should be HIGHER for that fast of a time.<p>
 

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sheesh people... why to all the posted track times get scrutinized? It is possible for someone to get a good time in the R.<p>Congrats on your time man! I wish more people on this site would go to the track on a more regular basis.
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (Stoobey)

His time is probally correct if he had a reaction time of 0.00 I ran about 8 time last year on a 1/8 mile and ran from 9.1 - 9.4 and never broke 79 mph but if I minus out my reaction times I get 8.5 - 8.9<p>Svenske DP, and Powerchips ECU, Blue Engine Bushing and 10 gals of 100 octane
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (omahas60r)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>omahas60r</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">His time is probally correct if he had a reaction time of 0.00 I ran about 8 time last year on a 1/8 mile and ran from 9.1 - 9.4 and never broke 79 mph but if I minus out my reaction times I get 8.5 - 8.9<p>Svenske DP, and Powerchips ECU, Blue Engine Bushing and 10 gals of 100 octane</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Reaction time has nothing to do with your resulting times. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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keep in mind that we do have turbos... if you sift right but have a bad launch you can have a slower time but faster trap.<p>Also keeo in mind that the 1.55 x 1/8 mile time is useless when you put a turbo in as a variable... <p>Plus the times can be different bases on elevation, temp, track angle, strack surface plus a 100 other things. Just take the time for what it is worth and gongradulate the guy for even going!
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (phuz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>phuz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hes saying its SLOW for his time.<br>he went 78mph with at 9.299 compared to 8.7.<br>hes saying his speed should be HIGHER for that fast of a time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><IMG SRC="http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/2874/inga12mar060go.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Looks like when I was pulling 8.7s on my best runs, I was averaging 85mph at the 1/8 mile point...
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight ("R" Kelly)

I got these times using my FX2 g-timer (12" roll-out and 2.1deg/G pitch factor):<p>1/8mile 9.32s @ 72.07mph / 0-60 5.75s<br>1/8mile 9.38s @ 78.20mph / 0-60 6.18s<br>1/8mile 9.45s @ 79.94mph / 0-60 6.12s<p>I'm having a hard time tonight wrapping my brain around how these numbers work. Do the trends between my three runs seem right?<p>My car is stock except for BMC/Heico drop-in filter and I was shifting at around 5000rpm.<p>LTA<p>
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (Stoobey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stoobey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I went out to the 8th mile drag strip ran 4 time keeping in mind this was my first time to drag race. I ran 4 times best was an 8.7 @ 78mph. No launch either.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What do you mean by 'no launch either'. We're you taking it easy on the launch, or what <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>8.7 seems pretty darn good considering "R" Kelly's times using his heavily mod'ed friend's car.<p>LTA<br>
 

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Sorry guys I forgot to say i also have my ECU flashed by evolve 93 octane. <p>I finally got my internet cable modem fixed turns out my box was bad os i got a new on today ill be back on to talk pretty regularly now.<p>My internet worked for 5 minutes last night and died stupid cable modem box it is like 4 years old so i got a new one.<p>Anyways Thats my bad on not saying anything about my ECU being flashed but yea it makes a big difference.<p><br>First run was a 9.6 @ 76 bogged down pretty bad and had like a 1.2 on the reaction<p><br>second was a 9.4 @ 77 bogged down bad .9 reaction <p>third was a 9.0 @ 78 good start .5 reaction<p>fourth 8.7 @ 78mph awesome start got it down pretty good still need sopme practice reaction was .2
 

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Re: went to the 8th mile drag strip tonight (LTA)

I didn't rev up my engine to lets say 5,000rpm and dump the clutch <p>I just rev it up to about 3,500 and eased out the clutch like at a traffic light.<p><br>I barked the tires all the way threw third gear and yes i can shift pretty darn good
 
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