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This is a discussion on First 1/4 mile within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by Knight Don't drop the clutch would be my first bit of advice. Feather the clutch out and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Don't drop the clutch would be my first bit of advice. Feather the clutch out and then hammer the throttle. It takes practice to get it right, but when done properly you pull a much better 60' time. Dropping the clutch will either result in wheel spin, the car bogging, or if you have a stock rear and your tires grip - you detonate the carrier and other rear end components - only a matter of time, ask me how I know. But you're right, it just takes a lot of practice. Once you log some more time at the track, you'll be dropping your times quick. What track did you go to? And what are your mods?
    Thanks for the advice, I cant seem to keep my car from bogging at the line. Im afraid to take it past 3500 rpms. With the bogging and 2.03 60ft I still ran a 13.27 so Im sure that will improve with more practice
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    also as i was coming back it the return lane i realised i left my defrost on which runs the a/c = hp loss

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    i havent taken my car to the track yet, in fact ive never run at the track period, just watched. But the part in your story about almost wiping out makes me nervous about running my car at the track. Im too afraid of shifting into second and kissing the wall. I tried practicing launching the other day, dropped it at 2500 rpms, and just sat there n spun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    i havent taken my car to the track yet, in fact ive never run at the track period, just watched. But the part in your story about almost wiping out makes me nervous about running my car at the track. Im too afraid of shifting into second and kissing the wall. I tried practicing launching the other day, dropped it at 2500 rpms, and just sat there n spun.
    If your at a well maintained and lighted track you should'nt have any issues. Trust me it's alot safer than on the street. Dropping at 2500 on the street is a completly different story than the track. I think once you find a nice track you will get hooked like the rest of us

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    yeah i think so i've already been looking online to find one. my wife recorded me and the view is from the ground so you can't see much but you can hear the crowd gasp when i slid sideways. there could have been something on the track to oil, antifreeze i don't know I'll see if i can get the vid on photo bucket

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxD13MF-EeM[/ame]
    its hard to tell from the vid but it was a pretty good slide and i just shut it down after that
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    Here's a good sticky on drag racing - good tips -

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    Quote Originally Posted by duweller View Post
    also as i was coming back it the return lane i realised i left my defrost on which runs the a/c = hp loss
    When you're at full thottle, the compressor is off anyway, the PCM won't let it come on. So, no loss when going down the drag strip anyway!

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    good to know

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