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first time at the track with the ws6

This is a discussion on first time at the track with the ws6 within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by ScottWernWS6 i guess i lied a little bit, i did 107.81.. but yea all i have is ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottWernWS6 View Post
    i guess i lied a little bit, i did 107.81..
    but yea all i have is nitto street tires, slp headers, random tech cats, flowmasters, and volant cai (which comes with the ws6 package right?)
    its also lowered (eibach springs) with swaybars and strut tower brace

    R/T .377
    60' 2.245
    330 5.889
    1/8 8.797
    mph 85.10

    1000 11.277
    1/4 13.373
    mph 107.81


    this was from my best run of the night btw

    Still a good run. Like the others said, work on the launch. With a bunch of practice you should be able to see a 2.0 60 ft with street tires, and that .2 usually equals .3 on the other end. Also, shifting right at the rev limiter (6200, if stock) helps. That's where I shift for quickest ET. Just keep practicing on the right combination of slipping the clutch, tires on your launch.

    And the WS6 did not come with the Volant cai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Careful... missing shifts is what bends push rods.
    And could cause other damage if he is letting off the clutch too soon and that's the reason he is grinding gears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    And could cause other damage if he is letting off the clutch too soon and that's the reason he is grinding gears.
    Guilty =*[

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    sounds pretty right, my first run(s) were from 13.4-14.1 I got in about 12 runs in last year. i had an M6 so launching was a hard thing for me to get down perfect

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    ^^^Just gotta keep practicing, eh? 60 ft times can be hard to get near 2.00 with stock size/type of tires.

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    I took my stock Firehawk to the track one time. It was humid and there were more bugs than air at the track that day overcast too. I bogged on both launches, wasn't prepared for how sticky the track is. second run I went to town on the shifts barely lifting the throttle at all and watching my clutch struggle to keep the power in check as it sort of drifted down to the next gear (probably milliseconds but felt like an eternity on the track)

    By stock i mean power wise... the only thing i had done at that point was an SLP lid.

    I also had drag bags in the rear springs, strano springs and subframe connectors.

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    I'm hoping to get back out there this saturday. I now have a Tick Master Cylinder, Monster stage 3 clutch. adjustable Lower control arms with roto joints. I'm hoping very cold dry air a better launch and a slightly better setup with lower tire pressure will = high 12's woo hoo!!!

    remember practice practice practice.... till you break something... then buy something better and practice some more!

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    ^^^It's all in the launch. Very hard to get 12s with 60s over 2.1...unless you have nitrous or something similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottWernWS6 View Post
    idk if anybody on here was at bradenton motorsports park last night but i got on the 1/4 mile for the first time, and after a few horrible warm-up/learn how to do it and what the lights mean (lol) runs, i got a best time of 13.373@108
    idk if this is good bad or ugly but that was my fifth run then i had to leave cause my gf got sick =/
    Good job, it takes a lot of practice to get it down. With that 60ft your times will come way down when you figure out how to get it off the line. The time your in Ky need to come over to London and run it hooks really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraz1le View Post
    Good job, it takes a lot of practice to get it down. With that 60ft your times will come way down when you figure out how to get it off the line. The time your in Ky need to come over to London and run it hooks really good.
    every time id bog im used to the street with street tires lol

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    If you are bogging you either are a) not at a high enough RPM or b) dumping your clutch instead of feathering it out.

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    in my case i'm going to go with.... a little from column a and a little from column B

    I never tried more than say 2500 RPM at the track.... on the street dumping the clutch at 2k results in a nice smoke show. I was NOT prepared for how much stickier the track is.

    at the track dumping in the same manner results in me chug a lugging for a moment before taking off.

    I have no idea how i'd feather now either... With the tick and the monster stage 3 it's like an on off switch.

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    I need more practice =]

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    I took my stock Firehawk to the track one time. It was humid and there were more bugs than air at the track that day overcast too. I bogged on both launches, wasn't prepared for how sticky the track is. second run I went to town on the shifts barely lifting the throttle at all and watching my clutch struggle to keep the power in check as it sort of drifted down to the next gear (probably milliseconds but felt like an eternity on the
    what track do you go to i have always wanted to go to a closeby track.

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    I go to Englishtown Raceway Park. It's in Old Bridge Township NJ. Not at all far from NYC.

    Probably going to head up there on Sunday. I asked Cammed Goat to join me. If you are interested drop a PM.

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    I have a stock 2000 hawk, best 13.2 at 107mph. Dont remember short times, but on stock tires and stock car your not going do do much better because of traction.

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    ^^^great MPH. 13.2 is good also, for a mostly stock car.

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    i will be getting my car insured by may i store it for winter.

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    will be giong in spring and summer to english town

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    I had a death in the family so tomorrow at E-town is off for me. I keep the car insured year round. I could probably save myself a good 1000 a year if i took the insurance off for the winter and didn't rent a garage for the summer. But i like to have the convenience of having the car available at any time. Also having the garage available during the summer.... so i just keep the garage and insurance year round.

    13.2 is what I feel like I should be getting.... I'd be thrilled to run a 12.9 as that's what these hawks were quoted at when new. A couple of mags got these f-bodys running that also.

    I wish I had the link but Ed Hamburger of SLP said that a stock f-bod in the hands of a pro is good for some crazy times. in the range of 12.6 on a well kept track in the hands of a true drag racing pro.

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    I know for a fact I am probably losing a few tenths with my shifts...and I shift it pretty damn fast/hard.

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