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This is a discussion on Whooped by a Mazda within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by JesusFan I have an a4 no problems here They all have dead spots....depending on the rear gearing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusFan View Post
    I have an a4 no problems here
    They all have dead spots....depending on the rear gearing they happen at different mph. Like in my auto with 3.23's, if i'd floor it at at 25mph and it would drop to first and pull...at 32ish it wouldn't downshift at all. Same went for around 40-45 and 70-75...try punching it at various speeds and you'll see the spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post
    They all have dead spots....depending on the rear gearing they happen at different mph. Like in my auto with 3.23's, if i'd floor it at at 25mph and it would drop to first and pull...at 32ish it wouldn't downshift at all. Same went for around 40-45 and 70-75...try punching it at various speeds and you'll see the spots.
    This is true unless you have work done. The one I was supposed to buy had bolt on's and a cam and it was bad ass!!! That car was scary fast!! Mine stock, not so scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odarabla View Post
    Ok guys here it is. I don't have the SS anymore it's a long story, but I did pick up a 2002 Z28 today with 32,000 miles. Of course I had to go and show off the car to my friends but on the way back home there was this brand new Mazda SUV thing that kept screwing with me. So I told my self when he takes off again I am going to punch it and smoke this thing!! Boy was I wrong. I know it wasn't some suped up car. It still had the paper plate on the back. Well when he took off I waited for him to start pulling away (figuring I was gonna just wiz right past him). When I floored it ( at about 70mph) the damn thing kept pulling away from me!! My car don't really start to pull until around 3500 rpm. Once I started turning rpm's I started to catch him but that wasn't until about 120 mph. What do you guys think? I have attached some pics of the car. Should this have happened?

    Is your car an A4? If not, try downshifting next time :P

    Or you can let it slow down to just below 70 so you hit 2nd instead of 3rd in your A4... makes a BIG difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post
    They all have dead spots....depending on the rear gearing they happen at different mph. Like in my auto with 3.23's, if i'd floor it at at 25mph and it would drop to first and pull...at 32ish it wouldn't downshift at all. Same went for around 40-45 and 70-75...try punching it at various speeds and you'll see the spots.

    i have 3:23 and the sweet spot from a roll is 40-45, downshifts and pulls hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard head View Post
    Is your car an A4? If not, try downshifting next time :P

    Or you can let it slow down to just below 70 so you hit 2nd instead of 3rd in your A4... makes a BIG difference.
    Come on guys!! I might me a newby to this car but not to racing!! The car is an A4 with 3.23 gears. I wish I had a M6. But I had to take what I could get. These cars aren't a dime a dozen around here they are extremely hard to find and when you do find one they usually want 3-4 thousand above retail. The car seems to be running better and better. It breaks the tires lose now when it shifts into second. It didn't do that when I first bought the car. It seemed almost sluggish until around 4000 rpm. But now when I punch it off of the line it will roast the tires and roast them again when it shifts into second. I am starting to love to drive it. I can see my 2007 Avalanch staying parked alot. hehe!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odarabla View Post
    Come on guys!! I might me a newby to this car but not to racing!! The car is an A4 with 3.23 gears. I wish I had a M6. But I had to take what I could get. These cars aren't a dime a dozen around here they are extremely hard to find and when you do find one they usually want 3-4 thousand above retail. The car seems to be running better and better. It breaks the tires lose now when it shifts into second. It didn't do that when I first bought the car. It seemed almost sluggish until around 4000 rpm. But now when I punch it off of the line it will roast the tires and roast them again when it shifts into second. I am starting to love to drive it. I can see my 2007 Avalanch staying parked alot. hehe!!


    sounds like it just needed the soot blowed out of it.......next time the mazda will be killed

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusFan View Post
    sounds like it just needed the soot blowed out of it.......next time the mazda will be killed


    Where that Mazda at?? Ya'll seen it? I took such an ass whoopen on here for that. That when I see him I'm gonna pull away so fast he's going to need a new paint job come morning!! As part of redemption I took out some of my angers on a poor defenseless Mustang GT, Bullet. It was a sad day for the Mustang people because I sure rapped that poor helpless car!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusFan View Post
    I have an a4 no problems here
    mine has no problems either but I know it has dead spots and its good to know at what speed's so you dont loose a race you shouldnt
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    Time for a stall on that 02 Z28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empatho View Post
    mine has no problems either but I know it has dead spots and its good to know at what speed's so you dont loose a race you shouldnt
    I figured out a trick for that 70-75 mph roll. works the same at 40-45 mph. I was on the interstate and brought my car up to 68 and punched it. It down shifted to 2nd and ran to about 88mph before it shifted to 3rd. I ran it up to 70mph and it only down shifted to 3rd (the dead spot). I brought it back down to 70 and manualy shifted it to 2nd. The motor tached up to about 4200rpm and took off like a bat out of hell. Same thing at 40-45 mph I manualy shifted it to first revd up to about 4200rpm and luanched like it had wings. Also tomarrow I am going to take a ride over to Thunder Racing and see if they can throw on the headers and Y pipe.. HEHE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesusFan View Post
    sounds like it just needed the soot blowed out of it.......next time the mazda will be killed
    Ok, here it is!! I Went and had the exhaust changed and then stopped off at Thunder Racing. They couldn't do the headers today but he said he could do a tune a lid and a K&N filter on the car. When he went to do the tune we found that the car had already been tuned. It was tuned for a more aggresive cam. The car also had headers on it. But who ever had the car pulled the headers and the cam off and put the stock parts back on the car before trading it in. The car was running way to rich and it was causing the motor to bogg down. After the new tune and the lid it feels like a whole new car. Now this thing is fun to drive!! If I could only find that damn Mazda now I caould peel the paint off his ride!!

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    Don't worry. It's actually a good thinng. You probably gave this Mazda owner false confidence in his car. He will tell all his freinds that he beat a Camaro with it and people will think Camaro's are slow. This in turn will replenish the population of uninformed and overconfident motorists who will now become easy prey for LS1 owners everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redegal View Post
    Don't worry. It's actually a good thinng. You probably gave this Mazda owner false confidence in his car. He will tell all his freinds that he beat a Camaro with it and people will think Camaro's are slow. This in turn will replenish the population of uninformed and overconfident motorists who will now become easy prey for LS1 owners everywhere.


    LOL!! This may be true!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redegal View Post
    Don't worry. It's actually a good thinng. You probably gave this Mazda owner false confidence in his car. He will tell all his freinds that he beat a Camaro with it and people will think Camaro's are slow. This in turn will replenish the population of uninformed and overconfident motorists who will now become easy prey for LS1 owners everywhere.
    you're right we will get more races

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    That is water that is condensing from the humid air, it turns black because it picks up carbon on the way out through the exhaust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odarabla View Post
    I figured out a trick for that 70-75 mph roll. works the same at 40-45 mph. I was on the interstate and brought my car up to 68 and punched it. It down shifted to 2nd and ran to about 88mph before it shifted to 3rd. I ran it up to 70mph and it only down shifted to 3rd (the dead spot). I brought it back down to 70 and manualy shifted it to 2nd. The motor tached up to about 4200rpm and took off like a bat out of hell. Same thing at 40-45 mph I manualy shifted it to first revd up to about 4200rpm and luanched like it had wings. Also tomarrow I am going to take a ride over to Thunder Racing and see if they can throw on the headers and Y pipe.. HEHE!!!
    I dremel'd the throttle stop down a little on mine to solve that problem worked like a charm. Gotta be careful though and get something that can detect the TPS voltage while doing it though don't want to go too far. But took care of having to drop it down myself (don't really know why). 80 MPH punches are a little more fun with the 2.73's though. Downshifts to 2nd and a tad over 4500 shifts out right at 100. Highway runs are way more fun with the 2.73's everyone I know that switched without a stall didn't like the kickdown they lost.

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    0-60 in 5.8 ain't bad. In the right gear .... it could pull for a 30mph stretch as seen here.

    I geared down, to only 3.73, bought a Shanner S2 for quick response, and use my 3rd in the M6. I have to be careful not to smoke the tires at 70mph. I could believe the response difference over stock with the polished/ ported / modded throttle body. Of course a few other mods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    i have 3:23 and the sweet spot from a roll is 40-45, downshifts and pulls hard
    what do you downshift to?

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