et guess/estimates please
This is a discussion on et guess/estimates please within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Originally Posted by Firebirdjones Typical 3600 lbs+ street car. For the record, 4th gen verts aren't heavy enough to matter. ...
10-20-2011, 05:21 PM #81
10-20-2011, 05:25 PM #82
Yep, not unusual to see 11 second cars trapping even less mph in stock and super stock racing where their setups are scienced out and spot on. Even 12 second cars only trapping 101-102 mph is standard fare. And they all have stringent weight requirements they have to meet after every pass for those worried about weight.
10-20-2011, 05:34 PM #83
10-20-2011, 05:52 PM #84
My t-top car with half a tank of gas and lots of options was 3525.
10-21-2011, 06:42 AM #85
I'm old school, and always have been under the impression that for every .1 of a second you shave off of your 60 foot time, you'll pick up .15 on the big end. That's a far cry from half of a second.
What am I missing?? Thoughts? FBJ?
10-21-2011, 06:45 AM #86
10-21-2011, 06:47 AM #87
10-21-2011, 11:38 AM #88
I understand completely.
I'm from the mindset that every time I see a car make a pass with a high mph and a not so great ET the first 2 things that pop into my head is that the car needs more work and/or the driver needs more practice
I guess I'm always looking to ring the most out of any given package and not just looking for HP all the time. There is so much more to it and alot of people just don't get it.
10-21-2011, 12:15 PM #89
Take Jeffs car and mine for instance. In more humid weather I was trapping almost the same speed as him in cooler weather. I was running 13.0X+ and he is running 12.4 so go figure. He has converter, suspension, tires, better exhaust.....etc so the proof is right there.
10-21-2011, 12:43 PM #90
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Is it true that a high stall converter hurts your mph?
10-21-2011, 12:54 PM #91
It can. That's where build quality comes into play. Your high end converters that are more efficient won't hurt the mph so much as compared to a cheap converter.
10-21-2011, 02:47 PM #92
No sorry just stating there was a tenth difference in the two time I posted. The 11 run was with a cam,4000 TCI and 3.73's. The 12 run was headers,3500 TCI and 2.73's. As I stated.. And sorry about that FastChevy I went back and read what I posted. I would have been confused as well. My mistake.
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10-22-2011, 06:35 AM #93
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