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Old 09-30-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Well, not too shabby from what others have said, but I was still hoping for more. I managed to get a [email protected] out of it with a 1.97 60'- bad wheel spin!!! I was really surprised it ran such a slow time and mph, but others there said it was pretty decent for a bone stock WRX. Oh well, time for the mods..
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:26 AM   #2
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nice time

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Old 09-30-2004, 11:31 AM   #3
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Are those corrected numbers?
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:37 AM   #4
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ummm is that an sti or wrx, if its a wrx I'm sorry I thought it was an sti
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:40 AM   #5
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Haha, yeah- well tire spin was a bitch, it wouldn't do better than a 1.97 60'. Other than that, trust me, I can drive the car. If it had more in it driving wise, it would have done it last night . Lol, most out of it- compared to who and what track and what conditions? There are a lot of variables. Hell, the other stock WRX's there were running in the 14.6 range and SRT4's were running about the same and slower. It is a "slick" track, you can't expect much out of an ET when the car spins. hell, even my camaro would run [email protected] no traction there . And yes, mod it. I bought the car to mod and build. Even if it had a 13.8 in it, that is far from quick to me and it would be getting built anyway. Next time out will be a different story. It was the cars first time at the track, my first time launching it (only a week old, I didn't want to beat on it until it had miles on it) and I have a ton of seat time in DSM's- it is a learning curve driving a totally different AWD car after 13 years in DSM's. I can get a 1.7 in a fairly stock DSM an had run 12.9 with just a cat back, gutted cat and MBC in one DSM. I have also had a few low 11/high 10 second DSM's, so it is a new experience having a slower car. If I had the same experience with the WRX, it would do much better also, but it was the last weds. street night at our track and it will be modded by the next outing.
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:41 AM   #6
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ahh hahaa. Wrx...
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Old 09-30-2004, 11:49 AM   #7
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Right off the slip-
r/t- 1.075 (I wasn't worried about R/T- I wanted to make sure I had the launch down since it was the last run of the night)
60'- 1.973
330'- 5.846
1/8- 9.131
mph- 74.70
1000- 11.972
1/4- 14.396
mph- 93.51

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Old 09-30-2004, 12:37 PM   #8
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That's a good time, especially your first time
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Old 09-30-2004, 12:41 PM   #9
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That's a good time, especially your first time
Thanks. A "friend of a friend" ran a 14.2, but he didn't spin as bad either. Stock, it is a high 13-14 flat car if it would hook without breaking anything and get a more respectable 1.7x 60'. I just have heard a lot about the trannies in these cars and am worried to push it too hard. I am worried about how it will do once I start to mod it.. I guess time will tell...

To whoever moved it- sorry, I thought about posting it here, but "proven power bragging" didn't seem to fit a stock car to me. Didn't have any power to brag about .. So, is this where any track times get posted i guess?
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Old 09-30-2004, 01:25 PM   #10
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9.1 is pretty darn good time for stock.
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Old 09-30-2004, 02:00 PM   #11
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What are typical 1/8 and 1/4 times?
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Old 09-30-2004, 06:23 PM   #12
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No stock wrx I have seen has run 13's.

The car just doesnt have the power in 1-2 to get the 60 times your talking about.

Add an mbc or something and now were talking... but not stock.

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Old 09-30-2004, 08:38 PM   #13
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yeah, I haven't heard of any either- I just know it *may* be possible if it didn't spin so bad- you know, the whole ".1 off the 60' =.2 off the ET thing. I was spinning pretty good.. Also, what is a good RPM for this trans to be launched at? I tried around 5500 and it spun for a sec, hooked and fell on it's face and took FORVER to get back into boost- I ran a 15.0 like that. The rest were at 6200. I would let the clutch out just until I felt the car start to move, then let it up the rest of the way to minimize shock- as much as possible at least for 6200 . That was an ideal launching method from my DSM's, but with the horror stories I hear about the WRX trans, I am a bit nervous. I may set my DIS 2 up (does it even work on the WRX?) so I can two step the launch at like 5500- that will probably be a good RPM if I can keep it in boost and slip the clutch out. I always was able to launch at a lower RPM with the 2 step since it held boost against the limiter. May be easier on the car I'm sure.
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Old 09-30-2004, 08:40 PM   #14
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Oh yeah- it will have an MBC on it soon enough (mine, of course ). I just wanted to get some baselines on it before making an changes.
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PS- this was also with my buffer, compounds, rags, etc. all in the trunk- not that it made a difference, but there certainly wasn't any removing of anything either .
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Old 09-30-2004, 09:17 PM   #15
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I would launch my WRX at around 6250 ish but be ready to shift right away because the car will be charging - I also inflate tires to 41 psi. Every little bit helps. I've never been to a "slick" track though.
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:05 PM   #16
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yeah, that's what the DSM's are like also, so the quick shift doesn't bother me any. Hmm, if I were to inflate the tires to 41, it would probably spin even worse . I couldn't get better than that 1.97 as it is- and it certainly wasn't the 1-2 shift- lol, I had one guy ask me if it was an auto since he didn't see the car drop off on any shifts, just lurch . How many runs do you have on your trans dropping it at 6200? I was told that especially if you ride it just a bit like I do (that is what would keep my DSM's together also), it will hold up ok- it is just my harsh 1-2 shift that I am worried will do in 2nd gear eventually.
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Old 10-01-2004, 01:52 AM   #17
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I have several runs at 6250, maybe 100(?) or so, maybe more at 60K miles. I don't drop it though - I let off the clutch quickly, sometimes I get wheelspin sometimes just a chirp - If you are really spinning then maybe try running at 30 psi? I like wheelspin it means the transmission isn't taking that starting torque directly.

I even drive through the water first to help my wheelspin at the track.
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:34 AM   #18
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I think that's a bit much launching it at 6k +rpms, the tires break at 4k..so 4-4.5k is a safer range to keep the tranny/clutch from blowing up.
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To give you an idea of what an MBC can do...

I had well over 100 passes on my wrx... and ahh... I broke more of the drivetrain than I didnt... I'll leave it at that.



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To give you an idea of what an MBC can do...

I had well over 100 passes on my wrx... and ahh... I broke more of the drivetrain than I didnt... I'll leave it at that.



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Old 10-01-2004, 07:50 AM   #21
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I need to get pics of the gear teeth that were stuck to my rear diffs drain plug last week

Its still working fine though (so far)
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I have several runs at 6250, maybe 100(?) or so, maybe more at 60K miles. I don't drop it though - I let off the clutch quickly, sometimes I get wheelspin sometimes just a chirp - If you are really spinning then maybe try running at 30 psi? I like wheelspin it means the transmission isn't taking that starting torque directly.

I even drive through the water first to help my wheelspin at the track.

Sounds like the same technique I use. Hopefully it will last . I am looking for a spare trans and possibly a core block as a builder just in case .

One of my old talons, I would do the same thing with the water, heh- I was just telling someone the other night at the track I had to do that to get just enough spin to not break anything .
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I think that's a bit much launching it at 6k +rpms, the tires break at 4k..so 4-4.5k is a safer range to keep the tranny/clutch from blowing up.
4-4.5? My car hooked and bogged BAD at ~5500. It launched, spun about a foot, bogged and took forever to get back to boost. 4500 would probably net me a 14.6 or so. We are talking an AWD 4 banger here, not a v8 .

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To give you an idea of what an MBC can do...

I had well over 100 passes on my wrx... and ahh... I broke more of the drivetrain than I didnt... I'll leave it at that.



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nice run. Lol, you sound like me with DSM's- I used to bring about 5 rear axles to the track with me lol... Being that you have a TTA also, you must be a drag racer at heart, not someone who is afraid to drive their car . What psi were you running on those runs? I tried upping it to 16 on race fuel and I threw a CEL for high egt's and the car pulled timing and lost power.

I am kind of worried about breakage on this car only because it isn't even a week old yet- the wife would be pissed . Other than that, I am looking for a spare trans and a core motor to use as a builder for down the road. funny though, I was telling someone last night that once it is modded, I probably won't break as much either- that was my DSM experience- the "stock" ones you have to drive the snot out of to get impressive #'s, once you hit 400+ whp, you could sacrifice a couple tenths to drive it easier and keep it together.
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I need to get pics of the gear teeth that were stuck to my rear diffs drain plug last week

Its still working fine though (so far)
Ouch... No noise at all from it??? I'm impressed. When I would launch a rear in my DSM's, it was usually spider gears that would go and you would know it going down the road!!!!
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