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Old 09-28-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default First time at the strip...stock 04 WRX

Hey guys, a while back I posted that I planned to head up to the drag strip and 1/4 mile the car. I finally did that last friday and had a great time. I had a total of 3 runs, and I feel I did pretty good for someone who's never tried the drag strip before. I knew the surface was different, and very sticky as someone before mentioned, but I couldn't believe how sticky it actually was ( That explains my first run's terrible time lol) I completely bogged the car out of the hole.

I didn't focus on reaction times what so ever that night, so I don't really need any info about those, my focus was good launches overall.

Anyway here are the numbers :

Run 1

R/T : .231
60 ' : 2.670 (total bog lol, believe me its STICKY)
330 : 7.030
1/8 : 10.492
MPH : 70.92
1000 ' : 13.445
1/4 : 15.974 (The terrible launch shows here big time lol)
MPH : 88.99 MPH

Run 2

R/T : .215
60 ' : 2.080
330 : 6.113
1/8 : 9.471
MPH : 72.87
1000 : 12.337
1/4 : 14.801
MPH : 91.24

Run 3

R/T : .691
60' : 2.059
330 : 6.091
1/8 : 9.468
MPH : 72.47
1000 : 12.344
1/4 : 14.786
MPH : 91.50

What do you guys think ? Is this the range a stock 04 WRX should be in ? How about my driving overall ? What kind of 60 foot time is a stock wrx capable of ?

Thanks for taking the time to look, and btw im not trying to brag about my times or anything like that, just looking for some useful input from the more experienced drag guys.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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1.7 60ft's aren't unheard of. and anything you take off your 60ft is generally doubled at the end of a 1/4mile.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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wow I got a long way to go in that case.... I dont know how much farther I want to push the car though. For those 60's I launched at roughly 5500 RPM.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #4
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I can 99% gaurantee you wont run a 1.7 60' time in your WRX at stock power levels.

Look at this:

I just mentioned this in another thread,

There are only 5 people listed on scoobymile that have run 1.7 60' in a WRX at a time above 12.9. And they are high 1.7's too all above 1.77.

[email protected] 1.776 [email protected] Turbo WRX - 2003
[email protected] 1.781 [email protected] Turbo WRX - 2004
[email protected] 1.787 [email protected] Turbo WRX - 2002
[email protected] 1.772 [email protected] Turbo WRX - 2002
[email protected] 1.78 [email protected] Turbo WRX - 2002

Shoot for 1.9's your next time out. Try various tire pressures, search in PPB for tips as there are threads on it already.

Also search for launching techniques. In my opinion the WRX was WAYYYY harder to drive than the STi.

Where are you located? Your trap speed seems low. I suspect you are at a higher than normal elevation or it was kinda hot that day?

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Old 09-28-2007, 04:39 PM   #5
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I also have a 2004 and i think our trannys are fairly strong. I have a lightweight flywheel and managed a 1.84 60ft. I think you can get into 1.9s with some decent driving.

Regardless of how you ran, it sounds like you had fun and that's really what it's all about.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:40 PM   #6
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Well it was a blast. This was done Near lake Erie at Toronto Motorsports Park, I have no idea of the elevation but I assume its fairly low.

I went back this friday, but unfortunately the time clocks werent working so i didn't want to risk the car , and not even have a time slip, so I opted not to run that night. I do think the track conditions were better, it was far colder, dryer and my friend who drives an AWD Eagle Talon said the track was far less sticky so perhaps I could have got my launches better that day.

Hopefully conditions will be similiar next friday when I go again. I'll see what I can do about my trap, other people in the toronto subaru club have suggested lower shift points I.E. 6200 RPM or so...

Regardless, I'm pretty happy with my times for first time on the strip. That night we didn't have adequate cooling time either (I practically ran back to back) so heat soak of that stock IC might have been a factor.

Untill next time.... I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:52 PM   #7
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Times are good but traps seem kinda low, you should be around 92-94 mph. I dont see how shifting any lower is going to help
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