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Old 06-12-2002, 08:33 PM   #1
Bemani Otaku
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Unhappy Took my WRX to the track....

It was my first time every running at the drag strip in any car, so my resutles were.....shall we say, less than spectacular.

Run 1: 16.18
Run 2: 15.61
Run 3: 15:59
Run 4: 15:91
Run 5: 15.22

Go ahead......laugh it up!

I just couldn't get my launch down at all.....except for the last run...things went a little bit better that time. I'm running a pretty much stock WRX, only have a blowoff on it for the time being. Stock tires and wheels. Trunk was as is, didn't pull the spare, jack, tools, or liner. When I weighed it at the track it was 3405 with my fat butt inside. 93 Octane, since it's the best you can get here without octane boost or racing fuel.

At first I was trying to gently drop it in from about 3500.....would bog every time. The last run I let the clutch slip in, and that produced much better results....but I think I let it slip too long...a little "eau de Clutch" permeated the air for about 3-4 minutes after the run..and when running the car took off like a bullet when I let the pedal out (meaning that turbo was all wound up and ready to go).

Anyway, if anyone has some pointers for a newbie, I'd appreciate it. I always used to practice my launch on the street, and the track just seemed like a totally different animal!
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Old 06-12-2002, 11:20 PM   #2
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"eau de Clutch"... clutch water, eh? That ought to be exciting.

What RPMs did you start slipping the clutch at on the last run? I hear around 4200 is a good place to start slipping the clutch, and as soon as it starts to grab, let (don't drop) the clutch the rest of the way as you floor it.

What were your trap speeds?

You might get better results if you put your stock BOV back on.

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Old 06-12-2002, 11:56 PM   #3
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no sugar coating your right those are terrible times,stock bov might help a little but seriously a full second i doubt it,anyhow iam no drag king myself ran a 13.8 @99.1 with uppipe and mbc set at 13psi will run this weekend with more,boost being cautious first time out. i would hold rpms at around 4500 maybe a little less and start to release once it grabs do a very fast slip still practicing myself managed a 1.9 60ft not great but not bad either no clutch smell i was taking 1st to 7 then shifted at about 6700 the rest of the gears,keep tryin youll get theredidnt mean to be harsh but man 15s ouch.
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Old 06-13-2002, 02:42 AM   #4
Bemani Otaku
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I know, I know! Times sure did suck! But like I said, never been to the track before, and have no problems launching on the street....the tires just really hook up on the track, nothing like I expected.

Also, I had a really hard time even slipping the clutch where I did....I'm so worried about the car breaking..... I guess I gotta get over that if I expect a good run, eh?

It's funny here on i-club......some guys say their trannies are very flimsy and break easily, and those that go to the track a lot, even stock, will claim well over 100 runs on all stock component, launching HARD, and not breaking a thing.

The guys witht he glass trannies have turned me all paranoid about my baby, and now that I'm running her at the track I know I need to give her a good kick in the rear, and I can't bring myself to do it.
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Old 06-13-2002, 10:05 AM   #5
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Question lemon or not...

I know what you mean about the tranny thing... I don't baby it. No problems as of yet at 18000km & 10 months. Met a guy with a black Rex at the mall and he was still in break in, he was telling me all these problems with his tranny. They had to change the synchros twice already and now they are thinking of throwing the whole tranny away because it's happening again. He assured me that he took it REALLY easy on the car, weird.

I guess it's just a question of knowing when your car was made... His was made on a Monday and mine on a Wednesday
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Old 06-13-2002, 12:58 PM   #6
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When i borrowed a friend's g-tech, I was doing consistent 14.6 @ 95 with a 0-60 of 6.02. That was bone stock, but still not wonderful. The two things I did to get to that point was rev the engine past 4k to maybe 4.5 to 5 to get the turbo spinning, then as the revs dropped to 4k, i did a quick half drop and let the clutch slip for a second and then dropped the rest of the clutch to a golrious "chirp" of the tires. I think the mag's all dropped the clutch at 4.5, but they don't have to convince SOA that the first gear cracks are from 'normal' wear and tear
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:47 AM   #7
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when we go to the track in july, Ill show you if you havent gotten it by then...
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:56 AM   #8
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I just went to sears point yesterday and all out of 4 WRX's there, 1 black wagon ran 15.0
1 silver sedan ran 15.2 (guy was right behind me)
1 black sedan dialed in at 15.25
1 silver sedan (street class) 14.6 (i think)
me = Rs sedan 14.8 @ 90 (3psi, stock clutch, full street trim)
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Old 06-15-2002, 06:20 AM   #9
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Default you all need driving skills

Bone Stock <Wait STi Drop in>
Sea Level, Temp was 74, Socal San Diego
14.1 at 95, all day long. There is even Video Tape of it somewhere on here. Check it. Rev it up to 5 -5500 and flutter the gas <taping foot like your in beat, try to match the beat to the stage lights, last yellow, go drop it, dont ride the clutch that much, shift at 6800> here are my times
.532 /reaction
1.89/ 60ft
5.7/ 330ft
75.90 / 1/8 trap
14.10 @95
The thing that sucked is, it was a battle type of race. I set my time at a 14.5 <thinking i wouldnt be faster cause of post like you guys> Well my first run I broke out at a 14.2 at 93. I have seen many WRX out there racing. NO ONE I have met can drive ther WRX, I saw a guy with Up/Mid/ and MBC run 14.5, 14.2. At Battle of the imports, a girl in a blue was running 14.4, 14.2 in high alt, with only filter <girls have better reaction time> thats the only person I see run decent times in a Suby. This thing about your tranny. 1: If you bought the car as a daily driver, then dont beat on it, beacause no matter what car it is , you drive it hard IT WILL BREAK. I BEAT THE **** out of my WRX, because I CAN, I have 3 other cars. I have not had any TRANNY Problems, and now I have added, Down, Mid, Up, Exhaust 3'', EVCIII, 15.5 pounds, Samco Hoses, and some other bolt ons. I just beat a New Vette tonight in Down Town <wasnt the CS> I blow threw my gears, but I also have been draging for 10 years, and learned on all types of turbo, Na cars. If you tranny breaks, you did it to yourself, not because the Tranny is weak, its becase you choosed a sport of GAMBLING. Now I have had over 100 passes, No problem, it feels the car wants more. You break, its perfect time to upgrade!!!! 6 speed? STi Tranny, yup. Dude just drive your car like , what you got it for. She loves you, drop the clutch, let fugger go bro........P.S everyone who saw my launches that day , said it was awesome , there is a kid on here with video footage. I ran my brothers 500 hp Celica www.maddogfab.com that day and i kicked his ass in the 60 ft!!!! but then he shot pass me like a waterballon launcher!!!!! L8
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Old 06-16-2002, 02:10 AM   #10
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last run was decent...need half a tank of gas or less to get rid of some more weight
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Old 06-17-2002, 05:18 PM   #11
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Hey RedRS that was me behind you
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Old 06-17-2002, 08:21 PM   #12
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Default Re: Took my WRX to the track....

Originally posted by Bemani Otaku
It was my first time every running at the drag strip in any car, so my resutles were.....shall we say, less than spectacular.

Run 1: 16.18
Run 2: 15.61
Run 3: 15:59
Run 4: 15:91
Run 5: 15.22

What are you trap speeds? Don't worry so much about your times. There's a learning curve when you are getting to 'know' your car. Once you get things down and find what works for you, than you can get the best times out of any mods you do in the future.
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Old 06-18-2002, 08:27 AM   #13
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Default Re: you all need driving skills

And what, exactly, does that have to do with what time she ran?

And what is a "CS"


Originally posted by lil jon
<girls have better reaction time>
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