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118.7 mph in the 12's...is that right?

Discussion in 'Time Slip Bar' started by BrewSnake, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. BrewSnake

    BrewSnake the Serpent King Established Member

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    Well I couldnt get it to hook for crap and my best 60ft. was 1.7 on 315 dr's. The et was a 12.200 and I feel that after looking around here I should def be in the 11's...Whats the deal? Im in WI so Im not at a high elevation and all the runs were on BP 93, no ice in the res, and full weight (spare and amp for subs were still in the car along with my 240lb frame.) Im making 502rwhp and 490 rwtq...Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. MikeW

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    I feel your pain.. My vert ran 12.0x @ 118.xx I ahve traped 119 before. It could be the conditions of the weather when you ran. I corrected my time and it was an 11.8 (best I remember).

    Link "how to correct your time slip"

    http://www.mustangforums.com/m_179265/tm.htm

    Convert it and see what you come up with.
     
  3. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    heh look like me at the track as well...same times same traps....we need driving lessons...118 is good for mid 11s with a good 60
     
  4. Chris's Cobra

    Chris's Cobra Shredder Established Member

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    i went 11.92 @ 116 /w 1.62 60' so i should be no problem for u.....
     
  5. 129saleen

    129saleen Saleen poster Established Member

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    I run 11.7s @118 all the time so you can do it if you just get some traction...
     
  6. BrewSnake

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    Thats what I was thinking as well. Im only launching at no higher than 2500rpm's (Im too paranoid about busting up my IRS) and granny shifting. Ive "raced" suposed 11 sec cars on some back roads and ran them down and beat them consistently so that is like rubbing salt in their wounds when they find out I have yet to crack an 11 at the track...:shrug: My corrected time was an 11.7 at about the same mph.
     
  7. MikeW

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    << Same launch technique here... I dont have upgraded halfs so I take it easy at the track for now....

    Sure wuld be nice to have that 11.xx slip though :mad:
     
  8. shoaf85

    shoaf85 New Member Established Member

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    It seems to me that your 1.77 60' should be plenty good enough to get you in the 11's w/ your power. I just ran my cobra in the for the first time ever at an 1/8th mile track last week and ran a [email protected] 1/8 with a 1.803 60' . Maybe try shifting a little quicker or something!
     
  9. BrewSnake

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    Well Im pretty sure Im shifting on point and at a quick enough pace that any thing quicker would be power shifting it which I dont want to do yet. To put it in perspective, at the track...3-4 people come to me to drive their stick car so they can get a better e.t. out of it. Im being as aggressive as I can w/o busting anything up in the process. Known Input shaft and IRS issues keep me a bit on the conservative side.:kaboom:
     
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  11. BrewSnake

    BrewSnake the Serpent King Established Member

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    It's Whining, and Ive done no such thing...Sorry abut that time there...Look to see if the right pair of wheels are being driven.:-D
     
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    I was jk pal.

    Haha exactly. That car has been gone, fwd ftl.
     
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  13. BrewSnake

    BrewSnake the Serpent King Established Member

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    I knew you were thats why I made the the pair of wheels comment.:p
    But it does suck when you dont perform to your expectations, oh well, you win some, you lose some I guess.:shrug:
     
  14. crystal_SVT

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    powershift that biiiatch
     
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    s_x_i Active Member Established Member

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    Man, I feel your pain. My first time at the track ever, I ran a 13.2 @ 118, the fastest I could muster was a 12.7 My buddy, who I can pull a little on the street ran an 11.7.

    There is no substitute for practice!

    479/550
     
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    what were you trapping??
     
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    well down here 500+rwhp cobras are putting up bad ets for there mph......we mostly see ets such as [email protected]s ur 8th mile trap?
     
  18. WillyBob98

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    My cousins 03 mach 1 had 470rwhp and trapped 121 on street tires only running a best 12.4. Since then he got his motor built to handle more boost but the upgraded fuel system still didnt support it over 470hp, so it was de tuned to 460rwhp safely. Last week he put some mt's on and the rear broke at the launch. But I see fox bodies running 11's at as low as 111-113 sometimes :shrug: I guess they are just crazy fast off the line then have nothing up top.
     
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    1.7 isn't an awful 60ft time at all.. just gotta get a lil better traction...where r u located at?
     
  20. stangman701

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    I see a couple things wrong here. First off it looks like you are trapping fairly low for the hp in your sig. If you're truely making 500+ to the wheels in a cobra you should be trapping at the very least 120 mph. Seems to me that your clutch might be slipping a little in the upper rpms. With the mph and 60' times you have you should still be in the 11's though I would think. The clutch was slipping in my car at the track and my mph and times were way down, only trapping a best of 117 on a ported eaton when I went 119 before the port. Haven't been able to get back to the track after the clutch swap yet, but it feels a lot stronger up top with the clutch not slipping. Just throwing that out there cause I really don't see any other reason for you not to be in the 11's with that mph and 60'.
     

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