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Spyder at the track

vanilla gorilla
11-01-2009, 09:50 AM
Best times were 9.2 at 79mph and 9.2 at 81mph. Theres no doubt in my mind the car will go 8's with some tires and better driving. But anyway, I did much better this time than last time. Last time I went, I run 9.7 at 79mph.

Lemme know what you think.


11-01-2009, 10:58 AM
Nice video

vanilla gorilla
11-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Thank you ned

11-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Nice video dude. What where your 60' times?

11-01-2009, 06:00 PM
I was also the 1st to comment on the vid on youtube...that's how I do

11-01-2009, 07:42 PM
Are you holding the gas at the line or just taken off normally?

vanilla gorilla
11-01-2009, 09:15 PM
Of course ned, thats how you always do.

Jason: Im not sure of my 60's I will have to check when I get home. I know they aren't that good whatever they are.

Dave: What exactly do you mean? I dont rev it up and dump it if thats what you mean, I rev it just a little, then when the light drops, I feather the clutch and gas. I dont really have any particular method.

11-01-2009, 09:55 PM
Ya that's what I meant. I forget why I asked lol.

We need to build you a 1/4 mile track by you.

11-01-2009, 11:58 PM
Street tires are good for 2.2 60's at the track. So if your not that low yet you still have room for improvement. I think my best 60' so far was 2.37 or something shitty like that. Try lower tire pressure to 25psi, that seems to help mine alot. Also some people like to preload to the drivetrain at the line. Pull up the ebrake, rev the car and let out on the clutch just till it starts to grab a little but not enough to move the car. Then when the light turns green let the ebrake down and finish slipping the clutch out. I have only tried this a few times but it may help you keep wheel spin down as there wont be such a harsh engagment off the line breaking the tires loose.

vanilla gorilla
11-02-2009, 01:05 AM
I may try that. I forgot to go in the car and look at my slips when I got home but now Im in the bed. I dont know if it affected my 60' or not but if you notice in the vid, my fastest runs I had to back out of the throttle in 2nd, because wheelspin became too great.

11-02-2009, 02:28 PM
What was the pressure in your tires? You shouldn't have problems with wheel spin in 2nd on a well prepared track. I usually dont have much trouble with the tires breakin loose in 2nd so there is no reason you should

vanilla gorilla
11-02-2009, 11:15 PM
the track is sticky as hell. I run right after sum really fast race cars. I didnt even check tire pressure bc they are visibly low in pressure anyway plus they are some really hard all season michelens that i paid 25 bucks a piece for. I could probably run faster with my 18s

11-03-2009, 10:35 AM
Yea, I was going to say when I had my 14b in my eclipse, I rarely had wheel spin in 2nd gear...after reading about the tires it makes sense.

vanilla gorilla
11-03-2009, 03:20 PM
Theres nothing wrong with the tires, they are just not performance tires.

And my car is suprisingly tourqy throughout the powerband. Don't sleep on the SOHC 4G64 :grinno:

Heres my fastest slips:


My 9.2 at 81mph run my 60' was 2.197

and my 9.2 at 79mph run was 60' at 2.105

Sleepr awd
11-03-2009, 03:29 PM
not terrible. I'd think mid-13's at a 1/4 track?

Getting off the line isn't easy, sounds like you may be ready for an AWD swap.....

11-03-2009, 04:26 PM
Those 60' times are amazing. I have high performance tires and cant get my launches that low. You really aren't goin to get much better than that even with better tires. 2.0 is about the best fwd can do without slicks.

vanilla gorilla
11-03-2009, 04:40 PM
They are low indeed, thanks. But the truth remains....my car still blows the tires out hard in second. Which means, a little more traction = even faster. Like I said, better tires (where I can stay in it in second without having to backout): 8's :D

11-03-2009, 08:14 PM
Lower the tires pressure helps out a ton also. I would try that if you go back before you get new tires.

vanilla gorilla
11-04-2009, 01:26 AM
Yea I will drop the pressure way down, next time I take the car. I dont plan on buying new tires until these wear out....and as often as I drive the car, it will be a while before they wear out. But other than the tire pressure there are a few things I need to do to my shifter also. I will make another vid next time I take it.

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