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foxtrotter
12-21-2005, 09:28 AM
I'm making my first tour out to Orlando Motor Speedway tonight. What kind of numbers should i be expecting to see from a 2000 Z a4 bone stock? I heard this place was more of a skating rink, but should be fun guaranteed


Turo
12-21-2005, 10:10 AM
Have fun, I would go out there but I'm in south FL visiting the parents for the holidays. I would say you can expect mid-13's or so. Hopefully the track prep will just be "bad" and not "terrible" :lol:. It should be fun either way though.

LS1BirdDRG
12-21-2005, 10:17 AM
Should be some good air to run in. Maybe 13.4's if you hook well. Mph will be nice tonight. Good luck.


EviLS1
12-21-2005, 01:40 PM
you can cut 3.0 60s all night long! haha jk it's not as bad as some people make it out to be.. get in the 'fast' lanes. I should be there tonight too.

leftme4dead
12-21-2005, 01:58 PM
Ill be out there as well, stop by and say hey. Everyone says osw is all slick, I will agree since last wed I almost lost control @ 90 but then again later on that night I broke every rec I set previously on slicks running on street tires so hey. :chug:

jwitt2
12-21-2005, 02:53 PM
OSW is not that bad if you know how to drive. friends of mine cut constant 1.6-1.7's all night (auto's) I can cut a 1.82-1.85 all night. just take your time when you start to stage, clean off your tires nice with a small burnout if you are on street tires.

MikeG
12-21-2005, 02:53 PM
I went out there last wed and the track prep was the best i've ever seen it. I'm heading out there again tonight.

EvilLs1, my car looks EXACTLY like yours except my ZR1s are chrome and I don't have halos.

Turo
12-21-2005, 03:58 PM
The trick is to go with lanes 1 and 2. Traction blows if you go with any of the other lanes.

MikeG
12-21-2005, 07:52 PM
Got a new PB tonight, track prep was pretty good. What color is your car foxtrotter?

foxtrotter
12-21-2005, 10:02 PM
Hell yeah! that was fun shit even though i only ran 1x. LOL my window fogged up at the end of the run, i was like oh shit!, trying to look for the turn, missed it and had to do a 180. Shitty for the green Z28 beside me, he ran into the wall. But wining is wining right? When i get my BF's next week maybe i can pull some better 60's. Launching at 1200rpm is for the birds ;( i need a stall!

R/T- .066
60'- 2.331
1/8-9.477@78.27mph
1/4- 14.374@99.76mph ;(

MikeG
12-21-2005, 11:23 PM
Yeah I've had that window fogging up crap happen to me too. You've got a 13 second car for sure, just work on your launches.

LiquidSword
12-22-2005, 08:48 AM
OSW is still open?

foxtrotter
12-22-2005, 09:26 AM
Any tips on how i can improve my launching?

MikeG
12-22-2005, 09:31 AM
Well, what is your current technique? What tires are you on? Tire pressure?

jwitt2
12-22-2005, 12:53 PM
Any tips on how i can improve my launching?

practice. practice practice. thats the only way you'll get better. just find a way to slowly let off the brakes, and roll into the throttle.

Turo
12-22-2005, 01:56 PM
Hell yeah! that was fun shit even though i only ran 1x. LOL my window fogged up at the end of the run, i was like oh shit!, trying to look for the turn, missed it and had to do a 180. Shitty for the green Z28 beside me, he ran into the wall. But wining is wining right? When i get my BF's next week maybe i can pull some better 60's. Launching at 1200rpm is for the birds ;( i need a stall!

R/T- .066
60'- 2.331
1/8-9.477@78.27mph
1/4- 14.374@99.76mph ;(
How come you only got one run in? Was it that packed?

OSW is still open?
I think this friday is the last day before it closes. I think...

EviLS1
12-22-2005, 02:20 PM
My windows fog EVERYTIME I go down the track I roll them down as soon as im done and they're clear by the time I get my slip... my weather stripping is f'ed so maybe that's why? I was going to go last night but my rearend took a huge dump on my garage floor.

foxtrotter
12-22-2005, 04:25 PM
How come you only got one run in? Was it that packed?


I think this Friday is the last day before it closes. I think...
Well i got there at 7:30 and didn't get to run till after 9:00. There emergency had to go out on a call so that was another 45min, + waiting for the bikes but it seemed to go fairly quick after that. Last night was the last one till after new years so that was probably a contributing factor.

I was running the stock z rated falken 245/50/16, they've been on the car for at least 4 years, since the lady i bought the car from never changed the tires, so atleast 30k on them. Tire pressure was around 23 in the back and a little more in the front.... so are my times average ? whats a good reaction time?

Turo
12-22-2005, 04:32 PM
Ahh thats why, you need to get there at around 6pm or so, I can usually get 3 or so runs in before 8. After 8, I'll get one (maybe two) more in.

Your reaction time is good, but it does not affect your ET or trap speed. Your ET is a bit lower than average for a stock LS1, but it is only because of your 60'. Get some better tires and you should be able to get mid-13's with a nice launch.

foxtrotter
12-22-2005, 04:49 PM
So the best method is to foot brake to around 1100-1200rpms and to roll into the throttle ,Next session ill have some bfg DR's so maybe i can get some better times.

leftme4dead
12-23-2005, 09:04 AM
Wed. was good, I ran my best et so far on street tires. Also, any reason guys im running quicker on street tires than on drag radials?

MikeG
12-23-2005, 09:36 AM
Wed. was good, I ran my best et so far on street tires. Also, any reason guys im running quicker on street tires than on drag radials?

Yeah I saw you run that pass. Why the hell is your car so fast? You ever weighed it?

foxtrotter
01-13-2006, 10:45 PM
Went out for my 2nd time on Wednsday night. I was line hopping so i was able to get 4 runs in. On my last run I decided to try using drive and launching from idle ~600 rpms. I ran a personal best of 13.945@100.5mph, so im happy im making progress. I still think theres room for some improvment with the right track conditions. Traction was difficult w/ new BFG DRs @ ~30psi on that last run.

mpe488
01-14-2006, 05:50 PM
maybe lower the psi a bit. with drag radials high psi ususally makes the middle of the tire wear our really quickly and worse traction so you're getting the worst of both worlds. I've heard with nitto 555rs that 22-24 is optimum. I dunno about BFGs but I wouldn't imagine they are too much different.

foxtrotter
01-15-2006, 08:31 PM
I usually run them at ~15psi at the track. I pumped them back up cause i was gonna leave, but did one more run.