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Old 07-20-2005, 01:30 AM   #31
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My car gets up off its feet a lot quicker. And it brake torques to 1500rpm, no-sweat too.


Dan i did not even know there was a turbocharger kit for the 3.5. Why dont you consider one someday? Maybe after your loan is paid off? lol. Then you could brag all the time, hehe.

What is the published SLE time 0-60?
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deflate your front tires to about 20 PSI the day you are going to race, take out everything from the trunk (spare tire, jack, etc) and anything else in the car that might add significant weight. Dont take out the seats, it will be too obvious. When I brake-torque my bonnies I push the brake all the way in and push the gas just under the point where it starts to move the car.

What is your gear ratio? I know its different than the 96-99 3.06.
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20psi? wouldnt that be worse off??
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deflate your front tires to about 20 PSI the day you are going to race, take out everything from the trunk (spare tire, jack, etc) and anything else in the car that might add significant weight. Dont take out the seats, it will be too obvious. When I brake-torque my bonnies I push the brake all the way in and push the gas just under the point where it starts to move the car.

What is your gear ratio? I know its different than the 96-99 3.06.
no offense to anybody, but if you have to take a ton of crap out of your car just to beat somebody, then that'* not a fair race. You just might as well give it up. How is that any better than the things you make fun of ricers for doing. You want to compare stock Bonneville VS stock Aurora.. How is it a good or a fair comparison to gut out a bunch of stuff then brag that you won? It'* pretty low if you ask me.

steven, (aka auroradude) you lower the tire pressure in the front for better traction. The Bonnevilles are able to actually spin their tires so to lower the pressure means that you gain traction. A slightly deflated tire has more surface area in contact with the road than an overinflated tire.
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Nice adding the "Actually able to spin" part, lmfao.

Bud if i could take out 500lbs from my car easily with not too many tools I would do it tomorrow. One day I am seriously going to strip down my car. Just not now cause i have a lot of trips and stuff coming up. I would just love to remove 2 or 300 lbs though. I think it would be significantly quicker. YOu think peolpe dont do this all the time? Its not just ricers. We are not talking about little 1.6L econo-box here anyway. Let them do whatever the hell they want.
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How many rpms, and how do you torque break? I am new at drag racing!
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...t=brake+torque
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Okay hold the brake all the ways, keep the motor at 1500 and when the tree gets three lights down hit the gas? I hold do the power braking or torqure braking in drive? Won't that hurt the car? Then after all of that like floor it? Because I know tire spin is a problem! Afterall its a 3800!
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Tip: Put the car in neutral and smash the brake while reving the engine up. You will feel the brake pedal sink furthur into the floor giving your more braking power which will allow you to brake torque to a higher RPM. Then obviously put it back in drive before the pre-stage
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So do you rev it up in drive after the pre stage? Just simply explain the terms and tell me how do it! Drag racing isn't my thing... I am so lost! Start from stage one! I would apperciate it! I have been needing a leason for along time.
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Just go out and try it..jeez. I just hold the brake pedal all the way down in drive, and when light greens, floor the gas. Since its already up to 1500revs, i have most of my torque available and it rockets off much faster than if you launched from say, 700rpm.
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