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Old 10-17-2003, 10:37 PM   #11
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Good luck at the track!!!
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Oh I will have fun at the track. Now I'm thinking I'll take out as much as I can. Just won't open the trunk.
I dont think the weight will be that much of an issue, getting better traction to the front wheels is the key. You have lots of power, but your tires will have a hard time hooking up. Dont preload too much (1500 rpm is lots) and ease into the pedal, you want to be at wot by the 60' mark. This takes practice, lots of it too.
One thing you may want to consider is adjusting the rear suspension auto leveling device. It is located behind the drivers side rear wheel, loosen the outer bolt (13mm) and slide the sensor down as much as you like (there is about 2 inches of play here) then re tighten. when you turn the ignition back on it will lift the rear end up to what it thinks is level.
I was planning on a write up with pictures to show how this is done but work and poor weather has kept me from it.

is that only avaible on 2000 and up?
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Is that sub box you have made pretty easily removable?
No it'* not. I can take out the floor and than get to the spare tire and jack, but that'* about it. It does screw all out and everything COULD be removed but that'* a lot of wiring to un-due/re-due. Not worth it. MANY hours for that. The extra battery tucked all the way in the back sure won't help with power/weight over the front tires. And all the heavy dynamat too.

Oh well, The extra weight is a great tradeoff of having my DREAM stereo!!!





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The rear leveling air shocks can be tricked like PontiacDad mentioned. Not sure if it works on other years than +00, if previous years have rear air shocks, I don't see why not, worked on my old Aurora too, but the sensor was located undrneith the rear bumper.

PontiacDad- did you do this when you went to the track? I forgot all about this untill you said something. Maybe I'll do this at the track. I was thinking about just pulling out everything and leaving it at home. Risk getting the flat tire cause nobody else is going with me who can watch my stuff while I'm running. Thinking about it now though, wonder how much this can help.
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We got rained out so was not able to try this out at the track. I did make about 6 passes on a back road but couldnt 'feel' the diference to be honest. I dont have a G tech or autotap or any cool timming aids to compare the data. It only takes about 10 min to do though, so my plan was to make a couple of passes normal' then jacked'.
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I was talking with my buddy who'* going with me about this and he says sure why not give it a try. We'll probably get to the track early before open a little bit to beat some sitting in traffic, so maybe I'll try this track mod. I'll let everyone know how I did.
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Another thing you may want to do is freeze some 2 litre coke bottles filled with water to pac around the sc in between runs. I made up 6 of them and liked the cool temps heading into the tree.
I made a post about air preasure too..........jury is still out on this one, but I think the best for me was around 22psi or was it 28? If you do try a burn out get your buddy to spot for you and check that both tires are spinning ( let off untill the other tire grabs), zzperformance has a wheel spin indicator system but I'm not sure if its for sale yet?
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Thanks for the tips, TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!
I'll post my times tonight.
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GOOD LUCK!! Grip it and Rip it
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