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Old 08-29-2004, 09:41 PM   #1
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DrJay and I are heading to the track at the local base.......we got his car running NICELY! Time to get my *** whooped.

Track is a straight runway (retired). Not street racing here. I figured if the inevitable was about to happen, I better be part of it.

Got most of his 'tuning' fixed from the performance build. Still a few minor issues, but he should be in the 13'* soon quite easily. Very impressive. His wife puked in the car.

So we're off to the track as soon as I wipe the grease off my hands and his keyboard......then it'* off to Oregon for me.
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Ok. He'* got me by a second on the 1/4 probably, which puts him into the 13'* right now, but he still has some issues regarding heat and KR to deal with. I figure a couple months to the 12'*.

Now my excuses:

1. He cheated! He took out his headlight!
2. I was running a full tank of gas!
3. My trunk was full!
4. I forgot to turn off my fan override!
5. He has Z rated tires!

Is any of this working?

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Now my excuses:

Is any of this working?

NO
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Now here'* the other side of the story....

It was awesome! We did it from about a 17mph roll and right when I launched he was at the back of my car. I didn't expect that. From there I walked away and kept going. I honestly didn't expect my car to be that fast, I've never had a chance to race another Bonneville so I didn't know how fun it would be.

Now for my counter-excuses

1. My passenger window was all the way down (oopsies)
2. My sunroof was set to vent (ok I'm dumb, he says his too)
3. My backseat was almost as full as his trunk (ok, no AS much)
4. Still some issues to work out (4deg KR)
5. Ok I had my headlight out but he'* got a home-made ram air!

But you don't need excuses when you win

I have to credit him for helping with my engine though. He helped me pick out and install the K&N filter and picking the plugs. Not to mention the scantools help.

All in all it was AWESOME! I'm too excited to type more
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Now for my counter-excuses

1. My passenger window was all the way down (oopsies)
2. My sunroof was set to vent (ok I'm dumb, he says his too)
3. My backseat was almost as full as his trunk (ok, no AS much)
4. Still some issues to work out (4deg KR)
5. Ok I had my headlight out but he'* got a home-made ram air!

But you don't need excuses when you win

I have to credit him for helping with my engine though. He helped me pick out and install the K&N filter and picking the plugs. Not to mention the scantools help.

All in all it was AWESOME! I'm too excited to type more
1. But you had the aerodynamic duct-tap rear quarter window advantage.
2. Mine was in vent also. And it'* better, so it was open WIDER.
3. No way! Everything in your back seat is plastic! Nothing but fans, shrouds, trim, and used condoms!
4. Ok. Gotta go with the KR. It was my scantool that showed it.
5. Your air had to go a shorter distance, and didn't have to turn! That'* a 3/4 second ET difference!

And my INTENSE sticker was dirty!
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And there'* nothing to report...
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And there'* nothing to report...
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Any times? Or is this just out in the sticks fun (more fun sometimes).

Now, Lets see some lowering springs, struts, and endlinks put under that car... Is the nitrous being hooked up again?
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Any times? Or is this just out in the sticks fun (more fun sometimes).

Now, Lets see some lowering springs, struts, and endlinks put under that car... Is the nitrous being hooked up again?
Oh yeah, just a backroad brawl. He runs what, 14.7? So take 1sec away for the "looks like" factor he mentioned and I'm 13something. I dunno, according to him he was going 60mph'ish while I was at about 83. I really have no idea how fast I am and I'm still working for 12.4ish (more mods to go) and I've got a LOT of tweaking to go. I still get 4deg KR at times and thats making the PCM take some power plus whatever causing it is obviously taking power. My acceleration is somewhat random. Sometimes it HAULS sometimes it just hauls (lowercase). I think my plug wires are suspect too but they tested out good last week, I'll check again tomorrow. Then I'm still waiting for the screws to install my DIS-4 ignition...I've always added the nitrous into the HP/times figuring but really I have no plans of using it anytime soon. Warranties are too nice to blow for a few quick runs. I have it sitting in the car still so you could say "it'd probably run" ...but may never ...Maybe once the warranty runs out and I get a direct port injection. Till then I'm going for the 1.72 rockers and a custom PCM. Then I'll start looking at a custom set of headers and a few other nick nacks. I'd like to be at the 12'* without the nitrous but if I hit the end of what I can do and I'm close enough a 50shot may be in line.

Yeah suspension is after I finish mechanical/electrical. The whole front raises up pretty damn far when I floor it and thats taking a fair bit out of acceleration. I dunno, we'll see...
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Yo. I made it back about 15 minutes ago. It was a fun trip, but I'm tired as hell. We worked on 4 cars total, in Tacoma, Bonney Lake, and Seattle. Good times. Too damn tired to type more. I'll try to get some pics up tomorrow!
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