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Old 09-20-2006, 10:10 AM
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Question Drag Launching

I recently got an SR20DET put in (S14) and went to the track last month. I ran 16's all day and my best time was a 15.2. This is horrible! I get really bad launches when I launch at 3K. I spin in place through first gear and inch in second gear and then slowly move in third gear. When I launch at 2K, I am able to move in first gear but have to wait for boost to build up. I'm running on some cheap Futura 775 series tires (stock 16" wheels) so I know I've got some issues there but is there a secret to launching? How do you all launch?
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:01 PM
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omg thats horrible, try to find the sweet spot where they spin a little bit but not a lot, then dont slam the pedal through the floor board, ease the gas just enough to where your not spinning out but enough to accelerate well...

what was your 60ft?

i have sr20 and had junkyard 195/60/15 tires on the rear and got a 2.160ft out of them, you should be somewhere around there, maybe better cuz your tires are prolly better than what mine were..
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:39 PM
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thats strange man, I'd say you need to launch at around 2 k, and make sure your tires can handle a decent burnout. I did a 15.8 in my stock 97 "AUTOMATIC" so yea...
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Can't remember what my 60 foot was. I only remember that I got a .200 reaction time, 15.2 quarter mile time, and a trap speed of about 95 MPH. I'm thinking of going LSD but am unsure if that will help. Currently debating between some wider rear tires (all season) or LSD...
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:13 AM
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thats horrible, you need to just launch low and see what happens and practace shifting because a ka w/ intake and exhaust can run low 15's
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:41 PM
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get the lsd and practice shifting that will help with ur times also find the sweet spot
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Old 09-25-2006, 03:58 PM
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Where the hell do you guys get low 15's with a KA with intake and exhaust?
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good drivers and nice temps
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