View Full Version : Bad time at the track!

06-22-2002, 10:47 AM
Well I went last year for the first time.....

kinda dissapointing. But at least I know that I'm going to improve tons!

I went on 14's with 32 psi in teh tires.

My best time was 15.312 going 92 Mph.
All my reaction times were like 1.4

So the way I look at it. If I let my tires out a bit (20 psi)

And get at least .4 or even .5 off my reactino time. I'll be running 14's.

06-22-2002, 10:49 AM
when your 3rd yellow lights turns on, by the time youve reacted with the clutch it will turn green...this will put u in the .6 reaction time area, just as long as u dont redlight

06-22-2002, 10:52 AM
just so you know, unless I'm mistaken, at race city they don't factor the reaction time into the overall running time....they start the clock when you start, not when it turns green

06-22-2002, 11:13 AM
That's right. Your reaction time has nothing to do with your final time. The clock doesn't start until you actually start moving. You could sit at the green light for 20 seconds, and still run your 15.312


06-22-2002, 11:19 AM
Yep Unless your in the pro series or in an official comp. they wont use your R/T, its merely an FYI

06-22-2002, 11:19 AM
I got a .502 reaction time last night :clap: :clap:

heh...I rule :P

06-22-2002, 11:25 AM
What did you run Redec?

06-22-2002, 11:32 AM
oh really? Then what should I do?

Woudl lowering my tire pressure help me lots?

I was at 32 psi. I hear I sould be at 20 or lower.

If I go too low does it slow me down? How low is too low?

06-22-2002, 11:43 AM
I think under 20psi is too low. You probably just need to work on your launch and your shifting. What kind of times are you expecting? What mods do you have?
The weird thing is, I ran faster times with my tire pressure set at 44psi compared to 24psi. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

06-22-2002, 12:15 PM
Tire pressures depends on the car. I mean, for cars with no low end torque like my 944, it'll run better with higher tire pressures because it'll spin the tires just a little more up to 3000rpm instead of gripping instantly and leaving me at 2000rpm. The difference there is over a second in ET's!

06-22-2002, 01:02 PM
I dont' know I gotta talk to some more guys

06-22-2002, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Benny
What did you run Redec?

My best run last night was 16.2....with definate driver error :P

06-22-2002, 06:09 PM
The only suggestions that I have for you is:
1) practice launching
2) avoid the the water in the burn-out/warm-up area (you are running street tires right?)
3) stiffen your suspension (esp. front)
4) get better tires

Practicing the the big thing. Just do what feels right and go to the track often.

I guess I should follow my own advice, eh?

06-22-2002, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by redec

My best run last night was 16.2....with definate driver error :P

Hmmm...so that time a raced you...maybe it wasn't your clutch after all, HAHAHAHAHA,,

06-22-2002, 09:45 PM
heh....I doubt you'd be under 20s in the 1/4 :P.....if I launched against you the way I launched last night, you'd have no chance whatsoever :P

06-22-2002, 11:47 PM
Originally posted by B18C

3) stiffen your suspension (esp. front)

I have to disagree with you on this one, I think that if you can adjust your suspension, you should adjust the rear to the firmest and the front to middle/soft...not firm, because if the front is too firm you will get alot of wheel hop, but if it is soft this should be able to stop most of the wheel hop...I wish I had my Koni adjuster with me yesterday...

06-22-2002, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by redec
heh....I doubt you'd be under 20s in the 1/4 :P.....if I launched against you the way I launched last night, you'd have no chance whatsoever :P

20's, Pffffffft! What an Insult. I'll happily roll through the 1320 in Sub 18 seconds, HAHAHAHA

PS, I still Owned you! You just cant come to grips with that! HAHAHAHAHAHA Just pullin on ya...

06-24-2002, 03:07 PM
15.312 in CRX is a nice time, what mods do you have?

06-24-2002, 07:05 PM
I got a bunch. Too much to list really. Well I could but I'm lazy!!!


Naturally aspirated though! :)

I figure I should be in teh 14's though.

First time, I'll get there this summer.