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What would you hypothetically build? Now with more CTS-V

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On 5/19/2019 at 0:21 AM, Mike said:

I'll just leave this here.

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The DA on the 10.16 pass above was ~2800'.  Last night I went the pass below at Union Hill in 3100' DA.  So, .01 better in the 1/8th.  If that stays through the 1/4 it should be at least a 10.15.  I've been chasing little things in the tune to get more out of the car.

Caution Fuzzy Math and Theory ahead:

I looked back at my old passes, pretty consistently a 1000' change in DA changes my ET by .075s in the 1/8th.  Friday night the DA at Beech Bend test and tune is looking to be around 1500'.   So from 3100' last night to 1500' Friday is a 1600' change or .12 seconds in the 1/8th.  It might not be quite that much, but close and it should equate to a little more in the 1/4.  That should put me at a ~10.03.

Removing my passenger seat (76lbs), rear seat (36lbs) and some other miscellaneous panels could drop 130lbs out of the car.  I'll let you do that math.  

If anyone is free Friday night, come to the track and pray for a sticky track and good weather.

 

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I got the car gutted this week.  Drove up to Beech Bend last night.  I hit rain about the first Bowling Green exit and got off.  I was on my almost no tread drag radials and had my wipers removed, that was fun.  When I got to the track, it had stopped raining and they were drying it.  Got the car prepped.  Checked DA and it was 1500'.  After about 30 minutes they said over the PA that it was rained out.  They couldn't get the shut down area dry.

Oh well.  I have a race in Clarksville today or I'd try BB again tonight.  The good weather will have to wait until fall most likely.

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12 hours ago, Mike said:

I’ve redone the majority of my tune in the last few months.  That’s where I picked up from 6.6x to 6.4x.  Turns out bluecats tuning wasn’t that great.

Oh lord... So nobody can tune these trans worth a ****? 

Did you use his software at least? 

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Plenty of people can tune them.  It’s just not something that can be done in a few hours.  Mine trans is doing fine with 120 passes on it.

No, I’m not using his software.

No matter who tunes it, if you want to go fast at the track, it needs to be tuned at the track.

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Another new best last night 6.44@109.  Once I get my 60' back down to my 1.44 best, that should be an easy 9.  This is at full weight and I'm guessing 13-1500' DA.

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This was in the 16 car round of the Music City fastest street car "race".  I gave the Hellcat everything I had and he barely beat me.  I can't be mad at myself for an .010 light and a best ET.

 

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Heck yeah what a night, wish I woulda seen that race, SO CLOSE!  Your right tho, leaving the program with a new PB and making the faster car sweat is not a bad way to go!

Matt

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Congrats, Mike!

Wish I could like that vid 100x!

You had him out of the hole! :up:

Do you know what his mods were?

When I get mine sorted out, I’ll be there with y’all!

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19 hours ago, JohnC said:

Do you know what his mods were?

E85, 4.5L whipple.  That's all I can tell from looking at it, I've never asked him.

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1 hour ago, Mike said:

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Today's diesel customer used to have a Thunderbolt replica.  It had a 427 and Jerico and carried the front wheels about 50'.  I thought it was awesome.   It ran 6.40s  w/1.44 60'....

Mike, "Good job" and  "fast car" are understatements.

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1 hour ago, Ashley P said:

Mike, "Good job" and  "fast car" are understatements.

TRUTH!

Congrats man.  I want to be out there so bad, the air just keeps getting better and better!

Matt

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Congrats, Mike! :w00t:

Crazy how far you've taken this car! :yes: 

I look forward to being smoked by you next season if I can ever get this trans to shift right. :love: 

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That's a wrap for a little while.  I've been consumed by this goal for most of the year.  I've made ~75 passes and made tons tweaks this year.  I've just about worn out a set of drag radials.  I'm very glad to have this behind me and my car at home in the garage in one piece.

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