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Old 25 Dec 2005, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 1/4 mile

Does anyone else do the 1/4 mile strip.Had a few goes this year in my sti7 with tsl's 333 pack and got a best of 13.09@103mph would like to get middle 12's any ideas please
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Old 04 Feb 2006, 12:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Should be easy if you're brutal. I find flat shifting (keeping your foot planted on the throttle as you change gear as fast as possible) can shave up to 0.5secs of a 1/4 mile run.
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Old 04 Feb 2006, 06:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1/4 mile times are mainly about the launch and getting the right technique..........its not easy on the car though!!

depends on a lot of things other than power

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Old 10 Feb 2006, 10:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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One thing that is important is keeping the intercooler nice and cool for when you get to the start line, especially if you have had to queue for half an hour to get there. And keeping the engine bay nice and cool too.

Some use lots of water spray, some ice packs, some CO2 or Nitrous etc.
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Im sure practice makes perfect for launching etc. The more 1/4 miles undertaken the better the launch

Keep us informed of your times m8

im sure mid 12 is achievable with your existing setup
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Old 10 Feb 2006, 11:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Many scoob owners i know, hold the revs between 4-5k then dump the clutch as the lights change...

Not good if your running standard clutch and gearboxes i expect! But makes for a fantastic ass wooping off the start!
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Cheers guys,since then iv'e had a new turbo (TD05 18G)and remap from paul at zen performance,I'm having another go soon to try and get into the 12's i'll keep you posted.
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Sounds interesting mate Always liked to have a go, but knowing my luck, my car would just die!!
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