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First time out with this car. Previous car was a GrandPrix so I have room to improve on the shifting.

Best ET 13.886 @ 101.85mph
Best 60' 2.153
Highest Trap speed 102.04mph.

The car is bone stock, all I did was remove the spare tire. and had very low fuel. 3720 lb was the wieght with me in it.

I attached another run at 13.899 because the 13.886 run print out was too faint to read once it was scanned.
 

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thats a very good time, especially for a new M6 driver. give yourself a pat on the back
 

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Launching at 2200 RPM and shifting at 5800 RPM we got a best ET of 13.54 at 106 MPH. Bone stock with nothing removed from the car. Timing was done using a highly accurate near military grade global positioning system.
 

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Hmm... highly accurate and military grade... not sure those belong in the same sentence :)

By the way, nice times. I've heard a local strip is reopening here, I'd love to give mine a run once. We are at like 2400 feet so it won't be quite as fast, but would be just a fun thing with me. I'm sure I can't shift near as well as some of these guys.
 

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Big Injun Dave said:
Launching at 2200 RPM and shifting at 5800 RPM we got a best ET of 13.54 at 106 MPH. Bone stock with nothing removed from the car. Timing was done using a highly accurate near military grade global positioning system.
Um, are you suggesting this wasn't timed at a track? If not, then throw that trap speed out the window. Actual 1/4 mile trap speed would be slower, since on the dragstrip, your trap speed is not the same as your instantaneous speed as you cross the line. There is actually no direct measurement of speed, you just cross two lines (one just before the finish and one just after) and speed is calculated by D=R*T, or, R=D/T. Your time is basically what a G-Tech would report. Not inaccurate, per se, just not directly comparable to a 1/4 mile time slip. FWIW.
 

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I love seeing an official time slip. Good run! What were you racing against, a Ford Fiesta? You totally smoked him. I can't wait to get back to the track, but it's been raining here for about 12 hours now. :(
 

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Um, are you suggesting this wasn't timed at a track? If not, then throw that trap speed out the window. Actual 1/4 mile trap speed would be slower, since on the dragstrip, your trap speed is not the same as your instantaneous speed as you cross the line. There is actually no direct measurement of speed, you just cross two lines (one just before the finish and one just after) and speed is calculated by D=R*T, or, R=D/T. Your time is basically what a G-Tech would report. Not inaccurate, per se, just not directly comparable to a 1/4 mile time slip. FWIW.
GPS derived speed uses a similar technique of taking coordinates at predetermined intervals and computing the speed. It's not a true instantaneous reading. I don't suspect it would be too far off the method used at the strip.
 

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Good time with a trap speed that seems to need to break in a bit.


Guy in the other lane got biotch :slap: pretty bad.
 

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Good time with a trap speed that seems to need to break in a bit.


Guy in the other lane got biotch :slap: pretty bad.
Only 4000 miles on car. Other car can't remember for sure, think it was a little RSX or something like that.

The only car I lined up with on purpose was a Stock GrandPrix GTP, driven by a friend, side by side till hit got into 3rd gear, then I pulled away.
 

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i havent been to the track but we measured a 1/4 out in the middle of nowhere, and i raced a 04 cobra he only had me by a car length, and a 01 6 speed ss and beat him 2 out of 3 times, ive beat alot and wondering if the 1/4 times are only high 13's why am i beatin cars that claim low 13's
 

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2loco said:
i havent been to the track but we measured a 1/4 out in the middle of nowhere, and i raced a 04 cobra he only had me by a car length, and a 01 6 speed ss and beat him 2 out of 3 times, ive beat alot and wondering if the 1/4 times are only high 13's why am i beatin cars that claim low 13's
We all forget about how important the driver is.
 

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I couldn't agree with Yellow Jacket M6 more. One of the best mods for any car is a skilled driver!!!

Drive hard and keep the rubber side down . . .
 

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True but they have time slips from the track tho that say 13.26, 13.38 we went 3 times i won 2 out of 3 time i lost cuz i missed 2nd and felt like an a$$.
 

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2loco said:
True but they have time slips from the track tho that say 13.26, 13.38 we went 3 times i won 2 out of 3 time i lost cuz i missed 2nd and felt like an a$$.
Your average street isn't nearly as well-prepped as even a poorly maintained 1/4-mile track is, so there's a huge difference right there... ;)
 

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mistermike said:
GPS derived speed uses a similar technique of taking coordinates at predetermined intervals and computing the speed. It's not a true instantaneous reading. I don't suspect it would be too far off the method used at the strip.
I would be remiss in my role as pain-in-the-ass physics guy if I failed to mention here that there is really no such creature as an instantaneous reading. Just as mistermike is suggesting, though - if the "predetermined intervals" for the GPS happened to correspond with the time it took to travel from one beam to the other in the trap, the two methods would yield the same results to within the precision of the instruments involved. FWIW...
 
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