First time down the track

Discussion in 'Time Slips' started by Konza800, May 21, 2009.

  1. Konza800

    Konza800 Viper Owner

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    I have an '06 with Belenger exhaust and motons. Everything else stock including the runcraps. My first pass:

    60' 1.921
    330' 5.200
    1/8 7.857
    mph 92.94
    1000' 10.121
    1/4 12.093
    mph 114.94

    OK, so I missed 4th gear and coasted across the finish. :brick:
     
  2. uvbnbit

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    First time :omg:
    That's impressive. Keep it up.:2tu:
     
  3. plumcrazy

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    way to go....fun eh ?
     
  4. Konza800

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    Just freaking AWESOME! Can't wait to go back. :headbang:
     
  5. Hamrhead

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    Try leaving it in 3rd gear and going through the traps.

    With your exhaust, you may need to shift into 4th, but I ran my best time in my '06 Coupe by staying in 3rd and bouncing off the rev limiter as I went through the traps.
    11.90/122 stock w/ a 1.93 60'
     
  6. Konza800

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    After 2 road course track weekends, an Autocross, and a few more trips down the strip I finally broke into the 11's.

    The run craps are killing me though. I had to slip the clutch pretty bad on the launch to keep from breaking loose. I kept the car in 3rd gear but the rev limiter shut the engine off way before the 1/4 and I was actually decelerating across the finish.

    60' 2.028
    330' 5.238
    1/8 7.854s 94.26 mph
    1/4 11.944 120.61 mph

    Is it normal for the rev limiter to just shut the engine off? Once I finally lifted it re-fired. I guess I expected it to rapidly cut the ignition on and off to limit the RPM. :dunno:
     
  7. viperjim

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    I have always had to shift into 4th gear. The more you improve your launch- the more you will need 4th. With a decently prepared track you should be able to run a 1.75- 1.8 with the stock runflats. Just takes a little practice. But that's the fun of it.

    Try watching this video. It applies to Vipers as well.
    Launch_Tips

    Best of luck.
     
  8. -FROG-

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    Nice time!
     
  9. Canyon707

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    It's addicting...... I ran 11.88 with a 1.48 60' time. I had 3.73 gears with a stock diff. Motor is pretty stock just some botl on Corsa, K&N X-Metal TB and a DC mail in tune. I just installed and OS Giken diff with 3>55 gears so as soon as I do the break in I will go and try it out it should help since 4th gear was redllined at the end of the track. My MT drag radials are a big help and I run them at 12lbs.
     
  10. Twister

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    did you ever try any more 1/4 mile passes..keep us posted
     
  11. Konza800

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    I only went to the strip once this summer for the Mopar Nats in Columbus (been running HPDE's instead). I just couldn't get the car to hook and spun the tires on every launch. DragonRider was there also and he won low ET for the V10 nats. I made it to the final round but got schooled at the line in the final against a nice GTS. DragonRider got paid for low ET and I got paid for runner up so I can't complain!
     
  12. Twister

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    gettin paid is gettin paid
     
  13. gtsjim

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    speaking of down the track Plum you bringing that SILVER BULLET of yours to Island dragway on the 29th. Jim
     
  14. Hamrhead

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    Damn you guys take your Vipers to Island?

    Was there once. Never again. Slip-slidin' all the way, and that was in my SRT Ram.

    Nothing like racing in the middle of a field though!:dunno:
     
  15. krambo

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    Sorry to bump an old topic however I couldn't resist the Island Dragway comment. LOL!

    I have about 200 slips from there and you guys hit it on the head with the slip and slide comment. Only reason I frequent there is because it is only 30 minutes from my home.

    To the OP, nice time for your first stab!
     
  16. Leslie

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    He's also VERY fast on a roadcourse, I have ridden with him believe me:lmao:
     
  17. Mopar Boy

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    Yeah. Konza got this viper speed thing bad! :lmao:
     
  18. v10enomous

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    I live about 15 miles from Island Dragway... Last time I was there was 1978 with my 70 GTO...
     
  19. krambo

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    Trying not to hijack however I travel out rt 80 every day for work and see dozens of vipers (many on trailers) in the summer months. Is there a road course in NNJ?

    LOL! I grew up in Warren county (white township), my first "on the books" job was at Island Dragway.
     
  20. NTD929

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    Not to revive a dead thread but......I was reading this and had to laugh.

    As poor as the track prep WAS at Island, at least it was a close alternative to E-Town.
    Im 26 and live on Long Island, the year I got my license West Hampton raceway closed
    and it was E-Town or Island. E-Town is a world class track, but its usually crowded, you have to wait in the staging line for a while and
    the time between rounds is long. Hometown tracks like West Hampton and Island were great, and now they are gone.

    "They" wonder why illegal street racing is so prevalent.......
     
  21. Mopar Boy

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    Yeah. It's true. My nearest track is 2 hours away. 4 hours round trip NOT including the time at the track. :(


    Btw, welcome to the club! :yay: :)
     

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