First time to the drag strip on my stock Gen 3

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  1. Mdeniz

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    Wanted to get some base runs in before beginning the mods, my car is bone stock in terms of performance, and I ran on the 20" street tires I have on it.

    Overall i was pleased, I didn't think i'd get it in the 11s on these tires. And I actually got it to 60ft 1.81 in 1 run but missed 4th :cursin: other wise it would have been an 11.79-11.85

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  2. Allan

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    Wow.
    11.9 in a stock genIII with street tires. :omg:

    You must have some experience driving the 1/4 mile before this.
    When the car was new, the ad spec was 12 flat......3.9 0-60.

    Have to really know how to drive the car to get those numbers though.

    I drive balls to the wall and am not afraid of much, but I know I would probably not get down to the 12 second mark on a dragstrip in my gen III. :(

    I'm a roadcourse guy. :drive:

    With drag radials, is 11.5 possible? :dunno:


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  3. Roy

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    Almost ashamed to say...but I didn't know there where any gen 3 coupes...i thought they are all gen 4's!

    Nice time though
     
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    2006 was the only year of gen III coupes.
     
  5. Roy

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    Those are probably rare as hell aren't they? Do they have gen3/4 mix ups like there was on the latest gen 1's?
     
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    Don't remember exactly, but if half the 06's were coupes, that would be around 5 or 6 hundred.

    3 and 4 gens are totally different cars. No mix up.
    Only exterior difference is the hood. The interior is the same, except some gen 4's had touchscreen nav (09-10)
    Lots of gen 3 guys swapped to the gen 4 hood for more aggressive styling.

    Frame, suspension, brakes, all the same.
    Gen 4 upgrades/improvements were engine, transmission, clutch, differential, tires, lighter wheels, and ACR option.
    Gen 3 has hydraulic cooling fan, gen 4 is electric dual fan.
    Gen 3 was the last car with a throttle cable. The earlier gen 4's had a noticeable lag with the drive by wire throttle.
    Gen 3's have a lot of aftermarket support for performance mods, gen 4.....not so much.

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    The magazines got 11.8-9s in the quarter, and 3.9 0-60 on runflats, bone stock, 10 years ago. On modern PS2 or Super Sports, 3.7-8 or lower, and 11.7s in the quarter should be there. Gen 4s, take a half-second of those times.
     
  8. Mdeniz

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    lol thanks? haha
     
  9. swexlin

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    No, just saying you're right in line with where you should be. A little more practice, good air, and a good track, and I think you can get those times down.
     

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