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Another night at the track. (this time not too good.)

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Old 05-27-2011, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazycarnut View Post
If he isn't hooking up ( I don't think he posted short times ) But more power isnt going to help. I didn't see any suspension in his sig.
I hear what you're saying, and certainly don't disagree, but all i was trying to suggest is that for a moderate amount of money the op can add a huge hp increase. At that point he might see a 13 @ 110-114 instead of his current numbers.

Suspension is great for sure, but unless he does some massive suspension work and weight reduction, 104 mph is only going to get him so far.

Doing a little of both (suspension and power) would probably be ideal.
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Old 05-27-2011, 12:44 PM
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before putting any money toward more power, or suspension kinda seems like you should go get your trans checked out. First it was shifting at 6500 n/a and 7000!!!!! on the juice. Now you changed the shift points and its not shifting under wot. Something is wrong.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Kmelfi11 View Post
before putting any money toward more power, or suspension kinda seems like you should go get your trans checked out. First it was shifting at 6500 n/a and 7000!!!!! on the juice. Now you changed the shift points and its not shifting under wot. Something is wrong.
change your shifts points back and if it it still acting up then you might have an issue. if it is fixed then it's not broke
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:54 PM
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change your shifts points back and if it it still acting up then you might have an issue. if it is fixed then it's not broke
why would you take your stock engine to 6500-7000 rpm just to see if your trans will now shift under wot? Im not saying its 100% the trans, it's most likely the tuner but at the end of the day something is wrong. if you got the shifting problems worked out your times will be better then what they are. You'll also have a car thats running safe and strong and isn't a ticking time bomb.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:56 PM
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I did put the shift points back to original lastnight before my second run. Car shifted fine and I don't think it hit 7000rpms. I forgot my camera to mount on the steering wheel so I will see next week. In the meantime, I am just going to order more tunes from Bama and request they set my shifts at 6000rpms. Maybe I didn't do it right with the tuner when I tried switching my shift points.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:06 PM
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I did put the shift points back to original lastnight before my second run. Car shifted fine and I don't think it hit 7000rpms. I forgot my camera to mount on the steering wheel so I will see next week. In the meantime, I am just going to order more tunes from Bama and request they set my shifts at 6000rpms. Maybe I didn't do it right with the tuner when I tried switching my shift points.
this picture is shi**y and if I was home I could get a better one. This is my dyno and you can see the power dropping after 5000rpm. I shift at 5500-5800 depending on the gear and its for traction into the next gear. not only will you run slower shifting higher then 5800-6000 but our engines aren't built for it.

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:39 PM
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I understand your frustration, but be patient.
It may take a little while to get everything worked out. Modding often has little setbacks that require tweaking. You have only made a handfull of runs on spray, so keep working at it and you will get better. I am currently working through lower than expected track performance due to the addition of nitrous and a switch back to 3.73 gears (it takes time to sort out new mods).

Please post up additional data from your runs so we can be more helpful (ie. 60', 1/8trap & ET)...

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