1st run at the strip - Page 2 - MustangForums.com

4.6L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 4.6L (Modular) Mustangs built from 1996 to 2004.

1st run at the strip

Reply

 
 
 
Old 07-12-2011, 03:32 PM
  #11  
xterm11
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
xterm11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peabody, Mass
Posts: 95
Default

I basically just launched off idle. Didn't want to hook, panic and blow the car up ( first racing experience = anxiety and overthinkin). Hopefully tomorrow I will be to drop that to a 2.0 and hit 13.7xx.
xterm11 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 03:35 PM
  #12  
Jay-rod427
3rd Gear Member
 
Jay-rod427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 555
Default

13.9 with 2.2 = 13.5 with 2.0

also a very small amount of wheel spin is a good thing as it helps keep from bogging the motor down, but too much will obviously slow you down.
Jay-rod427 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2011, 05:14 PM
  #13  
TRUEBLUE3934
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,481
Default

2.2 is a little high on street tires, but 1st time out with the 5speed... I wouldn't sweat that. 2.05 might be a decent goal to shoot at with your current set-up.

BTW, as a general rule, you can expect to improve your ET almost .2 seconds for every drop of .1 seconds in 60' time. If you can shave .15 off your 60', that will put you around a 13.6 ET.

GOOD LUCK and remember to just have fun with it!!!
TRUEBLUE3934 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 09:41 AM
  #14  
trailor
3rd Gear Member
 
trailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NOLA
Posts: 665
Default

What RPM are you guys with similar mods to me or OP, on summer tires, launching at? I was hittin between 2500-3000 and found it very difficult to tone done my 60'. I'm not a very experienced dragger, but I've done it more than a handful of times. Still got some work to do on my clutch feathering, but I've gotten pretty good at it, just need to work on the consistency. Anyway, got any tips for cutting the 60' at 2.05 or less??
trailor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 09:49 AM
  #15  
Jay-rod427
3rd Gear Member
 
Jay-rod427's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: KS
Posts: 555
Default

Best mod ever on a 5spd for drag racing is a 2 step. Launch at the exact same rpm every time, if you spin turn it down 200 rpm, if you bog raise it 200 rpm. Consistency is the absolute key to making improvements.
Jay-rod427 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 10:58 AM
  #16  
KillJoy
3rd Gear Member
 
KillJoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 799
Default

are you dropping the clutch or slipping it? I would bring it up like you're taking off from a redlight and feather the clutch and roll into the throttle. you should net better times doing this on street tires.
KillJoy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 01:40 PM
  #17  
trailor
3rd Gear Member
 
trailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NOLA
Posts: 665
Default

Originally Posted by KillJoy View Post
are you dropping the clutch or slipping it? I would bring it up like you're taking off from a redlight and feather the clutch and roll into the throttle. you should net better times doing this on street tires.
how you described is about how i normally launch, however im normally at 3k rpms when i initially take off... (maybe that's considered slipping it? i'm not sure) are you saying i should take off like from a normal red light, where im not really giving it much gas at all, then give it more throttle while i feather??

and i do have a two-step set, started at 2600, then bumped to 2800, and now at 3k, though i'm still not sure i'm happy with it. i was just curious what others were launching at to get sub 2.1sec 60' times with around the same power output.

Last edited by trailor; 07-13-2011 at 01:44 PM.
trailor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 03:37 PM
  #18  
TRUEBLUE3934
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,481
Default

I completely agree with killjoy on the technique for street tires.
While it may not be the absolute best possible 60', it will be close and more consistent. This is especially true for guys with gears and street tires.

Practice, practice, practice.
Good luck, and enjoy!
TRUEBLUE3934 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 03:58 PM
  #19  
Dave19525
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 184
Default

Congrats on the runs. Sounds like you are really hooked. Having fun and no trouble from cops is always a plus. Just remeber to keep having fun at it.
Dave19525 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 04:38 PM
  #20  
[email protected]
Former Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 350
Default

Congrats, good first time run bro!
Mike@Vossen is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
GimpyHSHS
4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang
3
09-18-2015 12:27 PM
uedlose
Parts For Sale
0
09-10-2015 03:30 PM
96stang3.8
V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs
1
09-10-2015 06:42 AM
vintageaion
2005-2014 Mustangs
2
09-08-2015 10:45 AM

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory