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Old 04-19-2007, 05:38 PM
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So, I been driving around finding out the kinks to my new 5.0 and I can swear its TOO fast for being a stock car, has POS pep-boy tires(all different btw), factory everything. Only thing I've seen modified is the air silencer and the smog pump has been by-passed. The way I've figured its too fast is because theres a stop light nearby with 2 lanes, after the light the lanes merge into one and then go over a train track well its a perfect spot to 'stretch out her legs' but with a decent launch(little tire spin) and shifting at 5k, By the time Im crossing over the tracks im just shy of topping out 3rd [&:]

Heres a picture of it, its around 850ft, just over the 1/8th of a mile


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Old 04-19-2007, 05:44 PM
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i dont think thats a problem i think thats a good thing i know in the 1/4 mile in hitting the top end up 3rd almost have to shift into 4th when i cross the line
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:51 PM
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same here..topping out 3rd through the traps at 93 mph.... but yeah.. if youre topping out 3rd in 850ft.. then.. well something is a little off.. or.. youre distance calculations are off a little..like.. it's more around 1100ft or so.... but hey... bring it to the strip and find out.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:55 PM
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I said shy of topping 3rd, Im around 4500rpms when I cross, around 2700rpms I can feel a kick from it accelerating faster, enough for me to notice. I really wanna go to the track but theres none around

I was going off googles gauge thats in the bottom left hand corner, it could be wrong, but I know for a fact its not a 1/4 mile
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:56 PM
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On my best 1/4 run I was at about 4,800 at the top of fourth[&:].
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So wait.... your problem with your 5.0 is that it is too FAST?

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Im so sorry.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:58 PM
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^ yep you'll never see a honda guy say that

Im guessing maybe gears?
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