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Old 04-27-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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Talking VX at the track

I took the VX to the drag strip today. I got to make 6 passes.

Termperature: approximately 60 degrees

Best 1/4 mile time: 17.577
Best trap speed: 75.50 mph
Best reaction time: 0.001 sec

All times were within 0.2 seconds and 1 mph except for the 4th pass, where I missed the 1-2 shift.

These times will serve as my baseline for any performance mods I may make in the future.
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:48 AM   #2
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Interesting numbers..
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:11 AM   #3
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ORP???

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ORP???

*Edit* Damn thing keeps changing that from all capitals to "proper". Adding extra "?" fixed this...
That's a feature that prevents people from posting in all capitals.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:15 AM   #5
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ORP???
Yup. O'Reilly Raceway Park lets owners run street-legal cars on Tuesday-nights. Since it was relatively cold, there was only a handful of cars out there last night.

I also had a relatively nice burnout. I'll try to get one on film at the end of the summer.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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My 6 passes:

R/T 60 ft ? mi Trap Speed
.339 2.612 17.684 75.16
.043 2.669 17.762 75.50
.001 2.622 17.719 74.51
.187 2.549 17.577 74.71
.102 2.637 17.672 74.66
.170 2.714 17.751 74.76

It is notable that a stock VX would run the 1/4 mile in 17.3-17.4 @ 76-77 mph. It looks like my VX has not lost all that much in 15+ years and 230,000 miles. (How many owners can claim that their car rolled over to 230,000 miles while going down the racetrack?)
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At what RPM are you shifting?

Obviously you are finishing in 3rd...
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On my quickest runs, I was shifting at 6000 RPM in both 1st and 2nd. I tried shifting at 5800 twice, and those were my 17.7 runs.

The first 2 runs had the vertical intake tube on the car. I took it off for the last 4. It did not make a difference.

Over the summer, I plan on removing the A/C and installing a short ram intake, or perhaps a cold air intake. I'm hoping to get down to a 17.1 or 17.2. Of course, I will add more weight if I install the anti-roll bars I want. I will also probably install a strut tower brace up front (any suggestions?). I am wanting to autocross the car in September.
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That IS good! I love when cars keep their strength.
By anti roll bars, do you mean a partial roll cage? Strut tower bars make a difference, and depending how deep the AutoX bug gets into you, there are alot of suspension options. I get all of my parts either used, or at a discount from forums. You could look for people upgrading.
You must be a good driver. Great reaction time. You must not have spent much time spinning.
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I recently installed Eibach Pro springs and shocks. I need to replace the bushings next. I would like anti-roll bars (also called stabilizer bars or anti-sway bars) on the front and rear, as the VX does not have them from the factory. This is what I want:

http://www.autoanything.com/suspensi...A2548A0A0.aspx
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