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?)
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.
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.
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: