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CriScO
05-15-2008, 08:30 AM
Almost got rained out today, there were many delays but it always cleared up temporarily and they got the track dry enough to run. Unfortunately the cool track temperatures just made it even harder to hook up my 13's. Made another six runs, my times were even more spread out then before. But like always, I get a slightly better time each day I go. Best run in bold.

Run 1 - Right as I got there, got in the gate and went straight to the line.
R/T: .361
60: 2.696
330: 7.823
1/8: 12.197 @ 54.68 MPH
1000: 15.982
1/4: 19.137 @ 71.76 MPH

Run 2 - Dropped the tires to 25 PSI
R/T: .204
60: 2.789
330: 8.009
1/8: 12.339 @ 54.96 MPH
1000: 16.101
1/4: 19.235 @ 72.16 MPH

Run 3 - 25 PSI obviously wasn't enough, dropped it to 22
R/T: .328
60: 2.599
330: 7.648
1/8: 11.991 @ 55.40 MPH
1000: 15.731
1/4: 18.850 @ 72.53 MPH

Run 4 - All right, best time ever! Kept things the same.
R/T: .168
60: 2.645
330: 7.786
1/8: 12.060 @ 55.96 MPH
1000: 15.779
1/4: 18.896 @ 72.44 MPH

Run 5
R/T: .689 D'oh! There goes that run! From the other numbers it would have been good, too!
60: 2.624
330: 7.711
1/8: 12.064 @ 55.37 MPH
1000: 15.830
1/4: 18.981 @ 71.78 MPH

Run 6 - After a fourty minute rain delay that gave the track a good soaking.
R/T: .541
60: 2.789
330: 8.007
1/8: 12.353 @ 55.54 MPH
1000: 16.101
1/4: 19.234 @ 72.20 MPH Okay, time to call it a night...

Dropping the tire pressure definitely helped, but wider tires would help more. :) Glad I've got motor mount inserts on the way, too, there was one hell of a clunk when it hooked up on run three. Much worse than normal, anyway. :D

VikingJZ
05-16-2008, 02:11 AM
I've been reading about guys on Club Lexus running 14.8's consistently with nearly bone stock SC300's w/auto tranny.


I wonder if I can get that down to a...





14.7





:laugh:

extremeskillz
05-16-2008, 02:15 AM
lol

CriScO
05-16-2008, 05:57 AM
I've been reading about guys on Club Lexus running 14.8's consistently with nearly bone stock SC300's w/auto tranny.

I've got a buddy with an IS 300, but he's scared he'll break something at the track... I guess he's blown up enough DSM's to warrant being cautious, though. :)

That makes me wonder what it would run, the IS is quite a bit lighter than the SC, isn't it?

Cavanagh
05-16-2008, 06:01 AM
I would feel better if you put your thingy under your username back as "Slowest Person on C-Tech" hahaha

Denver_whiteST185
05-16-2008, 06:07 AM
not bad, quicker than last time

maybe see if you can find some donut spares at the junkyards from 4th gens and run them on the rear (just take them to the track in your trunk and swap them out there). its a cheap way to loose some weight.

are your hubs 4 bolt or 5 bolt?

vip09
05-16-2008, 06:16 AM
That makes me wonder what it would run, the IS is quite a bit lighter than the SC, isn't it?


This is me racing an IS300. My mods were intake and unbolted stock exhaust. Both of my o2 sensors were bad and I had a passenger. The IS300 had an intake, 3" exhaust, and a header.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=itH566KlSiE

vip09
05-16-2008, 06:22 AM
Your launches need a lot of work. Work on shaving about three tenths off your best 60'. Shoot for 2.3 on street tires. After lots of practice, I was pulling 2.10 60's on my daily low profile street tires with a torqueless 2zz. Just keep experimenting with tire pressure, launch RPM, and throttle control.

CPincy
05-16-2008, 06:41 AM
This is me racing an IS300. My mods were intake and unbolted stock exhaust. Both of my o2 sensors were bad and I had a passenger. The IS300 had an intake, 3" exhaust, and a header.


hahahaha i like the tard that says celicas run better on full tanks

CriScO
05-16-2008, 10:26 AM
Your launches need a lot of work. Work on shaving about three tenths off your best 60'. Shoot for 2.3 on street tires. After lots of practice, I was pulling 2.10 60's on my daily low profile street tires with a torqueless 2zz. Just keep experimenting with tire pressure, launch RPM, and throttle control.

Yeah, I still couldn't help myself from dropping the clutch at 3-4k and hammering the throttle... I know that's most of the problem. I was going to work on it but tried to get the tires right first, and there were such long rain delays after that. Long enough that I was so happy to be at the line again I forgot to think about how I launched. I'm really good at staging now, at least. :) In any case, I know to heed advice from the vip!


are your hubs 4 bolt or 5 bolt?

Still the stock 4x100, probably won't change the hubs on the coupe.


I would feel better if you put your thingy under your username back as "Slowest Person on C-Tech" hahaha

You Eskimo bastard! :) It was actually "Slowest Celica on CTech," but KoreanJoey made a good point - the slowest one's aren't running. I may consider "Slowest driver on CTech," though. :D

Anyway, I'm still learning, and I've always been a crappy driver. :) I just love going down the strip. It's great that I can basically keep a record of my times here and get advice from better drivers at the same time. :bigthumbu

vip09
05-16-2008, 03:36 PM
I also forgot to mention that if you are just doing Test & Tune runs, don't feel rushed. Even after the green light is lit, you can sit there and take time on your launch. It won't hurt your ET. :bigthumbu

VikingJZ
05-16-2008, 08:20 PM
The IS is heavier than an SC.

I know someone that has one (The person whom compelled me to get an SC) and he weighed his with him in it and it was right around 4350 or so.

The SC is right around 3500 I think.

The SC would be a mid 13 car STOCK if it weighed about 1,000 lbs less.



I don't really care what my car runs...lol. Tuners with turbo SC's say if you can get good nailing times with an SC you seriously can get 14.7's lolol. I can't afford anything at this point.

VikingJZ
05-16-2008, 08:25 PM
Also, my problem with running my vehicle at the track is that:


1.) My family has bad luck, and I'm the most unlucky out of everyone.
2.) I'm so poor I can't afford gas to get to school and back.


So no, I deal with people who nag me to bring it to the track, I just don't really give a shit about it.

ciento44
05-16-2008, 08:31 PM
The IS is heavier than an SC.

I know someone that has one (The person whom compelled me to get an SC) and he weighed his with him in it and it was right around 4350 or so.

The SC is right around 3500 I think.

The SC would be a mid 13 car STOCK if it weighed about 1,000 lbs less.



I don't really care what my car runs...lol. Tuners with turbo SC's say if you can get good nailing times with an SC you seriously can get 14.7's lolol. I can't afford anything at this point.

Did the guy in the IS weigh about 800lbs?

Exterior
Length: 176.6 in. Width: 67.9 in.
Height: 55.5 in. Wheel Base: 105.1 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.3 in. Curb Weight: 3255 lbs.




And i REALLY like this part:

The SC would be a mid 13 car STOCK if it weighed about 1,000 lbs less.

Want help making that a reality? Low 12s with a 100shot on top. Let's do it.

Denver_whiteST185
05-16-2008, 09:01 PM
Still the stock 4x100, probably won't change the hubs on the coupe.


well, you might want to look around locally for a front pair of cheap 15" rims (miata's and civic are common cars that have the same 4 bolt hubs), find some used summer/racing tires that have a bit of tread on them (SCCA forums or craigslist would be the best bet), and then just run those on test and tune nights with a pair of donuts on the rear. you could probably drop half a second, if not more.

:bigthumbu

Hiko
05-16-2008, 10:50 PM
SCCA forums

www.rmsolo.org for your friendly local autocross forum. You probably won't have much trouble finding 4x100 wheels and suitable tires there.

You could also always try out an autox. Who knows, you might learn to really like turns ;)

Good luck.