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cant break eights, what am i missing?

ok at the strip last night, got my drag radials on finally, other then that im a bone stock 05, but from what i understand i should be in high 8's, heres my bests of the night
all of my runs of the night looked something like this, 9.2s everytime, n e ideas?
any help would be appreciated
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reaction---0.519
60 ft---2.246
MPH---78.39
ET---9.236


reaction---0.542
60ft---2.229
MPH---78.39
ET---9.248
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you have to do a better 60' time. if you get 1.8 or better your there. good luck
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On street tires you should be low 2.0x. The .2 that you are over that translates to .4 in the 1/4. I'm not sure, but I think the lower time in the 1/8 will buy you .3. that would get the 8's you want. With DR's you should at least get high 1.8x and that would get you mid 8's.
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i have the dr's now, i cant get a better 60ft.. n e suggestions, im lettin clutch out at 4,000 to launch without even breaking tread, any advie on 60ft PLEASE?
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Simply improving your reaction time would get you into the 8s.
The pros say that they think of each light on the tree as "coming on", "on" and "going off", so they have three stages per each stage that a "normal" person sees. If you cut your reaction time down to about 0.250, then you're in the 8s. From there, improve your 60-foot time to get down into the mid-low 8s. Launching these cars does take a fair amount of finesse, even with drag tires.
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Are you at high altitude?
I have an 05 A4 and get 8.6 to 8.8 at 83 to 84
MPH. That is at sea level though and stock tires and all.
Oh and you don't break the beems till ya start moving so a 5 second reaction time want net you any better or worse times.

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Jeff, are you certain of that? When I was at the track the first time, I wasn't told that I'd be running alone, so I was waiting for the next guy to pull up (and not paying attention to the lights), by the time I noticed it was green, several seconds had gone by and my time was 18 seconds (this was in a 1994 Trans Am that ran pretty consistent 14.1-14.4). I'm not calling you a liar by any means, but do you know if any tracks use different timing methods than the track you run? I could be really wrong though. hehe
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well, ok so R/T is anuther improvement but my R/Ts r still ok i think. my 60fts r bad though. whats the key or in general to getting good 60ft times in these cars, i live in san diego as of the altitude question.
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wth are you running im confused....stock gto O.o


are you talking about 1/8 ????

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