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An almost perfect night at the track. The humidity was a bit high, but the air was cool, something rare for Florida. Low 50's dropping to high 40's by the time we quit running.

The traction wasn't great, but the DR's helped a bunch. I actually beat another Camaro that was a heads and cam car that ran a 111 mph trap because I hooked and he didn't.

First run was a mess. Spun real bad so I lifted and the damn thing hit 2nd. So when I got back into it, it downshifted and broke loose again.I lifted and I ran up to 40 and got back into it so it wouldn't downshift, but by this point the run was done. Ran a Caliber SRT4 that also had traction issues. Net result was a 15.083 at 102.66 for the Camaro versus a 15.388 at 94.85 for the little Caliber. He actually had me at the 1/8 mile by a nose.

Second run I got some heat into the tires and the stuck good enough to get a 2.027 60'. My reaction time was .138. I was able to pull out a 13.085 at 107.48. My quest for the 12's was on.

I lost the next ticket, so the exact times aren't here but these are from memory.

Next run I got a 2.02x 60'. Reaction time was under .050. 13.008 at 107.5x

I can taste the 12's now.

Next run was a 1.991 60' and a reaction time of .024. I ran a 13.005 at 107.58.

Last run. I need 6 thousandths of a second to break into the 12's.

1.994 60' and a reaction time of .008. I ran a 13.004 at 107.58.

No 12's tonight.

I had 3/4's of a tank of gas. I also had my work boots and two jackets in the car plus my tire inflator, windex and paper towels. My guess is 20 lbs would have been more than enough to get me the 12 second slip I wanted.

I'm done modding. The car is exactly what I want now, deadly consistant and I can figure out the launch real good. I'm starting bracket racing for points and I think with a car that doesn't vary by more than a tenth and my lights consistantly being under .050 and enough below .020, I should be able to get some good wins and finishes and maybe win some money at it.
 

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It sucks being on the cusp like that. Did you powershift? (If your manual). Being that close I'd just say screw it and take the passenger seat out.
It's an auto.

I was thinking about the weight reduction stuff. I had the spare tire and jack. The car had 3/4 of a tank of gas. I had the full interior in it. I also had my work boots, an extra jacket, windex and paper towels, a tire inflator compressor and the floor mats.

I could have easily taken the spare tire and jack out and reduced weight by 30 pounds. Then the floor mats and other junk would have been another 20 pounds. 50 pounds should have gotten me a half a tenth. That would have been good enough to get me into the twelves comfortably.

In the end it just wasn't that big of a deal. The car is fast. It gets 30 mpg highway. I can use it as a daily driver the same way it gets 13.0 1/4 mile runs and get 24 mpg running back and forth to work and running it at the strip. It rattles and squeaks like most F-Bodies, but mostly it's solid and it rides decent. With the hatch I can haul just about anything. It's a good all around car.
 

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It's an auto.

I was thinking about the weight reduction stuff. I had the spare tire and jack. The car had 3/4 of a tank of gas. I had the full interior in it. I also had my work boots, an extra jacket, windex and paper towels, a tire inflator compressor and the floor mats.

I could have easily taken the spare tire and jack out and reduced weight by 30 pounds. Then the floor mats and other junk would have been another 20 pounds. 50 pounds should have gotten me a half a tenth. That would have been good enough to get me into the twelves comfortably.

In the end it just wasn't that big of a deal. The car is fast. It gets 30 mpg highway. I can use it as a daily driver the same way it gets 13.0 1/4 mile runs and get 24 mpg running back and forth to work and running it at the strip. It rattles and squeaks like most F-Bodies, but mostly it's solid and it rides decent. With the hatch I can haul just about anything. It's a good all around car.
Yea I've always been a fan of the F-bodys. My wifes dream car is an 02 WS6 trans am.
 

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Was the track prep the limiting factor or are low 1.9s or better possible for A4s on DRs with bolt-ons and stock tq converter? It's not a specific area I'm familiar with.
 

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Gas is 8 lbs a gallon, so do the math and see what an empty tank can do for you. They say that 100 lbs is a tenth, but my G/F is 150? and costs me .6, 8.7 to 9.3 in the 1/8th. So either the 100 lbs=1/10th or I need to question my 700 lb GF. Guess that would explain the broke spring. She is 150ish and cost me .6 in the 1/8th.
Serious, 1/8th tank will get you in the 8s, get your car light. Unless you have traction issues.
 

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Probably weren't equal runs on your part. My guess is also that the 1/10th is in the quarter mile and 1/10th of a second in a quarter mile is about equal to the distance of 4-5/10ths in the 8th
 
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