Supporting Super Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Middle TN
Launch is everything. Launch is were you pick up the most ET. I can floor it in my car in my sig for the first 60ft and let off and still coast to a high 7 or low 8 in the 1/8th, but my 60ft is around 1.4-1.5
Also ET is not effected by RT. They are two seperate timers. There are 2 beams that your front tires go thru on the start line. Once the light turns a RT timer starts then once the 2nd startline beam comes back together the RT timer stops and the ET timer starts then the ET timers stops when you pass the final beam at the end of the track.
To get the most ET you need to sit back as far as possible on those 2 beams at the start line. This gives you a rolling start when the ET timer starts. So when you stage you want to inch forward until you barely light the second stage light. If you roll and father then your roll out is reduced and you have less time to get rolling before the ET timer starts and you have a slower ET.
That is probley not anything to worry about untill you get your launch under control, but good to practice and will make a difference.
If you just got the car from a dealer it is very likely that it has 87 in it. I used to work for a couple dealers and we never put anything but 87 in any car. Some dealers may, but I doubt there are many that put 93 in. Still it comes down to the launch. If you coming out spinning, more power is just going to make it spin more. Drag radial will make a huge difference.
1998 Camaro A4 7.06 @ 96.5 MPH NA 1.47 best 60ft
2010 Camaro Tube Chassis work in progress