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    FWD Drag Racing Techniques, Setups, Adjustments, etc.


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    FWD Drag Racing Techniques, Setups, Adjustments, etc.

    Post by AJracer33a on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:46 pm


    I have been searching on the web for the last few weeks for some good information about setups, techniques, adjustments, etc. for the FWD at the strip.

    Most of the stuff I found is common sense stuff like lowering the tire pressure, removing weight, etc.

    I have raced my TSi at the track the last 2 weeks that the track ran (3 weeks ago, then rained out, then raced this past Friday).

    I have:
    -Lowered the front tire pressure to 15psi in the left front and 17 psi in the right front (un-equal length axle shaft experiment).
    -Removed everything out of the hatch (spare tire, tools, parts, etc. Probably 100lbs worth of stuff while daily driving)
    -Removed the passenger side headlight (for direct flow to the air filter).

    This past Friday, my best E.T. timeslip is as follows:
    Reaction- .7409
    60'- 2.2821
    330'- 6.2453
    1/8 Mile ET- 9.3950
    1/8 Mile MPH- 79.10

    I hit fuel cut on almost every pass. Long story, but I cannot go WOT or else I will hit fuel cut instantly. That is another story.

    The above timeslip information came from a Pro Tree (track official called it 4-10's?). Late in the evening, there weren't many people running during test and tune since a lot of the drivers headed home early. So the last hour or so, I ran probably 6 times (probably heat-soaking at this pace).

    Anyway, I got up to the staging lane and the track official said the official in the tower wanted to know if I wanted to run the Pro Tree (jokingly). I said why not? Ironically, this is where I made my quickest time of the night.

    I am really getting into this whole drag racing thing. So I would like some information about how to remove a few tenths from my ET. I know this could prove to be very useful for others.

    Btw, the track I race at is 1/8 mile only.


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