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    First Time Ever at the Drags

    Went to the drags for the first time ever today for a test and tune, as expected i ran pretty badly, first 2 runs went 14.7 3rd run went 14.5 and my last run i finally got it down to 14.2, still not close to what i would have liked but had a lot of fun. Posted below was the slip from my last run, yes the reaction time/ 60 was bad :/ caught sleeping on the line on that one but i hope to get back out again soon. Still working on the launch since im new at this which is what hurt me the most. Mostly stock just a Cobb SF Intake + Cobb Stage 1 OTS Tune. Did get my 100MPH club sticker tho

    Edit: This was at Beaver Springs Dragway in PA

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    First Time Ever at the Drags

    I hear that is up hill anyways and that people run slower there.
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    Just be careful not to damage your transmission working on your launches. Let your clutch feel the pain to save your transmission.

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    Yeah i was definitely making sure to work the clutch and not drop it on the transmission, easier to replace a clutch

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    2.2 sec 60' time in a WRX means you're bogging your launch. With practice you should be able to get your 60' times down in the 1.8x sec range in a lightly modded WRX.
    With 100 mph trap speeds, you could easily run low 13s with a faster 60' time.

    WRXs needs a lot of rpm leaving the line. Without it, the engine just bogs (turbo lag kicks in while boost trys to build)and you run slow 60' times.

    I've got a stack of at least 300 time slips from my 02 WRX and 04 STi.

    Getting a little bit of wheel spin on the launch is the key, and you won't get wheel spin on the launch without a lot of rpm leaving the line. Getting a little wheel spin is also a lot easier on the tranny than bogging (dead hook and then rpms fall off) the launch. I never had any transmission or clutch issues with either of my cars, and I launched them at around 5000 rpms leaving the line.
    Stock WRX - 1.8 sec 60' times
    Lightly modded WRX 1.7 sec 60' times (occasionally got down in the 1.6x range - stage 2).

    I used to practice my launches out by the old air strip where they hold autocross events in town. Eventually I had my launches down perfect.

    Practice makes perfect, but the most important thing is that you're having fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGOSWRX View Post
    2.2 sec 60' time in a WRX means you're bogging your launch. With practice you should be able to get your 60' times down in the 1.8x sec range in a lightly modded WRX.
    With 100 mph trap speeds, you could easily run low 13s with a faster 60' time.

    WRXs needs a lot of rpm leaving the line. Without it, the engine just bogs (turbo lag kicks in while boost trys to build)and you run slow 60' times.

    I've got a stack of at least 300 time slips from my 02 WRX and 04 STi.

    Getting a little bit of wheel spin on the launch is the key, and you won't get wheel spin on the launch without a lot of rpm leaving the line. Getting a little wheel spin is also a lot easier on the tranny than bogging (dead hook and then rpms fall off) the launch. I never had any transmission or clutch issues with either of my cars, and I launched them at around 5000 rpms leaving the line.
    Stock WRX - 1.8 sec 60' times
    Lightly modded WRX 1.7 sec 60' times (occasionally got down in the 1.6x range - stage 2).

    I used to practice my launches out by the old air strip where they hold autocross events in town. Eventually I had my launches down perfect.

    Practice makes perfect, but the most important thing is that you're having fun.
    Yeah i was only revving it to about 4000 rpms, im going to be going back again this Friday so ill try closer to 5000 and see what happens, thanks for the advice, i definitely felt like i was bogging down.
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    im going to be going back again this Friday so ill try closer to 5000 and see what happens
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