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      05-10-2012 02:27 AM #1
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      05-10-2012 02:35 AM #3
      I still don't like how a x.99 = x-second car. Just seems like a dick swinging contest when you say stuff like "Oh, I've got a 12 second car. It ran a 12.95."

      Also, that Mustang officially needs a parachute now.

    4. 05-10-2012 02:36 AM #4
      INB4 yeah but is 8.99 really 8?

    5. 05-10-2012 02:37 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I still don't like how a x.99 = x-second car. Just seems like a dick swinging contest when you say stuff like "Oh, I've got a 12 second car. It ran a 12.95."

      Also, that Mustang officially needs a parachute now.
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      05-10-2012 02:51 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I still don't like how a x.99 = x-second car. Just seems like a dick swinging contest when you say stuff like "Oh, I've got a 12 second car. It ran a 12.95."

      Also, that Mustang officially needs a parachute now.
      If it does it consistently then I don't see why it wouldn't be considered an X-sec car. This video, which was obviously edited, showed it getting faster which is expected during testing. If it ran an 8.9x a half dozen times then yeah, its an 8 sec car.
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      05-10-2012 02:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by thisisdog View Post
      automatic transmission
      what else would it have?

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      05-10-2012 02:53 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by spitfirevr6 View Post
      what else would it have?
      you tell me

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      05-10-2012 02:56 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by spitfirevr6 View Post
      what else would it have?
      Could have a manual too...

      8 second 6 speed supra



      Except it would need aloooot more power to trap 170+ like the supra.

      Amazing how much less power is needed with a drag/auto tranny and perfect launches.

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      05-10-2012 02:58 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lieutenant Dan View Post
      Could have a manual too...

      8 second 6 speed supra

      Except it would need aloooot more power to trap 170+ like the supra.

      Amazing how much less power is needed with a drag/auto tranny and perfect launches.
      I know there are manual cars that are faster, but like you said it takes a lot less for an auto tranny to pull the same numbers

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      05-10-2012 03:35 AM #11
      Don't really classify 8.99 as a 8 sec car... Reaction time decides whether 8.99 or 9.00
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      05-10-2012 03:37 AM #12
      This.Had.Me.Dying.



      Even better as it was posted by OP. WIN.



      Even better that your username is thisisdog.

      Man your first two posts are just so full of win.

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      05-10-2012 04:05 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mk2Fever View Post
      This.Had.Me.Dying.



      Even better as it was posted by OP. WIN.



      Even better that your username is thisisdog.

      Man your first two posts are just so full of win.

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      You made me lol.

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      05-10-2012 10:22 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Don't really classify 8.99 as a 8 sec car... Reaction time decides whether 8.99 or 9.00
      Uh, no. Reaction time is the time it takes from when the tree goes green until the car moves . I could take this exact car, sit for 5 minutes at the line after the tree went green and still rack off an 8.99.
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      05-10-2012 10:25 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by thisisdog View Post
      automatic transmission
      The driver can still drink Starbucks and steer with his knee down the strip because of it...I don't see the problem.
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      05-10-2012 10:28 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I still don't like how a x.99 = x-second car. Just seems like a dick swinging contest when you say stuff like "Oh, I've got a 12 second car. It ran a 12.95."

      Also, that Mustang officially needs a parachute now.


      What's the first number? Oh, that's right. An 8.

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      05-10-2012 10:30 AM #17
      way better lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

    19. 05-10-2012 10:45 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by spitfirevr6 View Post
      what else would it have?
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      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      05-10-2012 10:45 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post


      What's the first number? Oh, that's right. An 8.
      No doubt.

      Some of you guys are epically stupid.

    21. 05-10-2012 10:46 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Don't really classify 8.99 as a 8 sec car... Reaction time decides whether 8.99 or 9.00
      not sure if serious
      Boiler Up!

      Make it three yards mother****er and we'll have an automobile race

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      05-10-2012 10:56 AM #23
      Now lets see what this "8" second car could do with the Hellion Twin turbo system as well

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      05-10-2012 11:29 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      way better lol

      I love this show
      "pretty much stock, yeah?"

      ****ing hell that thing goes fast.

      that being said, I wish they were REQUIRED to tell the truth TWICE when asked and lie ONCE... and the judges need to be more specific with their questions... though I'm sure they'd all ask "how much nitrous" and "How many stages" and "what rear end" or "what width rear tires" and "how much does it weigh"

      that would make it a bit more entertaining. Half the guys come in there and say "just a cam"

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      05-10-2012 11:33 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by spitfirevr6 View Post
      what else would it have?

      If it were a MANual wouldn't it be an 8 second driver?

    26. 05-10-2012 11:34 AM #26
      How to add parts then slam on gas like ape. Such skill and intelligence! Nothing stops it from being an autotragic.
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      If it were a MANual wouldn't it be an 8 second driver?
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      05-10-2012 11:35 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by emkaytree View Post
      How to add parts then slam on gas like ape. Such skill and intelligence! Nothing stops it from being an autotragic.
      Oh, it's that easy? Do tell more.

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      05-10-2012 11:38 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      Oh, it's that easy? Do tell more.

      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.

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      05-10-2012 11:46 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      I still don't like how a x.99 = x-second car. Just seems like a dick swinging contest when you say stuff like "Oh, I've got a 12 second car. It ran a 12.95."

      Also, that Mustang officially needs a parachute now.
      If he ran an 8.50 would it be an 8-second car? Everyone knows that drag racers round down, always. Besides, it sounds a lot better than saying that it's an 8-ex-ex second car.
      Lately I have been testing "tip-in events". Just the tip-in. Just to see how it feels. Response time is typically on the order of 2-3 seconds. Sometimes the injection timing is a little off...

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      05-10-2012 11:47 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.
      You have no idea how wrong you are.
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      05-10-2012 11:48 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.
      I would very much enjoy seeing you try to pilot the Mustang in the OP down the track for a 10 second pass without winding up in the wall.

    32. 05-10-2012 11:52 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.

      Have you even been to a track...

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      05-10-2012 12:00 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.
      sure, if you're talking about racing a 14 sec car

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      05-10-2012 12:04 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      I don't think its hard to drag race it just takes a lot of money and a little practice.
      Some people don't understand how fast an 8 or even 9 second car is. There is a lot more suspension, chassis, and drive train tuning than you realize. Its not like you can take a bone stock mustang, bolt on some parts and run 8's all day.

      And no it does not take a lot of money to bracket race, just a dialed in car and some skill/practice. It only takes a lot of money to run heads up classes or if you want to go really fast.


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    35. 05-10-2012 12:32 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperformancevw View Post
      And no it does not take a lot of money to bracket race, just a dialed in car and some skill/practice. It only takes a lot of money to run heads up classes or if you want to go really fast.
      There was a guy at one of our local tracks back in high school who bracket raced an automatic Ford Fiesta.
      He won every weekend. I think the most his time varied was .02, sure they were all almost 30 seconds but still.

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