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    1. 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.
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      If it were a MANual wouldn't it be an 8 second driver?
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      Did you know that it's not pronounced Em Kay ? ALL OF THE CAR LOUNGE WILL BE HAPPY TO LET YOU KNOW THAT. SERIOUSLY. IT STANDS FOR MARK. DID YOU KNOW THAT? BEFORE THAT A1,A2, A3, ETC WAS USED. LIVE UP TO TCL STANDARDS BEFORE YOU GET ON MY ASS. THAT'S DISGUSTING.
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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.
      I <3 driving.

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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.

    7. 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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    10. 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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      05-10-2012 12:33 PM #36
      Dislike 3 minute video for a 8 (9) second pass
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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      05-10-2012 12:50 PM #37
      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.
      Know how I know you've never driven a fast car?

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      05-10-2012 12:51 PM #38
      Drag threads always bring out the math geniuses of TCL.
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      05-10-2012 12:52 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      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.
      Back in the day, a local gal used to do the same with her Subaru Justy. Just how consistent do you think AWD, 3-cylinders and an automatic trans. was? Only saw her lose once and that was on the final run to a super mint '69 Z-28. Now that guy could flat drive.
      A known "hiveminder".

    15. 05-10-2012 12:56 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperformancevw View Post
      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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      actually the Top Sportsman/Dragster classes cost a **** load of money to compete in

      Dragsters dipping into the 5 second zone for a bracket race
      (NHRA has now capped it at 6.00)
      Boiler Up!

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

    16. 05-10-2012 01:00 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Juiced6 View Post
      actually the Top Sportsman/Dragster classes cost a **** load of money to compete in
      Actually, that was already covered in the post you quoted...
      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.
      The faster you want to go the more it will cost.

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      05-10-2012 01:00 PM #42


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      05-10-2012 01:02 PM #43
      All of you "how is an X.99 car an X-second car" people make my brain hurt.

      TCL fails at drag racing.
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      05-10-2012 01:03 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by grounded87 View Post
      All of you "how is an X.99 car an X-second car" people make my brain hurt.

      TCL fails at drag racing.

      Let's not even start on how to shift a quarter stick.
      We'll just stick with automatic is for sissies, and leave it at that...
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      05-10-2012 01:07 PM #45
      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.
      Keep thinking that way, bro.
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    21. 05-10-2012 01:41 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      Actually, that was already covered in the post you quoted...

      The faster you want to go the more it will cost.
      then its settled
      Boiler Up!

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

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      05-10-2012 01:56 PM #47
      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.
      Exactly. If John Force can teach two women to do it I can do it.



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      05-10-2012 02:11 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by hyperformancevw View Post
      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.
      :
      This is SO correct. I have been there, and owned a 9 second naturally aspirated Mustang. It takes a lot of work and tinkering to get things working right. When you add in the fact most of these guys are running pretty small tires, it's a handful. If you took someone who had never been in a truly fast car and planted them in the seat of an 8 second car at launch, they would crap themselves.

      Also if a car runs 9.99, it is considered a 9 second car, as long as it does it consistently. This is consistent in the drag racing world and anyone who doesn't agree I wouldn't imagine has been amongst that crowd.

      Also probably half of cars in the 7 - 10 second range that are strip cars are running two speed powerlides with a stall converter. So not only are these cars launching the wheels four feet in the air for 50 feet, they are doing it with like a 1.8 gear ratio in the trans and a 28 - 30" tire.
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      05-10-2012 02:54 PM #49
      In the end, it's still a mustang
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      05-10-2012 03:16 PM #50
      It is, I still can't really get down with the stangs. My fiancee had one from 16 until 26 LOL. Such a junker.

      That being said, DAMN! That thing is quick. My buddy works for precision so I see tons of these nutso cars. TT a V8 and things get fast, quick

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