04-22-2003, 03:07 AM
Let out the clutch in second and punch it to red line:
From when the clutch is just let out, around 750RPM: 10 sec
From 1000RPM: 9 sec
Just to use the same outside conditions and compare I also did a 0-60mph run using UrS4's method and got 8 flat (using both gears).
Let me say first off that I think it a far more accurate method for acessing gains than the old 1st/2nd gear method. Where I run into problems is the journals I've kept every step of the way on my and my sons car using the 'old' method. Now when I do use this method I have nothing to campare the numbers to or to have a clue how they stack up against the old way/numbers.
The other problem I've found in experimenting with the "all 2nd gear" method is that at a 5mph stomp my car HATES to get going. It stumbles, hits a big hole then slowly starts to climb out and come alive. May be due to getting so much more air now than before but since I never tested it this way early on I have nothing to compare it to.
Now at a 10mph stomp in 2nd it's better. It will then climb out of that speed smoothly, albeit very slowly. But at least it doesn't fall into that too-high-gear-5mph-hole.
I'm perfect willing to start using this method if we can all arrive at some mutually-agreeable starting point that's higher than 5mph. Or it could even be an RPM-related threshhold for hitting the go-pedal. But 5mph in 2nd just doesn't work for me, my mods and this altitude
And unfortunately I still need to continue my 1st-2nd 0-60 runs as well as thats where ALL my baseline data and comparisons are logged and there's no conversion chart available.
04-22-2003, 08:45 AM
pic from last Saturday's parking lot meet
04-22-2003, 09:29 AM
to stumble, but from 1K up its ok. We could do 2K up launches but that would require some throttle balance and would be a little tougher. Either way, I'm glad to help out any wich way I can so let me know whats best for you. I do think that RPM is better then speed since my guages are in KM/H and so I can never be sure how well I hit the mark. Up to 60mph is easy cause its right at the red line of second and that is what I go by.