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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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First time at the track - DH lies!!!

So after being fooled by the Dashhawk into thinking my truck was running low to mid 12s i finally got a real time at Atco on monday 3/24/08. Some friends of mine had a rental that day so i joined them. after all the hoopla about the dashhawks being inaccurate i used it on a few of my runs. ATCO says 12.8 DH says 12.4 and the DH beeps way after the trap. that made no sense to me - i would have thought that it would have ended early. no wheel spin as the track was prepped very nicely. in fact i wish it was a bit less prepped as i did not seem to get the 60' times under 1.8. oh well in any event my best time was a 12.76 at 106.1. it was around 50 degrees and 30% humidity. here is the clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjkrLnKBGc

next time i will try to pull the ABS fuse and relocate the IAT sensor.

this experience was definitely a blast. oh yeah, and i beat an SS Camaro

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Yeah, the dashhawks are just a great tool for seeing increase in your speeds after mods, but we always knew they weren't accurate. Good kill on the Camaro!!!!!
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...yes, remove fuse, autostick, shallow stage, flat punch it, and maybe ice the upper intake.

Still good runs.

2007 Red Rock.... slightly modded, but BAD 2 the BONE!
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time to change your sig! lol! good times! definatly pull the fuse! should help for 1/10th or 2....... my best so far is 12.88 with the predator, snorkel mod, 180 tsat... but that was in 75F in florida!... I seem to always get better numbers by brake stalling though?
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Auto Stick ?? How the hell does that do any better then just leaving it in Auto and letting the tranny/cpu do all the work? Does it get short shifter otherwise?

How much better is auto stick over the cpu picking? Is this confirmed?

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...I my opinon.........................and from what I have heard??????

In auto-stick, the Jeep will shift a little better, harder, and maybe even a little higher?

see signature...LOL... just kidding.
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im going to keep the sig (there's a DH disclaimer) LOL. anyway im pretty happy with a 12.76 for just bolt ons.

i was definitely in the bottom of the pack with the bunch i went out with. some dude ran a 9.43 and was happy that he got to deploy his parachute. he was also happy he had a wheelie bar or that bad boy would have flipped over.

2 folks who werent that happy were the owners of a cobra mustang and a z06 who never made it past the launch on their first pass. broken cam. ouch.

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definatly faster in autostick.... shifts at higher rpm
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So when you say auto stick you mean you shift it when you want instaed of the computer? When do you bump the shifter (rpm)?
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I think MikeT means let it autoshift at redline.

He advice is good. He took me from a 13.3 to 13.1 at the track last Friday. Pulled the fuse and used autostick mode.

If I can master the 1500 rpm brake stall on the first yellow, I can lose a little more...

I aspire to get the 12.8 he got in our Florida heat.

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