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Old 08-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #21
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My '99 did 14.8 secs at the local strip several weeks ago. That was the best of 10 runs. Not very fast, but a lot of fun! Can't wait to go back.

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Old 08-23-2012, 07:23 AM   #22
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….A 997 TT with PDK is another story.
Or find me a track/road with some turns…then, the race is on! Besides, why limit your fun to a ¼ mile?

We used to run endurance racing on sport bikes at 165+mph - that was the best 3 hours of my life! Could not image a few seconds could replace that much fun! Besides, driver skill comes into play more on a longer race - (sorry NASCAR fans) one with more than just left-handed turns!

…but we can give it a go!
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:27 AM   #23
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Imho

I can't imagine burning up your clutch to see how slow the Box is in the quarter mile. The car is designed for the twisties, not the quarter mile.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:34 PM   #24
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To all those that think that one must destroy the clutch or abuse the car to drag race: not necessarily.

I ran my Boxster at the track last week as I said. No burnout. No revving and dropping clutch. Just an "aggressive" take-off, quick shifts, and hold on!

Could I run quicker if I put slicks on and dropped the clutch. Definitely. If I didn't have 1 3/4 degrees of rear camber, would it take off quicker, of course. Even though my car is not setup to take advantage of this type of racing, I ran very respectable times. I was keeping up with modified V8 Mustangs even though I would destroy them in a race with curves. 13.5 with driver error on my part is not slow for a street car. This car will see 12's with only a few minor mods that I am working on.

A drag strip can be a fun way of data logging also, as I can never pull to over 100 mph uninterrupted on regular streets. With the 3.2L engine, I learned that acceleration rates really decreased after 6400 rpm in each gear. This 3.4L pulls higher than that. A lot can be learned by studying MAF signals, etc.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #25
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13.5 @ 106 was done last week at the track (with a 1.9 60' and missing the shift to 3rd gear the first attempt).

I am running through the data logging and I estimate that delay cost 3/10's, so a low 13 second run will probably happen next time out.

As driven to the track, not even tire pressure changes or a burnout. Full weight car with the 3.4L.

1.9 to 60ft is pretty good!

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