UPDATED RESULTS HERE: http://www.gtrherita...ction/?p=119378
Yesterday I went to the drag strip for the first time with slicks on my FBO GTR running 93oct and water-meth injection. My best on drag radias was 10.35@135mph with 1.61s on the 60'. I was ready to run faster times on slicks.
First 2 passes sucked. Worst than my previous passes on DR even while I was cutting faster 60'.
Third pass I improved to 10.29@136. Not bad, but still slow considering I did 1.46s on the 60'. I was a bit disappointed.
I self-tune my car, but I lack "track experience", so I got in contact with one of the top tuners in my area and he gave me some hints that made a huge difference!
After dialing in his suggestion, next pass i ran 10.14@136 with 1.40 60' . I was extremely happy with those times, considering I was running a cheap e85 equivalent setup (93oct and water-meth).
We decided to do another run with lower pressures in the slicks, and a higher launch rpm.
With those small changes, i was able to pull my personal best by cutting a 1.37s 60' and running firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things I learned yesterday:
1. Just throwing in slicks will not make you faster. You need to make adjustments to make use of the added traction. I was under the impression it was going to be a plug and play thing.
2. Knowing how to tune your car to make HP does not means you will be faster than people that do this for a living. If it wasn't for the help I got from a real tuner, it would had taken me several visits to the track to figure it all out. A waste of time and tires
3. Driving with stock front wheels and radial tires (Hankook RS3 in my case) gets a bit scary close to the 1/4 mile. With front tires pressures at 22psi is less scary, but you can still fill the back "waving" as you get close to the finish line. Its manageable, but scary.
Edited by someone, 26 January 2017 - 11:40 AM.