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I went to the track tonight and was pretty dissapointed with my times. My best time was a 15.4 @ 96mph. My 60ft was a 2.4 ( I know, i have the crappy stock michellin's). As far as mods I have a K&N short ram and a BuddyClub Race header. In all I did 3 runs, the higher I would launch the worst time I would get, I was launching at 2.5-3k. I didn't powershift and I lowered my tire pressure in front to 20psi. I feel as if the car looses so much momentem between shifts as if you fall right out of the vtec range. I cannot stand this drive by wire, it feels too electronic for me. And to boot I also got a cel while leaving the track, I don't know from what probably the race header, I never got a cel before this. Any advice....
 

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are u just dropping the clutch? u need to feather it alittle.

practice lauching. :thumb:

elevation and temp are factors too. where u located?
 

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I am in Montreal, the track is about 30-40 mins away from Montreal. Ya I was basically dropping the clutch, should I feather it? As for the tires 2 of my buddies who ran as well said to drop the tires to 20psi, that way you would get a little more traction.
 

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Yeah, you have some room for improvement on your 60' there. Feathering the clutch is a start if you aren't already doing so. Also, power shifting + making sure you are going alll the way to redline (aka right before the limiter) helps make sure you stay in the VTEC window. I know sometimes when I mess around in normal driving, I sometimes get that slight lag between shifts like you mention, but I have to make sure my shift points are on. I trapped the same time as you stock, but your mph shows you have a lot of room to move down in ET. You have 4-5 mph on me.
 

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1cleanfg2 said:
Ya I was basically dropping the clutch, should I feather it?

yeah this is the major cause right here....you dont have DR's,slicks or awd you have no choice but to feather the clutch to get a decent 60'.
 

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1cleanfg2 said:
I went to the track tonight and was pretty disappointed with my times. My best time was a 15.4 @ 96mph. My 60ft was a 2.4 ( I know, i have the crappy stock michellin's). As far as mods I have a K&N short ram and a BuddyClub Race header. In all I did 3 runs, the higher I would launch the worst time I would get, I was launching at 2.5-3k. I didn't power shift and I lowered my tire pressure in front to 20psi. I feel as if the car looses so much momentum between shifts as if you fall right out of the vtec range. I cannot stand this drive by wire, it feels too electronic for me. And to boot I also got a cel while leaving the track, I don't know from what probably the race header, I never got a cel before this. Any advice....
If your shifting fast enough you should land at around 6,300rpm in each gear i never feel like i have that problem yes the dbw sucks but after you get use to it its not that Bad.
 

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buy some steelies and throw some sticky rubber if you are having spinning issues ..that should clear them up..shift faster..not exactly powershift but you can speed up the changing of gears without the violent aspect of powershifting
 

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what rpm is everyone launching at with the stock michelins?? Does anybody else lower the tire psi or is it wasting my time ?
 

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1cleanfg2 said:
I went to the track tonight and was pretty dissapointed with my times. My best time was a 15.4 @ 96mph. My 60ft was a 2.4 ( I know, i have the crappy stock michellin's). As far as mods I have a K&N short ram and a BuddyClub Race header. In all I did 3 runs, the higher I would launch the worst time I would get, I was launching at 2.5-3k. I didn't powershift and I lowered my tire pressure in front to 20psi. I feel as if the car looses so much momentem between shifts as if you fall right out of the vtec range. I cannot stand this drive by wire, it feels too electronic for me. And to boot I also got a cel while leaving the track, I don't know from what probably the race header, I never got a cel before this. Any advice....

i think 15.4 is decent i've seen worst , plus look at ur 60 ft' 2.4 that's like insanely high drop it like 2.2,, 2.1 u'll be in 14's , but 15.4 ain't bad for stock tires
 

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Wait, is that what you guys are doing when you're powershifting? Not using the clutch? That can't be good, is it even possible? I've never attempted pulling it out of gear and into another without depressing the clutch first.

My understanding of powershifting is keeping the gas pedal floored while shifting regularly.
 

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I am going to try and feather the clutch next week and see what happens. The new tires will have to wait till next season.
 

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Although I have never been to the track, I would say def. feather the clutch instead of just dropping it, and shift faster! You dont need to power shift, I never powershift, and I always land at like 6300 to 6800 RPM. Those things sound like what is killing you.

And for those asking powershifting is shifting without letting off the gass. It is not good for the tranny!
 
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