sorry but what did u launc at ?my car atr that time got full engine back exhaust from AMUSE..biltz sonic power airfilter and the rest are stock from factory not even have unichip and short shifter installed....
first time with the 350z at WSID eastern creek tonight.
1st run - 14.376 sec @ 156.55 km/h (60' = 2.177)
2nd run - 14.506 sec @ 156.96 km/h (60' = 2.300)
3rd run - 14.710 sec @ 157.08 km/h (60' = 2.389)
4th run - 14.338 sec @ 157.49 km/h (60' = 2.129)
stock '03 track model (manual)
You need to ride the clutch, dont just pop it out like your doing, find a place where you can practice, when youve got it down right, your tyres will initially make a tiny screech and as you continue to ride the clutch the car will just luaaancchhh smoothly, I was doing this on a cushioned brass button dunno how its done on regular clutches exacly so thats all I can give you.this is going to sound really girly and blonde but whether its me being to severe taking my foot off the clutch or whether its a traction issue i dont know. It's like the clunks you get when you leave the VDC on and the traction control comes on but far more severe (and ive turned the VDC off) I wanted my boyfriend to get a run in - just to see if this is a "me" issue or a "car" issue but we ran out of time.
The Z axle tramps really badly off the line. The suspension geometry is designed for corners, not drags. The gearing on an 03 isn't too bad. I found I was pretty much at the limiter in 4th at the trap.
I realise theat the tyre size etc are not ideal for the drags but was mainly interested in seeing what it would do in full sreet guise. I even had the spare etc in the car as well. and as for the Marangoni's, they seem to hold up fairly well as an 'all round' tyre, IMO. IE: had them out at barbagello and they performed better than I expected to, And they also hold well out in the hills, and general day to day driving as well. I will, however be trying something new next time tyre replacement come's up.The Z axle tramps really badly off the line. The suspension geometry is designed for corners, not drags. The gearing on an 03 isn't too bad. I found I was pretty much at the limiter in 4th at the trap.
That said, your choice of rims and tyres aren't ideal for drags. 19" rims are going to have a lot of rotational inertia. And I've heard pretty variable things about Marangoni tyres.
I ran a 14.005 at WSID with just a HiTech catback on, with 245/45 R17 Falken RT215s (they were worn to the indicators, throw away tyres a mate was getting rid of) on the stock Touring wheels. I ran around a 2.1s 60' time. I did burnouts on them
I had my shift light set to 6300, for most of it and was in the top end of fourth gear when crossing the line as well....I found I was pretty much at the limiter in 4th at the trap.
Are you sure about that Alan? That would put you at close to 180kph trap speed wise ... and with that you shoud be running mid 12sec passes.
I'd expect the revs to be sowewhere just below 6,000rpm in 4th, which would put the trap speed a tad over 160kph.