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nice! im gonna bump the boost up when the track opens. want to make one 10 second pass and running closer to 30psi will make that alot easier lol

do you have plans to cage the car? pretty sure under 10 you need a full cage and not just a roll bar. im still iffy on putting a roll bar in my car cause it makes the back seat basically useless.
 

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Shouldn't have any issue getting into the 10's with 30psi haha

I'd like keep the car rollbar/cage free but I have been thinking about it and my car gets moving quick.
 

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Pretty sure Toyota made the back seat useless from the factory. :p In seriousness though, I had a cage and a back seat in my 89. While not exactly ideal for people with legs, you can get by in a pinch, even with a cage. I don't recommend sitting around unpadded cage bars for obvious reasons, but it is feasible.

Alternatively, go the top tier NHRA approach: let off at 1000'. Run an 11-12 at 140+ haha!
 

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I would attach the main hoop to the floor just infront of the seat. The cross bar would be about shoulder height and the rear supports would tuck up and back into the hatch area. It wouldnt be the most comfortable place to be but the back seat would still be usable. I dont think i have ever had anyone in my back seat but i still want to keep it in the car. I pride myself on my car being a true street car. So not only do i actually drive the hell out of it, but i want to keep it looking as streetcar as possible.
 

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Important thing to consider for cage design, is that none of the bars are likely to contact anybody's head in the event of contact. Alternatively, make your passengers wear helmets, it's a lot of fun! :)
 

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Yea, I wouldn't go on a road trip with people in the back. It would be emergency situation only. I just want the back seat in the car to keep the street car appearance.
 

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It also makes an appreciable improvement in sound deadening for those road trips, versus removing the seat entirely. I haven't 100% decided what I'm doing with the back seat area of mine yet. I know the bottom cushion area is going to be where the battery, fuse box, sub & amp, water methanol and washer fluid tanks will be, but I may leave the rear seatbacks in place. All depends on how loud it is on the highway.

Either way, it's an easy thing to pull out or put back in. :)
 

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I would move all that stuff to the rear hatch area, It would be hidden under the pull out cargo cover and would help with weight distribution.
 

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Weight distribution is exactly why I'm moving everything to the rear seat area. Think along the lines of how the RX7 and 300z 2-seaters were setup, with a flat floor in the hatch / rear seat area. Nothing will be exposed, and I avoid the pendulum effect that having weight behind the rear axle has on handling.

I just haven't decided the exact orientation that things will be going in, but they'll all fit. :)
 

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Ahh, that makes sense. I'm more a road racer myself, canyon / mountain roads, that sort of thing. While I can and do drag race, I will adapt to the car for my traction needs as necessary.

Can't wait to get mine up and running this spring. Will be my first time behind the wheel of an actually high powered Mk3, so I'm sure to be eating a bit of crow for poking a bit of fun of folks' launches. :p
 

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Well, I managed a 2.15 60' the last time I took the Mk3 down the strip. This was on 275/40/17 NT05's, with 3.73 gearing, and about 5500 or so rpm of a launch. Didn't even chirp the tires...

New setup has 4.11 gearing, same tire setup, and significantly more power. So, if I can pull off a 1.8 60', I think I'd be pretty happy with that.
 

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Get Mickey Thompson et street radials, the nitto's don't hook anywhere near as good. I went 1.53 with same size tire as you with more in it. Automatic FTW though.
 

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I think the car had a solid 2.0 60' with that setup, but I only had one pass before being eliminated. Helps to pay attention to what class you're best suited for haha!

Like I said, I'm a road racer, my fun happens in the turns. If I could pull a 1.8 out of genuine street tires that handle good, I'd be happy. I know I could get the car into the 1.5 range with ET streets or the like, but at this point... the transmission is gonna be my weak point.

Now, if something catastrophic happens to the transmission, and I end up spending a lot of time and money putting together a more robust manual setup, you might see a Mk3 popping wheelies off the line. Let's hope it never comes to that, for my wallet's sake. :p
 

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Guess I should update my time to the last best time I ran before going to the 2J.

The final setup:
7M JE/Eagles
BC 272 Cams
+1mm Ferrea valves, port work to suit
Supertech dual valve springs
HKS Stopper
Spec Super Twin
Built R154
Dahn Automotive 3.5" AL driveshaft
AEM, E-85, 31lbs on my 67mm
Running Hoosier QTP 26x11.5's on 15x8 rims.

Ran an 11.248 at 129.34.

I was sad I didn't get the 10.x I was hoping for, but it was still fun. Engine is still alive so we might see it return to the list in the hands of the new owner!


Note: these are the best runs from the summer (left hand slip) and the fall (right hand slip) from the last year it was in my hands, 2014. Same dragstrip so they look a little funny sitting on top of each other.
 

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Our cars are almost identical through the 1/8 and the 1/4 mile from when I raced it four or five years ago. I'm hoping to run mid 10's when I get my new automatic dialed in..............well I guess I need to start by getting it installed.........lol
I always thought the hard part was paying for everything. I've had everything I need to go full 2jz and th350 for a few months now and I haven't even removed the twins from my new motor.
 

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hahaa toyotanos i literally went through the same thing this past weekend made over 15 passes and didn't hit my 10 second goal. it was my first time out on the hoosier qtp's i got. happen to be same size as yours. they own'd the mt drag radials i used the past couple years. never wheel hopped just bogged or took tf off. i think the car has a mid 10 in it if all the stars are aligned lol. my fastest pass for the day was a 11.22 at 131 with 2.0 sixty foot. best sixty was 1.5 launching off the stock rev limiter :aigo::evil2:

heres a vid of my first pass on them. read the vid description for the detials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vtAqxpk6KE
 

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Guess I should update my time to the last best time I ran before going to the 2J.

The final setup:
7M JE/Eagles
BC 272 Cams
+1mm Ferrea valves, port work to suit
Supertech dual valve springs
HKS Stopper
Spec Super Twin
Built R154
Dahn Automotive 3.5" AL driveshaft
AEM, E-85, 31lbs on my 67mm
Running Hoosier QTP 26x11.5's on 15x8 rims.

Ran an 11.248 at 129.34.

I was sad I didn't get the 10.x I was hoping for, but it was still fun. Engine is still alive so we might see it return to the list in the hands of the new owner!


Note: these are the best runs from the summer (left hand slip) and the fall (right hand slip) from the last year it was in my hands, 2014. Same dragstrip so they look a little funny sitting on top of each other.
good stuff. gives me hope, lol. my last trip to the track was 12.7 @ 128.5. I think my 2.6 sixty foot needs help. lol
 

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That diesel was getting it. I kept waiting on you to pass him..........lol


yeah it was fast had 980whp. he had also been racing all day at their event and i showed up at the end to watch some then race at teh street legals. we both wanted a 10 shoulda bet him on fastest time not who crossed the finish line first lol. i was right on his ass at the end!
 

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All I want is to run an 11.xx in Vegas this year at SIV. Think I can do it with ~500whp (a guess, at best, at what the tune may turn out), 4.11 OS Giken diff, and a 2nd gear launch? I would normally use 1st, but pretty sure my Spec twin disc fried my synchro for 2nd.

Either way, I'll be giving it my best attempt! Managed to get an FR-S consistently (within .1 second and 1mph each pass) improving last year at the 15.2 to 15.3 level... so I think the driver mod is dialed in decently?
 

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All I want is to run an 11.xx in Vegas this year at SIV. Think I can do it with ~500whp (a guess, at best, at what the tune may turn out), 4.11 OS Giken diff, and a 2nd gear launch? I would normally use 1st, but pretty sure my Spec twin disc fried my synchro for 2nd.

Either way, I'll be giving it my best attempt! Managed to get an FR-S consistently (within .1 second and 1mph each pass) improving last year at the 15.2 to 15.3 level... so I think the driver mod is dialed in decently?
get a pair of the 26x11.5x15 hooiser qtp's and you could fairly easily. radials suck on a stick car. i got a couple good sixty foots with them but they are very inconsistent. and will wheel hop horribly sometimes. bias ply tires absorb all that and are more consistent. a good 60ft is key to making a fast pass. i would recommend not launch in 2nd too. all that holds the thrust force from 2nd is the snapring holding the 1-2 hub. i actually bent that snap ring last year from a habit of missing 2nd loosing momentum then slamming it in gear dumping the clutch when i should have just bailed on the pass when that happened. 1st gear has way more keeping it in place. unless you're on the stock thrust washer it should take a pretty good beating launching....
 

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I could believe the spec twin messing up the synchros, they're quite heavy even if you have the lighter pucks. I also spun to 7600, so that was also a thing. The problem I had was my 1-2 shift was 1.5-2.5 seconds throughout the weekend, according the the ECU logs. Felt bad like you wouldn't believe, just waiting for the trans. Try to force it and it just grinds. Even though this was 2013, the clutch was the same and the shift times were similar. Kinda done with the R154 as such. I'm hoping the V160 will be able to do better, although the Exedy twin plate might not deal as well as the Spec twin did. Feels a lot better to drive the Exedy though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnuRJDPq584
 

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Fairly certain that my entire transmission is stock, so thanks for the advice against 2nd gear launches. I can double clutch and it seems to cooperate, but I'm not much a fan of the clutch I have. I have the same issue as Steve, 1-2 shifts are not easy by any means.

Tire wise, I won't be able to run 15's, as I'm using ARZ brakes all around, smallest wheel that I know fits is a 17. Have yet to really launch it, would like to practice, but if something does break, that would prevent us from going to Vegas for SIV, so... LVMS will likely be my testing ground this year. Quite curious to see what this car can do. Given the transmission / clutch issue I'm having, I'd settle for a 12.xx but I really wanna see 11.xx for once.
 

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Posting here even though the original post isn't getting updated :(

Last year in October: 10.67 @ 134. 1.79 60'...need to get my launch down still.



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