This is my goal. lol...Sub 11.99 seconds for sure on DRs.......with a toasted clutch!
sorry I couldnt resist mmmmmmThanks, Matt. Now I won't feel any pressure at all. :eek7:
I won't make too many advance excuses, but....
Air temps will be between 50 + 60 during the day Saturday which is about the same as last time. I was hoping for a blast of chilly air to help me up those trap speeds as my car has proven to be especially sensitive to this. 40's with a stiff tailwind would have been nice.
I have exactly zero experience with DR's and although I am arguably a fast learner, there will be a learning curve. My already savaged OEM clutch will really be put to the test. It has handled all the abuse I can dish out and will be retired to the "Wall of Fame" in the garage once dead. On the other hand, the idea of a ride home on a rollback isn't far fetched. :grinyes:
I don't eat twinkie's, but my wife will bake a batch of lucky cookies that are good for at least a tenth.........slower.
Jeez, I'm freakin' nervous already. I owe you one, Matt.
Ray/Peter, I'll see you guys tomorrow. The Tundra full of Peter's parts will make the trek while the Beast will sit in the garage, contemplating her next move.
Adam,I have exactly zero experience with DR's and although I am arguably a fast learner, there will be a learning curve. My already savaged OEM clutch will really be put to the test. It has handled all the abuse I can dish out and will be retired to the "Wall of Fame" in the garage once dead.
Pretty amazing how well the OEM clutch has held up, but as long as you can keep from trying to transfer huge power through it prior to it being hooked up, you may get some more life out of it. I can see how launching with the DRs could toast it since you won't have the mental memory of their grip versus clutch/throttle, but I'm guessing if you practice with them some, you might have a chance to not go home on a flatbed.
I would think that once getting the launch method down, the biggest issue will be the high rpm shifts. At launch rpms, the SC is of little benefit (may actually be putting out less torque due to mechanical and pumping losses), but at high rpms when you are doing 2-3 and 3-4 shifts, you will have major tire grip and huge power output. Something has to give. Thinking about how you handle those shifts will likely determine the life of the OEM clutch this weekend I would think.
Keeping the clutch cool will be a big help to its hook-up-ability, so no back-to-backs, allow plenty of cool-down time, etc.
It's such a nice weekend coming up, I'd love to come up and run with you guys...too many things on tap though to be able to make the trip.