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Those were my three runs of the night. Density altitude and race weight are estimates, but should be very close (weight might be 3540-3575, DA might be 1600-2000). All runs were at 18 psi in the ET Streets.
First run: Brake stalled to 2500 RPMs, went 75% WOT then 100% within a fraction of a second. Used to street and drag radial runs, not traction.
Second run: Brake stalled to approx. 1200 RPMs and flashed it 100% WOT. Car launched great and stuck. I was consistently two tenths faster the entire way down the track, but between 1000' and the 1/4 mile I lost those two tenths. What in the world could have caused that? I'm pretty sure I didn't let out before the traps, but my windshield had fogged up bad and I was driving blind. ANY IDEA WHAT HAPPENED HERE? Dont have any logs.
Third run: Ricer Civic fully staged immediately and the track guy was motioning for me to hurry up. Not a great burnout, lined up out of the groove, didn't get a good launch (1500 RPMs), stuck initially, but just after I got out of the hole I felt it slip-and-grip two or three times.
Seems like for my car the TCI likes to be flashed. Koni SA shocks were on full soft. Front sway bar was still on but I took out the driver's side endlink. Stock springs all around. Koni rear SAs one turn from full soft.
Hopefully after the pulley, and if I can track down an LS6 intake, I'll have some solid 11 second runs. Some skinnies should put me consistently in the 11s. I think come cooler weather, if I can replicate some of those low 60' times, I can see some 11s for sure, even as the car sits.
And for what it's worth, my street weight is 3650. The car is a mild street ride that I get to the track a handful of times a year. The car ran 13.8 @ 101 bone stock years back.