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I've always been into drag racing and modifying everything I've owned to run better at the strip. Why stop now..... :wink:

My VT started with best time on all oem components of 9.56 in the 1/8 mile. From there it went to 9.46 with addition of behemoth air filter sri. Then 9.36 with addition of wastegate boost hack. When the ORHP was added it dropped to 9.27 sec 1/8 mile.

As mods were added and runs have improved, my time slips have not shown the true gains from mods added to the car due to wheel spin with oem setup and fueling issues from oem fuel line causing power cut. Now that I no longer have fueling issues thanks to -x- and the -6 fuel line I aquired from him, my times should show that next time i hit the strip. Looking at traction mods along the way as I can not put power I have now to the ground.

With this being said, I plan to make a few runs this coming Thursday night, hoping for the best. I know it may be a stretch but I'm hoping to get into the 8's in the 1/8 mile, on oem tune, before this season is out. Hope to get there Thursday night..... Really trying to show everyone what these little cars are capable of.
 
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slicks.

when I owned my evo, I spent a fair amount of time 1/4mile racing a guy with a srt4. drag tires made all the difference for him. he was running high11's with very little wheelspin.
 

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slicks.

when I owned my evo, I spent a fair amount of time 1/4mile racing a guy with a srt4. drag tires made all the difference for him. he was running high11's with very little wheelspin.
This for sure. ^^^ biggest thing you can do at the track for fwd. high 13's w/ my caliber on street tires, 11.61 @ 125mph w/ slicks. launch control set at 5200 rpm, light turns green, dump the clutch, and take off like a rocket.
 

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Will likely get tires, wheels, suspension, motor mounts etc in the off season. I have a few tricks up my sleeve for this thursday night that should help me get into the 8's.
If anyone is within driving distance of mooresville dragstrip and wants to come join me then feel free. Would love to have a VT support crew!
 

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Did some testing with some new items on the car. No fueling issues thanks to -x-'s -6 fuel line, but seem to be hitting legitimate psi and/or power limiters of the oem tune. Per testing over last 2 days it should have enough to get into the 8's in the 1/8th thursday night for sure. :wink:
 

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So much for good times tonight. Best I have a slip for is 9.7 @ 70 heat soaked, spinning to 100', 11 psi with flat boost across rpms (boost controller), and limp mode due to under boost code at 3/4 track.
After that first test run I turned boost up to 14 psi. Spinning worse even with trying to ease into the throttle. Trapping 79-81 mph, which is good enough to run 8's, but no times. Timing system messed up, printer broke half the night, and so humid they called it for the night as fog moved in so thick that you could not see the time board 1/8 mile away!
They running next week so will have to try again.
 

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^^^^^True.....
However, spinning ain't winning.....
And without slips there is no proof.....

Basically everyone has to trust what I post here. And trust me, she pulls harder now with the upgraded fuel line than before, even on less than oem boost levels and flat boost curve from the MBC.
 

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Went to the strip tonight.....
Density Altitude was good.....
Track prep was hit n miss.....
Timing system was working this time.....
Only thing is they still had issues getting the slips to print.....
So now I have to go back and run 8's another night in hopes of actually getting a slip to show everyone what she'll do.....
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Fyi.....best it did was 1.9xx sec 60', 8.9xx seconds @ 80.xx mph. That was with minimal spin during launch as I was having to ease into the throttle the first 100'. Could not go wot lower than 25-30 mph or it would spin or wheel hop depending on tire psi.
 

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Went to the strip yesterday and made some runs. They were finally able to print slips but on some it did not get the 60' or 330' (half track) times. Best I managed was a 9.08 @ 77.5 mph as traction became horrible due to oil and dirt/debris that was put on the track from a few trucks that ran earlier.:furious: oem tires/wheels, collars/bushings, and motor mounts did not help things either.....
Still kinda ticked that I have been in the 8's the last few times but unable to get slips, then on one of the most ideal days/conditions the track was screwed up from some idiots when I could actually get tickets printed(although timing system was still somewhat screwy).
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Sucks no 60' or 330' for this pass. I did make a 9.2345 sec pass at 77.44 which was my slowest and had a 2.1611 60' and 6.0341 330' on it.
Going to the 1/4 mile this Saturday to try to better my current runs.....
 

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I'm car 82. Elite vt's 16 rally is car 62.
Well no personal bests but best I have proof of on tickets for e.t. and mph. Also first time down the 1/4 mile in the VT.
Still need to sort out traction as it is still an issue as well as high cat temps killing power due to rich afrs. This is evident in my mph as I only had 1 pass that cat temps were in check and it ran +4 mph over the other passes.
 

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The wheel spin is stupid in this car with the stock tires. I'll need some better rubber and lower mount. Also need to get a better control of this clutch and the launch. :D

Some pics of trdtoy and my gutting attempts. And some front shots.

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just got home from the track and it had no prep plus the dew point was real low and everybodies car was dripping track was saturated. my best time was a 15.1 at 96.5 mph but i cut a 2.75 60 ft track had no traction. last run i managed to cut a 2.4 60 ft and ran 15.1 at 80mph yes 80mph i missed 4th completely....till next time good to see your car is almost running 13s if i could have gotten a 2.0 60ft at 96mph i would have def broke into the 13s
 

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Mods on my car during runs: Behemoth sri filter, ORHP, fuel line, removed oem cat back, weight reduction to 2860 lbs race weight, adjusted air pressure in crappy oem tires with 20k on them.
The general thought is that a manual car will make quicker pass than an auto since it puts more power down, which is normally not true if both have approx same mods. A manual car will however trap the higher mph.
An auto has the advantage at the strip due to consistency/repeatability. With auto you are able to launch harder than manual via boost launch as long as tires and track are up to the job. Also the auto does not lose power between shifts like manual and shifts much quicker.
All this was apparent when running vs 13EliteVT in his '16 rally. On the launch I had a .2+ second advantage at 60' just from the launch even with him having slightly beer tires (still crappy though) and those awesome wheels. Then by 330' I am at least .3 sec ahead since he shifted. 1/8 mile I'm approx .4 sec ahead as he shifts again. Then nearing .5 sec ahead at the 1/4 mile from my car accel slightly quicker.
Both cars weighed about the same from my calc and should put down similar power. On one pass I gave him a jump on me so we were side by side from 1/8th mile on (4th gear) and my car only pulled a few feet on his in the last 1/8th mile.
 

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i can power shift my first three gears in my 6spd vt but for some reason 4th gear is not having it, as far as boost launching goes doesnt help all that much unless your track is aggressively prepped because most of us are shredding the tires in first gear any ways. I am gonna buy some shifter bushings and the 2015 short shifter and go back at it on a test and tune night were the track is prepped pretty good. How much weight savings where those seats.
 

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The bushings and sts didn't make a whole lot of difference. I couldn't have shifted any faster honestly. We absolutely saw the advantage of auto vs a 6 spd. The launch was the worst part for me. Even with the track prepped as good as it was, the tires and lack of lower mount was my worst evil. The weight savings I am sure helped immensely. We probably shaved close to 200 lbs. If I can eliminate the wheel spin, I'll be low 14s all days and close the gap.....
 

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i put the rev 75a bushings in and wheel hop is pretty much non existent my power doesnt seem to cut out at all but for some reason the throw from third to fourth scratches every time sometimes it wont go so im gonna do a couple things to see if i can fix that a.k.a bushing short throw and new tranny oil. I wouldnt place all your chips on the auto yet from the numbers im seeing so far with out being able to hook or catch 4th good my car is looking real good to break into the 13s and with the mph your putting up you should be capable of 13s as well. On your last pass of the afternoon if you would have cut a 2.0 on your 60ft you would have ran a 13.9ish just keep at it.
 

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Like 13EliteVT said, track was prepped impeccably. Oem tires and lower mount and suspension limiting factors. If he could of cut the same 60' as I then he would of been in the 14.2-14.3 range. Much harder to run a good time with a manual unless making way more power than an auto to overcome the cons from the manual in the drag strip scenario.
The front passenger and rear seats with associated brackets/hardware weigh in around 94 lbs iirc for my car. Did not weigh the rally but I imagine are very close to being the same as mine.
Additionally I had 1/4 tank gas(-60lbs from being full), no crash bar(-20lbs), no grille(-5lbs), and oem cat back removed to save weight (-43lbs) while gaining some power. Having head rest, mats in car, and everything in hatch area also shaved some weight (maybe 20-30 lbs)as well as minor plastics n such on car.
Shaving weight helps more than what most realize. I mean my car is probably in the 200 whp range when making these runs yet quicker/faster than cars making more power both auto and manual.
 

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pick up better tires buy a lower mount or the 75a bushings from rev motorsports and try it again. be warned though when your still at a light the 75a bushings make the car shake a bit but the trade off is well worth it. I am currently running firestone firehawks ultra performance tires 225s and they make a world of difference at least on the street was hard to tell at the track since it was not prepped at all. I think next time I will definitely take out the seats if i can shave that much weight. The cat back would be sweet but I would be pulled over in a heart beat driving around like that.
 

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We took everything off at the track. Before we left, we put it all back on.
 
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