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Old 04-04-2006, 01:38 AM   #16
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So even if it ran at sea level it would be 9.9?

I know turbos are used to make up for altitude, but I figured the turbo would be able to compress more air where the air is denser...It makes sense now that I think about it lol.
15 psi (or whatever) is 15 psi at sea level or a mile up. Also while I'm at it, track altitude is 5320 feet. Plug that in and see what difference it makes on the car's time. I'l let you do the footwork.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:47 AM   #17
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My dads friend from work has one of those turbo hayabusa's . . . its got a little computer timer thing in it and he says it takes literally as long to go from 0-180 as it does to go from 180-190.
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:50 AM   #18
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Nice run, I was supposed to go to the 1/8th mile track by my school but I came home instead (hopefully I can get that MSD igintion installed tomorrow before I leave).
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:03 AM   #19
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15 psi (or whatever) is 15 psi at sea level or a mile up. Also while I'm at it, track altitude is 5320 feet. Plug that in and see what difference it makes on the car's time. I'l let you do the footwork.


Thanks hobo, I didnt know what the exact altitude of the track was so I just asked a coworker what albuquerque was and he said "about 5500"


Based on:
Temp: 67
Humidity: 14%
Track Altitude: 5320 feet
Pressure: 30.14 in.



Density Altitude = 6841 feet
Uncorrected 14.582 @ 93.29
Corrected 13.17 @ 102.29
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:36 AM   #20
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Thats pretty good man. I want my car so bad.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:59 AM   #21
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What are you gonna end up getting?
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Old 04-04-2006, 03:57 AM   #22
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Ripped off a 14.582@93.29 mph This was at 4:15-4:20ish...

Using the weather at 356pm and this converter

I have an SAE time of:

Based on:
Temp: 67
Humidity: 14%
Track Altitude: 5500 feet
Pressure: 30.14 in.


Density Altitude = 7061 feet
Uncorrected 14.582 @ 93.29
Corrected 13.12 @ 102.67

I have a hard time believing this convertor is worthwhile looking at. I mean your M3 has what, maybe 260-265hp? Only intake/exhaust right?

I dont think an M3 would run a near 13 flat on sea level with that much power. I mean a '99 Mustang GT weighs about what, 3400lbs? Has 260hp and a lot more torque obviously than your M3...and they run no better than high 13s at sea level. I would think your M3 would probably do around that and no better.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:00 AM   #23
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I have a hard time believing this convertor is worthwhile looking at. I mean your M3 has what, maybe 260-265hp? Only intake/exhaust right?

I dont think an M3 would run a near 13 flat on sea level with that much power. I mean a '99 Mustang GT weighs about what, 3400lbs? Has 260hp and a lot more torque obviously than your M3...and they run no better than high 13s at sea level. I would think your M3 would probably do around that and no better.
If you do the calculation, he needs about 220 hp at the wheels to run that number. I'm not sure I buy it, but it's definitely within the realm of possibility.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:01 AM   #24
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If you do the calculation, he needs about 220 hp at the wheels to run that number. I'm not sure I buy it, but it's definitely within the realm of possibility.
whats the formula? i want to see if i can figure mine out.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:03 AM   #25
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What are you gonna end up getting?

Well, most likely a Ford Maverick. I really have my self set on one, and my dad is looking into it. I did have that Storm GSi for a while, and it was a fun car, but the trans. went out when I was on my way to work one day. So we sold it for $550. Now my dad has to give me rides to school and work. It sucks (Oh, I have my restricted lisence now )
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whats the formula? i want to see if i can figure mine out.
The formula is to lay out some money for a program. Besides, do you have timeslips to work with? You have to have something to start with.
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Well, most likely a Ford Maverick. I really have my self set on one, and my dad is looking into it. I did have that Storm GSi for a while, and it was a fun car, but the trans. went out when I was on my way to work one day. So we sold it for $550. Now my dad has to give me rides to school and work. It sucks (Oh, I have my restricted lisence now )
Why is your daddy looking into a car for you, when you're a self proclaimed automotive genius? The way you bloviate on this forum, he should be asking you for advice.

I can't believe teenaged boys have daddy looking for their car.
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The formula is to lay out some money for a program. Besides, do you have timeslips to work with? You have to have something to start with.
ahh, i figured it was something like time=(hp/w)blah, blah, blah.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:08 AM   #29
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Why is your daddy looking into a car for you, when you're a self proclaimed automotive genius? The way you bloviate on this forum, he should be asking you for advice.

I can't believe teenaged boys have daddy looking for their car.

You're really an ignorant ass. I never said I was and "automotive genius". Get your shit straight. Hes helping me out you ****ing dick.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:09 AM   #30
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Why is your daddy looking into a car for you, when you're a self proclaimed automotive genius? The way you bloviate on this forum, he should be asking you for advice.

I can't believe teenaged boys have daddy looking for their car.
my dad looked AT my truck. but the only thing he told me was to pour some feul in the carb to get it started. hes helpfull like that
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