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First Time At the Track - Timeslip

Hey guys had my first run at the track it was nice since not many people so we each got 11-12 runs in. I guess I'm not all that great at launching or something. Anyway here's my best slip of the night (2nd run). Cobb Stage 2, on a 06 TR rex. Also it was about 100 degree's out and I think I was suffering from serious heat soak. My average 60' was ~1.95



So what do you guys think? Do I seriously need to work on my launch or could the heat have been slowing me down? I was hoping to hit the 13's with stage 2...

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What exactly does Cobb stage 2 do for your guys cars???
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let me refraze that so it doesn't sound like i'm breaking balls. What mods does the cobb kit ad to a stock wrx?
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WOW dude, HEAT SOAK and you need to learn how to launch. YOU should def be in low 13s with a good driver.


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A Cobb Stage 2 kit is their Accessport tuner with a "stage 2" map loaded on to the ECU, and a Turbo back exhaust. Cobb claims 285 @ the crank with the stage 2.

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You should probably work on your launch i got 13.7 out of Cobb stage 1, but on the other hand it was 2 in the morning and no heat soak for me.
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He has an 06 He should do ALOT better than that though

Prac ## launch and go on a COOLER day bro

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Just don't do what i did i was doing 6k launches and i had about 6 runs that morning and the next day my tranny blew up no more 1st gear now my car is sitting in my friends garage and waiting for a new tranny to arrive. I tell you it's fun launching at 6 or 7k but get ready to buy new gears or new tranny.
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Yea he should be doing at least low 13s
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I donno if you guys have all night drag like we do here but if you do your best bet is to go in the morning the weather is a lot cooler and your car will love you.
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Yeah, I'm still wondering if it was so slow ### the heat or what. I took a break and popped the hood and let it cool for about 20-30 mins, the TMIC was hot enough to seriously burn you. What kind of speeds do you trap ManicsWrX? I know that later that night on the drive home my car felt alot better after driving for 20-30 mins on the highway. It was bout 70 degrees or so out at that time.

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Dude,
Work on that launch and you should stroke in the 13's easily, like everyone said. Try tacking it up to around 4 grand(for starters), and when you initiate the launch, don't just dump the clutch, because if you do, you are going to get some serious power-loss of the start due to engine bog. So roll into it, don't get me wrong though, you don't want to ride the clutch, just get the engine up high enough to eliminate as much lag as possible(without revving detrimentally high whilst the clutch is engaged pending release). OK, once you get the launch down, you should pull a 1.8 to 1.9 sixty foot time easily, I have a stock 06 WRX TR and I consistently run 1.9 60's, I ran it last week and only had one sixty over 1.9, out of seven runs. After you get that launch down, if you do not have a short throw installed, try grabbing the shifter at the base, it will drastically reduce the throw travel, thereby making your shifts faster, and with the right left foot work, smoother. This was just a suggestion doctor, but i feel that if you can get those horses your making bridled properly, you can move down in the 13's, so go and give some mopar and ford muscle hell buddy.
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Hey guys had my first run at the track it was nice since not many people so we each got 11-12 runs in. I guess I'm not all that great at launching or something. Anyway here's my best slip of the night (2nd run). Cobb Stage 2, on a 06 TR rex. Also it was about 100 degree's out and I think I was suffering from serious heat soak. My average 60' was ~1.95



So what do you guys think? Do I seriously need to work on my launch or could the heat have been slowing me down? I was hoping to hit the 13's with stage 2...
Should be hitting 13's prty easily.. practice launching and run on a cooler day
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if it was really 100 degrees, than that run is not that bad. Heat has a huge effect on these cars. It's not all intercooler heat soak either. The hotter air is less dense which gives you the same effect as being at high altitudes (to a certain degree).

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Next time ice the intercooler... take alot of ice put it in the hood scoop the ruber gasket holding the ice in place it will help that heat soking
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