Why don't you try shifting to 5th on one of your runs and you will answer your own ques.
the reason i didnt just do this is because i am not consistent enough as a driver. my 60's have been varying between 1.9 and 2.2 and my traps between 99 and 101.5. once i get some more consistent runs (which may not be until spring) i will certainly try it out for myself.Why don't you try shifting to 5th on one of your runs and you will answer your own ques. [/b]
nope...havent done that yet because i know the weak links in the equation are still me and my launch (not too many drivers will admit that, lol). im not too worried about the magic 14.0 barrier because i think my car has plenty of potential. im trapping so high that i know the power is there, i just need to get it down to the ground more quickly and smoothly.have you tried doing a simple track prep for your runs, empty out the contents of the trunk stuff like that. once you get your launch technique down and your shifts consistent you should be able to pull out a 13.9 or so. [/b]
Does it really matter if you don't go to the track? My point is that if you aren't at the track, riding out 4th gear is pointless, because 5th has more acceleration which is what you want as you pass through the 1/4 mile on your way to whatever you are racing.
How are you trapping over 101?the reason i didnt just do this is because i am not consistent enough as a driver. my 60's have been varying between 1.9 and 2.2 and my traps between 99 and 101.5. once i get some more consistent runs (which may not be until spring) i will certainly try it out for myself.
also, it's monday and the track isnt open until friday. with how crowded it will be at the end of the season, i dont want to waste a run or two and a hour of waiting to find out something myself that can be answered simply by someone here. and i think discussion is always better than simple trial and error.
on a separate note, ive been running 14.2 with missed third gear shifts and 2.0+ 60's...i'm starting to think that my car would dyno relatively high. i'd love to see what ATL or P5 would run in it, lol
all i have done was add a mazdaspeed cai listed in my sig. i havent done any other mods whatsoever.How are you trapping over 101?
What do you have done?
Thats fair too because ti would be totally reckless to be doing 95 on public roads... anywhere!weird, i replied to this an hour ago but it didnt post...darned intarweb.
anyway, what i am concerned with is strictly the quarter mile. i would never be at redline in 4th gear on the street...well, almost never lol.
so point being, i am just concerned with the quarter mile.