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Old 01-03-2011, 06:12 AM
FX4 Mike FX4 Mike is offline
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well me and my friends get a little competitive about vehicles. My friend just got a 2003 silverado reg cab 4.8l 4x4.... geting to 60 will take him bout 9 secs.

my best time so far was 9.232 secs, i have 03 ranger fx4 with 4.10 and 265/75/16 tires.

shouldn't a ranger in my setup be ~8.5? i wouldn't think a slightly bigger tire would kill the 0-60 y .7 secs... it also may of been under inflated tires. i guess i'll have to check it again.

and yes i understand i drive a truck and it is not a race car but in the summer we all love to go to the track on Wednesdays and do a 1/8th.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:40 AM
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well me and my friends get a little competitive about vehicles. My friend just got a 2003 silverado reg cab 4.8l 4x4.... geting to 60 will take him bout 9 secs.

my best time so far was 9.232 secs, i have 03 ranger fx4 with 4.10 and 265/75/16 tires.

shouldn't a ranger in my setup be ~8.5? i wouldn't think a slightly bigger tire would kill the 0-60 y .7 secs... it also may of been under inflated tires. i guess i'll have to check it again.

and yes i understand i drive a truck and it is not a race car but in the summer we all love to go to the track on Wednesdays and do a 1/8th.
how do you know its 9.2 sec?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:43 AM
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how do you know its 9.2 sec?
timed it
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:45 AM
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how?
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:50 AM
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how?
stop watch and speedo on a private road not the most accurate way. but me and my friend are gonna do gps timing.... we did in his celica and compared it to stopwatch timing... gps timing was more consistent and accurate
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:57 AM
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how?
I am guessing this is how.
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we all love to go to the track on Wednesdays and do a 1/8th.


and as far as your ~1/2 second off from what you think it should be, couldn't that just be how your performing off the line?? 9.2 is good IMO, ~8.5 is probably just a perfect run and you will not be perfect every time.

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stop watch and speedo on a private road not the most accurate way. but me and my friend are gonna do gps timing.... we did in his celica and compared it to stopwatch timing... gps timing was more consistent and accurate
Disregard my post then lol. I thought you were timing this off the track. Your stopwatch it not accurate enough to be questioning a .7sec discrepancy. Just wait till the next Wednesday night and check it at the track.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:01 AM
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I am guessing this is how.



and as far as your 1/2 second off from what you think it should be, couldn't that just be how your performing off the line?? 9.2 is good IMO, ~8.5 is probably just a perfect run and you will not be perfect every time.

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Disregard my post then lol. I thought you were timing this off the track. Your stopwatch it not accurate enough to be questioning a .7sec discrepancy. Just wait till the next Wednesday night and check it at the track.
your prolly right... i'll jus have to wait till the track opens up in some months.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:19 AM
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also, with your oversized tires, when your speedo says 60, you will actually be going a little bit faster
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:23 AM
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Just get a tuner
When I set mine to performance it is a completely different truck
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:32 AM
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Just get a tuner
When I set mine to performance it is a completely different truck
this X1000 and untill you calibrate your speedo to account for the larger tires youre not getting a correct reading.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:33 AM
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Just get a tuner
When I set mine to performance it is a completely different truck
Thats a good idea
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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thanks for the help everyone and will look into it stl about te the tuner
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