P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/28/08 12:09 p.m.

Josh (Multi-colored 2000 LS1/T56 swapped RX-7) and I (Red 1st Gen RX-7w/231K mile stock 12A) decided to go drag racing since there were no autocrosses this weekend. We met Abe (Black Buick GN, built!) at PIR for a TNT night.

Anyways, my goal for the night was a 15.99 so I can claim "15's" and also because when John had his RX-7 (Gold 1st Gen with a sidedraft Mikuni and a header) out he went a 16.0 something.

I started off with a 16.33 (beating my previous best of a 16.34) and just kept wacking a tenth off every run. The autocross tires I have hook nicely! My best 60' was a 2.15, which is better then my 14-second cop car!

Eventually I ended up at a 16.07 @83. Figuring that was good enough to beat John (and I really hope it is, I have no idea what he ran! :banghead: ) I wanted to try Josh's car. Josh hasn't drag raced much. He started with a 13.03 and progressively made it to a 12.577@112.

So I jumped in his car (I've autocrossed it before) and tried it. 12.577@112. I am not kidding! Josh took my car down and laughed at it for being so slow :rofl: I ran Josh's 3 more times. Run #2 resulted in pseudo-missed 2nd gear (I thought I missed it, so I tried it again, and it was in, I was being cautious since it's not my car).

Run #3 resulted in a new best for the car, a 12.53@112 and was against Abe's GN, who ran an 11.514@118!!! We pulled back around so I hot-lapped the RX-7 and ran a 12.45@112!! That's on his autocross tires with stiff sidewalls! It's on the limiter going through the traps, so I'm going to try to talk Josh into a taller set of tires (and DR's at that) to get it to trap 114/115. I feel the car definitely has a 12.2 in it, maybe even an 11.99 at awesome weather...

So calling the 12.45 a success I jumped back into my car, man did it feel SLOW after that!! It took a few runs just to figure out what I was doing again and by then the track was dead. So 16.07 was it's best (and I really, REALLY hope that's faster then John's!!).

My RX-7 with me cutting another .0xx light!

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Abe's GN taking out a T-Type (the GN is doing the burnout):

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Josh asleep at the wheel...

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jdmae92
jdmae92 GRM+ Memberand New Reader
9/28/08 1:23 p.m.

I guess I have nothing better to do this afternoon than fix pictures.

That FC looks sweet.

PHeller
PHeller Reader
9/28/08 4:32 p.m.

anymore pictures of Josh's car? Those wheels look interesting.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/28/08 7:08 p.m.

I've got some of Josh autocrossing.

The front wheels are his "street" wheels. Replica Ford FR500's in grey (10.5" in the rear). The rears are his autocross wheels which are 17x9 replica Bullitt's (99-04 style).

Duke
Duke Dork
9/28/08 8:14 p.m.

That's better than what usually happens when dragracers go autocrossing...

PHeller
PHeller Reader
9/28/08 9:53 p.m.

Doesn't sound like a good wheel combo. The Bullit wheels look good on older American cars and newer Mustangs...but I couldn't seem looking right on a RX7.

Wedsports or Gram Lights or something more fitting.

P71
P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
9/28/08 10:19 p.m.

The Bullitt's were cheap on eBay and he only uses the set of 4 for autocrosses. I'm trying to talk him into something else to sell me the Bullitt's for the P71

The staggered FR500's look SICK though! Best wheels I've ever seen on an FC...

amaff
amaff Reader
9/28/08 10:50 p.m.
Duke wrote: That's better than what usually happens when dragracers go autocrossing...

slaloming the cones that go down the center line?

Chris_V
Chris_V SuperDork
9/29/08 7:57 a.m.
PHeller wrote: Doesn't sound like a good wheel combo. The Bullit wheels look good on older American cars and newer Mustangs...but I couldn't seem looking right on a RX7. Wedsports or Gram Lights or something more fitting.

I'd have loved to put a set of Bullits on my V8 RX7. They'd have fit the style perfectly:

better than the tri-spokes I had on it (which were bought because they were cheap and had the perfect size/offset):

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