best way to speed

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best way to speed

Postby newbie » Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:31 am

what is the best way to drag or drive fast...

what im basically asking is ...wat is the best way to upshift when drag racing... or trying to drive heaps fast

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Postby Froz3n00 » Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:25 pm

just like normal, but at redline

oh... and to start... rev to about 3000-4000 rpm, and then just drop the clutch (let it out really fast) then floor it

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Postby ReckLess » Sat Jun 26, 2004 6:20 pm

go for a hard launch... if your draging look at your trachometer(you need this if your draging so if you don't have one get it and make sure it's calibrated to your engine) just like froz3en00 said shift at redline or just before the redline

but

if you just like to drive fast and your not draging just rev high...somewhere about 3000-4000 rpm(depending on your car) or listen to your engine roar(listen to the sound in the videos... especially the "putting it all part 1 & 2" and the two new video if you don't know how to "listen" to your engine and if you don't have trachometer)
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Postby craz1337 » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:06 am

If you reall really really want to drive fast and you have a good car that can take some abuse... dont let off the gas when you clutch... just keep the gas down full and do everything else normally... clutch, shift gear, let off on clutch(but this causes huge amounts of wear on the clutch because the engine is still applying large amounts of force while its slipping).

Otherwise get within 1000 RPM of your redline(or if you're really crazy even higher... dont blame me if you pop something in your engine or throw a belt) if you dont have a tachometer then find the gear ratios to calculate the shift points based on speed.(or buy an aftermarket tachometer, some of them even come with racing shift lights-- light comes on when its time to shfit)

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Postby hardcorePLUR » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:17 pm

to get the true power out of your vehicle, know it like the back of your hand. turn off your backstreet boys cd, stop babying yourself with the AC, open your windows and listen to the roar of the engine. notice the rpms when you get the extra kick of power from the car. then figure out where you have to shift to get your car back to the maxium power rpms range. you can also look at the specs on your car to see the max output for your engine (this will not work if you have modded your car, unless you have put it on a dymo). remember the sounds also so you aren't looking at the tactometer (if you are going over 100mph, you can travel over 100 ft in a sec, a lot can happen in 100 ft). BTW don't be stupid. practice driving on a go-kart course to get your reaction time up, and play Need for Speed: Underground, it can be some of the best training for reaction time.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING. a tenth of a second at 100mph is 14.7ft, that's a car lenght!
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Postby ReckLess » Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:38 am

yhea i think the video games help but you just can't feel it in reality. i mean like your running 200+km/h on the road you see the car run the background blur you hit the nitro but you don't really "feel" the speed.. it's totaly diffrent..
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Postby newbie » Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:05 am

i want to shift quickly...but the thing is my gears are really hard to put in...like the gear stick is really stiff and like stiff to move around...

is there anyway i can fix this

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Postby The YoYo Freak » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:06 pm

You're going to have to get a short-throw shifter to be able to shift the lever quicker. I know that on my car, the shift lever can only be forced so quick, or else you'll grind the gears.

I don't really see the point in trying to drive really fast anyways. Speed limits are there for a reason, you know.

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Postby ReckLess » Thu Jul 08, 2004 8:18 pm

try double clutching
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Postby coolguy » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:57 am

Ha...........there is a simple reason some people like to drive fast: THEY LIKE THE FEELING OF IT :wink: !

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Postby ReckLess » Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:01 pm

i think it's the need for speed feeling
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Postby mulvihill » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:40 am

So you mean to say that if i sit on my ass and play need for speed i can train? sweeet :lol:
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Postby NonChalant » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:50 pm

I don't like to drive fast. I like to accelerate fast.

Driving too fast can be dangerous. Accelerating fast is fun :)

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Postby six » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:04 pm

NonChalant wrote:Accelerating fast is fun :)


Amen to that! AWD FTW
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Postby Prodigal Son » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:12 pm

NonChalant wrote:I don't like to drive fast. I like to accelerate fast.

Driving too fast can be dangerous. Accelerating fast is fun :)


I've never understood the attraction of pure acceleration. The attraction of speed I understand, though I am largely past the age at which I feel it, but the attraction of mere acceleration escapes me entirely. Where's the jollies in it?
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