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    Had a chance to get to the track this weekend. Went to Cecil Dragway. Can't say that I'm a fan there. Prep was meh, and the temp was 100, 60% humidity and the DA was 2600. The humidity plays a huge factor with our cars as the more water that is in the air, the less oxygen you can burn in your cylinders so you are kinda down a little bit in power. Things you learn as you go and listen to the elders at the track. I'm trying to up my YT editing game so I got RaceRender and am syncing it with my VCM Scanner data from HPTuners. Very cool tool and if you guys like it I'll buy the full version and start working on scripting in a Hellcat UI. I could be perhaps tempted to script in a ScatPack or custom UI for the right price (I work for beer or car parts or beer and car parts or beer while installing my car parts...).

    Let me know what you think, this will also be the last time I mount on the trunk, I think the roof is where it will be next.

    Hellcat PB > ET: 10.942, MPH: 125.66, 60': 1.636, R/T: .242
    Bone Stock Scat Pack PB > ET: 11.612, MPH: 119.52, 60': 1.634, R/T: .000 (gone but not forgotten).
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    Great video! Assuming this is a A8, are you running in drive? Your shift points looked low.
    2016 scat A8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niner View Post
    Great video! Assuming this is a A8, are you running in drive? Your shift points looked low.
    In first gear the shift point is 5700 based on the stock PCM. That's the only gear that is short. The rest of the gears are at 6k which are the stock shift points. Went back again last night! Roof mounted 360 video > anything. Hope yall enjoy this short video.

    Hellcat PB > ET: 10.942, MPH: 125.66, 60': 1.636, R/T: .242
    Bone Stock Scat Pack PB > ET: 11.612, MPH: 119.52, 60': 1.634, R/T: .000 (gone but not forgotten).

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    Had some fun at Cecil County on Saturday. The purpose was not to put a big E/T or trap at a huge MPH it was to learn how to launch the car as that is what I am struggling with the most. Unlike my Scat Pack I try to launch at 2k RPM with this thing power braking and always push through the brakes (I suck at the Memphis shuffle), after about the second run today I was heated to say the least. Time to adapt and overcome. I wanted to learn how to launch the car so I decided to spend some time with Launch Control (LC) as an alternative. I know a dreaded subject but today I did quite well with it and launched hard as hell at 2k RPM and had a great time, cutting good trees, and people were coming up to me after telling me my car sounded amazing on the line before launching. I'm going to keep an excel file of the times and log them after each event. I now have the dreaded task of backfilling and getting some sorts of metrics going. Here are that days entries.



    I am upgrading to the PowerStop pads as I think the stock ones are **** and I am also not ruling out that my converter might be on the fritz. Of note, the .585 R/T was because I got double bulbed by another test and tune driver and panicked and forgot that I don't need to worry and should just focus on myself. I got up to 2k, pushed through and then tried to get up on it but by then it was green already. It was at that point and after multiple F bombs I decided to spend the rest of the afternoon using LC. If I can keep my trees to sub .04, I'm ahead of the game. When the launch control is working, it's a nice treat for bracket racing and that's what I want to focus on. The technique and key to success for using LC is keeping in mind the 5 second timeout on the system. Only after both yellow bulbs on the second stage are lit do I mash the pedal to get it to come up (most trees are autostart). I started with 1500 on the .011 R/T, moved to 1750 on the .028 R/T and then moved to 2k on the .037 tree. Right now I'm getting the video into editing so stay tuned. I cooked my tablet (Race Render data) and go-pro in the heat.
    Hellcat PB > ET: 10.942, MPH: 125.66, 60': 1.636, R/T: .242
    Bone Stock Scat Pack PB > ET: 11.612, MPH: 119.52, 60': 1.634, R/T: .000 (gone but not forgotten).

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    Street Fighter - Hellcat edition. The reason I added the Street Figther effects for this was the dude called me out and said I didn't have a stock Hellcat after our first run. That's okay we ran it again and I showed him the GapFather, GapSon and the GapHolyGhost. He said he'll be back from Philly with work done and that it won't matter how good I tree him. That's okay, my PCM arrives on Tuesday and I'm looking potentially talking to OST Dyno about a package. Enjoy!



    I didn't loose sight of cutting a better tree but I'm learning that Launch Control (LC) has it's place. LC is great for bracket racing, consistent launches if you can figure out the tree (.2xx and .1xx when leaving on the third yellow, might have to leave when the second bulb goes out) but I think mastering the memphis shuffle is going to get me better trap speeds. I don't get it though cause at Cecil I was cutting .0X trees. But the best part is, more toys on the way!
    Hellcat PB > ET: 10.942, MPH: 125.66, 60': 1.636, R/T: .242
    Bone Stock Scat Pack PB > ET: 11.612, MPH: 119.52, 60': 1.634, R/T: .000 (gone but not forgotten).
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    I enjoy your videos.

    Nice to see some one else actually taking things to a Dragstrip.

    Chasing that tree gets really addictive.
    2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit 113K Miles. Stock for Now.
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    Launch RMP has a direct inverse effect on RT. 100 RPM more will lower your RT by .010. Like wise lower the launch RPM by 100 will increase your RT by .010, Something is wrong if you increase your launch RPM and got worse on the tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CE9311 View Post
    I enjoy your videos.

    Nice to see some one else actually taking things to a Dragstrip.

    Chasing that tree gets really addictive.
    Yeah the track is my place of Zen, the speed and top end are there so I don't even worry about those, now it is about cutting a better tree.

    Quote Originally Posted by kazman View Post
    Launch RMP has a direct inverse effect on RT. 100 RPM more will lower your RT by .010. Like wise lower the launch RPM by 100 will increase your RT by .010, Something is wrong if you increase your launch RPM and got worse on the tree.
    I'm using the Hellcat launch control (LC) at 2k rpm. Anything else and it spins the wheels at the tree (tried the next bump up and it pushed through the light on a test). For these lights I left late, if you watch the replay I'm almost leaving on green which is a no no. I also don't think RPM is the key to a better RT. RPM will help your 60' but becaues of rollout increasing your RPM and not planning for it can cause you to red light. Here's the game plan:

    1.) Burnout: Radials don't like long burnouts. Activate line lock then head count 01.02.03 and get out of it and roll foward.
    2.) Activate launch control while rolling forward
    3.) Stage first bulb, wait. Stage second bulb, wait. When both are stage activate two step. (2015 Hellcat has a 5 second timer before it drops LC).
    4.) Instead of leaving later on the third yellow leave earlier, rollout is going to make sure you don't red light if accounted for properly <--- key to a better RT.
    5.) Enjoy a better RT on the slip.
    Hellcat PB > ET: 10.942, MPH: 125.66, 60': 1.636, R/T: .242
    Bone Stock Scat Pack PB > ET: 11.612, MPH: 119.52, 60': 1.634, R/T: .000 (gone but not forgotten).



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