Ultra Street Malibu testing MIR 9-23-12

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Re: Ultra Street Malibu testing MIR 9-23-12

#16 Post by DOTracer » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:09 pm

No secrets in the car, just spent all season working on chassis/shock tuning and the latter part of the season working on efficiency and power.

Spent a fair amount of timing working with the launch retard on the Power Grid. I adjust not only degrees and ramp in time, but also the shape of the ramp setup. The last two runs were both a 10 degree retard curve with the ramp rate .2 seconds different between the 5.18 and 5.16 runs. To date with this 582 combination, I have not yet tried less than a 10 degree start line retard. Honestly half scared to try it with the cool air here as I need more runs to get data on front shock settings to keep the front end down with it making more power in better air.

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Re: Ultra Street Malibu testing MIR 9-23-12

#17 Post by DOTracer » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:12 pm

Converter flash, fall back and finish line rpm are still not where it needs to be. Lenny feels the car needs more gear in the heat. I've come to the conclusion the car needs two gear/converter setups. One for the summer heat, one for the spring/fal cooler air.

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