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ok, this is the first time i have ACTUALLY raced someone..

89 2.6L Probe
96 Mercury Tracer LTS

they both whomped me off the line, and stayed about a car infront of me till i hit third gear, then i just FLEW past them! it was insane!! does anyone know why there is this lag.. or more however, how i stomped this car with the same engine as mine?
 

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cuz j00 so 1337 wit joor m4d driving skillz, yo. :D
either that or they both gave you mercy wins by chance at the same gear shift ;)

vs the LTS it would definately come down to driving skills, but does the LTS have the same transmission ratios? that could be the same kinda reason for whooping the probe from behind - your higher gear ratios are 'geared' much better than the probe's higher gears. that's all i can think of with my amatuer tech. knowledge
 

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:) I raced a '90 probe over the weeked.. it was a turbo GT.. pretty good race down the highway, but i ate him alive off of the line..
*fyi* all '89 probe's had 2.2's. :D
 

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nukewater said:
96 Mercury Tracer LTS
they both whomped me off the line, and stayed about a car infront of me till i hit third gear, then i just FLEW past them! it was insane!! does anyone know why there is this lag.. or more however, how i stomped this car with the same engine as mine?
Juggernaut said:
vs the LTS it would definately come down to driving skills, but does the LTS have the same transmission ratios? that could be the same kinda reason for whooping the probe from behind - your higher gear ratios are 'geared' much better than the probe's higher gears. that's all i can think of with my amatuer tech. knowledge
The LTS has the same engine/transmission/gear ratios as the EGT. Are you sure it was a 5 sp though? And I know it wasn't a 96 LTS, the last year they built the LTS was 95. You probably think you won because after he got that carlength on you he was done racing. therefore HE won. :wink:
What you think of as "lag" is probably there because you started off at 1500 rpm. if you revved to 2500 rpm you can get a pretty good launch, 3500 rpm and you can get a GREAT launch. But a 3500 rpm clutch dump isn't the best thing to do with your tranny. :p
 

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nope .. neither let off, i know them both and it was a planned race.. so i said go and dont look back...

like when the 2 of them raced.. i folled up in the rear.. suddenly i had to hit the brakes to keep from slammin into the back of them! and there were both racing!
 

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1990 Ford Probe LX
0-60: 8.2 Transmission: Unknown
1/4 Mile: 16.2

1991 Mercury Tracer LTS
0-60: 8.7 Transmission: Unknown
1/4 Mile: 16.7

1993 Ford Escort GT
0-60: 8.4 Transmission: Unknown
1/4 Mile: 16.5

I know these aren't all the exact years but close enough.
He's in between the two. but the LTS and the GT are so close that it's really down to the launch and driver skill (shifting speed etc)
 

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:? Gorbechev? I think. I dunno. 8) You didn't kill Bush Jr. I saw him on TV yesterday. :wink:

and I don't think it's a good idea to say anything like that about the current president of the US...they have people watching...... 8O
 

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from my racing experience, it seems as though third gear on escorts is where it is at. several times I have been going 55 and an acoord or civic will rev it up next to me. I drop it into third and take them the rest of the way. The only question i have is how do you launch at 2500-3500 rpms? I spin the tires like crazy if I dump the clutch almost at all.
 

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I don't know about anyone else but my car pulls like hell thru 1st to 4th but when I hit 5th it's like I lose so much power it's ridiculous. I can get it up to about 120 but it takes forever.

Most people give up by 90 or so anyways.
 

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:) C'mon down, 92gt5spd, we can race... but if i win, you have to change your avatar..

Dumping the clutch at any rpm is rather unnecessary.. just rev it to 3k, then let it out at a normal pace.. don't ride it, or you'll be under your car changing the clutch, just let it out like you do in the normal driving situation..
 

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to me 2nd gear is where it's at. that first shift determines the race. I've jumped many people off the line by letting my clutch out at 2500 rpm and it takes off fine. once I hit 2nd gear though I'm usually gone.

Last week I was driving down jefferson when this cavalier pulled out in front of me, so when I went to go around him he sped up, i dropped from 4th to 3rd and he still kept gaining on me. if I had dropped to 2nd...he'd a been lookin at my taillights easily. He turned and laughed at me cause i didn't catch back up to him or something. :roll: I thought whatever. :p
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
:) C'mon down, 92gt5spd, we can race... but if i win, you have to change your avatar..

Dumping the clutch at any rpm is rather unnecessary.. just rev it to 3k, then let it out at a normal pace.. don't ride it, or you'll be under your car changing the clutch, just let it out like you do in the normal driving situation..
whats wrong w/ my avatar??
 
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