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?
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: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
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.