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Oldsmobile Aurora, Performance Mods
Nov 14, 2004 (5:55 pm)
Try right-clicking at selecting "save target as" then play it from your desktop. But it's an mpeg, so it ought to play ok. Maybe try installing a newer Quicktime plugin?
Nov 15, 2004 (11:55 pm)
Worked for me. Awesome stuff... God you make me want an exhaust so bad!
Makes me want to head to the track too. What's your elevation there? Thinking at my sea-level conditions at about 70 degrees at night, would be close to optimal. Maybe a little bit colder.
On the fifth time I watched the clip, I can't believe how remarkably close your car sounds to the STS on corsa's sound clips. The sound exactly the same to me.
Nov 16, 2004 (7:21 am)
I watched it at *least* 5 times just the day I got home... I always thought my car sounded a little less deep than the STS clips, which to me made it sound a little more exotic. But they do sound quite similar. And it may be because I hear it from inside the car where it isn't as deep since it's not subject to the doppler effect.
If you want to hear your exhaust more, take the rear seat out for a day. It really sounded wicked. If it weren't so impractical, I might just leave it out...
The track is in the mountains, so I'd guess probably around 500'-750', I wouldn't think it's over 1000'. I guess I could call them and ask.
Greg, it could be that WRX driver was just a crappy driver, or that he just cared about his car. I suspect you really have to get it right to launch that thing well, and I also suspect that sidestepping the clutch at > 4000 rpm on an AWD car is horrifically bad for the drivetrain.
Here's another clip for you all. You can't hear my car as much, and this is the guy who ran the 13.7 against me: http://members.aol.com/aurora402002/dragstrip/4thrun.mpg
Nov 17, 2004 (11:15 am)
Seriously, I think new ones would have made a measurable difference. 27,000 miles is nowhere near new grip/grab - even if you have a lot of highway. My stock Michelin's were good to about 33,000 miles before I did not feel comfortable with them in winter. I know the new ones have been improved for better tread life, but still, I think you were handicapped at least a tad with those tires.
I don't think you'd notice/feel a tenth or two of a second in grab/go vs. spin, but the clock doesn't miss a thing.
However, if you are saying that the track was pretty sticky from the other cars, then maybe it would not make much difference.
#222 of 267 You know you're going fast when....
Nov 22, 2004 (8:59 am)
A Ferrari F355 decides to follow YOU. Driving home from school, Orlando to Ft. Lauderdale, I passed the Ferrari while working through traffic, I look back and his mimicking my moves. We clear the traffic and I expected him to come flying around, we were already in the last 90 degrees of the speedo, but he stays behind and follows me till I get off.
Thinking wow, the old girl still gets that kind of respect. Bet he'd been pissed if he knew he was following a 95 with 112K miles lol.
#223 of 267 He was probably jealous
Nov 22, 2004 (10:35 am)
'cause he only has a 3.5L V8...
#224 of 267 98 classic white diamond
Dec 25, 2004 (2:24 am)
ok how do I modify the rev limiter from 109 mph to about 125 mph? i love the thought of the RMS site; but i don't want a street cruiser(stop lite to stop lite).I was on hwy 5 over the thanking weekend and was tearing up beemrs and vw's.
Good fun but if they knew what thier cars could do I would have been blown out of the water.
all advice much apreciated
Feb 04, 2005 (4:35 pm)
I scanned it up, finally... My car is "T66".
Feb 05, 2005 (1:18 pm)
What ran the 17.047??
Feb 07, 2005 (7:40 am)
He later ran like a 16.5 or so. It was the first body style... He had goot RT's, especially for a manual.