Another non-driving Hellcat Ower

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  1. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    You could see he spun off the line. Just needs a bit more practice.
     
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    Before all the my-shoe-was-untied, the-sun-was-in-my-eyes, the-driver-can't-drive, such-and-such-got-a-better-ET excuse makers and magazine stat "experts" get on here and ruin a fun video I wanted to simply say thanks for sharing. /6s have a lot of potential as long as you don't break that long old crank shaft. As you can see from my signature, I love the early A bodies. That buzzing' half dozen was cool! What's amazing even at 11.8 in this video is that these Hellcats run these times trapping at 125 mph or so running with dedicated drag race cars and then cruise home so effortlessly.
     
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    Everyone wants a fast car but they can't drive for crap:rolleyes:
     
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    LOL remind me to practice in the long lost country.
    I have a feeling there will be a whole new group of HC owners like me, who have never played the tree and will need to learn...
     
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    Wow umm that was a really bad 60. Before going to the track try to find a desolate back road to launch a bit.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I've run mine about 5 times on 1/8 mile and 7 or 8 on 1/4. Car is very hard to launch with the 6 speed. Need lots a practice. I used to get 1.6 60 ft times in a 98 formula so I can drive. I tried traction on traction in track, completely off launch control on/off. Can't seem to get it to hook. Best 60 ft is 2.1 so far. Too many gadgets to screw you up. I'll get there just gonna take a while.
     
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    OK everyone take it easy on the guy.
    For all you know it was his very first pass on the drag strip with the HC

    I noticed he didn't warm up his tires either.

    And keep in mind, I, like every other person who has drag raced at the strip dozens and dozens of times, also has bad days and/or may be "trying a new method" and it ends up not going so well.
    Before too many people couch coach, it may be him needing practice, it may be him not having run at that strip before and he was expecting better traction than he had, and it may have just been his very first time.

    and fyi, practicing on the street is completely different than a drag strip, where if prepped, will have lots of VHT and heat treatment on the launch pad, allowing a higher rpm/more throttle launch than you will ever be able to do on the street.

    It's crappy that someone video tapes your pass, puts it on youtube or online somewhere and then gets hundreds of couch coachers making their comments when they have zero idea of what the experience or issues were.
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Or you practice on the street and do awesome and the nerves get you at the track. Or the track is prepped very poorly. I really don't give a flying what people think. I'm having fun.
     
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    Yup that's exactly it.
    I go the the drag strips for ME.
    To see what I can do with MY car.
    Also to test modifications. Go once stock, then if I add a mod, or change tires, go again to see how I can improve.

    Whenever i get there and someone asks if I want to run for $, I always refuse, saying, "I'm here to have fun, I don't care if you beat me or I beat you."
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Drag radials seem to help a lot so I got a used set off of a really fast hellcat friend of mine.
     
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    you can get a good feel for the throttle input and traction characters of the car on street tho then agree the track prep changes launch rpm again. And besides if you flub a launch badly learn to laugh at your self and go at it again.
     
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    Yup, I agree
    If I mess up the launch at the drag strip.
    I figured out the launching on this car after only 2-3 tries.
    Was getting 2.1 second 60 foot times already, on the street, on the stock P Zero tires.
    But still, the first time on a drag strip, you still need a pass or two not only to get an idea and feel for the additional traction, but to get to feel how well prepped the strip is that day.

    I'm wondering what the best 60 foot time anybody has gotten on the stock P zero summer tires at a drag strip.
    I think a 1.9 is possible if the prep is good.
    Wonder if anybody has done it.
     
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    Until I have a video of myself doing any better I'll hold off on commenting on anyone else's abilities.
     
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    What kind of times are the 6 speeds doing in the 1/4 mile?
     

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