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    • Rob Beck upgraded turbo N54 335 1/4 mile drag strip numbers

      To do some street setup track testing. I wanted to see how my current DD setup actually performs in the real-world. And now I know. I got 3 runs in, the track was crazy packed, A LOT of cool-down time.. So, full weight, 93 oct pump/meth 90/10 mix. map 7, meth map1 (18.5psi)
      The first 2 runs were done on street tires because i wanted to see how that would go. Video's are in the link below the slips.

      I also used my Gtech on the 3rd run to test how accurate it actually is. and as you will see in the pics, it reads .1 fast, and about 1mph fast as well.. not oo bad really..

      First run here:

      horrible 60's as expected, i guess im not as good as i used to be at feathering the throttle. I heard a slight pop more tha half-way through the track and didnt think anything of it. turns out i was one of the boost/vacuum tubes split. so that explains the low mph. A quick fix, as i now carry a few feet of tube in the trunk since this has happened before..



      http://sharing.theflip.com/session/6...video/18588414

      Next run much better.. BUT.. like an idiot, i was so worried about shifting at the right RPM, i shifted to 5th around 5800rpm, which is just before the end of the 1/4. so i knew it had more in it..



      http://sharing.theflip.com/session/b...video/18588442


      and 3rd run.. decided i was tired of being in the 12's, but also worried about snapping something, since stock turbo, and now upped turbo guys are snapping halfshafts with ease, i decided to take it a bit easier on the launch, but still wanted something decent.. Looks like im gainin 30mph on the back end.. not too shabby



      http://sharing.theflip.com/session/1...video/18588453



      So there you have it.. A few people have been complaining that us N.E. guys have problems going fast. Well, thats just not the case today. As ive said before 17/18 psi is where these RB Turbo's really take over and kick the shit out of stock turbo's. In my full interior, no weight reduction (except DR on K1's) you can see the power these bad boys are putting out. Even more so now, you can see that the run I had Vs Byzantine's Lambo was no fluke. He has said he traps 123mph rolling through the 60' and I believe him. I/we can only guesstimate what I can do at 21 psi with some major weight reduction like the top players do. As a matter of fact, im looking into getting a set of K1's for the front, a Braille battery, and maybe one day ill pull the seats out. But for now, I am more than satisfied with what my car, with the RB Turbo's, paired with the JB3 can do.

      For right now. i think im done with track testing until i get my hands on the "JB4".

      Oh, BTW, there were lots of nice street cars there. The wife got one run of a new, 100% stock GTR on video. You can hear the tower at the end call hit time, which was 11.5@119, on the lower end of mph's for a stock GTR.

      http://sharing.theflip.com/session/f...video/18588523

      well.. while im at it. i guess ill post it, its kinda embarrasing though. I did get a 4th run in. But i redlighted, waited for a few seonds as i thought about what an idiot i am to screw up on my last run of a a good might of testing. But i guess its ok, since i saw the Vc2 flash the 0.01 telling me low flow about 100' b4 the end of the 1/4, which means it dropped maps back to map 7. causing me to lose out on a 124mph pass, maybe, dare i say even a 125 mph? I dont know since my laptop again died while waiting in the staging lanes for hours. Noticed it was my highest 1/8 mph of the night.. damn shame I messed that one up..



      http://sharing.theflip.com/session/b...video/18588481

      So in summary. in my DD-ie full weight and 93oct/meth setup im as fast, if not faster than all but the freakishly, and questionably faster N54's.
      Im gaining 30 mph on the back half.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: SO I took the RB twins to the dragstrip yesterday.. started by LostMarine View original post
      Comments 39 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Added to the front page, had to space out the news updates Click here to enlarge
      1. DLSJ5's Avatar
        DLSJ5 -
        Nicely done!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Added to the front page, had to space out the news updates Click here to enlarge
        well i didnt think it was news worthy really.. but im sure the N54 crowd is interested and should know my car is a bad $#@!.. and only gettin better..
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        I have 185 style rims with 235/40/17 Dunlops, I got the k1's with 275/40/17 bfgoodrich kdw2 and the kosei still weighed 5lbs less
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        for the price of advans..Id get the Volk TE37s...super light wheels.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        well i didnt think it was news worthy really.. but im sure the N54 crowd is interested and should know my car is a bad $#@!.. and only gettin better..
        Are there any other upgraded turbo N54 1/4 mile times to reference?
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Are there any other upgraded turbo N54 1/4 mile times to reference?
        well, i have my theories.. but noone else has posted times and publicly stated upped TT's

        So i see your point.. Im sure UltimateEndz will get out there soon enough..

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        I have 185 style rims with 235/40/17 Dunlops, I got the k1's with 275/40/17 bfgoodrich kdw2 and the kosei still weighed 5lbs less
        when i was putting the 710's back on, i went to take the k1' off the rear and wa easy, no problems.. went to lift the vmr's to mount, and i almost $#@! myself they were so much heavier.. it caught me off guard..
      1. enrita's Avatar
        enrita -
        the upped turbos deliver after 100mph, before that they are pretty much as fast as meth stage 3 cars....
      1. ultimateendz's Avatar
        ultimateendz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        well, i have my theories.. but noone else has posted times and publicly stated upped TT's

        So i see your point.. Im sure UltimateEndz will get out there soon enough..
        .

        yea...just gimme some time to break my new suspension in....had a MASSIVE overhaul...then the halfshafts and lsd and im off to the races
      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        Good $#@!! cant wait to hear what your ride can do when you start pushing it a little harder.
        Congrats! I hate you!Click here to enlarge
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        i would suggest that everyone that is ordering RB's or any other stock TT upgrade (not sure why you would want anything beside RB's Click here to enlarge)

        That you get out and see what your car can do. both in street trim and, in track trim.. Before the swap i do not have a good viewpoint of either as i never got to a track while the car was performing 100%. I can compare to other peoples cars that are local to me though.. And Im very happy with the outcome so far Click here to enlarge
      1. enrita's Avatar
        enrita -
        the Advan are like the T37 . about 18,5 lbs per wheel. think i gained 20whp just by putting them on :-)
      1. enrita's Avatar
        enrita -
        unfortunately i dont do races from a dig since i love my car but would be nice to see some Vbox logs and compare.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        well, i have my theories.. but noone else has posted times and publicly stated upped TT's
        Then it's news.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by enrita Click here to enlarge
        the Advan are like the T37 . about 18,5 lbs per wheel. think i gained 20whp just by putting them on :-)
        after feeling the difference bewteen my wheels alone, even from the M6 reps to VMR's, let alone VMR to K1's, id be surprised if its not more..and add that to the 20hp from your valvejob.. and well Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by enrita Click here to enlarge
        unfortunately i dont do races from a dig since i love my car but would be nice to see some Vbox logs and compare.
        if the gtech i have can do it, then i will as well. It was only off .1 sec and 1 mph from the track that day, so ill see what it can do.

        also, Byzantine has a vbox, so whenever i get up to rematch him, he said we can vbox the car
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        Buy my Morr vs8.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        id have to sell the vmr's first. that would be my 5th set of wheels in 15 months..
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        I really like my wheels but they would be perfect for your car. Color to. There lite to for 19s.
        Your the only person I'd sell them to.
      1. BattaM3's Avatar
        BattaM3 -
        I really like my wheels but they would be perfect for your car. Color to. There lite to for 19s.
        Your the only person I'd sell them to.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        LM, if you have an LSD you don't need to worry about halfshafts snapping as much as without the LSD