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# finding your 1/4 mile time

Discussion in 'Racing and Driving Techniques' started by wannaberacer, Nov 23, 2003.

1. ### wannaberacerMember

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It seems as though every other post has people asking what they'll run at the track. I figure instead of having these posts we make a FAQ with people listing THEIR own timeslips along with mods and model of car.

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this might also help. trap speed= ((BHP/weight)^1/3)/.00427

3. ### 92civicb18b1The Trisexual

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I don't get it. So it's like this
142/2400/3/.00427
And I get roughly 4.619

And what's this supposed to tell me

4. ### JDMilanSenior Member

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www.google.com

enter "1/4 mile calculator" and the time you get is considering a perfect world, but you should hit right around there.

temperature, traction, driving, humidity, track condition, wind, etc all play factors in the equation and the equation doesn't take that into consideration.

Best way to find out is to go to the track.

5. ### wannaberacerMember

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^1/3, means to the "one third power", or to the "negative third power"

6. ### wannaberacerMember

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whoops, not "negative third" its "negative three power". but anyways, its basic exponents.

7. ### JDMilanSenior Member

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hmm...make sure you input your HP and weight acurately...but honestly best way is to take it to the 1320.

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