Just did a few last runs after Downloading the lastest Firmware from G-tech which include a higher sampling rate amoung other fine tuning for the G-tech competition. Also due to bending 2 of the Centerline Impulse(11.5lbs) rims i ordered new Voluction(16.lbs) rims which added 4 lbs per rim to the car. Also running (new) 205/40/17 Nexen N3000 tires vs (old) 215/40/15 Cooper Zenons. On the chart Run 3 is using the old software which even i claim was optimistic by up to .5 and on the new runs the EST 1/4 i mark on the test track would end before the G-tech did so i was chopping the throttle before it was over then getting back on it. Also had full interior with 110 lbs sub box in the back so im pls with the results
02 MCS DS/W (Totaled November 02 on Fall Folage Run)
03 MCS DS/W (See my MINI Profie for extensive list of mods)
For mods I have as follows, Scorpion cat back exhaust, Alta high flow cold air intake, Pilo 40,000 volt coil packs, Fire Wire 8.5mm plug wires, NGK plugs gapped to .065.
I ran it on a G-Tech SS. The temp was 28F, tires were cold, engine and intercooler were warm, just myself in the car with a half tank of gas. The cars weight was 2920(on a real scale at the local concrete company).
It's still too slow!! I need to get more mods!
Last edited by racer714; Nov 17th, 2004 at 07:04 PM.
The car has two modifications now - 15% AmD Pulley, and AmD OneClick ECU remap. I'm happy with the time, but I think there's a tenth or two left in it - I did a 14.859 with a trap speed of 96.04mph
One thing I also learnt, I had the coolant temp displaying on the odometer, and when it was around 100-105 degrees C, the car was running slower times. I figured out that if I ran the engine with the a/c running for 5 mins before racing, the extra fan that the a/c compressor turns on was keeping the coolant temps at 90 degrees, and my times were better It was kind of humid though, and as I was staging the condensation was dripping from the car. I was nearly told I couldn't run because my car was "leaking" until I convinced them that it was just condensation from the a/c compressor
Last edited by IML337; Nov 20th, 2004 at 02:17 AM.
Reason: added humidity figure
I did a 15.9s 1/4 in my MCS April 2003 when I was down at Santa Pod. Terminal was just on 90mph IIIRC. Just found this thread and as I have been out playing with my new gtech comp. pro I thought I'd post up my current 0-60 times as I can't find a place to do 1/4s at the moment.
I did 4 runs 1 was much faster than this one a little slower and another almost the same.
Obviously I had to take my foot off at 70mph as I was on a public road, but when I find a place to do 1/4s I'll be posting them up.
Wheels, standard OEM 16" five stars and runflats.
Temperature around 5C
Car completely standard and on 11000 miles so its well run in now.
Looking at the graphs I did awfully slow gear changes , I think I can shave almost 1/2 a second off this just by changing better and not hitting the limiter ....
Did some playing with my g-tech pro, more to follow however as I never got a good run in...
--Car is STOCK Cooper S, sport package, Sunroof, and All-Season Goodyear RSA Runflats(205/45-17) with 17" S-Lites.
--Driver 185 lbs, 1/8 tank of fuel, 93 Octane
--A/C off, DSC off
Temp was approx. 75F and altidude was sea level
0-60 time was 7.08 sec.
Smoked the tires at launch almost all the way to 2nd gear. I will do more runs and back it up and also try to get a 1/4 mile time in there, couldn't play too much as I was only trying out the gadget and had to go home.
2004 MCS: BRG/W -- Sport pkg, H/K, Sunroof, white bonnet stripes
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