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Old 07-05-04, 11:13 AM
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Question Quarter Mile Times!

This post was brought up because of a discussion i was having with a friend of mine. see he owns the new 2004 nissan sentra spec v and its actually quite fast. Alot faster than the old ones. he thinks this car is invincible. i told him of the potential of an FB but you know how ignorant some people are. So what are some of the 1/4 mile times you guys have gotten and with what mods?
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Old 07-05-04, 04:52 PM
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In stock form they generally go about 16.5 sec in the quarter. With some mild mods (exhaust OR intake) they go about mid to high 15's. With some heavyer mods (exhaust AND intake) they go low 15's.
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Or it could be a GSL-SE, which makes the quarter mile a second or so faster.
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Well, a second is stretching it a little. Mabey half a second faster for -SE's.
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ya, the -se does get the bigger engine but also had more weight to go with it, i think it was for 1g's that 150rwhp the car will go about 15 flat, and if i remember right the new se-r does it in about low to mid 15's, so some tires, exaust, limited slip, and a intake and it should be taken if u can beat him off the line, my .02

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10.32 @ 133mph

Basically stock
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Originally posted by 85rotarypower
Well, a second is stretching it a little. Mabey half a second faster for -SE's.
I'm just going by this website http://www.albeedigital.com/supercou...0-60times.html
The first number is the 0-60, second number is the quarter mile...It says:
1971 Mazda RX-2 Coupe 10.0 17.6
1972 Mazda RX-3 Wagon 11.1 18.1
1974 Mazda RX-4 Coupe 9.4 16.5
1974 Mazda RX-4 Wagon 9.7 17.0
1976 Mazda RX-4 Wagon 14.3 19.5
1979 Mazda RX-7 GS 9.2 17.0
1982 Mazda RX-7 GSL 9.7 N/A
1983 Mazda RX-7 GS 9.5 17.0
1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE 7.8 15.9
1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL 9.9 17.4
1986 Mazda RX-7 GXL 8.5 16.5
1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 6.6 15.2
1988 Mazda RX-7 Conv. 9.7 17.5
1989 Mazda RX-7 GTU 8.5 16.5
1989 Mazda RX-7 Turbo 6.7 15.1
1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU 8.6 16.7
1990 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II 6.3 14.9
1991 Mazda RX-7 Conv. 8.8 16.7
1991 Mazda RX-7 Infini IV 7.0 14.9
1993 Mazda RX-7 5.5 14.0
1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 5.3 13.9
1994 Mazda RX-7 5.3 14.0
1994 Mazda RX-7 Touring 6.0 14.5 (auto)
1995 Mazda RX-7 R2 5.0 14.0
2004 Mazda RX-8 6.4 14.8 (6 speed)

So actually it's 1.1 seconds faster
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Originally posted by 85rotarypower
Well, a second is stretching it a little. Mabey half a second faster for -SE's.
Stock, when new, GSL-SE's ran high 15's and 12A cars ran 17.0-17.5, getting slower as the years went on.

My essentially stock '85 GSL (read: pig) ran a best of 15.9 with plenty backup runs, MPH's in the mid 85's. So it's slow, but at least better than it was 19 years ago.
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My 2001 GRM Challenge car was a basically stock GSL-SE with an agressive street port and a cat-replacement pipe (stock exhaust manifold and cat-back; stock ECU) on Nitto drag radials. I did a 14.7, with the thing falling on its face at the 1/8th mile marker and huffing it to the finish, starving for fuel. Then, Dom bogged a launch and snapped the tranny output shaft...4,000 miles from home, on a Friday, at 5pm, 50 miles from nowhere, on the weekend of the Superbowl which was being held about 75 miles away (read: no rental cars available). D'oh!

My 2003 GRM car, with a PP13B and Weber 51 IDA did a 13.9 quarter mile on slicks, but I was running the ignition absurdly retarded because of an ultra-lean condition (16.9:1) that I could not solve before racing, and I was using the slicks to soften the launch; not hook-up -- I needed the car for that 4,000 mile return trip! Breaking again would have sucked. And the peripheral port was a water-sipper with over 40,000 miles on it. A similar car in Hawaii, for whatever it's worth, runs flat 11s (though it's obviously put together a lot better, with a fresher engine and better driver ).

These were both built for under $2,000, including the initial cost of the car.
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There are quite a few 8 and 9 second first gen cars, and some of them street driven.
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thats not that bad. but what about some of the turbo 12As and 13Bs?
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It's funny, compared to some of the newer cars a 7.8-7.9 0-60 seems kinda slow, but it seems so much faster than anything else I've ever driven/ridden in...
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12a turbo

10.26 @ 136mph
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15.829 @ 87.89 MPH
60 ft in 2.42

Street port, RB exhaust
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Jesus don't need no stinkin turbo.
9.92 @ 132mph all-motor
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I'm assuming your talking about Jesus Padilla. He doesn't use a turbo, but his car also doesn't use a 12A. It uses a 13B Peripheral Port I believe. There is almost no way to get a 12A peripheral port to go that fast. You almost have to use a turbo if you use a 12A for near professional drag racing. I believe Jesus's car is the fastest all motor rotary, but I could be wrong. If he used a turbo, he would easily put that car into the 7's in the quarter.
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9.92 thats awesome. But id be happy with low 12 or high 11s. Hey do they sell any big brake kit for my 84 gs? I want cross slotted not cross drilled.
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