Alright so finally got in my first night of drag racing after a long time. However since getting my car back with its new heads, I wanted to see how it performs with just my bolt-on mods but stock tuned. Mostly just to ensure nothing goes wrong with some heavy foot action now that the motor got it workings done.
Here are the results:
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Some things to note:
-Stock tune with bolt-on upgrades affecting performance: Steeda CAI, UP Intercooler, UP Rear Motor Mount, GFB+ Diverter valve 9358, MSD Coils, Livernois Throttle Enhancer, Ford Performance 70mm Throttle Body, ACES IV Gasoline Formula. Spare tire removed, half tank of gas. I would estimate my weight was between 43XX-44XX or so with me inside.
-I'm still practicing with the transmission and learning what it likes best to get the MKZ going so my 60' and such do need work with more time to play. Launching the 6F aggressively from a dig is not easy, especially when trying to optimize power output without too much torque limiting in low gears.
-It was a toasty day as it was around 90 degrees during my first three quick passes being 4 minutes apart. DA couldn't have been favorable, and folks were complaining about the track prep.
-Noticed wheel hop issues, which also causes shifting to feel delayed in power band. Will definitely get the transmission mount darkstar is working on.
-All runs done with sport mode and first three runs were traction control off, last two were advancetrac off. I didn't play with my tire PSI and left them around 40 range heated.
Got a lot of attention despite the botchy launches, once it hooks up and torque is freed, it rockets down the strip. Coined "Sleeper Lincoln" title as people remarked how awesome and surprised they were.
Dash cam was running so I'll share some videos of front/rear view at least once I get around to uploading them!
Next time I will now tune it up with Livernois 93 Octane tune. Perhaps next Friday as long the weather is good!
Edited by Zalvern, 11 May 2018 - 10:15 PM.