I'm gonna take my slow stock 88' duke 5-speed to the track this week...just to have fun and also have a "baseline" to compare to in progress as I do mods down the road..
Anyways I've haven't beat on it since I've had it since January and drive it like a grandma lol to get optimal mpg, so I don't know what is the "optimal" shift points on a duke? How high should rev on launch and each gear...yeah I know it's going to be slow, but whatever. Thanks
Thanks for the responses guys, I guess i'll rev up to 4-5kish
I'm going tomorrow...who wants to play "price is right" (or better yet whatever that drag racing show is on Speed tv) with my best time lol.
I'm guessing 19.86 lol. I'm not offering a prize if you guess the closest, just bragging rights I guess lol.
Btw it's the car in my signature above. All "stock" except for an aftermarket radio and rubber floor mats, removing all unnecessary everyday items like jumper cables/first aid kit/etc. It has about 92k miles on it right now.
I've beat on both of my duke powered cars, and so far havn't had any problems with either. My 87 now has a massive leak from the timing cover, but it is slated for a 4.9 swap. The wife's 85 has a 35000 mile reman in it, and it did quite nicely at the track last weekend. There were no official times, so no timeslip, but I am planning on taking it to the local 1/4 mile track this summer before its 3800sc transformation begins, just to see the before and after. Way I look at it, have fun with it, and if the engine does let go, just gives ya an excuse to do upgrades sooner, lol.
I'm going to guess low 18s. BTW, if you post your timeslip, you'll have the distinction of being the only verified Duke entry on the Quarter Mile List.
Thanks for the heads up! Going over to the thread now to post my timeslip/info.
So anyways the racing turned out great. I did 4 runs, my best (2nd run) was 18.56 but my 4th would have been my best as it was the best reaction time (.272 which to give an idea my first run was .847) of the night but I missed third, yet I still did a 18.57 on that run! I also met another Fiero owner who saw this thread on PFF he said lol. He had a blue with double white stripes Fiero with a 3800 S/C. While waiting outside cars chatting with everyone in the lanes as we had to wait, another guy came up and said he saw this thread on PFF too, but he didn't have a Fiero (that I saw). Neither person said their forum names...
Anyways now I have a basis to compare and a feel for drag racing the Fiero for when I take it again hopefully in the next couple months after doing a tune up and maybe some minor mods. Fun times..