well i ran a 17.3 stock on my car, ran a 17.7 this last time but i added a heavy ass system and intake and exhaust. but my r/t improved ALOT! i had a .50 r/t stock and a .10 with intake and exhaust. what i do is just 2k brake drop off the line. you can beat some cars from a dead stop. i beat an inline 6 truck from a stop at the strip and i could just barely hang with a 63 vette. i dont think ur gonna get much power from the auto to be competitive. i think competitive for you and me would be down to the 15s or 16s. thats just about as good as we are gonna get. if you want lower than that, plan on what i want to do...a 6spd swap. then you can run lower if you use f/i with it. but for now you can still do really good. just go to the track and enter into a time trial competition like i did and you will do awesome. i won a plaque because i was able to be consistent with my times. and the auto tranny is great for consistency. may be a slow time ur consistent with but you will run the same thing or close if you just put the car in drive and take overdrive off and 2k brake drop off the line. just dont expect lower than a 16 with the auto tranny, i know it sucks to hear but its the truth.
^^ you need to learn a lot about racing before you go posting more bad information.
check the racing forum cause there is a few really helpful stickies we made.
R/T - stands for reaction time. it measures how long it takes you to go once the green light hits. (perfect light will either be .000 or .500 depending on the track and the style system they use)
it has NO affect what so ever on your ET.
ET - stands for Elapsed Time. this measures how long it takes for you to travel the length of the track.
Thanx for playing and better luck next time.
LOL, I keep having to repeat myself. Yes, the auto doesn't have the ability to rev high and drop like a manual. That's why I want to up the stall speed of the torque converter, so I can do that very thing! Nobody has done any of this, so we just don't know.
Bottom line, I think that the auto can be a lot faster than what it is now, that's all. I'm not saying I'll be able to do 13's or even low 14's. Maybe with more mods, but we'll just have to see how it goes.
80% of the people posting in this thread dont understand wtf you are talking about which is why you're getting some of these opinions lol
as long as you are aware of what you are getting into I think it will be a cool project. you're going to spend a lot of money and still be considered really slow.
not landing lift alone is going to cost you .4 seconds on the 1/4. you'll want to rev higher and find a way to quicken the shifts. a member on the other board I believe was talkin about doing this. never heard anything after the thgouth poped up so I doubt he went through with it.
good luck. make sure you keep us updated.