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Old 03-14-2016, 08:48 PM
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Half Mile Racing in a Jeep?!



Took the Jeep out to an airport last weekend for some half mile racing. Ran against cars with 2-3x the power but I held my own ... at least from the launch. As you'll see, a couple of these cars passed me like I was standing still.



I went out there having no clue what I could run but I guessed it would be close to 130. I made 6 passes and my best was 129mph. Best 0 to 60 was 4.5 and 1/4 mile was 13.1@104. Temps were in the 60s/70s and IATs ranged from mid 70s to 125+.

1st against a GMC Sierra with 650hp - 127.91 (launch control)
2nd agasint a Challenger Hellcat with 707hp - 127.98 (launch control)
1 hour cool down
3rd against Shelby GT500 with 550hp - 129.01 (power brake)
4th against a GTR with 700hp - 126.83 (launch control)
45 minute cool down
5th against an Audi TTRS with 900hp that runs 9s(hit 188 Saturday) - 126.40 (power brake, paddle shifting, 125 IAT)
2 hour cool down
6th - 128.57 I was too busy taking this pic and botched the launch lol:



Despite making heat soaked back to back runs, I was surprised how consistent it was. The guy who puts on the event loved seeing the Jeep out there against the big boys!


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Great job. Love all those rides. Especially yours.
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Re: Half Mile Racing in a Jeep?!

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Re: Half Mile Racing in a Jeep?!

Heres an interior video of that Audi running 188. Apparently its the fastest TTRS in the world...

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Re: Half Mile Racing in a Jeep?!

I need to re-run my 0-60 in similar temps. At 40 degrees my best is 4.0. Wonder if my Jeep would have performed similarly there.

You say aFe dry filter, as in drop-in? Or did you get one of their intakes? I highly recommend tuning the truck - it wakes it up like you wouldn't believe.

I noticed on the run with the GTR at least it looked like you got a head-start? Was it like that in all the runs? If not, I'm really impressed that the Jeep seemed to stay ahead until about 100 MPH - definitely more than enough for street stoplight battles. I love this beast more and more every day!
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I need to re-run my 0-60 in similar temps. At 40 degrees my best is 4.0. Wonder if my Jeep would have performed similarly there.
My best is 4.4 but it was like 54
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You say aFe dry filter, as in drop-in?
Ya just a new filter in the stock box. Part # 28-20457
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I highly recommend tuning the truck - it wakes it up like you wouldn't believe.
I probably will one of these days. Another local guy is working with Johan on a tune so Im gonna take a ride in that one soon and see if its worthwhile.
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I noticed on the run with the GTR at least it looked like you got a head-start? Was it like that in all the runs? If not, I'm really impressed that the Jeep seemed to stay ahead until about 100 MPH - definitely more than enough for street stoplight battles. I love this beast more and more every day!
A lot of the cars there were doing rolling starts so they wouldn't floor it until 30 or 40mph. I told every single person I raced that I was doing a dig. I know the GMC, Hellcat and Shelby all did a dig but I think the GTR and TTRS waited until 30mph
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So awesome! Thanks for sharing
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