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Old January 5th, 2017, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Questions about upgrades :)

Hi so ive had my 2006 Eclipse GS for awhile and me and my friends always do little races and i would always win :3 but then they got some faster cars and now I cant keep up. Im not looking for anything that make my top speed faster but I am looking for something that will increase my 0-60 time. Also this car is a automatic(i know sucks).

Will No2(NOS) be a good upgrade? Will it be safe for my engine?

Since its an automatic would it help if i revved the engine in neutral and then shifted in drive, or if i put it in the "sport manual mode" to get more RPM before shifting?

Would a cold air intake help or are the stock ones fine?

And what would your guys recommendations be?
(My budget isnt insane probably around 500-2000$ maybe more)
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Old January 5th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've got an automatic GT. I've found that just stepping on the gas pedal is your best bet. I've tried a few different techniques, such as hold the brake and gas to about 3k RPM's (basically launch control), but it just leaves my tires on the pavement. Sportmode works wonders though. If you learn your shift points, you can wreck some people. As for power adders, I'd search. Bolt ons and NOS will help, but you should read what some other people have tried. There's a lot of information on our site. Welcome to the Club.
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Preload the transmission, and have sticky tires. Otherwise, you're kinda out of luck. The car has an open differential, so once a wheel starts to spin, it'll want to keep going.

You can have both your engine and transmission tuned so that it shifts harder, and makes decently more power (also better fuel economy). That and nitrous would be your best bang for buck power adders.
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Old January 6th, 2017, 07:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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When drag racing a faster car, often times the best technique is to PIT them before they go by lol

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Honestly, good grip is going to be your biggest factor. If you can't hook up, you can't put the power down and you'll lose time. Invest in a good set of rubber and practice your brake launches, just don't overdo it because that puts a big strain on your driveline components. Another good investment would be engine and transmission mounts. It'll eliminate unwanted play and wheel hop, giving you better response and traction respectively
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