Not to offend, but you sound a touch cocky yourself. What year is the A4? Google is your friend for most specs.What kind of times do the 1.8T's run at the track anyways? I know stock my taurus wont do nothin but I would love to do some stuff to it and beat him. Hes super cocky.[/b]
That's a 2.8, and an unmodified vulcan. There's a member here that puts down 146 to the wheels with a flex-fuel vulcan, and the guy from rogueperformance.com got 316 to the wheels in his vulcan-powered ranger. If you have the drive, so can your vulcan. Stock? A4 > TaurusI have a 2000 A4 2.8 Quatto and a 2000 Vulcan. When the vulcan is just about out of breath in RPM's, the Audi is just hitting it's stride. The Audi is much more connected to the road also. Both cars have their place, but the Audi wins in terms of perfromance.[/b]
Well if I got a 2500RPM stall and shift kit for harder faster shifts I'd definitely notice an increase in speed. I wish the Taurus was RWD that would be sick. And when you dump the clutch it depends on where you dump it. On my old Honda Prelude I had I dumped the clutch at 2 grand. It certainly was better off than just taking off with no dump like the tranny is doing now.Yes and no. When you dump the clutch on a manual it starts off in the engines powerband, but eventually locks(or you toast the clutch and go nowhere) so you stay in the powerband. When a converter slips, it never locks and you go past the powerband and lose the energy to heat. That's why "torque motors" use low stall converters and drag race motors use high stall. The engine is matched to the torque converter.[/b]
The track next to me is a 1/4 track. After I Get some mods I'll run it and see what I can get. I know 15's is far fetched. Is there any available tuning to be done to vulcans?why not find out for yourself?
Just go to your local dragstrip on cruise night/grudge match night/street wars night and race both cars.
Numbers/hp/trq/power to weight is all well and good, but you'd be surprised at how much of it depends on driver skill. I've seen plenty a slow car beat many a faster car in the 1/8 mile simply because the driver of the slower car had more skill. Plus an automatic is easier to launch then a stick shift.
for the record, I've seen quite a few gen 4 vulcan powered bull's run at my local drag strip. They usually run 11.10-11.5 sec's in the 1/8 mile. Can't really say for a 1.8T A4 simply due to the fact that there isn't that many of them still around by me. You can thank the northeast's love of salt in the winter for that.[/b]