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Old 06-27-2013, 09:58 AM   #15
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Nice 60' time!
Thanks! Most were in the 2.2ish range. I had issues getting lined up in the groove.

Car 118 was a maggie powered Trailblazer SS. She was super consistant until that run. I went to fast, and she had a bad run. First time bracket racing and my RT was garbage.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #16
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Congrats, and always drive around the water box if you don't have skinnies up front.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:19 PM   #17
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Not bad for the first time out.

It takes a lot of time and practice.

What type of clutch do you have? If it is stock, then be prepared to replace it very quickly if you are feathering it.

But to answer a couple of your questions from my experience...

I agree with PSJ, dont go through the water unless you have skinnies. Your front tires are dragging water with them. Ignore the looks. On stock tires, just do a rolling burnout to clean them off and get em a little warm. But not too long as they can develop a film that will reduce traction. lowest i would go for pressure is 32psi. For a low profile street tire you dont want to go any lower. You want as much of that rubber touching the ground as you can.

Spinning in 1-2 will happen with your setup. Just as long as its a spin and not wheel hop you are ok.

I would say with a little practice you could get your 60ft down to a 1.9-2.0 on these tires, but you will be missing out on performance. I saw you mentioned you were looking into 18's... DO IT! lol that will help with launching and the spinning between gears. If you look at my build journal i have a video in there of me running on stock tires, and all you hear when i shift is my tires and RPM going crazy from spinning.

But seat time overall will net you the most results.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #18
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Thanks for the great info!

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:25 PM   #19
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No problem man... Us manual guys gotta stick together. We are being taken over by the A6's lol

I am still learning too. Every trip to the track i have been improving my ET and 60ft. Current best is a 1.72, and am hoping to drop down into the 1.6's next time out.


what clutch and driveline mods do you have done?
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No problem man... Us manual guys gotta stick together. We are being taken over by the A6's lol

I am still learning too. Every trip to the track i have been improving my ET and 60ft. Current best is a 1.72, and am hoping to drop down into the 1.6's next time out.


what clutch and driveline mods do you have done?
Yeah, well ... that's what's scaring me I'm running the stock clutch and drive line.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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ouch lol well start saving for a clutch if you plan on tracking more. And also axles.

I am currently running a mcleod RXT twin disk clutch and DSS 1400hp axles... everything else is stock. I roasted through my clutch within 10k miles, and i just did my axles as a safety measure.
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