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Old 05-01-2013, 01:28 PM   #26
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Yeah I know I've been drag racing for about 18 years.

I'm not blaming GLD at all, there were only like 10 cars out and what track around us is even open on a weekday.

I've gone 1.35 at GLD in the past and my buddy who I help has gone 1.24 so we think it's fine. I've also run great at US41/NLR but it's 2 hours driving for me and with kids I can't really race on the weekends that much. I just don't want new racers to think GLD sucks because one guy says it does, please don't take any offense.

If GLD is open next Thur I'll go, if not then Wed.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #27
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No biggie, i wouldnt want new racers not going either. Its just my opinion of the prep.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:02 AM   #28
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Don't get me wrong, I've run great at NLR (formerly known as US41), and I would prefer to run there but weekends are tough for me with family stuff. I used to rent 41 when Papa Norm was still with us, for the MFBA car club.

Are you on a tire, I'm still planning to move to an 18 at some point.
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11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #29
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I will be this summer, just got my 18" setup with nto5rs!
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #30
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PSJ, We gotta meet up at the track soon. We always end up missing each other. lol
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:09 PM   #31
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I'm thinking next Thursday, slicks/drag radial night.

If I can't hook up on the 20" 555R's that night assuming there is reasonable car count then I need to get other tires. I think I will hook up at least a 1.7 though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #32
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Man, what I would do for a 1.7 lol

sent from my galaxy s3. that would explain the errors.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #33
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I was able to cut a 1.50 60 in a customers 2010 with 20" 555r's. Was very pleased with those tires. They did require some heat though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:44 PM   #34
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John are you at the track tonight?
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #35
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No I'd hope to get out again next week.

I've been racing for a few years so I know that better track conditions will yield some good results. I've been 1.35 on a drag radial in the past.
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12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #36
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Man I was hoping you would get another chance to hook that thang up today!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #37
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Looks like the DA when I was going 112 was

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12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:45 PM   #38
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Should be about that tonight too!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:51 PM   #39
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Raining here.
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12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #40
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I'm weather watching, want to hit GLD Wed or Thur. Thur has a higher chance of rain.
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13.15@106 1.95 | 100% Stock
12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
Mods: GPI Tune | Bo's PTB | Kooks LTs | Hooker Maxflows | Circle D 3200 | New Era OTR | RCR AirRam Manifold | Powerbond UDP | 3.91s
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #41
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I am not likely attending Atlanta as my 7 second buddy is probably racing a local 1/2 mile deal so I'd stick around town to help for that.

You'll like a converter for sure.

If I can hook the 555R's then great but if they can't hold the converter I'll get different tires. But I don't see running shorter tires I don't like the way they look.
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12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
Mods: GPI Tune | Bo's PTB | Kooks LTs | Hooker Maxflows | Circle D 3200 | New Era OTR | RCR AirRam Manifold | Powerbond UDP | 3.91s
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #42
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Fahh, I have a conference call with someone in Tokyo Wed 9pm, maybe I have to focus on Thursday. Sometimes being busy at work sucks.

Anyone else down?
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12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:19 PM   #43
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I'm going tomorrow night around 5-6pm (Wednesday May 8th).
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #44
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let me know how it goes, i have a dang work call at 9pm. :(
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13.15@106 1.95 | 100% Stock
12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #45
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Just got back from the Grove. I raced quite a few 5.0L mustangs. I just put on my new Nt05R 305/45r18's. Car hooked like crazy. In fact, it bogged too much. I need to figure out my launch a little better but went an all time best 12.48@114 with a 1.90 60ft. I can get my 60ft down a little with practice. Most 5L ran 12.8 range. Track seemed really good tonight.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:51 PM   #46
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Nice to hear, thanks for sharing.

How many cars were out?
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12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:22 PM   #47
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I would guess about 40 cars and a few bikes. I wasn't too busy, but enough people there to make it fun.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #48
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Nice, I could have run tonight but I have a work call that's starting in 5 minutes.

Any idea what the temp was up there? 57?
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13.15@106 1.95 | 100% Stock
12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:31 PM   #49
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It was mid to high 60's when I was running.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:26 PM   #50
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Looks like rain tomorrow. Ugh.
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13.15@106 1.95 | 100% Stock
12.37@112 1.85 | Headers, Cats | 555R DR | CAI | UDP | Tune
12.06@113 1.70 | +NT05R 18s | + Circle D 3200
11.84@113 1.59 | + 3.91s | +Race Star 17x7s
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