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Old 05-11-2013, 08:59 PM   #26
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J knows more than me. How is the track prep? Take some air out and practice.
Yeah, I don't race enough to know how the "track prep" was but I'm sure it wasn't very warm with these temps? I brought the rear tires down to 24psi, revved the engine to about 12-1500 rpm's (while holding the brake) and tried to slowly roll on the throttle (with TC off and Stabilitrak on). Nothing I did worked today but I suppose it coulda been the weather? I was even breaking loose when she hit second. The good news is, she def has 12's in her with this MPH. Pretty happy about that!!
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It was prob about 45 out when I went. Maybe upper 40's tops. All I did was drop the air pressure into the low 20's, burned out just long enough to see a wisp of smoke and left at about 1000-1100 rpms. Nothing to difficult. Prob took about 4/5 passes to start cutting 1.8's. The car made 368/ 385 back then.

Make sure both the T/C and Stabilitrak are off.
Cool, thanks for the heads up. Sounds like I was on the right track. I did try a few runs with Stabilitrak off as well, but I just couldn't get her to bite.

In your opinion, would you get drag radials if you were me? If so, which ones?
Again, I don't plan to race it all of the time but it might be nice to get some consistency.
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Yeah, I don't race enough to know how the "track prep" was but I'm sure it wasn't very warm with these temps? I brought the rear tires down to 24psi, revved the engine to about 12-1500 rpm's (while holding the brake) and tried to slowly roll on the throttle (with TC off and Stabilitrak on). Nothing I did worked today but I suppose it coulda been the weather? I was even breaking loose when she hit second. The good news is, she def has 12's in her with this MPH. Pretty happy about that!!
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Cool, thanks for the heads up. Sounds like I was on the right track. I did try a few runs with Stabilitrak off as well, but I just couldn't get her to bite.

In your opinion, would you get drag radials if you were me? If so, which ones?
Again, I don't plan to race it all of the time but it might be nice to get some consistency.
Your rpms are way to high. Try 1000 and mash the gas. Any decent track your spinning will be minimal.

You can also drive around the water box then back the rear tires in to burnout. Driving through the water box with radial street tires will only drag water onto the track and ensure you spin.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #29
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Your rpms are way to high. Try 1000 and mash the gas. Any decent track your spinning will be minimal.

You can also drive around the water box then back the rear tires in to burnout. Driving through the water box with radial street tires will only drag water onto the track and ensure you spin.
Yup. I drove around the water box and just did a little burnout to clean off the tires. No smoke. Maybe they just didn't have the track prepared because mashing the pedal (even at 1K RPM) would've spun something fierce. I'll admit that later in the day when I really tried easing out of the hole, my times worsened.
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Drag radials will def help in the traction dept. Will you be more prone to breaking something..... very marginally. The auto is soft on drivetrain parts. Nothing I would worry about but it could always happen. A 20" drag radial would also help you if you don't mind driving around on those.
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11syn3rgy I am going to the track next weekend for the first time this year ....I don't want to hijack the thread but i want to ask jamie what rpm i should start at on nitto nt05r with jre street brawler and a eaton locker
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11syn3rgy I am going to the track next weekend for the first time this year ....I don't want to hijack the thread but i want to ask jamie what rpm i should start at on nitto nt05r with jre street brawler and a eaton locker
Since day 1 I've always launched my car at 1000 rpm. Any higher and it always spun. I think part of it is the extremely steep first gear the 6l80e posses.


Your 6 speed is a different game though. I wouldn't know what to start at.
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Drag radials will def help in the traction dept. Will you be more prone to breaking something..... very marginally. The auto is soft on drivetrain parts. Nothing I would worry about but it could always happen. A 20" drag radial would also help you if you don't mind driving around on those.
I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

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I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

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I know u r asking J but McCormick racing is the best price on M/T's. ck the others for the nitto's. Summit, Jegs, Ebay.
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I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

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Depends what size wheel? I had great luck with the M & H 275 drag radial in an 18". I've also done well experimenting with the 295 17" Mickey Thompson. In a 20 the new MT would prob be better than the 555r. But without huge power anyone would be beneficial and work as equally as well. Whatever you can get the best deal on.
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I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

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With your mods I would look into the 18" 555r's . They are perfect for a bolt-on car. I was able to go 12.2 with the same mods as yourself. And you can drive to the track with them on. If you were closer I would of given you an awesome deal on my used 555r's ( Only used 1 season).
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Depends what size wheel? I had great luck with the M & H 275 drag radial in an 18". I've also done well experimenting with the 295 17" Mickey Thompson. In a 20 the new MT would prob be better than the 555r. But without huge power anyone would be beneficial and work as equally as well. Whatever you can get the best deal on.
He don't need no M & H retard. He's bolt-on. A bolt-on car is fine with 555R's. They will last a lot longer
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With your mods I would look into the 18" 555r's . They are perfect for a bolt-on car. I was able to go 12.2 with the same mods as yourself. And you can drive to the track with them on. If you were closer I would of given you an awesome deal on my used 555r's ( Only used 1 season).
Stop being selfish and just give them to him!! I heard your money tree is blooming quite nicely this year!!
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He don't need no M & H retard. He's bolt-on. A bolt-on car is fine with 555R's. They will last a lot longer

Listen, 2 10 second passes still makes you my biotch!
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Stop being selfish and just give them to him!! I heard your money tree is blooming quite nicely this year!!
Until my wife helped herself to it for mother's day
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Listen, 2 10 second passes still makes you my biotch!
Let's not open Pandora's box now. We're trying to help a bolt-on car, not a 9s car
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Listen, 2 10 second passes still makes you my biotch!
You guys are funny! I really appreciate all of the great advice from all of you! If anyone knows of a decent rear set of drag radials. I'm probably game. The damn drag race addiction may have just started. This car WILL have a blower of some type in the not-so distant future. Good times!!
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Drag radials will get you in the 12's

You should probably be careful if you do this, there is a large risk of breaking drivetrain parts. Having an automatic trans helps.
???? How so? I've seen people run low 11s and 10s with the stock trans and axles on pure slicks. Hmmm I might have to do some digging on this then and sorry if I I was just shocked a lil 1st time I read about breaking the drivetrain ok now
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You guys are funny! I really appreciate all of the great advice from all of you! If anyone knows of a decent rear set of drag radials. I'm probably game. The damn drag race addiction may have just started. This car WILL have a blower of some type in the not-so distant future. Good times!!
Then get Bogarts or Welds! If u have that kind of cash! And some M/T's!
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11synergy thanks for this thread lol
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You guys are funny! I really appreciate all of the great advice from all of you! If anyone knows of a decent rear set of drag radials. I'm probably game. The damn drag race addiction may have just started. This car WILL have a blower of some type in the not-so distant future. Good times!!
When I went to the blower the 555r was no longer good enough. Needed the MT's
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drag race addiction

It has just started...............Trust me
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???? How so? I've seen people run low 11s and 10s with the stock trans and axles on pure slicks. Hmmm I might have to do some digging on this then and sorry if I I was just shocked a lil 1st time I read about breaking the drivetrain ok now

I went low 10's on the stock trans. I'm sure the other drivetrain parts would have been fine if I left them but I got them so cheap I had to go for it.
A set of slicks goes a long way on any car but even further on an auto.

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Then get Bogarts or Welds! If u have that kind of cash! And some M/T's!

Mo money, mo problems!!
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When I went to the blower the 555r was no longer good enough. Needed the MT's
You're still my biotch!
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I went low 10's on the stock trans. I'm sure the other drivetrain parts would have been fine if I left them but I got them so cheap I had to go for it.
A set of slicks goes a long way on any car but even further on an auto.




Mo money, mo problems!!
WOW thats good to hear I just wanna hit 10.99 thats it my wild build will be mostly for the Texas Miles the 1/4 isn't enough for me
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