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Old 11-01-2013, 01:55 PM   #18
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I run the Mickey Thompson 305/20 ET Street D/Rs and get 1.63 - 1.65 60' with them mounted on the stock rims with 30 PSI. I also have BMR suspension in the car and I'm a automatic V6 on nitrous.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #19
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Was he running an automatic car? I was running 12:40s-12:50s with the 555Rs, I then switched to the NT05Rs and got into the 12:20s, 60' times went from the 2:00s with the 555s on the stock 20" wheels, to 1:85s with the NT05Rs on 18" wheels changing nothing else. I think it could have gone faster but I broke an axle the next time out, then smoked the clutch the following time, replaced that with a POS aftermarket clutch, at that point I gave up. I think the M/T DR is even better than the NT05Rs.
He was 6M LS3. NT05Rs will help me I think.

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I run the Mickey Thompson 305/20 ET Street D/Rs and get 1.63 - 1.65 60' with them mounted on the stock rims with 30 PSI. I also have BMR suspension in the car and I'm a automatic V6 on nitrous.
Yes, NT05Rs or MTs will be my next drag tire. From all I have read they are both very close.

I still think though my technique can still be improved. That other LS3 SS demonstrated that. Although the SS was not a 1LE.

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If you only run the tires at the track I would get slicks or ET Streets (if they make the latter in a 17).
I will stick with the 18's unless a sick deal on Welds comes my way. But I can dream.

Love the look of DRs on a 1LE:

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Old 11-04-2013, 12:42 PM   #20
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take that ride to a RC and you can beat up mustangs at will.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #21
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take that ride to a RC and you can beat up mustangs at will.
So true, but that's too easy, like roping a horse in a barrel.

I will be going back to my local RC, NJ Motorsports Park, next year and Autocross too. I just got obsessed with drag racing for now, it's all out and such a bargain. I do not think I will ever be in a situation where I can be all out on a road course. And without more instruction it would not be a good thing.

I am going back to Atco tomorrow night to try again. The Guy I raced with last week who has the hang of DRs on his SS says I need to do a street launch instead of a high RPM clutch killer. A key point though is if the track staff cones off the slick groove for T&T street cars.

Over on the 1LE forum a 1LE owner just broke an axle. This has me a bit worried, but I guess then it will be time for stronger axles. I wonder if they will fit a 1LE with the mixture of SS and ZL1 parts.
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:35 PM   #22
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:39 PM   #23
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You should be able to run 1.8 60fts on 555rs. I ran many 1.87-89 60s on my stock tires! The stickier tire might actually hurt you for a wile as it did me. I only made 2 outings on my 18" nto5s but I actually ran slower! The sticky tire made it harder to launch the car and not bogg the engine down. My second time out I matched my 1.8s by being VERY agressive with a best of 1.83 but blew the run as I have having trans issues! Keep practicing on the 555rs and you'll get better.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #24
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Where in South Jersey, I lived in Pleasantville by Atlantic City until I was 8. Still have a lot of family back there.
Pitman, but growing up I spent a lot of time on the Mullica River and Egg harbor where my Dad's family is from. Not too far from where you grew up. I still go there often to help out my elderly uncle. He should not be living alone, but he does exactly what he wants. Respect his courage.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:28 AM   #25
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You should be able to run 1.8 60fts on 555rs. I ran many 1.87-89 60s on my stock tires! The stickier tire might actually hurt you for a wile as it did me. I only made 2 outings on my 18" nto5s but I actually ran slower! The sticky tire made it harder to launch the car and not bogg the engine down. My second time out I matched my 1.8s by being VERY agressive with a best of 1.83 but blew the run as I have having trans issues! Keep practicing on the 555rs and you'll get better.
Wow nice runs on the Pirellis. I was only able to get 1.9s on my old SS with Pirellis. So far I have not been able to match my best in my 1LE even with DRs.

It must be me. I will keep trying. Man, don't you hate it when you get a nice 60' and then miss a gear? No problem for autos. But I think it's the challenge that keeps me going. My friend finally just hit 11s with his lightly modded GT Mustang (I can't beat his Mustang, even red-lighting) and now he might not come as often. He hit a .000 light on his last run on Tuesday. Luckily, I still have a way to go before I hit my target.
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I was so upset after that run I left the track! This car has been fighting me for way to long an took the fun out of it. I was having constant problems with my 6 speed, when it recently trashed the throwout bearing I threw in the towel! I love this car though, that's why decided to stick with it and swap the trans. If my M6 worked properly I would have loved to stick with it, I just could not justify the money it would cost to run it how I want.

If I were you, I would put a even steeper gear in it instead of trying new tires. Once they are worn then get some mickys or nto5s. I would put a 4.33 in that thing, it will be much easier to keep the car in its power band out of the hole! It won't take as much RPM to launch the car and you already have to shift 4th so might as well make it worth it! I think you would see a solid 3 tenths easy with just a gear.
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I was so upset after that run I left the track! This car has been fighting me for way to long an took the fun out of it. I was having constant problems with my 6 speed, when it recently trashed the throwout bearing I threw in the towel! I love this car though, that's why decided to stick with it and swap the trans. If my M6 worked properly I would have loved to stick with it, I just could not justify the money it would cost to run it how I want.

If I were you, I would put a even steeper gear in it instead of trying new tires. Once they are worn then get some mickys or nto5s. I would put a 4.33 in that thing, it will be much easier to keep the car in its power band out of the hole! It won't take as much RPM to launch the car and you already have to shift 4th so might as well make it worth it! I think you would see a solid 3 tenths easy with just a gear.
Holy cow, 3 tenths you think?
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Yes I do, it's a heavy car with a small block. The factory really under geared this car as far as drag performance goes. When a car bogs the engine down at a 4k launch it's for one reason, not enough gear. That's why there is only that small window to get a good launch..these cars bog or spin! With the right gear a 4k launch should get this car moving hard off the line, the gear will compensate for the wieght and keep that motor in its sweet spot instead of pulling it down.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:18 PM   #29
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Only a little better 60' last night dropping my pressure to 22 pounds. But still no better than 12.4. And now I may have fried my clutch with only 4,000 miles. On my last two runs the motor revved freely in first and second after the clutch was all the way out. Although it did seem to be back to normal on the way home.
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Some Improvement

Last Friday was promising. I am getting slightly better at launching with DRs and my ETs improved slightly even though my best run was not my best 60'. I ran a couple of 12.400s with one run dipping into the 12.3s.

My best so far is 12.378 @114.30. Even though this 60' was 1.983. My best 60' that night was 1.927. I know, still not good but my best 60' so far including my '11 SS. I am running my NT555Rs at 20 pounds. A couple of times I felt like I was getting a better feel for the clutch grab point while giving it gas.


As far as Mustangs go I am competitive or faster against almost all of the stock Coyote ones except for 2013+ GT500s. Last Friday I ran against my first Boss 302, a stock one. We were very close. He was running low 12.5s and one 12.4. He beat me though 2 out of three. I treed him and beat his ET to win easily the first time. But I made small mistakes on the next 2 runs. It was really exciting fender to fender racing just like my previous runs against a stock '11 GT500. Most of the time running against NA cars with a similar ET and a better 60' I can run down the other car at the end of the track. But the boss is different, If I did not have a lead by about half track, he would pull away. He had his track key turned on.

Those Bosses make big HP stock. The rumor is the 2015 5.0 Mustangs will have 500 hp by the end of the '15 model year. I wonder where they found all the extra HP? I may ned a Turbo.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #31
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Fraxum you going this week?
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That's a really solid pass man, your doing a good job of driving. That's strang you slip says 29 mph in the 1/8th! If you can get that 1.8 60ft that's a very low 12 sec pass right there!
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #33
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Yes I was going to go to Atco on Tuesday, but it was closed. Hopefully Friday it will be open.

RT4T is going too. Camaros must represent! The place is full of Mustangs.
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That's a really solid pass man, your doing a good job of driving. That's strang you slip says 29 mph in the 1/8th! If you can get that 1.8 60ft that's a very low 12 sec pass right there!
Thanks! There is still more in it with a tune and some better DRs. And better launches with practice.

Yea, I think Atco was having problems with the 1/8 mph.
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