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    Time to break a few records

    Unfortunately I think they'll just be some personal bests.
    Plan is to hit the strip either tommorrow (friday or Saturday)...It seems to look like it is going to rain saturday so there is a heavy possibility that I'll be going tommorrow.
    Already off to a bit of a bad start...my ET streets have a crack in the sidewall so Ive had to borrow my buddy's radials off his vette. MAN these things are heavy...each tire comes in at a hair over 55lbs, vs my radials on my prostars at about 38lbs.
    These things are going to EAT my hp being added rotational mass.
    Goal is still to shoot for low 12's.
    Qa1 setup is all wonky to. Fronts are on the softest setting (1) because my dial jammed. Rears I have set to 4 or 5. I'll probably stiffen that up a bit more, but the fronts are going to kill weight transfer.
    Should have a camera or two rolling, so hopefully the only thing I break this time is my previous best...well, and I wanna beat up on Transamtom's (FV6) LS1 ...the odds keep stacking against me here.
    Alright, lets build up some suspense. Any takers on the timeslip?

    Mods: custom cam/heads/stall/4.10's and some heavy ass drag radials

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    I ran 13.6 on a blown motor with a baby cam last time...mind you I have the 10 bolt rear end and lighter tires to...not the ford 8.8 and lead rims lol

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    You want Lee's times then?

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    Re: Time to break a few records

    That extra 20lbs of rotating mass is going to hurt, atleast you'll know whatever you do tomorrow, you can beat easily.

    Sent from the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forced_Firebird View Post
    You want Lee's times then?
    Would absolutly love to have those yes

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    flat 13. I dont see 12s bud sorry. What size stall? weight? and altitude/da?
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    I think cayga is about 300m above sea level. DA I'll have to calculate tonight...but it is COLD here. Like snow soon cold.

    I haven't had the car on the scales, but with the rims being a total of 34lbs heavier, you can negate my stripped car, and all weight reduction I ever had with this car for sure.

    Stall is 3200 TCI


    I'm gunna guess 12.8 on these rims, assuming I can hook em nice tonight. I'm used to my soft walls, not these stiff ones.

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    As of right this very second, DA is -1022

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    Crikey! We're at 4600 right meow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WarShrike View Post
    Crikey! We're at 4600 right meow.
    we're on the verge of getting snow. Come race down here lol.

    Actually, I am going to have to call the track a bit later and find out if they are going to be open tonight because maybe it might be too cold.

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    You will be surprised how drag radials MPH in the top end. Much more efficient sidewall and they will probably dead hook off the line. Other than the weight they should do ok on your car. You say your front shocks are on the softest setting? Thats a good thing and helps front end rise/weight transfer.

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    ^Yup, you want the front soft as can be, and the rears as firm as will allow especially on the launch and 60' section.

    Might need to get your QA1's rebuilt after this season is done.
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    Ya, I'll need just the front one rebuilt. They only have like 5000km on them, the one valve got jammed up front (noticed when I installed it, but Due to breaking the old shocks off, it was either install it as is for the rest of the season, be without a car for a few more weeks, I'll rebuild it over winter)

    I thought you wanted to have some stiffness to the front (like a 4-5 setting) so that the nose still raises fast, but doesn't come down as fast. From what I understand being on the softest setting the nose will fall back down really quick and unload the rear tires again.

    Atleast that is one thing to look forward to on the drag radials. Any suggestion on PSI to run them on? On my old old setup I used to run 29psi in my soft wall ET streets and hook, not sure what I should do for these though? I'd like to run the max psi possible while still hooking.

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    Start around 20 lbs on the drag radials. On front end rise, these cars probably couldnt raise the front end fast enough with No shocks due to bushing friction. It will probably be fine on the softest setting. My 3rd gen Trans Am had trouble hooking and was turning fairly consistent 1.44 60 ft times. Got pissed one night and ran a drill bit thru each strut and dumped the oil charge. Next time at the track it went 1.32 and the front end went 4 feet up and bent some shit when it came down. Might have been TOO soft at that point. LOL

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