Am I on point?
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02-17-2008, 09:59 AM #1
Am I on point?
Went to the local strip for opening day this weekend. Ran a best time of 8.723@85mph with the engine at 215 degrees. This is without my drag radials, putting those on this week. What kind of drop can I expect in my time with the addition of some BFG's?? I have a serious problem hooking up in first and second. Had to feather it to get it out in first.
02-17-2008, 09:59 PM #2
That's like a 13.6 in the full 1/4 mile. Not bad, that's about what they run stock. I have the same trouble getting out of 1, the M6 is hard to get down. Better tires and more practice you'll be landing closer to the 8.6 8.5 territory.
02-18-2008, 11:50 AM #3
More info needed to properly answer your ?. What was the 60' time?
Are you driving through the water box? BIG NO NO! Also street tires don't want a burnout just a quick pop of the clutch to clean them off.
Also your on a stock tune? I would adjust fan settings and get that thing down around 190*-205* max.
But if you still have the stock stiff ass rear springs they need to go! Go to a local junkyard and buy a pair of V-6 rear coils and it will make a world of difference. Thank me later.
I have been doing that for 15 years now and haven't had one car it didn't help greatly.Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!
03-02-2008, 04:44 PM #4
Another trip to the strip... My best time last trip was 8.723 @ 85mph. Consistently running 8.5's now with my fastest being 8.432 @ 86mph. Haven't done anything to my car besides lid, bellow and an SLP MAF. Improved my launch, not to mention my drivin. My 60-ft time on that run was 2.046 and my reaction time was .207. My reaction is usually .0 or .1 something. What kind of 60 foot time can I expect with the drag radials?? I think if I keep the temp down, I can run a 8.3 as is.
03-27-2008, 11:57 AM #5
reaction time is meaningless against your et.
you 60 foot is not bad with stock sized tires
03-27-2008, 12:41 PM #6
But that has just been my experience and I also was in my 2800lb 240sx so maybe there's a difference in the weight Dunno.
03-27-2008, 12:49 PM #7
water box is definatly a no no on street tires.
unless you have very soft 15k mile street tires getting them hot won't help anyways
03-29-2008, 11:48 PM #8
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Street tires and racing slicks/DOT slicks are made from different compounds. Generally a very light burnout to clean any debris off and put a little heat in them is all thats needed.
But each brand/model of tire varies and some may like NO burnout, some may like a little. Never seen a street tire like a real big burn out, it brings out the oils/impurities out of the tire and actually makes it a little slippier, oils from in the tire and stuff picked up on the roadways
03-30-2008, 12:03 PM #12
I've tried burn-outs, a quick spin to clean my tires, and just pulling straight to stage. My Nitto 555R drag radials are garbage. The best 60 ft time they have given me is 1.978. That's ridiculous when I was doing 2.031 with street tires. I'll never buy them again. I've tried every pressure from 30lbs. - 18lbs. No luck...
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