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    first trip the the 1/8th

    well I made my first run in this car tonight and not to upset with the results all things considered. my best time of the night was a 8.746 @ 85.3 mph with a 60ft of 2.112. cheap ass street tires didn't help things any lol. mods are 4.10s slp lid and loudmouth catback

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    Are you an A4 or M6?

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    i'm m6

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmeadows View Post
    well I made my first run in this car tonight and not to upset with the results all things considered. my best time of the night was a 8.746 @ 85.3 mph with a 60ft of 2.112. cheap ass street tires didn't help things any lol. mods are 4.10s slp lid and loudmouth catback
    Thats a decent MPH for a very high 1.8th time... Sounds like major traction issues hehe... Specially with them 4.10's im sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelmanLS1 View Post
    Thats a decent MPH for a very high 1.8th time... Sounds like major traction issues hehe... Specially with them 4.10's im sure
    yeah thats why im not too upset, couldn't launch over 2500 and spinning through 2nd and a lil in third. it was just a test and tune night and i don't think that they prepped the track very well that night. also you have to drive through the water box because they spray down the whole width of the track so you track a little water to the line. with that mph and a 1.8 1.9 60' what should i be running?

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    With a 1.9 60ft and your mods maybe 8.30 -40ish. 1.9 60ft is very elusive in a mostly stock car though.

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    throw some DR or slicks and that will make you better alot. personally i think our cars stock are a lot better from the 1/8 to the finish line.

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    in stock trim first time i got 1.971, 1.963 , but every car from the factory is a lil different

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    in stock trim first time i got 1.971, 1.963 , but every car from the factory is a lil different
    not bad, auto or m6? Like I said before i think they didn't prep the track or something because one pass when i shifted into third my rear almost crossed the center line. dunno if the car in front of me had a leak or what the deal was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    throw some DR or slicks and that will make you better alot. personally i think our cars stock are a lot better from the 1/8 to the finish line.
    street tires is the reason your getting high 8s. DRs will cut 1.9 60' regularily and you can see 8.4 as best ET in your case

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    Beware the drag radials on the stock 10 bolt rear diff. though, they have an appetite for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss_caramo View Post
    Beware the drag radials on the stock 10 bolt rear diff. though, they have an appetite for them.
    yeah had a little problem with my 97 T/A. It was M6 and the rear didn't like the mickeys lol.

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    Are drag radials REAL hard on the rear end with an Automatic car also? Or is it worst on the M6? With my stock converter I should only be able to launch at like 1200rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98_ls1maro View Post
    Are drag radials REAL hard on the rear end with an Automatic car also? Or is it worst on the M6? With my stock converter I should only be able to launch at like 1200rpm.
    not so bad on an unstalled auto and its not too bad on an m6 car as long as you don't get crazy with the launch

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlmeadows View Post
    not bad, auto or m6? Like I said before i think they didn't prep the track or something because one pass when i shifted into third my rear almost crossed the center line. dunno if the car in front of me had a leak or what the deal was.
    auto.

    and on the worst track in MI. they only do track prep once a week i i was told

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    the autos are easier on the stock rearend than M6.

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    Where at in Tennessee do you run at?

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    Thats supposed to be a nice track. You need some drag radials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2camsam View Post
    Thats supposed to be a nice track. You need some drag radials.
    it is a nice track but it was a test and tune night and there were maybe 30 people there. the gates opened at two and we got there an hour before they shut down at 9:30. The track wasn't sticky at all but I agree i really need some drag radials.

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