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03-08-2011, 08:43 AM #41
Or someones way of additional weight to hook
03-08-2011, 08:49 AM #42┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐
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03-08-2011, 09:01 AM #43
1/8 tank when racing at the track? I assume you bring your own gas then.
03-08-2011, 09:30 AM #44
03-08-2011, 09:32 AM #45
I'm thinking I can go through an 1/8 tank in a couple passes...
03-08-2011, 09:39 AM #46
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03-08-2011, 09:42 AM #47
Taking weight out of the rear of the car on stock rubber isn't a great idea.
03-08-2011, 09:45 AM #48
03-08-2011, 09:46 AM #49
03-08-2011, 10:50 AM #50
I would never run my car low on fuel. Especially when going wot. Guess I'm just weird.
03-08-2011, 11:23 AM #51
You would know more then me about the racing since you probably have much more time at the track then I do. I have a couple hundred passes lifetime
I know I cut my one of my best 60' with 28lbs in my street tires
I know the launch is key but a full tank is a lot of weight to get moving once you get off the line. I'll try anything once though
03-08-2011, 11:32 AM #52
03-08-2011, 12:09 PM #53
03-08-2011, 02:28 PM #54
I've found that stock rubber likes higher air pressures. Lower pressures tend to cup the middle of the tire, less contact,,,especially on these wider radial tires. You can experiment by leaving short marks on clean pavement. Look closely at how even the mark is accross the entire contact patch.
Light in the center means it needs more air pressure. When it's even,,,it's a good starting point for the track when you get there. I found 40 psi to work exceptionally well on the 275/40-17's. Even the old bias plys I use like alot of air as well. From there it's all weight bias and sneaky suspension tricks. We weren't allowed any obvious weight bias, so we would put water in the spare tire. Sometimes even a larger spare tire than what the car was actually running to hold more water, or run the spare with a 7" rim instead of the 6" rims on the car, again more room for water. That's about as far as I ever went with weight bias in the stock class. Got me a best of 1.87 60 foot times on F70-14 bias plys
But when running a 4th gen on test and tune, no rules apply. I'd have all kinds of crap in the trunk for weight bias, my laptop for tuning, the cooler packed with drinks, even had a bag of stuff from the store after shopping earlier that day. I've never had the spare out of the car either. Mainly also because I'd drive the cars to the track, and I didn't want my junk laying in the pits, probably wouldn't be there when I got back.
Sticky tires are a completely different ballgame however.
03-08-2011, 03:04 PM #55
03-08-2011, 03:46 PM #56
03-08-2011, 03:52 PM #57
Just air down the drag radials right off the street and it cuts 1.5 60 foot times. Just stab and steer. Makes things easy.
03-08-2011, 04:33 PM #58
03-09-2011, 04:31 PM #59
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That will be a close run but it really does depend on the driver.
03-09-2011, 05:56 PM #60
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