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    you got going on man! keep it up!

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    Just noticed...

    How did you get your ProStar fronts to fit without spacers??

    Also, what PSI did you run in those MT's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Just noticed...

    How did you get your ProStar fronts to fit without spacers??

    Also, what PSI did you run in those MT's??
    Actually it was no more grinding on the fronts than it was on the rears...but, it was still a LOT. In fact, I'd say LESS work on the fronts of my car. Brake pad thickness maybe? Rears needed a ton of grinding.

    I had best luck with 20psi. Seemed to have flattest, widest footprint.
    Any less and it wanted to spin, at least a little.

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    I had issues with 20PSI myself, but I am throwing much more shock at them than you are.

    My best 60's were at 16PSI on the drivers side and 15PSI on the passenger side. Spinning.
    Still yet to find that sweet spot...and now I am changing tires.

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    Great times man I run them @ 13 or 14 just like my slicks and had the best luck it seems to wear the middle out faster if I ran any higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fraz1le View Post
    Great times man I run them @ 13 or 14 just like my slicks and had the best luck it seems to wear the middle out faster if I ran any higher.
    I'm running my 275/50's on a 10" wide wheel...Is that what you have too?

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    Very nice car

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    Thanks.
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    Nice Car and sweet run!! Always liked watching a chevy yank the front end off the ground!! I run 17x8 wheels with 11.50 M:T Drag radials. I run 10-12PSI. They hook amazing!!! 20PSI seems a little high to me.

    So is it safe to grind those wheels? Will it not throw off the balance?

    I have a set of drag lites for my trans am but they rub both front and back. So can I make them fit?

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    Are you saving for a new rearend?? As hard as your car is pulling off the line I can't see the 10 bolt lasting long! Nice PIC and VID....

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    Another rearend heading to the 10 bolt graveyard,,,,,lol..

    Great job,,,nice to see the car running so well with so little work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    So is it safe to grind those wheels? Will it not throw off the balance?

    I have a set of drag lites for my trans am but they rub both front and back. So can I make them fit?
    You grind the calipers, not the wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwk93ta View Post
    Are you saving for a new rearend?? As hard as your car is pulling off the line I can't see the 10 bolt lasting long! Nice PIC and VID....
    No...I just close my eyes and say a quick prayer as the tree comes down.

    I have a spare rear, so if/when this one breaks, I'll still be able to drive the car until I can mortgage the house to afford a new 9" rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Nice Car and sweet run!! Always liked watching a chevy yank the front end off the ground!! I run 17x8 wheels with 11.50 M:T Drag radials. I run 10-12PSI. They hook amazing!!! 20PSI seems a little high to me.

    So is it safe to grind those wheels? Will it not throw off the balance?

    I have a set of drag lites for my trans am but they rub both front and back. So can I make them fit?
    Thanks for the compliment, but PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT grind anything off of the wheels themselves.

    The CALIPERS need to be ground to fit Weld Draglites or ProStars. I have about 5 hours of grinding to enable me to run my 15x3.5's and 15x10 ProStars without any spacers. Most just run spacers on the front, but I didn't want to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    Thanks for the compliment, but PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT grind anything off of the wheels themselves.

    The CALIPERS need to be ground to fit Weld Draglites or ProStars. I have about 5 hours of grinding to enable me to run my 15x3.5's and 15x10 ProStars without any spacers. Most just run spacers on the front, but I didn't want to do that.
    Ok Thats what I thought!!

    Does it weaken the calipers?

    When we put these wheels on my T/A they already stick out about 1/2 inch. Didnt wanna run spacers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeper101 View Post
    Does it weaken the calipers?
    I went out to an empty stretch of highway and took the car up to 140MPH and waxed the brakes.
    If it was going to break, I wanted it to break out there where I could coast to a stop.
    Probably not the best idea...but it stopped fine. No problems since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I went out to an empty stretch of highway and took the car up to 140MPH and waxed the brakes.
    If it was going to break, I wanted it to break out there where I could coast to a stop.
    Probably not the best idea...but it stopped fine. No problems since.
    HAHA!!! Nice thats a test I like hearing!!! B/C with this new 383 stroker I have built its going to see well above 100MPH so I definatly don't need the brakes failing. Might add a parachute for added protection

    ok thanks guys this is going to help me alot now. Time to replan my current plan

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    I've only been 115 at the track...and quite a bit higher on a Closed Course with Professional Driver...Not worries about brakes here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rel3rd View Post
    Pretty much a generic cam/converter combo.
    Dynotuned by PSI in Glen Burnie, MD. (344rwhp on MUSTANG DYNO)
    Baby cam 226/226 .595"/.595" lift 112lsa
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    Everything else is as delivered from GM.
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    I think the secret to this whole combination is the descreened MAF sensor

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