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    Went to the track...

    I went to the track tonight here in Baton Rouge. I say I had some pretty decent runs considering this was my first since I got the car at the end of October. My reaction time really sucks , but practice makes perfect!!


    1st 2nd 3rd

    r/t .488 .398 .341
    60' 2.430 2.287 2.217
    330 6.251 6.064 5.905
    1/8 9.239 9.034 8.839
    mph 82.66 83.14 84.07
    1/4 13.891 13.682 13.427
    mph 104.54 106.09 103.78


    My mods are a whisper lid, homemade loudmouth exhaust , and subframes. Will be doing a little more work on it in a week (hopefully Thunder Racing gets all my parts in). If you have any suggestions are criticism please post.
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    You were spinning out of the gate alot on the second pass huh....?

    Thats why your trap speed was the highest. Your car is a 6 speed..?
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    Yeah I have a 6 speed. It did spin a little but I was acting like a little kid on Christmas morning and could not take off for crap. It would bog down then big up and take off like a bat out of hell. Just need more practice.

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    Are you rolling through the water box when pulling in the lane........Or driving around it?
    Also are you doing any kind of "burnout" with that street tire?

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    I would drive around it and back into the water box like every body else. I would do a little burn out in it. I just couldn't launch it at all. I did won't to dump the clutch and spin throught second, so i would rev up a little and just take off. Doing my burnout just felt weird. After i would let off the gas it seemed like it was still spinning a lot. I know my clutch was acting fuuny but it is all stock. Just hope I didn't screw something up the other night when i burning my tires. I thought i was spinning but i wasn't. Burn't clutch stinks!!

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    By the way my back tires or 18 x 10.5 with 295/35/zr18 Yokohama AVS sports.

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    Don't back into the water at all!!! Just roll back 15-20 feet stoping BEFORE the water and pop the clutch from LOW rpm like 1600-1800 and only let the tires spin a few times........Just enough to clean off the tread. With a regular street tire like that it makes it spin worse with any type of burnout.

    Just try it next time a few passes and I'll bet money they will be your best yet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS2Tuner View Post
    Don't back into the water at all!!! Just roll back 15-20 feet stoping BEFORE the water and pop the clutch from LOW rpm like 1600-1800 and only let the tires spin a few times........Just enough to clean off the tread. With a regular street tire like that it makes it spin worse with any type of burnout.

    Just try it next time a few passes and I'll bet money they will be your best yet!!
    wow! yeah don't even get them wet @ all! adjust your mires so u can c your tires, and as soon as u c smoke your good. it will help big time

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02BrianZ28 View Post
    wow! yeah don't even get them wet @ all! adjust your mires so u can c your tires, and as soon as u c smoke your good. it will help big time
    Sorry to inform you but a regular street tire doesn't like heat!!!
    It makes them spin worse.
    My car does 1.28 60 fts. on a little 275/60/15 drag radial so I think I got suspension and tire figured out by now.... But thanks for the tip.

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    hey i got slips to show what i know 2... i put 180 pass on goodyear eagles last year... i got line locks... and i took it till the 7th round at super chevy last year until i broke my stock rear... so i think i have it figuard out to...

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    I try that out the next time I go. Hopefully Thunder calls me and tells me to drop my car off so they can redo my suspension among other things. This was a good starting place to see what the other mods will do on the track. I guess i will buy some drag radials in the next couple weeks, just have to find some other rims though. Dam, to have fun at the track sure does cost a lot of money.

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    yeah but u got to love it... i went with some nito's, and they only coast about $125 a tire, there not to bad for street driving... you can't do crazy burn outs, but they sure give you one hell of a launch and a red light when someone roles up beside you... i'll never go back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02BrianZ28 View Post
    hey i got slips to show what i know 2... i put 180 pass on goodyear eagles last year... i got line locks... and i took it till the 7th round at super chevy last year until i broke my stock rear... so i think i have it figuard out to...
    Yeah I've put hundreds of passes on tires too with a 14 second car. Once you get a regular street tire hot it turns into molten liquid rubber. And you sure as hell don't need to go into the water box for warming a street tire.

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