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This is a discussion on wheel stand within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; I was at the track last night. There was so many cars doing wheel stands. They made it look so ...

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    I was at the track last night. There was so many cars doing wheel stands. They made it look so easy. How much power does it take to get the front end up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1wallen View Post
    I was at the track last night. There was so many cars doing wheel stands. They made it look so easy. How much power does it take to get the front end up?
    i would say depending on the suspension and how well the car hooks + the weight of the front end...probably in the 500hp range...but i could be wrong...

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    completely dependent on your suspension setup, the weight of your front end, and track prep....what lifts the front end is torque....it is also worth noting that lifting the front in the air is wasted power..you dont want your car's power lifting your front end..you want it pushing your car forward ...it is still cool i know...but notice nhra top fuel don't lift their front end..and they go 0-200 in a second or two ...

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    i lifted the front tires at a little over 360hp. it was only a couple inches but it still came up. alot depends on how you hook and the way your suspension is set up.

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    Wheel stands hurt ET's.
    Keep 'em on the ground if you can.



    That said....properly set-up a stock motor'd LS1 car should be able to pull the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wheel stands hurt ET's.
    Keep 'em on the ground if you can.



    That said....properly set-up a stock motor'd LS1 car should be able to pull the tires.
    True and True.. It really does not take much power. It is more in the setup of the suspension than power...

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    Depends how high you wanna go...



    It is a waste of power like said above... can be hard on parts when you come down too! but I just had to do it...

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    I'm not a hardcore racer. I go to have fun. I think it would just be cool to get it to lift up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSXZ28 View Post
    Depends how high you wanna go...

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    It is a waste of power like said above... can be hard on parts when you come down too! but I just had to do it...
    That's awesome. what did you have done to get that e.t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis ss View Post
    That's awesome. what did you have done to get that e.t.
    408 stroker, big cam, good heads, TH400, 12-bolt, lots of suspension work and a 250 hit of laughing gas
    Drove it on the street all of the time... I miss that car.

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    LSXZ28 where in md are you

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    LSXZ28 where in md are you
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    What kind of suspension would you guy recommend to get the wheels up then? Stiff/soft new shocks and springs ect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSXZ28 View Post
    Depends how high you wanna go...

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    It is a waste of power like said above... can be hard on parts when you come down too! but I just had to do it...
    I didn't know you were on this board Bret. Welcome. Good to have someone with your knowledge here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I didn't know you were on this board Bret. Welcome. Good to have someone with your knowledge here.
    Thanks man! I drop in when I can... and try to help out some!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSXZ28 View Post
    Depends how high you wanna go...

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    It is a waste of power like said above... can be hard on parts when you come down too! but I just had to do it...
    thats badass

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    What kind of suspension would you guy recommend to get the wheels up then? Stiff/soft new shocks and springs ect....
    Didn't you read above? Lifting the tires HURTS your ET

    Slicks...Rear-end...Torque Arm...Lower Control Arms...Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets...Remove the front sway bar (drag racing only).

    As for springs/shocks...not really a pair out there for drag racing AND street use I don't think...Koni/Strano are the best all-around shock. QA1's are used more for drag racing.

    The idea is to transfer as much weight as possible to the rear of the car on your launch, and be able to get that weight/power to the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Didn't you read above? Lifting the tires HURTS your ET
    I think the experience of lifting the tires is worth a couple tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetaws6 View Post
    I think the experience of lifting the tires is worth a couple tenths.
    then you are in the wrong hobby....a couple of tenths is huge

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    with that being said..i agree that everyone should experience a wheel stand

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