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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:36 pm 
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as title says im gonna run the big EA at bairnsdale drags just for fun,its only 1/8th mile but its all thats local...have listed mods except the diff,got a 3.08 single spinner in atm.so any tips?gonna be runnin 98ron as usual,maybe octane booster aswell??lower tyre pressures as traction is my killer??i got no idea so all help appreciated

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:59 pm 
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rip any excess weight out ie jack /spare tyre and any other crap lying around . let your tyres down to 20 psi .try starting your first launch at 2000rpm and see how you go ,if you don't get any wheel spin keep increasing your launch by 500 rpm ie 2000 2500 and so on.make sure you do a decent 2nd gear burnout to get those tyres nice and sticky.
the biggest tip is don't worry about the guy next next to you just pay attention to what your doin .
and beware drag racing is very addictive.
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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:02 pm 
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isnt the burnout pointless on street tires?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:49 pm 
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hey man im from b dale and ill be there. what couler car you got? details. ill come say hello if i see you. anyway, dad use to drag race and he said try launching at 3000 and shift at around 5000-6000 depending on how hot your engine is
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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:59 pm 
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i think a little burnout is good for it.
certinalty dropped my 60 foot times by .1

take out ur airfilter :D
u dont need that.
with an open center diff i wouldnt launch at anmore then 2500 or the drive wheel will just arc up.
for you car with ur mods, 5500 would be a decent point for shifting gears. u probably wont get out of third tho so make sure 2nd to 3rd is smooth change.. coz its the hardest gear change out there........
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good luck and let us know how u did!
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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:07 pm 
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drop tyres to 16-18 psi :) and launch harder

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:33 pm 
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madeaspack wrote:
isnt the burnout pointless on street tires?

a big burnout makes all the difference
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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:56 am 
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fs5 wrote:
madeaspack wrote:
isnt the burnout pointless on street tires?

a big burnout makes all the difference


and looks good

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:01 pm 
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hey its a white GL has 4spd auto badge on back and no ford badge on the bonnet. Blue racing seats and P plates prob only EA there LOOK OUT 4 ME thanks guys :)

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:02 pm 
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Lookin at your sig it should run a pretty decent time too.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:11 pm 
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without that diff makes a big difference.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:04 pm 
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hmm, id imagine you'd be there right now...have fun and good luck. :D

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 1:48 pm 
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Good luck madeaspack.

Wish I had of known the drags were on, would have packed a camel and headed down for a look see.

Looking forward to hearing you kicked butt :)
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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:02 pm 
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.. and post some pics if you've got them from the night!

sorry, thats the petrol head coming out.. I dont get out to cut sick much anymore

*pushes it back in* :?
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Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:59 pm 
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So how did you do?!?

 

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