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 Post subject: Next mod for 400m times?
Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:32 pm 
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Looking to head down the track in the future and wondering where my money is best spent to help get the best time over the 1/4 mile

Im running EA 5 speed...... which means 3.5 first gear plus 3.7 single spinner diff means traction is an issue, so im thinking 2 options

...... been quoted nearly $1000 to have a rebuilt LSD fitted to my diff

OR

....... fit a pair of 235/70 American Racer semi slicks around $600 posted

http://www.vpw.com.au/product.asp?CatID ... odID=74803

What would be more beneficial on the track?
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:26 pm 
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I'd say LSD first to get the traction
then get some semi slicks...just my opinion.

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:46 pm 
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nitrous, slow take off, and then hit it.
Best bang for your buck you will ever find
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:54 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I'd say LSD first to get the traction
then get some semi slicks...just my opinion.

phong =P~


haha yeah thats my plan, but i dont know if i can afford both. Im worried about the lsd as ive heard alot of stories of people having a single spinner diff 6 months after a LSD rebuild?

ELGT wrote:
nitrous, slow take off, and then hit it.
Best bang for your buck you will ever find


that would be ideal, but knowing my car the only thing going "bang" would be headgasket :lol:
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Next mod for 400m times?
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:13 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
What would be more beneficial on the track?


Spool hands down. If its a track car then why waste 1k on a rebuilt LSD when a spool can be fitted for a fraction of the price. That is if it is actually a track car.
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:22 pm 
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ok sorry i gotta rephrase it then, its a family car that will see the occasional track duty.

Basically looking at the two above options and wondering which would help traction more?
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:08 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
phongus wrote:
I'd say LSD first to get the traction
then get some semi slicks...just my opinion.

phong =P~


haha yeah thats my plan, but i dont know if i can afford both. Im worried about the lsd as ive heard alot of stories of people having a single spinner diff 6 months after a LSD rebuild?

ELGT wrote:
nitrous, slow take off, and then hit it.
Best bang for your buck you will ever find


that would be ideal, but knowing my car the only thing going "bang" would be headgasket :lol:


Why would a headgasket go?
Done prpoerly, nitrous is awesome, cheap, addictive and just unbeatable.
I have never blown a thing.
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