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Old 06-08-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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8.5 in the 1/8th mile

Well, finally made it out to the drag strip this past weekend and the best time of the day was a 8.5 in the 1/8th mile and that was with a 2.099 60' time. I think I can get it down to an 8.3 with a bit more practice. The car was a bit rich at around 10.2-10.3 so maybe Tom can lean it out a bit more so I can drop it down by another 10th or so. Do any of you guys have a hard time shifting from 2nd to 3rd? It seems that quite a few times it didn't want to go into 3rd gear.

I'm posting this here as well as in the drag racing forum since Tom did the tuning and built the motor so props to Tom-bo Slice for all his help, especially over this past weekend


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Glad I could help , This is also a remote tuned FI Focus

Congrats on your first time , try that E-Brake trick I told you about

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I want to know about this "E-Brake trick" !!
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when you are sitting on the line getting ready to launch pull up the ebrake give it some gas and start slipping the clutch just to the point before it starts dragging the back tires. when that light turns green you let the ebrake down and take off. it helps with the launch by pre-loading your suspension. its kinda hard on your clutch but it really helps with the 60ft times. same trick with an automatic except you dont have to worry with a clutch pedal.
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what wheel/tire setup were you running?

good job on the quick times.
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I'm running Rota 15x7.5 Slipstreams with Hoosier DOT Drag Radials. I will try that ebrake trick next Sunday.

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Hey island can you measure from the center of the wheel to the inside lip of the wheel im seeing if this will fit my big brake upgrade i cand run my BFG's on stock 15's anymore :(
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your focus is gourgeous!! if my car was on the strip alot thats exactly how id make it look
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