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Old 12-10-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
mbell75
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Thanks guys. Well I was trying the soft launches this time. I was only launching at 2000-2500RPM. I was staying out of boost in 1st gear and granny shifting it around 20mph. With a more aggressive launch, I should be able to get my 60' around 2.5 and get in the high 9s. I only have 150 miles on the new clutch too, so I didnt want to hammer on that as well, next weeks runs should be better. I think the 1/8 mile is too short. Its ending when my car is just starting to build up some steam. I can get to 90 in 3rd gear, so I am hardly getting halfway thru 3rd by the finish line and the car is still pulling hard. Will be nice to run the 1/4 again. Thinking about some 205/50 Dunlop Direzzas, which are some nice sticky street tires. Might get them before the next run. Other FWD guys have had alot of success with those 225/50 BFG G-Force drags, running 60' at 2 all day, but I am not sure I want to get that carried away
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