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Old 12-10-2010, 12:21 PM   #5
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You DEFINITELY need stickier tires. That 60ft needs improvement alot.

My street tires are 225/45/17 Dunlop star specs and I will still boil them through the 330ft. My best 1/8 mile time on Dunlops was...

60ft: 2.11
1/8: 8.83 @ 85mph
1/4: 13.42 @ 103mph

That was slipping the clutch off the line, pull 1st to about 5k, then shift to 2nd and floor to build boost. Once it spooled, bye bye tires. Even the Dunlops couldn't hold it down. I finally switched to M/T 24.5 x 8 x 15 drag slicks and never miss a lick. 1.7-1.9 60ft all day. My best with them is...

60ft: 1.91
1/8: 8.29 @ 86mph
1/4: 12.93 @ 105mph

I got a 1.79 60ft one pass during bracket racing and went 8.13 @ 86mph in the 1/8 but let off towards the top end to keep from breaking out. I wish I hadn't now just to see the time but I would've been eliminated.

Get that clutch broken in, get some stickier tires, and work on that launch. You'll see those times get quicker. Remember that .1 off your 60ft time equals apx. .2 off your 1/8 mile time and .3 off your 1/4 mile time. The 60ft is where it's at.
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