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Old 12-10-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
mbell75
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Originally Posted by SMITHBOY76908 View Post
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.
Yea, I am just on some basic 195/60 street tires I can probably get a 2.5 60' on them with a more aggressive launch. Might get those Direzzas for the next run though. About those 60' times, there are alot of factors. If you notice, I actually got a better 60' time on my slower run. Thats because I lost traction at the top of 2nd which slowed me down. So I can get a not so great 60' time, but make it up down the road with better shifting once I get the feel for this new clutch. Just got it a few days ago.
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