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Old 03-06-2008, 01:28 PM   #11
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WOW THAT is very impressive... Sounds Like a Fun Job
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Nice, hey could you put up pics of your SRI, and Which heat shield did you remove
I removed the header heat shield and cat heat shield. I may end up cutting the stock heavy bracket out since I'll never use the stock cat again.

There are more pics of my SRI posted somewhere on this forum, minus the box. I've added one below but it doesn't show the box that the filter sits in. The hood is vented and as you can see it is functional. I'll take some more pictures after all this SNOW goes away...
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"brown wire cut to clutch actuation sensor" what does this do?
Cutting the brown wire gets rid of the bogginess between shifts.
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Nice job on the NA. Howd you mount up the Braille battery? Must be nice to access to radar gun/data acquisition tools. Look forward to updates with the future weight reductions.
Thanks. Mounting the battery was really easy. I got a small block of wood and wedged it between the tray and the battery (since the battery is smaller than stock size). I then removed the bolt on the strap and drilled a new hole in the strap to take the slack out. Works like a charm!
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dude thats rad...

can we see pics of your intake set up?

also ya why did you cut the brown wire?
There are pics of the SRI on this site somewhere (just do a search). My box isn't pretty but it is functional. When I have more time I'll redo it and take a few more pictures.

Cutting the brown wire gets rid of the bogginess between shifts. Not sure if this is taken care of with the tune because I cut the wire before I got the Diablo.
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Yeah, if you like to go fast on the water!
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good write up, looking forward to seeing what it does once you put it on a diet.
Thanks. I'm shooting for 13.90's-14.0's in the quarter mile. Very possible considering the trap speeds I'm seeing (I actually saw 95.2 mph on my best run).

I have a feeling reducing the weight is going to add significant torque steer and traction problems with a 215 width tire. I already get noticeably more torque steer and I can break the tires loose on the 1st to 2nd shift and 2nd to 3rd shift.
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Thanks. I'm shooting for 13.90's-14.0's in the quarter mile. Very possible considering the trap speeds I'm seeing (I actually saw 95.2 mph on my best run).

I have a feeling reducing the weight is going to add significant torque steer and traction problems with a 215 width tire. I already get noticeably more torque steer and I can break the tires loose on the 1st to 2nd shift and 2nd to 3rd shift.
You can offset that with a beefier tire.

They are DOT R compounds, but the 235/35R17 Toyo RA1 (now the 888) is a good choice for extra grip. Especially if this is a weekend toy (more like a street tire).

If you want to get really crazy, the 225/40R17 Hoosier R6 is GREAT!
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You can offset that with a beefier tire.

They are DOT R compounds, but the 235/35R17 Toyo RA1 (now the 888) is a good choice for extra grip. Especially if this is a weekend toy (more like a street tire).

If you want to get really crazy, the 225/40R17 Hoosier R6 is GREAT!
I would definately go with a wider tire *IF* (and only "if") I could find a set of 18x8 wheels that would fit. A 225 or 235 width tire is going to have a bulgy sidewall which I'm not a big fan of. Even the 215/40's bulged out more than I liked and that's a BIG reason I switched to the lower profile 35's (that and they are nearly 4 pounds lighter EACH). I love the 215/35-18s... but I'd love them even more if my wheels were 7.5" wide instaed of 7. Love the rounded sidewall look but this will have to do for now unless I can find someone to widen the wheels I have now.

Oh, and I have 18" O.Z.s so it would have to be an 18" tire. I'm not going back to 17's, ever... heh.
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I added some pictures to one of my earlier repsonses, just in case anyone missed them...
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