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My currect best is 14.56 @96.97 w/ open 3.55 gear and 255/40/17 kumho radials. I have a 3.80 trak-loc and
bfg drag radials now for next trip to the track. With no other changes I'm I being to optimistic in thinking I could knock a full second off my time?? Thanks for any comments....
 

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what was your 60ft time? A full second is beyond optimistic
 

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It was only a 2.336..
 

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No. You might knock .2 or so off your 60', but the locker won't change ET one bit. The increased gear might, but not likely. Might be worth .05, maybe.
 

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2.33 60 ft with a 14.56 ET.....hmmm. Cut that 60 ft down to a 1.90 or so, i think you could see some 13.8-13.9 ET's.

In my experience with racing my mustang on street tires, whatever you cut off your 60 ft can almost be doubled as a reduction to your ET. At the local 1/8th mile track, my best is a 1.82 60ft, with an 8.42 ET. If I run a 1.95 60 ft, my ET is always in the mid 8.70's. If I really screw up and get a 2.15 60, ET is gonna be in the high 8.90's. There are guys here with a lot more experience than me, but that is what I have observed over my last several trips to the track. I don't think you'll cut a full second off your ET, but you can reduce your 60 ft by .40 easy(with a locker and slicks), which could potentially translate into .60 or more reduction in ET. MPH probably won't change much, but the ET will decrease. MPH is more of a function of horsepower than traction.



<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: indigo66 on 7/4/06 11:28am ]</font>
 

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From street radials to slicks was .6-.7 faster for me. 60ft went from 2.1's and .2's to 1.8's.
 

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2.336 60 ft time is truly sucktacular. BFG Drag radials aren't really worth buying for strip use. If you have an automatic trans, the MT DR's can be nice if your rear suspension is soft. If you've got a stickshift, forget about DR's and go with a bias ply DOT or drag slick. These have more flexible sidewalls that work well with absorbing the shockloads produced by stickshifts.

Drag radials do NOT work with stickshifts. They don't handle shock loadw well at all, and once they start spinning, they just go up in smoke. They don't recover like a bias slick will.

As has been said, any gains in the 60 ft can be almost doubled in the 1/4 mile et. With a 2.336 60 ft, you've got a LOT of room for improvement! You should be able to drop that down to AT LEAST the 1.8 second range with good tires and a locker.

Good Luck!

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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: n2omike on 7/4/06 10:52am ]</font>
 

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I think .7 or .8 would be possible depending on that 60 foot time. I recently went from 12.47 to 11.9 with just a convertor change, and it was mostly the 60 foot that acheived this. Went from 1.95 to 1.70 60 footer.
 

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1/2 a sec is very achievable and doable, a full second is gunna be tricky. I think the MT's are a better DR if you're choosing between makes, but dont have any raw data.
 

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It probably won't hurt you, but it also depends on the engine setup and suspension system. They might already be at the most they can give.
 

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On 2006-07-03 19:50, n2omike wrote:
2.336 60 ft time is truly sucktacular.

Good Luck!
Thats the word of the day Mike!!
 
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