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Finally made it to Atco last night. I wasn't real happy with the results and would like to know what you guys think, and any recommendations. I know I will need some type of drag radials to get into the 10's as I would like.
Right now I am running Pirelli P-Zero's 19".
I did do a nice burnout each time until the tires started to grab.


My last time at Atco was before the s/c but with Vec 2, Belangers and Random Tech exhaust. I ran 12.19 @ 118 mph.

First 2 runs I lowered the air pressure to 20 lbs. Totally went sideways the first run coming out in first.
60' 2.26
1/4 12.371
mph 128.93

Second run came out better but had wheel hop in 2nd gear so I had to let off a litte bit.
60' 2.039
1/4 11.93
mph 127.96

Third run I raised the air pressure to 25 because a guy I was racing with told me that low sidewall tire like the pirelli's need more pressure in them, than regular tires.
I had wheel hop in first gear this time.

60' 2.046
1/4 11.50
mph 131

I was a little relieved at this one having done so much work to the car. I am going to look into the poly mounts and solid transmission mount.
Also is there another brand of tire that will hook up better than the pirellis' without going to a drag radial. Maybe Kuhmo's??


Thanks!
Gary
 

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Dude that doesn't give me much confidence - Panning on hitting Atco Sunday!!:eek:
Hopefully the track will be stickier with the sunshine!


I have an '08 and the PS2's are all over the place in 1st gear(Today on the street - Though it was kinda fun), but I have 3.55's. I keep hearing the Invo tire hooks better - might try them out next year.

You have some nice MPH! I'm hoping for low 11's at similar MPH.

See what happens...
 

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You picked up 13 mph through the traps! Get a tire on the car and you'll see 10's power is there.
 

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If you want better times go with a better tire. on the strip M&H are great MT are also ok It makes a big difference. If you don't spin the tires it won't hop.
 

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Thanks bro. Have fun and let me know how you do.
I'm back from Atco. 65 and blue skies - Perfect day!

Only got two runs in. Nothing special as this was my first time out with my '08 and I was super careful thinking I'd be spinning. I was waaay wrong!

First run I bogged bad, then granny shifted my way to an 11.88 @ 125(1.97 60' on PS2's at 25psi). Like I said, I really didn't want to go sideways(like some Mustang guy did...Though, he did save it), so I really shifted slow. No problem - Track was like glue.

My next run, which would be my last, I launched harder and got a 1.90 60' on my way to an 11.44 @ 128.

No powershifting and I know I can improve the 60' with practice(At least into the 1.7's), so I guess I'm satisfied for now. Hopefully I can get back once more this season.

Amazing how much difference in traction there was between Friday night when you went and today. With my 3.55's, I really figured I'd be spinning into 3rd.
 

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Like 400 mentioned invos, or put some drag radials on another wheel.

Good luck buddy.
 

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Nice times! What mods are done to your car? Also how crowded was it on Sunday?
Thanks
Thanks! But I think I can improve on them. :)

I have the Mopar PCM, Filter, Roe H/F Cats & Corsa, and 3.55's. Woodhouse poly engine mounts too.

There was a Buick vs. Ford event, which wasn't huge, but as always, plenty of Mustangs... It wasn't overly crowded I guess. I got there a bit late(10am) and missed the first time trial run, and by 1:20pm we were leaving. So I guess I could've got 3 runs in if I was there before 9:30am.

I want to try to get back again this year if I can find the time.
 

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Summit Bracket Racing started up Saturday at Infineon. What a beautiful day in Sonoma. 85 was the high of the day. I didn't do that well a bit rusty but by the end of the day I was getting it dialed in. Actually I didn't make it past the first round. I was up against a tough dodge 17 second truck. which we know are pretty slow but the times are pretty consistant. I lost to him by 33 hundredths of a second after breaking at the end to slow down. Just missed it. Had fun but really wanted to do better than I did. Next race Feb 21.
 

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Summit Bracket Racing started up Saturday at Infineon. What a beautiful day in Sonoma. 85 was the high of the day. I didn't do that well a bit rusty but by the end of the day I was getting it dialed in. Actually I didn't make it past the first round. I was up against a tough dodge 17 second truck. which we know are pretty slow but the times are pretty consistant. I lost to him by 33 hundredths of a second after breaking at the end to slow down. Just missed it. Had fun but really wanted to do better than I did. Next race Feb 21.

Is yours a coupe or a vert?
 

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