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: Drag Strip Advice

05-15-2004, 08:48 AM
K, going to the track tonight. NHRA track Milan Dragway (http://www.milandragway.com)

It will be about 50 degrees.

I have 16x7 Kumho KH11 ecstas and 5 speed.

What pressure should I run the front and the rear tires?

What rpm should I drop from?

What else do you recommend?

remember, I have header back exhaust, h&r springs, tib shifter.

Thanx, Scott

05-15-2004, 09:19 AM
You'll have to see what works best for your car, but in mine it was about 3000RPM, drop at the last yellow to give really good reaction times and have fun! I had a slipping clutch problem last fall which has been remedied, so i had slippage in 2nd and 3rd gears like mad! 2nd gear was still slipping at the 1/8 mile mark. I think my best time ended up being 16.8 at 78MPH. Hopefully this fresh clutch will let me be more respectable!

05-18-2004, 12:28 AM
so how did you do?

05-20-2004, 12:22 PM
Depends on your mods..

Ford and I both figured out with our mods we need to drop BELOW 3 grand, about 2700.. and don't forget, your TACH will show 3k, but will really be at 3300 or so, so you need to drop a little lower than three k..

I feather it out at 2700, have a nice chirp and be out like a rocket. You need to not just dump the clutch too, feather it, hook and GO.

shawn :)

05-20-2004, 12:52 PM
I posted my results under track times thread

thanx sed

07-15-2004, 09:36 PM
I dunno about you guys, but my best trip down the strip was a redline dump! Mind you, it was in my 1990 Z24 V6 5spd. I normally would try to just chirp the tires and I ran 16.1's consistently. But then I decided to do a big show burnout in the water box - laid tons of rubber. Then, I staged and when the last light went yellow I popped the clutch! The tires squealed and hooked up instantly - the car pulled WAY harder than ever before and I rocketed to a 15.7! The car ran in the 15.7's consistently until I cracked the block and wound up getting my XD. Go figure!

07-15-2004, 11:59 PM
well, your old car had different places where power was goin up and crossing with tq curve and all that stuff.... if you do the same thing on XD u will get worse results :)