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Old 04-02-2010, 10:34 AM   #31
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The setup I had at the time of the 13.185 and yours are close to identical.

Differences are:
My trans was freshly built (race build), we are both running 3K stalls.
Spring blockers/fresh suspension (struts were a year old and new subframe bushings etc, poly sway bushings)
Gen V with a 3.4", where you have a Gen 3 and SSIC... ?? Pulley size.
MT ET Drags, supposedly one of the stickiest slicks we can run, not sure which brand you have.
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Otherwise mine was pretty much identical build to your current setup. Air temp, tune and traction will be the three biggest things that could make/break things for you.

This your first time taking the Bonne to the track?
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I'm running a 3.0" pulley. I'll be running Hoosier slicks on 15" rims, more side wall flex. Yep, will be the first time down the track, so launch will be key. I'm not a floor it and hold on guy. I can control the slip.
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I'm running a 3.0" pulley. I'll be running Hoosier slicks on 15" rims, more side wall flex. Yep, will be the first time down the track, so launch will be key. I'm not a floor it and hold on guy. I can control the slip.
The quarter mile time is made and lost in the first 60' after that its just foot down and hold on.
I have been trying to coach Tom on his launch. . . .
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So true. Knock a tenth off the 60' and shave a half second off at the end.
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Something I found interesting is the track is very different than the street. I can launch very well on street tires and control things. The slicks add traction...yet they are different from a street tire which adds complexity. Then factor in the light and most people try to bracket race because the light is there.
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Slicks are very different, they have side wall flex way greater then any street tire.
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