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Old 10-12-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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i ordered a pair of M/T E.T. DRAGS this week. i ordered size 22x8x15

this will change my final drive gear rati from 2.97:1 to 3.51:1
im taking it to the track on Nov. 2 nd to see how it does.
im hoping for a 13 sec run with the slicks and the cold temps.
i also just added a MSD RPM window switch and have it hooked up to my W/A injection system so it kicks on at 3600 rpm'* and shuts off at 5700 rpm'*

after talking to a tech from lunati cams, im going to man. shift my car at 5700 and see how it does.

has anyone here ever used the M/T slicks? i think with the traction and the final drive ratio change, my 60' times should be in the 1.9 sec area.
ill post with my new times that evening.

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the time slip idea is a great idea. for those of us that know anything about racing, we will be able to pick out the boggus time slips and times.
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How come you only got 8" wide slicks??? MT slicks stick very well, but you have to make sure you heat them up first, if you don't do a nice burnout, they won't stick.

We have 26X10.5X16 MT ET Streets for the GTP and it pulls low 1.8 & high 1.7 60'* all day long. It also has an LSD, we do a few suspension mods to it at the track, and the slicks are wider than yours. I would guess that with some decent burnouts, a sticky track, and some talented driving you should be able to pull 1.9 and maybe high 1.8 60'*.
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i was looking at all of the MT slicks and want to lower my final drive also . the 22x8x15 are designed just for FWD cars. if they made a 22 or 23" diam. tire in a 9 or 10 inch width. i would defintly go for them.
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I'm thinking about getting some slicks too. What rims did you put these on?
I Figure for my 01 ssei w/ the stock 17'* I need to get some 16'* for the slicks, think GP wheels shold work, right?

PS. I f you don't mind, what did the slicks run you?
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i got a set of wheels from a 97 lumina. i have a list of the wheels that will fit our cars.
the bolt pattern is 5x115mm
there are alot but hard to find 15" wheels
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For the GTP we just bought some stock 5 spoke GP wheels from another GP owner. They are 16X7 rims, and they work great, and are fairly light since they are just plain 5 spoke wheels.

IIRC the 26X10.5X16 ET Streets for the GTP ran ~$300 for the pair.
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i see you have ET streets., im going with ET drags
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i see you have ET streets., im going with ET drags
Yup...the only difference is the ET streets have little tiny slits in them to make them street legal. The difference in grip is un-noticable between the two, so may as well get the street legal ones IMO.
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i was wondering which tires you have on your bonneville, i saw that your 60' time was like 2.29 sec. when i had my TC working , i was getting 60' times from 2.11 to 2.15 sec. but after that i was getting 2.28-2.30 sec times.
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