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Old 03-25-2004, 12:27 AM   #31
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If you can nail the traction problem, you'll break into 9'* for sure. Any ideas yet as to what will work for the FWD? Have you considered bagging the rear axle? It cut about .1 off my 60' when I was running Badzilla. They tend to keep the front down by stopping the rear drop at launch.
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:25 AM   #32
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OOOHH!!! I bet you are making more power than probably any other 3800. Proud to have you as a fellow member here on BC. If I could get my numbers up to 1/2 or even 2/3 of what you have I'd go ape wild -or to jail (I have an extremely itchy right foot).
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well i have the BF Drag radials....we`ll see if they can hook up ...not runnin the 3.79`* now have 2.49`* now..and no i can`t turn the turbo off and on lol well just with the gas pedal maybe... we`re looking into backend launching techniqus i`ll ask about bagging it.... but just being R&D car for me and the "boys' in the machine shop its fun
track openin next month yeahhhhhhhhhhh
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For bagging the rear end, he means jack it up at the track. It puts more weight on the front wheels. 00+ guys trick the ELC arm into thinking it needs to raise the car, so it cranks it to the max.
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The ELC trick will work for older cars as well. I've done it.
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The ELC trick will work for older cars as well. I've done it.
I've been looking under there and tried moving the arm, but don't seem to be bable to do anything. How does it work (to trick it that is). I am thinking about running out and meeting up with whiskey at Rock Falls on April 3rd and would like to know how to do this so I can practice launches with it before I hit the track.
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For bagging the rear end, he means jack it up at the track. It puts more weight on the front wheels. 00+ guys trick the ELC arm into thinking it needs to raise the car, so it cranks it to the max.
Ya, I'd like to know how they do that too.
My arm is fixed and non adjustable. I can't unbolt it and rotate because it is notched into the frame and there is no movement possible.
Hmmm, maybe if you can disconnect the rod and rotate the LVDT so it thinks it'* sitting on the bump stops, it will pump the air shocks to max.
Sure would be cool if someone could develop a replacement adjustable arm or better yet a manual remote switch.
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Not sure about the new generation, but the older gens can do it for sure. I'd bet the newer can just the same. I've been bugged by driverjohn to do a Techinfo on it. Look for it in the next day or so.

It'* VERY easy, but it helps to be skinny
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I'm pretty sure PDad has done this before. PM him for details or wait till he gazes upon this thread.
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I know it'* easy for pre '00 cars but the only thread I've read from someone who drags their '00 SSEi said that he gets a few friends to stand inside his trunk to simulate a load so the shocks pump up and then he disconnects the air pump electrical connector so it stays pumped.

Well enough of this....it'* a different topic....sorry Turtle.
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