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First time at the strip.

I will be running my truck in the 1/4 mile for the first time. It is the first time I have ever run anything on a real dragstrip. Its 2 saturdays from now at High School Nationals in Norwalk, OH. Im pretty excited. Any hints or tips.

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bump... I know we got alot of guys here who drag.

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norwalks a cool track. just put it in 4x4 high and boost it to 15 psi and hold on

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norwalks a cool track. just put it in 4x4 high and boost it to 15 psi and hold on
Thats what I plan on doing. And turning overdrive off and shifting into OD myself depending on how the rpm's look. I think it shifts into OD a little soon for a drag.

I have been going to norwalk since I was really little. I love it.

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I went to the track once and did a few runs. I was all over the place with times. I have no tips besides this. Jam your right foot into the accelerator and dont let go lol

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I would be pumped to hit 15's. 16's might be more realistic? Any guesses on what my truck should run?

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i wouldnt even bother with the OD..just put it into 4wd and hold it at about 17-1800 rpms. if the truck will hold try 2000 and see what happens..without traction bars i cant launch my truck pass 17-1800

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i wouldnt even bother with the OD..just put it into 4wd and hold it at about 17-1800 rpms. if the truck will hold try 2000 and see what happens..without traction bars i cant launch my truck pass 17-1800
thats about the area it starts to push the brakes (1800 rpm). I might make some traction bars before that if I have time.

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Put it in 4 hi, hold very firm on the brakes, and floor the throttle. Then when the light turns green let off the brake, you'll already have yoru foot to the floor.

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dont even waste your time. your going to have fun. dont worry about rushing to get bars made. i have more fun going to the track when my buddy calls me and says lets go to track we're leaving in 5 mins then when i know im going and im running around like a chicken without a head trying to find parts, buying new parts, ect.

i would just go and have fun. you will learn ALOT the first few times. then take that knowledge and go from there

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