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Old 08-27-2008, 10:25 PM
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First time at the track tonight

Well I just got back from my first time at the track tonight! It was incredibly fun and I got some time slips and a couple of questions for y'all.

I ran a total of 5 times, 3 with my buddy with the cummins and twice with a hemi. I ran consisten 15.8s but my fastest was a 15.7. That time though I launched in 4WD at 20PSI!! lol I also hopped on the scale and with half a full tank, and me in it it weighed 7960 lbs!

In my two runs with the hemi, I had a faster ET (15.8) but he won the race. He was only running 16.11 though which completely confuses me. How can I run a faster ET and him still beat me? Reaction times were nearly identical so .

Here's the slip of my fastest run of the night.

I was in the left lane...And every time I raced my buddy with the cummins, I beat him! Lol He has a bunch of mods too but he either launches bad or in 2wd cause he's scared he'll break something.
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:03 PM
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get that 60ft down a little bit more and you should get even a better time!..the track is tons of fun for sure
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How do I go about doing that? Bigger boost launch?
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:29 AM
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you need to find that "sweet spot" hold it around 2 grand. you dont want to really go above that. 4wd launch. you should have no problem getting at least a 1.8
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you need to find that "sweet spot" hold it around 2 grand. you dont want to really go above that. 4wd launch. you should have no problem getting at least a 1.8
Yeah I haven't found that spot yet. It was first time and I was nerve racked at the line lol. I'm planning to go again next week so I can work on my launches.

As for the top end power problem, any ideas anyone?
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i dont know 7.3s that well..i would say a small shot up top may help you..talk to Maintain hes like the 7.3 masta!! lol
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evan dont meen im the 7.3 masta!!! i mean look at my truck, i can run 8.30's with my 37's
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Old 09-01-2008, 12:44 PM
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get that reaction time down too.... if you can get it down under .2 that a whole second of right there. takes some practice but learn how your track runs the tree. we have whats called midnight mayhem. its a local thing to keep racers off the street so they dont really care about if theyare running the tree right which pisses me off. some times they dont go through the 3 yellows on the tree. they just light up all 3 yellows and then green and some nights they go through all the yellows and then the green. i got my reaction time in my truck down to a 0.046 and cut my 60 fts down and ran a 15.45when she was stock.


my first pass ever in my truck i ran a 15.67 so your not to far off. ive yet to run it since modding her.
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your reaction time doesnt mean anything unless hes bracket racing. if hes going to run at a local truck and its just an open track for street cars then he can sit there for 3 seconds if he wants before he leaves. the clock doesnt start until you leave. like i said try launching it easy at first, get a feel for it, I know some guys who can cut 60s at 1.7 with a stock truck. just find that spot that works for your truck and your setup
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