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Old 03-16-2007, 01:43 PM
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I got killed :(

I got killed

But it's OK. It was my car that won. I have a 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII (4.6, same engine as Cobra less the supercharger). I did the exhaust & put a 4.10 rear in it. I knew my MarkVIII is fast, but I didn't know how fast.

Worst part of this story is my wife was driving the Mark.

We're at a light, I ask my old lady to hit it once the light is green, and she laughed and said I was still a kid (like that's a bad thing?). To my suprise, she revs it.

We only raced up to 75ish. I was on the Mark's a$$ from the light. I might have passed her, but I was spinning for a while. I lost, but I was on her/my/our bumper.

What else can I do to my truck to make it faster? That is CHEAP!
SCT
4" Turbo back
Dead Kitty
Zodad (yes, it actually does help just a lil bit, it's buttDyno proven)
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:24 PM
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Got 4wd? You said you spent some time spinning... if you are a 4wd, you can launch in 4-HI and spool the turbo a little before you take off... that will actually make a very large difference.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:34 PM
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Tonys 2wd like me, its frustrating trying to launch a 2wd and hookup! Im tryin to figure out the best way to do it and get everything out of my power.
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33X15.50 Drag slicks should help your spinning issues
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:55 PM
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Ooops sorry Tony... couldn't tell from your sig if you were 2wd or 4wd.

The drag slicks sound like a good idea... wonder if you can run them in the rain???
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Old 03-16-2007, 06:56 PM
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Ooops sorry Tony... couldn't tell from your sig if you were 2wd or 4wd.

The drag slicks sound like a good idea... wonder if you can run them in the rain???
good try there on the race..yes you can spin them slicks in the rain and diesel are the worst for it also seeing they have all that torque,but on dry pavement slicks will sht and git

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Old 03-16-2007, 07:33 PM
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that is true. my buddy has some kuhmo tires that grip like crazy on asphalt and do well in rain on his lightning. im not sure of the size. they're on 20s.
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Old 03-17-2007, 12:21 PM
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I checked with my Ford dealer and if I lift it 8" it's going to void the warranty. So it's going to be a while before I lift and do tires. I need to learn that I can't just FLOOR it.

Also, I noticed something. During a burn out, only one wheel spins. I had the same problem with my MarkVIII and then I installed a locker and turned it into a posi and she just LAUNCHES when I punch it.

Can I do the same to the F250? Just install a posi? Get two wheels spinning at all times?
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Can I do the same to the F250? Just install a posi? Get two wheels spinning at all times?
There's nothing like a one wheel wonder! You have quite a few options from limited slip to full out locker for your F250. The best bet is probably something like an Auburn limited slip. They perform better than the factory Ford units and will last longer. The downside is you are probably looking at $1,000 +/- to one installed unless you can do it yourself.

I can't imagine full 6.0 power going to only one wheel! Oh that poor poor tire!
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Believe me, you never want to beat the wife in a race, you will never hear the end of it.

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