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Old 04-12-2007, 08:56 AM
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Going to Irwindale speedway tonight (1/8th mile)

I finally have a Thursday night free! I am going to Irwindale Speedway to see what my PSD can do.

4" turbo back exhaust
Kitty de Muerte kit (no cat)
Looney Tune
2wd
ANY PREDICTIONS ON TIME?!?

I still haven't learned how to launch my truck. If I PUNCH it, I spin for a while. When I ease it, then when I'm WOT I still spin. I try to launch it with about 5lbs of boost, but I just sit & spin.

I'm going early so I know I can get 4 or 5 runs in.

I'm praying for 9.5 or less.

If you are in SoCal, meet me there & we'll go head to head.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:07 AM
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:drive: :drive: :drive: :drive: :drive: :drive:
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:01 PM
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Prayers were answered.

FIRST RUN: I ran a 9.51 at 77
SECOND RUN: I ran 9.62 at 79 (doesn't make sense speed was higher)
THIRD RUN: This is the impressive one, I ran 11.something at 55! Woooo! (truck wouldn't shift out of 2nd gear, played with SCT too much)
FOURTH RUN: 9.68 at 78
FIFTH RUN: 9.89 at 88

If I can master my launch, I think I can get a below mid 9's. Problem is, once the turbo kicks in the wheels start spinning. When I'm at the track and I try to ease the pedal down, I get panicky when I see the ricer get away from me and I MASH IT and then start to spin for a while. I still catch the ricer, but .... I need to learn to launch.

I toasted a Mustang, Roush stage 2. OK, didn't toast but beat by a fender.
Got eaten alive by a Civic (ran an 8.5)
Got murdered by a H U G E semi truck looking chevy dually 4x4

All in all it was fun, but I need to learn to take off. My 60' times stank! High 2's.

I need to find me a set of slicks that will help me take off. A nice 12 or 14 inch wide rim.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:03 PM
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Was this 1/4?
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:04 PM
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HaHa I was going to tell ya to try to launch in 4 wheel drive, but you can't! Darn the bad luck!!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:17 PM
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hey tony... you gonna go to this? ill be there

Dyno-Day in Oxnard!!!
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:44 AM
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Was this 1/4?
i believe this was a 1/8 mile run....
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Try some sand bags over the rear axle, the extra weight wont hurt much.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:41 AM
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did you do burnouts beforehand? cause that should help a wee bit lol
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:33 PM
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Did burn outs, had an empty tank. Next week I am going to make sure I have a full tank and I'm going to practice launching and easing the pedal to WOT. I know I can break mid 9's.

Yes, it was a 1/8th mile. As far as I know, there is no 1/4 mile track in SoCal (public anyway).
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