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  1. Mopar forever

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    Well since no one has posted any racing in a while I figured I would go to a T&T tonight and give it a try. Well :) it's hot :) 91 degree and a DA of 3851 :):) ran pretty consistent 7.90's but did have 1.8's 60 ft not as bad as I figured actually. I did install a new ported TB did it help????? My 60ft was off by .1th and 1 second off usual runs and my other runs were in 2100 ish DA so it may have helped idk. Had a lot of fun even tho I was slower. Man I love racin;)
     
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    1run tonight 7.91@91 mph started to sprinkle and the 704 list guys were running and 1 hit the wall bad :( and everyone left :(
     
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    Nope, no racing for me right now, too hot. It was 89 degrees today here. Been kind of busy with other things lately too. I'll be hitting up the track in the fall once it cools down. Looking for an 11.4-11.5 timeslip with my current mods. I need 40-50 degree air for that to happen.

    It's still fun to go race though. You'll be slower, but so will everyone else. It's all relative. You won't set any new PB's but it'll still put a big smile on your face!
     
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    Ur right but I need the experance that you already have. I don't have a lot of runs under my belt ( getting their) so when that cool weather get here I should be good to go. But you have to take into consideration that it only takes me around 15 mins to get their. Thanks for talking me into going with ur posts. But even at the slower times I run most people are shocked at how fast I am :)
     
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    Yeah experience definitely helps! Experimenting with stuff like launch RPM, staging (deep vs shallow), burnout length, tire psi, etc all help out later on if you know what works when and what doesn't.

    15 minutes is close! If Detroit Dragway were still open that's how long it would take me. But they closed that track down back in the mid 1990's when I was a kid. Milan Dragway is the next closest track and that's about 45 minutes away. But you can take back country roads to get there which is kind of nice, so it's a cool drive at least.

    A big heavy car like ours that runs low/mid 12's on the stock tune with just drag radials essentially is very impressive. I had several people last year asking me what all I had done to the car. I think some of them thought I was lying when I said just drag radials and line lock with a little race fuel. But that's really all it was, nothing that special or serious done to the car.

    What until you get some cold air and get to run the car with that new tune on it. You'll really be hauling then!
     
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    image.jpeg Well guys I NEED NEW TIRES!!!! 60 ft is slow 1.8-9's and getting slower 8.001&8.003 and spun on launch and when it shifted into 2 it spun not a good night but didn't loose tho.
     
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    LOL Forever, it sure looks like you got every penny out of those tires! Were they slicks or dragradials? Little scary to wind them down so low though!!
     
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    555r's :eek::eek::eek: they WERE great tho:cool:. My times have been hurting lately and I blam them:D
     
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    Yea its the same with my drag radisls. When they go its like hitting a switch and they just lose grip. I think part of it with them is the heat cycles too......but I think next time you should replace them maybe 2 ir 3 runs sooner!!
     
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    IMG_1603.JPG IMG_1604.JPG IMG_1605.JPG These new Mickeys stick, maybe an option for you unless you gonna stick with Nitto
     

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    image.png It's not a real good pic but the smoke is ME:eek::eek::eek: line lock and 4th gear burn out wanted to see if getting them hot worked better NOPE but the crowd sure loves it!!
     
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    That's awesome lol
     
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    I looked at the Mickey 's and have really thought about getting some cause people seem to think they hook a little better. Buy the nitto did ok when new I was getting 1.72-7 60ft's but every little bit will help cause I'm chasing a number (PB) not really racing cars. But I have not lost to a street car(DD) only lost to drag cars
     
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    Dodge man does the M/t hold all ur HP?
     
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    No tires short of slicks can hold it from a dig, but these are impressive. I had 285 Pilot super sports on here that I could smoke from 80mph in fourth. With these I can stick good from 40 in second. It's like a totally different car now. Highly recommended. For what it's worth though, I don't track this car (m6), too much could go wrong if she would flat stick from a dig.
     
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    M/T ET Street S/S's are great. From what I've seen and heard at the track, guys prefer them over the Nittos. I'd give them a shot. I have 5000+ miles on mine and 45 passes and I still use them on the street now.

    If you really want to hook up, get some M/T ET Street R's. But those would be nice weather only tires, no rain for those or you'll be in the ditch quick.

    How many passes did you make on those Nittos? You must have been doing some serious burnouts on those.
     
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    Only about 30 ish passes but I drive them every day and really no burnouts (big ones) :) around 8000 miles tho. But I will only have the new tires for a couple months until cold weather sets in and then put regular tires on for winter until spring. Ol and rain I got caught in a storm today and it took a LONG time to get home at 25 mph:eek: really only 25 don't want to put her in a ditch Think that I'm gonna give the M/T a try. Sent off my pcm today can't wait to see if I can go FASTER;)
     
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    Heh Carl what kind of 60ft's were you getting with ur M/T 's ? The 20's
     
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    Oh ok, that's a lot of miles on those tires. 8000 miles and 30 passes is pretty good for a set of drag radials!

    The 20" M/T's I got anywhere from 1.69-1.73 on good days and on hotter days around 1.74-1.77. It was rare I ever got a 60ft higher than 1.77 or 1.78 even on a hot day. Most were 1.71-1.73 for the most part. This was on the stock tune. With the Hemifever tune and 17" M/T's they've dropped into the low 1.6's (1.61-1.63 typically).

    The M/T ET Street S/S's I even got caught in the rain once and was able to go 40mph down the road no problem. Rear end felt really stable. That tread pattern really works well. Not that I'd recommend driving them in the rain, but if you get caught, at least you know you won't end up in the ditch or have to go 10mph the whole way home.
     
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    That's some good info since we have the same car;) my best 60ft with 555r's was 1.71-.77 new but hot weather and worn down 1.83-1.91 :( think that I'm gonna do it
     
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