RalphP said:Thanks Wayne: I'm gonna go without burnouts tonight and take your advice on practicing in the rain on my street tires first to get it down. Too much adrenaline flowing at the track to try to get this right the first time. Or, I will try it at the next Test&Tune. Appreciate the advice! :cheers:
Thanks! So are you saying to go ahead and spin them a little when it is time to move from the position next to the water box up to the staging lights?COUTO1981 said:without a burnout you'll do better then over heating them due to the fact that when you overheat them as you launch it doesnt get any cooler ofcourse, if you have the right psi and the tires are dry, launch from 3500 rpm and by the time you are half way into 1st they will be hot enough for traction :jammin: actually as long as DRs are on a roll and hooked they wont loose traction at all
I tell you what, go around the water box and launch it like you would be launch hard just for fun, they will get hot enough and you'll be ready to rip it :cheers:
RalphP said:Thanks! So are you saying to go ahead and spin them a little when it is time to move from the position next to the water box up to the staging lights?
WEEEELLL, OK considering everything.WayneE said:So how'd you do, Ralph?!
Altitude is a killer. But if you ran 13.1 on stock tires then you will be in the 12s with DRs. They make a real difference. I presume your car is not stock?? Stock Zs run about 14 at Bandimere.blackflash02 said:keep us updated....... Im curious if you get into the 12s my best run is a 13.1 in Alb,NM about 5500 ft elevation... stock tires. Im hoping to get into the 12s with my drs.... nice to hear that you already droped your time already..... :cheers:
RalphP said:Guys: I was back at Bandimere last night. My best was a 13-flat with a 1.88 60 foot time. The rest of the runs were 13.1s with 2 sec 60 ft. My trap speeds are consistent at 109. I am launching at about 4K with a clutch release, not a drop, but I am still getting too much wheel spin off the line - with the BFG DRs at 18.5 lbs. Any advice on launch technique would be welcome.
HAHA: OK, I am gonna sell this POS and get a Stang!COUTO1981 said:I'll give you advise on launch technique, get a Mustang :lol: :lol: , Take the psi down to 14 or even 12, hold it at 4000rpms steady and gently let out the clutch, when you feel traction and only when, step on it :jammin: but Im not one to talk, I havent got my launches down right yet, my Mustang was a dream launching :jammin:
say, did you keep your stock Tis? if yes, how does it sound versus stock with the cam and headers?
Ralph, I have a very similar setup to you. With 3.90 gears and 395rwhp I ran the EXACT same tires and rims. You need a full burnout.RalphP said:Tonight will be my first run at the track with my BFG Drag Radials. Can somebody who has run these tires extensively tell me what tire pressure would work best for launch?
I have the 315/35-17 tires on 17X11 CCWs.
see Ralph, I told you, I can only manage 1.8x out of my 315s so far, listen to Robz, hes getting 1.50 60ft :jawdrop:robz said:Ralph, I have a very similar setup to you. With 3.90 gears and 395rwhp I ran the EXACT same tires and rims. You need a full burnout.
I ran 15-16 psi with those exact tires. Best 60' was 1.50.