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Old 09-07-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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New tires at the strip

I just went to the track with my new nitto 555 255-45-18 street radial and they really grip. You have to do a burnout but they hook up like drag radials must. I launched at 2100 rpm with no prob and had a 1.9 60 foot time. I beat a 2000 ls1 Camaro with 150 shot of nos. Very happy with tires.
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1/4 time?
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Tires/traction make a huge difference. Did you experience any wheel hop or tire spin with the 555s?
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I experience a lot of wheel spin with the 555's on the street. I have 285's on the rear. They are much better than the stock rubber but I'd like to find something better.
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1.9 is decent for a street tire. Dr could put you in 1.5/6 range easily with a good launch.
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Tires/traction make a huge difference. Did you experience any wheel hop or tire spin with the 555s?
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What was your 1/4 mile time?
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Tires/traction make a huge difference. Did you experience any wheel hop or tire spin with the 555s?
No wheel hop, you have to do a burnout
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2011, what is your front brake set up? Stock?

Have you upgraded the torque converter from stock?

Asking b/c I have a set of Nitto 555s and new set of 18.5 lb wheels going on next week.

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Pretty sure op has a manual.

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wow! 2100 rpm launch and runs a 1.9 60'. That sir is amazing! 12.8 with 3.31 gears and stock. What is there not to like? Kudos to you, have fun.
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Let's put it this way...I can drop the clutch at 6000 rpm on a real drag slick and have the car dead hook, if there's any sort of reasonable track prep done. So, "hook like drag radials" on a 2100 rpm launch may be overstating the point a bit.

Honestly, the sweet spot on my 3.73 car is 4500. The car likes to eat in first a little, I find.
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I experience a lot of wheel spin with the 555's on the street. I have 285's on the rear. They are much better than the stock rubber but I'd like to find something better.
Same here my 285/40/18's spin a lot. My 275/40/19 V12's gripped better.
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I was thinking about getting drag radials any recommendations in an 18 or 17".

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Let's put it this way...I can drop the clutch at 6000 rpm on a real drag slick and have the car dead hook, if there's any sort of reasonable track prep done. So, "hook like drag radials" on a 2100 rpm launch may be overstating the point a bit.

Honestly, the sweet spot on my 3.73 car is 4500. The car likes to eat in first a little, I find.
Yes I did overstate especially since I have never had drag radials. I was excited after beating a Camaro driver that was telling me how he would beat me bye 2 car lengths.
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I understand your excitement. It keeps me coming back to the strip year after year. I felt the same when I finally shoved the car into the 11s, Cinderella-style, on the last race day of the season.

These cars are beasts and the 5.0 is not to be underestimated, even in a full weight car. Even the new Camaros have plenty to worry about here, despite a 1.4 litre engine size advantage.
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