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Old 01-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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racing tonight, any tips?

I have a 5.0 lx stick. I have been going to the strip for a few years now but I am always up for new tips. I know the basics and probably already know what most of you will say but if you have any special techniques to get better ETs, I'm all ears. I'd like to know where you all rev your cars to before you takeoff, what your shift points are, ant what psi you put your tires to. Again, i am not new to this but I'm still a little new to this specific car (ive only gone and raced it about 15 races in about 3 different nights)
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Well I've never been to track with my stick so can't help there but with my auto. I have a 2500 stall and can stall up to 3000 and flash at 3500 with slicks. Not drag radials. Never had a set. And air pressure I ran about 15 psi

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Trick is to make sure both tires have the same pressure summit actually sells a duel pressure gauge that hooks to both tires and same time to make sure both tires have equal pressure
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Oh, i never heard of that product, i might have to look into it and what links of tires do you use? I'm usually at about 25 psi but i have regular street tires for now.
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I had some old hoosers idk what air pressure they were suppose to have. But that what I ran.
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Ok, thanks, yeah, I've been starting out at around 2500 too and I might try a little lower psi but I don't want to get too low because I'm running on street tires.
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Yea street tires are different then slicks big time. I wouldn't go to low on the pressure cause you'll damage the side wall of your tire. And street tires also are not designed to heat up like slicks are
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Yeah, i was gonna try somewhere between 23 and 24 and see if it is any better than 25 like i have been doing.
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Re: racing tonight, any tips?

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I have a 5.0 lx stick. I have been going to the strip for a few years now but I am always up for new tips. I know the basics and probably already know what most of you will say but if you have any special techniques to get better ETs, I'm all ears. I'd like to know where you all rev your cars to before you takeoff, what your shift points are, ant what psi you put your tires to. Again, i am not new to this but I'm still a little new to this specific car (ive only gone and raced it about 15 races in about 3 different nights)
What works for one car usually doesn't for the next.
There is a fine line in the rpm's between bogging the engine and blowing the tires off when running street tires.
Try starting at 2500 rpm and go up or down from there until you discover the optimum for your car.

The same applies to tire pressure. Stay at 20 or above for street tires to keep from spinning the rim inside the tire and experiencing bad handling on the other end. Maybe a bit higher depending on your HP level.
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What works for one car usually doesn't for the next.
There is a fine line in the rpm's between bogging the engine and blowing the tires off when running street tires.
Try starting at 2500 rpm and go up or down from there until you discover the optimum for your car.

The same applies to tire pressure. Stay at 20 or above for street tires to keep from spinning the rim inside the tire and experiencing bad handling on the other end. Maybe a bit higher depending on your HP level.
Just like all you posts lol

Very very well spoken
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Just like all you posts lol

Very very well spoken
Thank you. "Years" of experience to draw on, when I don't forget that is.
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I have a 5.0 lx stick. I have been going to the strip for a few years now but I am always up for new tips. I know the basics and probably already know what most of you will say but if you have any special techniques to get better ETs, I'm all ears. I'd like to know where you all rev your cars to before you takeoff, what your shift points are, ant what psi you put your tires to. Again, i am not new to this but I'm still a little new to this specific car (ive only gone and raced it about 15 races in about 3 different nights)
I had a friend with an 87 lx
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He ran a 13.82 @99 leaving at around 1200-1500 rpm on 19 psi on street tires but every car is different u gotta see what works for you
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