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Old 07-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Drag strip issues.

I recently took my 04 GT to the local drag strip for the first time. It has a flowmaster exhaust and JLT CAI. This was my first time in this car but I have raced numerous other mustangs. I am running stock rims and tires with the stock gears. I could only manage a 15.1 @96MPH. My 60ft's were at best 2.59. I tried every method I could think of to get the car out of the hole but it would not hook up at all. I am thinking of throwing some upper and lower control arms on over this weekend. Other than drag radials does anyone have any good advice? thanks guys.
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Try slipping the clutch from around 3-3.5k. That will be your best bet along with dropping your tire pressure a little.
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Gears gears gears gears gears gears gears.
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I appreciate the help guys. I've got some 4.10's on there way and a set of control arms. I'll try slipping the clutch again, it's probably has alot to do with my technique and stock rear end. Thanks for the help!
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I appreciate the help guys. I've got some 4.10's on there way and a set of control arms. I'll try slipping the clutch again, it's probably has alot to do with my technique and stock rear end. Thanks for the help!
You'll notice a big difference with those 4.10s.
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Hooking up at the line is where you need to concentrate on. Gears would just make you spin more until u get some good rubber. Some radials or Hoosier slicks would change that 15 sec 1/4. When I bought my 02 GT i took it to the track the first week and got a14.3 first pass a month later I put a set of Nitto radials on and dropped it down to a 13.9 that's with only the tires and a cai done to it. It also depends on the driver and experience.
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14.94 today with a 2.45 60ft. It's definitely a tire issues.
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Nothing like sticky tires out back to help you hook up. I LOVE my nice wide Nitto 555Rs. Also having a good set of control arms out back helps.
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My best is a 14.3 with a 2.3 (or 2.4, I forgot) 60 foot. If I can get it to 2.0 I should be at mid 13s
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Pretty crazy what gears and a tire will do at the track. With 4.10s and a bias ply ET street, i pulled a 1.8 60'... on the same pass I blew up the clutch.
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