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Old 03-07-2016, 09:54 AM   #1
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Hey everyone this is my first mustang and am looking forward to get some seat time drag racing it in a few weeks. My main question is what do I need to do to make this thing a fun reliable everyday driver and weekend car to drag race. My setup is a 2014 mustang gt manual 6 speed. Stage 2 gen 2 VMP supercharger with 82mm pulley, 47lb injectors, throttle bodies. Lowered 2 inches, adjustable pandhard bar, racing Springs, 1 piece aluminium driveshaft. I'm looking to maybe throw some street/drag tires on the back. It's dyno tuned by midatlantic performance and tuned to redline at 7,200 rpm. I do plan on doing billet oil pump gears. It has the torse but gears have been changed to 3.31. What else should I do to have a reliable fun weekend drag car?
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Does your track require a safety loop at your power level? That's a small investment that will save your aluminum driveshaft.

Also a dedicated set of slicks will benefit you greatly over street radials.
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You don't want to use a Torsen differential for drag racing. It is really not designed for hard launches, but rather for proper torque distribution for road racing.

A clutch type differential would be a more reliable choice (if only OS Giken offered an 8.8 differential, those are lovely to work with). I don't do straight line, but Rapinator does, and he can give you more guidance on a proven differential for that.
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Yea I should prob do one of those and I am also running the stock clutch right now. It's holding strong but I am sure it won't last much longer at 600hp. Whst clutch do you all suggest? And how well does the other parts of the driveline hold up?
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Does the torsen not hold power well or is it mainly the hard violent launches that destroy them ?
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It is the launches that are a problem.
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Yea that Torsen won't hold up for long at the drag strip.
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If I had kept my 14 TrakPak this is what I was going to use although I'm not sure if they have introduced the Ford 8.8 unit yet.

KAAZ USA | Limited Slip Differential-Main Directory

I'd also be thinking about swapping out the OE UCA/carrier bushing and LCA's with something a little more substantial than the OE....IMHO
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