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Old 06-21-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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Going to the dag strip tonight. Looking for launch RPM tips 96 Cobra

I've got a slightly modded 96 Cobra. No cats, H pipe, Flowmaster exhaust, K&N CAI, and Superchip. Using 17" 245 street tires at about 40-50% tread left. Stock rear 3:23? What RPM is a good starting point to launch at? I haven't been at the drags since 86 with my 4 speed Mach-1 351-C. I'm just doing this for fun, definitely don't want to do any damage to my car, can't afford it. Also what rpm do you recommend shifting at? I have a BAMA Tuner but I want to get a baseline with this 13 year old Superchip to see what if any improvements I get with the BAMA tune over the Chip. I have to remove the chip before I can upload the tunes, so I won't be doing that tonight. Thanks for any feedback. Spiney-Dave
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On street tires avoid as much of the water box as possible. Spin the tires over once to clean them off.

Your first pass leave like you are aggressively leaving a stop light. From there you will have to play with it to figure out where your car is happy.

Don't rev to 3k and dump the clutch, you are going to have to ride the clutch out till you feel it hooking then roll into wot.
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lowfyln has perfect advice for you Cobra's setup. I completely agree with everything he said, especially the launch. It's going to be very easy to spin the tires, so clutch control is key.

And of course, as lowflyn mentioned... it's very important that you drive around the water box!

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Old 06-22-2013, 03:09 PM   #4
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On street tires avoid as much of the water box as possible. Spin the tires over once to clean them off.

Your first pass leave like you are aggressively leaving a stop light. From there you will have to play with it to figure out where your car is happy.

Don't rev to 3k and dump the clutch, you are going to have to ride the clutch out till you feel it hooking then roll into wot.
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