Originally Posted by Junior2561
how much has your launch changed? Does it feel like if you were to take it to the strip it would still do as well?
on street tires previously i would shift at about 4-4.5k rpms just to avoid losing traction on the 1-2 shift. now, i can take it up to about 5,200-5,500... almost to my shift points! my final ratio is about 4.00:1 with the slightly taller tires i'm running which play a very small role in this. until a few weeks ago i had my normal tires with a 4.10:1 ratio. the answer to better traction isn't a wider or better tire neccessarily, it's the suspension. i'm not one to knock tires, but the second best thing one can do for their car IMO is to get these things, be it for autox/open track or for straightline performance.
these things will cut my 60' like mad, 1.7's here i come! i will be going to houston soon enough and see how deep into the 14's i can go with this suspension. besides me dropping the final ratio to approx 4.00, these will give me more gear for 1 and 2 and keep me from running out of gear. i suspect this could cut a tenth off just from using all of the gear, and at least two tenths altogether. i'll post #ers and see if these hold true or if we have some placebo effect going on here.
as a note... while these really are great, i really have gone a little overboard on weight/susp. mods compared to what i really need, power.