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Old 08-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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What can i do to improve on times at the strip other than removing spare tire, jack, tailgate, and only going with 1/4 tank of gas? BTW, how much will removing the tailgate help?

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Old 08-10-2008, 12:45 PM   #2
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The rule of thumb is for every 100 pounds you remove you pick up 1/10 of a second in the 1/4 mile.
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100% stock, first time at the track and FULL tank of gas. I weighed 5200 lbs and ran 15.4. 7 days later no tool box, no spare, no tailgate, no muffler and 1/4 tank of gas I ran 14.81 and weighed 4800 lbs.

I see you have a SCSB what do you weigh at the track?

By the way, do you have any videos of your exhaust? I want to try those mufflers out.
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The local track doesnt weigh here. I need to get out to ennis to see what it weighs with me in it. No videos of the exhaust yet, but ill getcha some. Funny story, I was goin to a buddy of mines house and as i pulled in, he thought i was his wife who has a chevy silverado with longtubes and cutouts open right after them....no cats, and straight pipe w/magnaflows in the rear. Loud! I still have the stock cat, the cutout, and then the moroso.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:56 PM   #5
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My Flowtechs sound pretty good but they're not quite as rowdy as I wanted. I had a Super 44 and it was rowdy.

Which track do you go to?
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:16 PM   #6
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get rid of the 20" wheels
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:55 PM   #7
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I goto Kennedale quite a bit. Went tonight and ran a 9.60 and a 9.53 that was at 6:00 when it was 101 degrees. So im pretty happy with that. I think slicks will be my next mod dline..........
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:39 AM   #8
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I think my best was 9.2 when it was like 75 degrees but humid. That was the last time I went and I was running 14.52 on drag radials.
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