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i got back around 11 last night. unfortunately i only made two runs.

the reason for only two runs, is that my mph seemed to be down by 3 mph. as stated in an earlier post, this is a different track, and haven't had good results in the past with the stang.

here are my runs:
run1 run2
r/t .436 .286
60 2.1 2.07
330 5.8 5.8
1/8 8.85 8.84
mph 80.94 80.78
1/4 13.747 13.744
mph 99.95 99.57

as you can see, my mph was way down from 102.95 on my previous runs. i shut it down after two runs, b/c i've learned from the past that my truck is very consistant on the times. on my previous runs, they were 13.6,13.4,13.4,13.4. and both times tonight they were 13.7's.

my tire pressure was at 20#'s, and they seemed to be hooking damn good. the first time i left at a role, and they didn't spin at all, i pretty much just stomped on it, and it hooked. the problem is, my 60' were terrible.

i'm thinking that with the stock power level, the 305 d/r's were just to much meat to turn over, witch netted me such a slop mph, in return a slow 1/4.

this time out i did a couple things different, the spare stayed on (couldn't find the lock), and i couldn't run it without the filter and intake, b/c the trucks rpm's would go up and down for some odd reason, unlike the previous times.

last night, i think it was around 65*, but was humid as hell, everyone's vehicles had water puddles on their hoods.....so i thought maybe the humidity was effecting how it ran, but the temp was nice and cool...

only things i've added since the last runs, were the 4" shackles, t/b's, and nitto's. i had the t/b's set touching the springs, would this have any effect? i'm thinking maybe if i moved them off 1/8", this would allow the spring to bend, and then, kinda sling shot me forward after touching the t/b's. :idea:

i'm not unhappy with my times, b/c like i stated b/f, the truck is and has always been consistant on times.

anyone got a theory?

later
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You were definitely NOT sleeping at the light that's for sure! But the 60fts are less than desireable...

what was the weather like out there? temps, humidity, etc... were your 102 mph traps done in different weaher conditions?

With DRs I don't think your MPH would go down as you would experience with slicks.

What's that track like?
 

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Chiz, are we talking STOCK here still ???

Cause if we are I got to assume something as simple as Humidty
and General Track Condition can play a HUGE part.
Leeann was running very good yesterday on her stock Gen 2,
simular to your original numbers, but I think she had a few 1/10 th
swing diring the day depending on temp and changing conditions.

How new is the Gas Filter ??
 
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Here's my runs from yesterday...
I wasn't even planning on racing, but I said F it and just did it anyway. I still had my hitch and spare tire on, a full tank of gas, and I didn't touch the tire pressure at all... I just ran it like it was. I didn't have much cool down time at all either... I drove from my house to JDM, then to Etown and went straight to tech, and then right to the staging lanes. Ignore my reaction times... I was SLEEPING. :razz:

r/t- .341
60'- 2.012
330- 5.762
1/8- 8.849
mph- 79.68
1000- 11.543
1/4- 13.828
mph- 98.67


r/t- .211
60'- 2.043
330- 5.795
1/8- 8.887
mph- 79.43
1000- 11.589
1/4- 13.882
mph- 98.41


r/t- .292
60'- 2.024
330- 5.765
1/8- 8.842
mph- 79.72
1000- 11.531
1/4- 13.810
mph- 98.84


r/t- .322
60'- 2.028
330- 5.747
1/8- 8.805
mph- 80.20
1000- 11.479
1/4- 13.749
mph- 99.35
 

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SlowSVT95 said:
r/t- .341
60'- 2.012
330- 5.762
1/8- 8.849
mph- 79.68
1000- 11.543
1/4- 11.828
mph- 98.67
Damn Leann run 11.8's with a stock L. Johnny Lightning aint got sh*t on that :smt033

Since we are talking about running our trucks, I ran mine, It was an 1/8 mile track only but i ran an 8.3 with a 1.8xx 60ft time. I was pretty pleased since this was with the homemade slicks (Bald ass F-1's) :D But I am ready for some of that 50 degree weather.

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it was around 64* out when i ran, and yes, the humidity was horrible. the stands were slippery, the dew on everyones vehicles.

last time i ran was mid summer, so it was probably mid 90's, but i remeber it being dry that day.

rember, my older times were at a different track. maybe elevation had something to do with it? the better times were ran at a track near the coast, and these were further north.

is there a website that i could go to, so i can find out the temps that day and elevation of where i was?

oh yeah, about the r/t, it's funny as hell, b/c i can tree 9/10 people everytim i go. this time a fox body with et streets lined up beside me and done a hell of a burn out, and i assumed i was about to be spanked like a 5 year old boy in catholic school. however i tree'd him, and he never caught up. obviously he didn't have much done to it, or didn't know how to drive.

rob, yes the truck is basically stock, just the t/b's and ftvb, and well tires if you count those.
 
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