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Old 08-08-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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The time has come.

Wednesday evening I'll be going to the track, with slicks.

A member on the MI forum is letting me borrow his 26x8.5 MT ET slicks on 5x100 wheels (bolts to my spacers).

Last year with the headgasket issue I ran 13.4 @ 108 with a 2.3 60' and a full second of spinning in first gear once boost peaked. I launched from vacuum. The guy next to me ran 12.4 @ 108. My friend in his car ran 12.5 @ 109. Now that I will have traction, I'll be able to do a launch with some boost and maintain it down the track.

Can't wait. Running 110 leaded, smells great, runs so smooth (since the tune is set up for 100+ octane still lol)
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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good luck Ion, i want to see that car in the 12's! keep us updated.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:56 PM   #6
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I'm going to guess a 12.4 @ 111

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I'm going to guess....

catastrophic driver error, which will in turn... cause something in the engine to give (like it always done with ion)

13.2s
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Ion, you got a cat on that thing?
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good luck I am guessing 12.6.
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Wednesday evening I'll be going to the track, with slicks.

A member on the MI forum is letting me borrow his 24.5x8 MT ET slicks on 5x100 wheels (bolts to my spacers). Another member there will be taking video.

Last year with the headgasket issue I ran 13.4 @ 108 with a 2.3 60' and a full second of spinning in first gear once boost peaked. I launched from vacuum. The guy next to me ran 12.4 @ 108. My friend in his car ran 12.5 @ 109. Now that I will have traction, I'll be able to do a launch with some boost and maintain it down the track.

Can't wait. Running 110 leaded, smells great, runs so smooth (since the tune is set up for 100+ octane still lol)

Make history, man!

Don't forget, it's still possible to lose traction, even with slicks. It'll take some finesse off the line.
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Make history, man!

Don't forget, it's still possible to lose traction, even with slicks. It'll take some finesse off the line.

This is true. My old Delta with 2 gummed shut barrels, running in the mid 20's, and putting down a whopping 90 HP, would STILL spin off the line sometimes with good tires.

Watch the cars in front of you. If they are spinning, chances are you will too. Don't kill yourself with a huge burnout. You only need to do so much, before it becomes pointless and showing off
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Why didn't someone make a pole on what he would run? Is this first run only or an average of runs?

13.2 this is an absolute guess...couldn't miss out!!
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Ion, you got a cat on that thing?

Of course not
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Of course not

you have a test pipe or exhaust electric cutout.
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i have a muffler where the cat was
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Awww shit son.




Guy letting me borrow them gave me pointers on burnout technique, how to handle slicks down the track because they behave different, etc. I am uneasy about doing a burnout, but it appears necessary and I have an idea of what I should do.
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