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Launching on the street with 800hp

Discussion in 'Drag Racing' started by oldstv, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. oldstv

    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Anyone have experience launching with 800hp on the street? Car cuts 1.3s at the track on a Pro tire, put a slick on and left the shocks set from the track at 3/7 with no luck. Using Ford Racing 1" lowering springs with stock bump stops. Have all the goodies in back just wondering if a different spring would help.
    Next attempt will be to try 0/6 and see what happens?
     
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    So you run drag radials at the track and slicks on the street? What's the rest of the combo?
     
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    That is the plan. Hopefully the slicks will give better traction on the street. It is a tvs car with the normal stuff lIke lca,uca, anti roll etc.
     
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    Stick or auto?
     
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    oldstv Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Sorry, thought I put that in there. It is an auto.
     
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    Put sand bag in the trunk and leave about half throttle before going to floor.
     
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    That is what we ended up doing.
    Ran a couple of "back half track" events and had a blast. The car was surprisingly competitive against grudge cars but it could still be quicker. Should be able to get it to hook without the weight but it will take time.
     
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    I start in 2nd gear on the street. OTOH nothing hooks very well on the street. It all depends on the surface of asphalt. Concrete is much better.
     

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