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Moving to Ft. Lewis (Tacoma, WA), any dragstrips/tuners in the area??

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  1. mrose75

    mrose75 Active Member Established Member

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    I've been here for a year now and the only time I don't remember rain is from June thru September. We live in the same area though. I never see what looks like a Red Cobra of some sort around. Probably because of all the rain. The have a few car shows. SVTOA of Seattle put on a car show in May, but that was about it from them. I think there's an annual meet up at Kent, Pacific Raceways or whatever it's called. There are a few other shows in the area. Your best bet is to get on StangNation.
     
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  2. urban.mystic

    urban.mystic I drive my car Established Member

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    Yes, it's true that we've lost the amazing resource of John Garner at Horsepower Ranch. The Dyno from HPRanch has been sold and is now in service at the Mustang Shop in Auburn, WA. Just off SR 167. Andy has worked with John for quite awhile, and I have confidence that his real world approach at tuning will be successful.

    I would also rather have John running the show, but that's not going to happen and Andy is definitely a pro.

    Brad's Custom Auto is my shop of choice for everything but dyno tuning. The staff there is really sharp and they just happen to be my neighborhood speed shop. Hell, I even dropped a car off there today!

    As for race tracks, yes Pacific Raceways seems to get the most attention and is a very cool road course, but if you actually plan to get more than 1-2 passes a day in you're better off driving out to the Bremerton Raceway. It's out of the way enough that most people don't bother to go, and as a result you can get a lot more track time for your money.

    ~Eugene
     
  3. ManNmachine

    ManNmachine John 3:16 Established Member

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    Good info thanks for sharing. I don’t take the car out too much since it rains so much, plus my alternator was down for a while and just got it replaced yesterday. So what’s pricing and customer service at Brad’s custom auto vs the Mustang shop
     
  4. mrose75

    mrose75 Active Member Established Member

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    I've never even heard of the Bremerton Raceways, wow.
    Anyhow, ManNMachine, I live in Lacey as well, if you ever need a hand or wanna meet up or anything. Just shoot me a PM.
     
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    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    See you both in Lacey!

     
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    Hey 04MYSTICOBRA did you get that car tuned? If so how did it do?
     
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    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    730-740 on the TMS/ HPR Mustang dyno. No spray #s yet.
    Got a job in Texas so I'll be moving very soon.
     
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    Thats to bad i wanted to see that thing at the track. Have you ever made any passes on the old setup? If so what were your times?
     
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    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    Never had much time thanks to work. Ill be hittin the tracks in Texas that's for sure!
     
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    346CamaroSS New Member Established Member

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    i think the most important questions is: are you happy with the tune?
     
  11. mrose75

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    You're in Lacey as well? For some reason I though you were up in Port Angeles or somewhere north of here. Well, I extend the same offer then... To anybody in the area really, I just don't have much free time, except weekends. And good luck in TX. TX = 93 Octane and E85 in a lot of places!!
     
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    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    I'll be out all weekend if the weather holds.
     
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    Sunday thru Thursday next week is looking good right now according to my weather app. If this is true and I can get a bolt for my idler an my new belt comes in.... I'll definitely pull her out of the garage. I'll look for ya, wouldn't mind seeing a Mystic upclose...
     
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    ManNmachine John 3:16 Established Member

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    Sounds good, we should definitely meet up and I could always use some help some time. I left my tools in CO plus I haven’t done too much for experience. This weekend I want to swap to a bigger pulley and hopefully the belt will be right.
     
  15. mrose75

    mrose75 Active Member Established Member

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    Anybody pull the Cobra out this weekend? My belt won't be here until Monday and I still need the snub idler bolt otherwise I would've at least washed mine today. Washed the DD and wife's 3 series.
     
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    ManNmachine John 3:16 Established Member

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    Wife and I took advantage of the weather and drove up to chambers bay and before long I got revved on. All I wanted was just a peaceful drive without wasting gas.
     
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    mrose75 Active Member Established Member

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    Did you smoke 'em or let him slide?
     
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    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    Nope
     
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    346CamaroSS New Member Established Member

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    :dw:

    thats not good news for me.... I was planning on going to them for a tune once i got my pulley.
     
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    ManNmachine John 3:16 Established Member

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    I was gonna let him keep his dignity but I had to give him a little from 3rd gear since he pulled up on me, I slowed down for him to catch up, but he had enough and made a U-turn.
     

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