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Traction Tips

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Tom McDunnah, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

  2. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    Nice car and all but it's the 1/4 mile where the men are seperated from the boyz :nod: just kidding....:blush2:
     
  3. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    damn nice car... my buddy has got a camaro 9 second 6 speed (in the 1/4) street car.
     
  4. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

    Thanks guys

    Your right,they make the 1/4 mile for guys that can't get it done in the first half of the track :nod: j/k

    I prefer the 1/8 mile myself,its cheaper and less expensive and easier on the parts and pocketbook ;)
     
  5. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    is a big fan of the 1/4 mile. Spent many a day from morning breakfast on watching the locals over at new england dragway. :)
    I like the local scene where the work on the car is done in the driveway or the garage next to the minivan. :)
    Not too much the nationals.

    for people that dont understand drag racing and think its only ten seconds (this is boring. etc.etc.):: Every time you see a car hook up and head down its 1/8 or 1/4 mile realize the work behind it and that your watching a science competition in physics. :salute:
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,544

    1/8 mile racing is made for junior dragsters and guys who cant keep it together for a 1/4 mile:cool: at least go to a 1000':p
     
  7. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    That WAS an 1/8mi pass
     
  8. VBR

    VBR Member
    Messages: 67

    Really made sure it is purged huh? lol. How much of a shot are you using. Im trying to get 8.70's (1/4) with a 250 shot. Looks like your a bit faster though!
     
  9. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19


    Yes the bottle pressure was up and needed it purged down a bit.

    I had 2 stages aprox. 200 hp each and it was all in before the 60 foot mark

    it has a bit more left in the tune up,this was the second pass on this new car set up,It will run quicker :D

    And yes that was an 1/8 mile pass,peddled it a few times tho:nod:
     
  10. jeremy85

    jeremy85 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 63

    hey bribrius
    ever see me at the dragway
    i race the weird lookin dual sport bike
    its a cagiva, if anyones wondering
    [​IMG]
    i don't mean to highjack your thread
     
  11. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,544

    i like the car tho tom...seems like a lot to handle.... you have a 1/4 mile track near you or just 1/8 mile?
     
  12. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

    Thanks iceyman,This thing is definatly not for kids. :jester:

    Closest 1/4 mile for me would be New England Dragway NH about 4 1/2 -5 south for me

    1/8 mile track about 80 miles south at Winterport,thats where the video was taken
     
  13. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    would studded tires and some ballast help?

    looks like you could use timbrens too. :jester:
     
  14. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    Sweet Ride! I just don't know about all the bickering about "the 1/8th is better", "the 1/4's better"! You know what?? All drag racing rocks!! The best line I've ever heard is "REAL RACERS DRIVE STRIAGHT TO THE FINISH LINE, THEY DON'T DRIVE AROUND ALL SUNDAY LOOKING FOR IT!!"
     
  15. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

    LOL studded tires might help for icey conditions,but I could afford to lose a little weight,hahahaha

    Naa I got adjustable shocks,just give her a click or 2 and it'll be fine :jester:
     
  16. Tom McDunnah

    Tom McDunnah Junior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 19

    Thanks Brother.

    Hahaha LOL True ussmileyflag
     
  17. Scotty 2

    Scotty 2 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    Plow site or race site hmmmmmm
     
  18. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Its a blast even at 85 mph its feels way fast and its lots of fun lol

    [​IMG]
     
  19. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    theres a plow frame on my truck in that picture so this threads relevent to plow site now :yow!:
     
  20. Scotty 2

    Scotty 2 Junior Member
    Messages: 20