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« on: October 13, 2013, 03:46:45 AM »

Hi everybody

This weekend I ran quarter miles at an airport track. The asphalt is not as good as required for drag racing too big stone compound and it steal total surface to the tire I think.

My weekend times

0.061 RT/ 2.250 60' / 12.164 ET@191km/h
0.074 RT/ 2.458 60' / 12.545 ET@196km/h
0.206 RT/ 2.503 60' / 12.602 ET@196km/h
0.072 RT/ 2.637 60' / 12.644 ET@196km/h
0.025 RT/ 2.420 60' / 12.711 ET@187km/h

And one red light on one race with no numbers

The tires are Michelin Pilot Sport with just 500km on it. I adjusted the pressure to 28 psi. Last year I ran with Michelin Zero Pressure (run flat) and the times doesn't varied.

I'm looking for a Nitto's NT05R as an option to drive to the track and race.

What's your opinion?

Best regards.
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 08:37:26 AM »

Yes, your times should be around 1.6sec    1.9 is kinda slow but you're right, 2.2 to 2.6 is really slow starting times.  Drag Radials would help somewhat
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 03:55:07 PM »

I routinely turn about 1.80 60' times and 12 flat in a 2000 RT/10 with pilot sports, pressure is 22 lbs.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 04:07:12 PM »

The near 120 mph(200kph) speed your running shows lots of slip on the launch , usually anything shaved off the sixty foot time is doubled on the e t , better tires would be your best bet , hard to get an I R S to transfer the weight properly on launch as there is little leverage towards the front of the car .
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« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 08:43:12 AM »

Your 60 ft times are way off, you were spining a lot, also you can take those tires to about 23 psi and they'll hook better, also do a clean-out so they are clean and ready to hook, plus don't just release the clutch, play with it and try to keep your rev's up as you release it, that will give you better 60 ft!!,

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« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 01:44:02 PM »

Your reaction times are great, that first pass is pretty impressive. I suspect you making 500 to 525 rear wheel horsepower? No way are you stock. What are your modifications and gears?

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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2013, 03:47:09 PM »

Yes, sounds like the tires should be changed to drag radials but the best I will do is go to the Nitto's and try to keep them as a daily tires.

The HP's are around 700HP and stock gears
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