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drag strip results, dissappointed- need help/opin (archive)

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Posted by Kaz on November 02, 2000 at 02:10:48:

Hey all, I just go back from the drag strip at Englishtown. Not much of a drag racer, but i wanted to set some base times for the car as i have it now. The car has a borla exhaust, nology wires, and JC chip. Best 60 foot on street tires i got was 2.2XX and passed the traps in 15.12 @ 92 mph. Next, i dropped the tire pressure to about 28psi in the rear, and took out my spare tire. Wheel hopped too much, got a 2.3XX 60', and passed at 15.049 at 97.22mph. Talked to some drag racers there, and listening to them, i put my tires at 33psi rear, and spun a little on the launch, 2.3xx passing at 15.043 @92.xx mph. Ok so heres the deal, i launched between 2600 rpm and 2800 rpm, and shifted at redline, keeping in third all the way through the traps. I only spun a little once, otherwise, i got some bad wheel hop. I was expecting 14s, as someone once noted they did a 14.46 at 95 with a chip and intake. Not only that, but it seems my mph was too low for the mods i have. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance

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