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Posted by Hellrot on September 17, 2000 at 19:03:32:

In Reply to: Re: Nope..... posted by Paul E on September 17, 2000 at 16:36:31:

It must have been the elevation which hurt your times...Tell me more about the rear inflation pressure though...I usually run about 5.00 0-60, but that's with 35 lbs in the rears...How much more do you think a reduction to 20 psi would be worth? Is that the good pressure to run for best hookup? Any negative side effects about running with such soft sidewalls? any chance of permanently weakening the tires? thanks.

Yeah, the elevation does not really help. As for the tire pressure, I could hook up the rears with less wheel spin at 20psi. THe only problem is that you ruin gas mileage, run the tires hotter, and the sidewall will probably hate you for it. I would say for the drags it does not hurt. I drove about 60 miles with the low pressure. The drags are not really that close. THe 1/4 times were about .1-.2 quicker with the lower pressure, fairly consistently.

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