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Old 10-20-2012, 02:47 PM
TDIwyse TDIwyse is offline
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Originally Posted by jashearer View Post

What tires were you using?

Sorry you weren't able to make it today. Hope you have a great time tomorrow.

Fantastic rib day at Famous Dave's . . .

Running Hoosier DOT Drag Radials in 245/45R17 and had them at ~27 psi. Got a much improved 60' launch compared to last time. These are a fairly big increase in diameter(26.2 in from their website) over stock. Did this due to the car shifting before the 1/4 ml point with the OEM size tires at ~106-107mph into the headwind from last time at the track. Calculated the car should be able to do ~109-110mph with no headwind and thought the larger diameter tires would help avoid a shift near the crossing. The car still shifted into 5th near the finish line, but things were happening so fast couldn't tell if it was just after or just before.

The track runs due North.

The weather has been cold and rainy. The ground and track were cold at racetime. Temps for the pull were ~48 with a ~5mph WSW wind.

Got destroyed by the other guy who was there for the race competition, but was happy to achieve the goal.

Oh, and after eating ribs, topped off with fuel for the 60mile interstate trip home. Car recorded 42.7mpg's as it pulled into the garage with primarily 75 mph speeds. Really like this car.
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2011 335d 11.8 sec 120 mph 1/4 mile NHRA certified track

2004 Ram Cummins with lots-o-mods

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