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Old 06-18-2017, 11:27 AM
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Sorry I have not responded. Out riding a lot this weekend as usual. The LS2 is 400 hp. I actually do not have a lot of drag racing experience but dricving is the one talent I have! I first drag races at 48 years old and have only done so maybe seven or eight times. I'm not terribly good at 60 ft times but I can powershift right at redline (or wherever I deem best) very well.

Ive never tried a AWD car at the track, but I obviously do have an AWD car right now. Keep in mind that my comments are in response to someone who has never drag raced before and is just out to see what he can do in the car. My answers might be different for someone who wants to take it up as a hobby and is racing to win, not just to see what kind of times he can run. But for an occasional guy just out for bragging rights, I think AWD makes it way easier. Launching 300+ car with turbos and RWD is a real challenge. The normal outcome is for a newbie to fry the rear tires, followed by bogging it big time the next run. In my case I was driving all manual transmissions. My first time out was humorous. Especially when I driove through the water and didn't do a burnout before running. Note to self.....
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That's not true. Once tire grip is lost, it is lost.
Do you not get how hard it is to lose traction on an AWD car with 300 - 350 HP....keeping in mind that we are talking about the drag strip where they don't run in rain or snow? My A7 has 333 HP and is nearly as fast as a 440. The tires have never broken loose on it....ever.
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Just a few comments.

Would recommend avoiding the water like the plague with street tires. The street tread tends to throw water up into the wheels wells which then rips down rewetting the tires.

I don't even go near it with NITTO 555R drag radials. Short dry burnout to heat/clean them & its good to go.

4X4 agree you can get real good traction with it vs AWD.

As I mentioned someplace else a lot of us including the BMS factory guys ran 2nd gear with the AT. They were just starting with boost reductions software in 1st & 2nd when I sold the car so I am sure the launch torque can be better controlled now.

Most of the older Drag Times Com listings noting "world record" etc by BMS cars were set with 2nd gear AT starts.

Audi vs BMW 4X4 Think Audi is more of a performance system & BMW a bad weather system. Both will provide better straight line traction from a start than RWD

Tried to make my first post toward someone who had never been at the track, hope it helps someone.
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