Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Detroit MoFo
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: XT - 5MT
Transmission: ELH, EWG, E85, Kinugawa TD06SL 20G 8cm
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Good tips Brian.
My 60ft is 1.88, 1/8 MPH 79, 1/8 ET 8.9 (71F/850ft)
Any online calculators to understand gear ratios vs tire size vs speed? I am now considering taller tires (now 215/45/17), I can not complete the 1/8 in 3rd gear, have to shift into 4th or bounce the rev limiter for a few feet in 3rd just prior to finish line. I would like to increase tire size only one order of magnitude, either 225/45/17 or 215/50/17, perhaps go no taller than 225/50/17, wondering if any of these taller sizings would suffice to complete the 1/8 run in 3rd gear? I hate tall tires though, too much rotational inertia and sidewall flex.
I will look into adjusting the clutch too, I have been using the ebrake to stop the vehicle from creeping forward but it takes away from concentration as I get too ****ing excited during staging, I may have a heart failure one of these days at the strip...
Also the hill-holder is **** up, that is why I could not move into reverse @DGM2012.
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Last edited by el Fox beSTIal; 08-17-2012 at 08:05 AM.