Drag Racing Tech - Cage going in soon so i need to pick up more ET? 10s cam only or bust this fall!
04-18-2004, 08:40 AM
Well last friday night i was told to put a cage and 5pt harness in so im running out of mods to do and the cage is going to set me back some on ET. I need a solid tenth or more if i can to break into the 10s this fall cam only before i do heads. I'm in a delima on what to do next to offset the weight of the cage to either add a EWP or go long tube pacesetters?Right now im running modified Mac's with a 3" X pipe kit. I'm also wondering about Hal shocks to help 60fts. out more. What other bolt on out there that is a solid gain? I already have just about everything on the car and im running out of ideas. I really think like it sets with a cage in it could go 11.10s-11.0s in -1000 DA late in the year. I just want to get a head start so i don't get behind and not meet my goal in time. The raceweight of the car with me in it is around 3330 lbs now but a cage is going to put me back at 3400 lbs.
04-18-2004, 09:50 AM
i think the hal's would allow you to adjust to be more consistent and maybe they would help out a bit in terms of lowering the 60ft. I just would add them for the fact that in case it's a good weather day but track prep is on the downside, you could possibly adjust to get back your 60ft. and make it hook.
How about a lightweight hood? Tubular k-member and a-arms? Lightweight strange brakes? LSX intake manifold and tb? have you had a full out dyno tune?
04-18-2004, 10:36 AM
I would definitly get some Hal's they help the 60ft. a lot I think, You can try out a K member they cut out 30-40lbs. As for the longtubes you would gain a few more hp which is more than what I can say for an EWP.
Coach 02 A3 Z/28
04-18-2004, 11:45 AM
Looks like our goals are the same. Trying to go into the 10's cam only. :naughty:
I agree with the above posts. Longtubes, K-member and some hals. ;)
04-18-2004, 01:13 PM
Anyone know the weight of a stock hood? The VFN 3" SS hood looks killer and if the weight is close to the K member i might have a decision on my hand lol.
Only thing about long tubes is i don't know if there is enough gain there over my mac's and true duals and i think getting the pacesetters to weld up to the X system might be a job,if the design is off from the mac's. Hal's is something i really need but i hear they don't help and they do,i would think they do??? I just want some solid answers from people that race that know because i have been testing converters,gears and all sorts of suspension over the past year and im tired :zzz: Feels like i should be in the 10s right now with all the work and money i have spent over the last year to getting the car where it is.
Coach,your car is not far off from 10s right now and your setup looks wild compared to the average cam only setup. The 10 sec. cam only race is very challenging when your limited on what you can do with a daily driver :nod:
04-18-2004, 02:27 PM
i thought the stock hood was weighing in around 40lbs give or take. you can figure about a 20lb savings with a normal cowl hood.
like i said, the hal's will help most people, but if you are already down in the low 1.5 range i don't think it'd help AS MUCH, but still would be a positive investment. If not just for the reasons I listed in my first post for consistency.
if you get that weight down, i think that would help the most
04-18-2004, 02:52 PM
StreetStalker.... I have the 3 inch VFN hood bolton hood and it saves about 25 to 27 pounds over the stock SS hood. This hood cost me $500 and then I had it installed and painted to match car. It is a good mod. The bolton hood is more stable than the pin on hood....depends on how far you want to go. Your friend todd from calhoun has the pin on hood. If you are dead set in setting your goal, I would get all the weight I could off the front of the car for a better sixty for better ET.
Also, I would get the Hals or something equal for instant adjustments while at the track, your sixty may get a little better....I believe it will with a little more weight reduction on the front and good weather at the track which will equate to a better sixty foot. Cheers and good luck with your quest.......................................... :cool:
By the way, will the pacesetter lt make more power than FLP's?
04-18-2004, 04:57 PM
I guess the hood would serve me better than the K member for the fact that i can make it functional to flush out engine heat,light as a K member and looks awsome doing it :D i'll scrap up the money for some hals after i get the cage and hood on because that is going to set me back a chunk anyway...may take me the better part of the year but i'll have it done in time for the -DA weather :D
Kent,i'm going with a bolt on hood when i do it and i think i recall that the K members were only sheding a little less than a hood when it got down the the nut cutting on the scales. IMO long tubes are long tubes,some fit better and some are built better but all of them flow close to each other. I like the pacesetter because of the price but if i were to buy some without money issues it would be kooks hands down.
Thanks for the suggestions fellas and keep them rollin because after im done i still will want more ET :nod: