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Discussion in 'Mustang Talk' started by 96v6stang, May 25, 2007.

  1. 96v6stang

    96v6stang lil mustang big heartbeat

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    i'm getting ready to make a trip out to the local track for the first time in the GT. i'm wondering what kind of times to expect.

    I have a buddy who recently took his auto '04 and hit a 14 flat with just some flows welded in and street tires.
    he might be bullsh*tin' me, but its possible.

    anyways, here are my mods:

    straight shot cai,
    BBK O/R X,
    MAC catback (temporarily on turn-downs),
    BBK UDP's

    i'll be running on some 315 street tires.

    oh, and since its an automatic, how high should i rev it when doing the powerbrake?
    i dont wanna spin all the way through 2nd like i have done when practicing on the street.( by myself in a desolate road:rolleyes: )

    so, any guesses on what i'll run?
     
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    I'm going to guess mid 14's since you're auto, not tuned, running very heavy 315's, and it's your first time to the track with the car.
     
  4. 96v6stang

    96v6stang lil mustang big heartbeat

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    how do i launch it though?
     
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    i dont recommend power braking on street tires unless u want to spin. I tried that a few times and did nothing but spin.
     
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    Is there a need for the 315's?
     
  8. 96v6stang

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    its cause i will be ordering some new tires.

    i should have them by the time i go to the track.
    i am debating on which ones to order though.

    either street tires or a pair of nitto 555's

    should i get 315's or go down to 295's or 305's??

    i wanted the 315's cause of the fat stance.:D

    i dont race it much though
     
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    14.3-14.5 those wheels are gonna kill you, you should be able to power brake it up to maybe 2k rpm.....who knows.
     
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    Candace I know all about that.

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    14.9 on the first pass, 14.4 for a best. :cool:
     
  11. 96v6stang

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    they are gonna kill me why?

    the weight of the 315's?:confused:

    wont they get better traction?
     
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    pick up a 17x10.5 with 315's then pick up a stock bullitt wheel with 245's the weight difference is huge, not to mention that unless you have a stall in the car you won't be able to take advantage of the extra tire. bottom line you can get the same 60's off smaller tires.
     
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    ok, well the thing is i need tires for my 10.5's. what do i go with then?
     
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    it honestly doesn't really matter since 100 dollar tires will hook hard enough with that much width......if you want the car to be quicker consider getting lighter wheels.
     
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    Candace I know all about that.

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    Just keep your 315s on the street wheels. You are not a serious drag racer, so a couple tenths doesn't really matter. If you want it to be faster get a torque converter, gears or add more power. :)

    EDIT: I see you are in TX, and am changing my "best" for you to a 14.2.
     
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    A wide street tire is still a street tire. For the track get a set of drag radials. Any brand should stick plenty well with an auto.

    Your friend is BSing you. Either he has more mods or he didn't run that time.
     
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    i am actually between two tires right now and just cant decide.
    either some sumitomo's for $237 shipped to my door for the pair, or $342 for some nitto's shipped to my door.

    so, let say i decide on the nittos, will it make a big diffence if i choose a 285, 295, 305 or 315?

    how about the sumi's?
     
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    shouldn't make much of a difference at all width wise.....if you can afford the nitto's then id get those.
     
  19. 96v6stang

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    oh, and about my buddy, i dont know, it sounded pretty stock.
    is it possible?
    and my bad, he had claimed to hit a 14.1, not a 14 flat.:rolleyes:
     
  20. 96v6stang

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    by the way, my GT spins all through second with the 18's on my black car in the sig.
    just to let you guys know, i have some 285's on DD bullits right now. they are MT drag radials.
    they hooked pretty good when i tried them on. not as much spin. thing is that i bought them with the rims from another buddy. they had minimal tread left. soon after i switched them over to the six since it doesnt get moved as much as the GT.