The 2020 season is over, the points are in and I finished 8th out of 28, which meant my goal of Top Ten!!
Wow! Thanks for your reply!! Suspension, brakes and transmission are the top (3) items on my list of improvements during the off season. I'll research "UPR" today. I've looked at several different brands of drag springs, but haven't ordered anything yet...Nice finish! I'm afraid that without a higher stall converter your launch RPM will remain the same if you don't want to push through the beams. I found that the UPR vertical links & a set of drag racing springs really helped to get my car off the line. My car is a manual transmission but it has run a best of 7.57 in the 1/8 mile. That equates to about 11.85 in the 1/4. It of course has lots of bolt on's and is not stock.
@JackMan2k1 you should check out Scharfenberger's setup since I know you've been enquiring about this. Drag radials can do wonders. Nice time @MrScharfenberger !!!Unless you are road racing I'd save the money on the brakes. Stock brakes are very adequate for drag racing these cars. Unless you just want shiny red calipers showing through the wheels then....I get that too.
I used the BMR drag race lowering springs for the Mustang GT. They work great on my Ecoboost and dropped the car about 1 inch all the way around.
I forgot to mention that a set of Drag Radials is pretty mandatory to get off the line without spinning some. I bought a used set of stock rear wheels and had a set of Hoosier Drag Radials mounted on them for the track.
Video's for fun:
Yep! You're doing it right! Cool pic.
That's darn quick! In my class, we qualify on "reaction time", so I've spent the season working my way to 1/20th of a second R/T! Hoping to get my 60 foot down to 2.0 seconds in 2021!!Yep! You're doing it right! Cool pic.
I don't think I gave you a link to the UPR vertical links. Here it is.
With those vertical links, the drag radials & BMR springs I'm able to launch between 5400 & 5700 RPM. I don't just dump the clutch but it does come put pretty quick. It looked like my best 60 ft time was about 1.69 seconds. I consider that pretty darn good for a 4 banger.
My car unfortunately has been down for a year. I put a new long block in it and then got caught up in a fuel problem & haven't come back to it yet. I'll get it going for next year though. It's a fun little machine with low mileage.