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  1. 98cobra#1222

    98cobra#1222 that's just my game Established Member

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    Just got around to mounting my new slicks just in time for the weather to start cooling off so I can get back to the track. Hoping some people on here have used these and can maybe give some pointers on setup. Tires are M&H cheater slicks 26x11.50-16 mounted on 16x10" Holeshot holestars. Haven't really messed with launching on slicks but am planning on starting out around 20psi and launching off the 2 step around 4,500 rpm. Cars a '98 cobra with a single turbo, t56 magnum, and an IRS out of a 2003 cobra.

    43648552264_04b3040f40_c.jpg Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr

    30605689638_b646ed2c11_c.jpg cheaterSlicks by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr

    30605755618_9e558b538e_c.jpg cheaterSlicks2 by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr

    Here's the car on it's street wheels, widened saleen lemans. Never launched on the drag radials as I was too scared to snap an axle and had read bias plys are the way to go for manual trans and the IRS.

    35628452371_045ac7df3a_c.jpg Untitled by Kevin Lanter, on Flickr

    Anyway, looking forward to getting back on the track. Best I've managed is a 11.6 @ 135 with a 2.1 sixty foot. But with the 2 step and some bias plys I'm hoping to get that to a 1.6-1.7 sixty and get the car down into the 10s.
     
  2. 98 Saleen Cobra

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    That looks awesome!! Are they stiff walled or no?
     
  3. 98cobra#1222

    98cobra#1222 that's just my game Established Member

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    Thanks man! I really like the look as well, now I need to track down some used 17" aluma stars for the front lol. All I can find on them say they are wrinkle wall, I'd assume that means no to the stiff wall question but I'll admit I don't know much about tires.
     
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    Looks mean! Turn the 2 step up higher its easier on the timing chains and more boost!
     
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    Badass man. What size turbo? A custom kit? Any underhood pics?
     
  6. 98cobra#1222

    98cobra#1222 that's just my game Established Member

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    Thanks! Ok I’ll make sure to do that. Any suggestions or experience with a good starting point. 5-6 range. 6k seems high to me but I don’t have much of any experience with it.

    Thanks. Turbo is a turbonetics 7868 on just an on3 forward facing kit with precision wastegates.

     
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    Shadow Grey 03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice. I'd probably start at 15 and go down from there, but that's just me. Good luck. Definitely making enough power to run well into the 10s.
     
  8. 98cobra#1222

    98cobra#1222 that's just my game Established Member

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    Wonder how much sway they'll have at 15psi and lower. I don't have skinny's up front yet so will be running a full size front for now. Thanks, car pulls decent on the big end just haven't had luck hooking up through the 330'.
     
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    SVT-BansheeMan na na, hey hey, goodbye Established Member

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    Have someones how to dial in a vehicle come with you. My buddy knows how so he videos me launching. Then slows down the video on his phone, studies it, then we adjust shocks/tire pressure/launch rpm etc.
     
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    20lbs is too much, 12-15.
     
  11. 98cobra#1222

    98cobra#1222 that's just my game Established Member

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    Ok, thanks for the input. I'll knock the pressure down
     

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