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took my swap to the track for the first time!

Post by 2005sxt24 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:43 am

I finally got the chance to run my srt swap at pittsburgh raceway park. Im completely stock with a 3" downpipe, ran with street tires 30 psi in the front 50 in the rear, and i launched at 2000 rpm. are my times decent? and what can i do to improve them?


Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
60 2.2505 2.3549 2.2105
330 6.0814 6.1343 6.0313
1/8 9.1743 9.1581 9.2497 <missed third gear
1/8 mph 80.80 82.09 78.38
1000 11.8255 11.7695 11.9439
1/4 14.1168 13.9796 14.2265
1/4 mph 94.88 101.88 99.34

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Post by doyle09 » Sun May 02, 2010 4:59 pm

those look like pretty good times to me. on street tires at least
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Post by heydockyle » Sun May 02, 2010 8:28 pm

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Post by 2005sxt24 » Sun May 02, 2010 10:42 pm

I live in latrobe, but sometimes im up in williamsport for school. I see your not real far from me, want to meet up sometime?

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Post by INVUJerry » Sun May 02, 2010 11:00 pm

Pretty good times man for a stock setup. What type/size of street tires were they?
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Post by 2005sxt24 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:11 pm

Kuhmo AST (i think) 205/40/17, does the smaller tire size effect anything in drag racing?? Also what should i do to get rid of my horrible wheel i get?? im afraid im going to break something

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Post by Ntyvirus1 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:12 pm

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Post by 2001rt32 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:17 pm

what were your reaction times?

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Post by racer12306 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:34 am

Your shorter tires will help effective gearing on the top end, but make it easier to spin on the bottom end.

With some work you could probably get it into the 13.7-13.8 range with your current setup.
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Post by INVUJerry » Mon May 03, 2010 3:18 pm

Also, the shorter tires will effect wheel hop. The best option is going to be to get slicks, and they're actually easier on axles than drag radials or street tires. 24.5x8x15 will be a hair shorter than what stock SRT tire sizes are, but a good size to hook with.
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Post by doyle09 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:07 pm

not being a dick here, but how are slicks easier on axles? like i said not being a dick i actually want to know
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Post by racer12306 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:12 pm

Dead hooks are better than having the axle constantly bouncing for the first 60' or however long it is. Both situations can break axles.

Also, slicks have a softer sidewall (and most the time more sidewall), this helps absorb shock.
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Post by 2005sxt24 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:25 pm

What brand of slicks should i look for? should i use them with pt steelies?

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Post by LowNSlow » Mon May 03, 2010 8:29 pm

doyle09 wrote:not being a dick here, but how are slicks easier on axles? like i said not being a dick i actually want to know

I heard this for the longest time when I was younger and wondered how the fk it was true.... but basically like frank said.



So now I need 6 rims... 2 for rears regular ole tires...2 for track with slicks. 2 for daily (drag radials)

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Post by racer12306 » Mon May 03, 2010 8:31 pm

If you are going with 15" wheels, I'd go for one of the alloy wheels that came on SXTs.

Mickey Thompson and M&H Tires are good brands. I don't know if Good Year makes tires in that size, but I have a personal thing against them so I say avoid Good Years.

I've used M/T tires in a much bigger size and they are great. They last and they bite. I've heard M&H's are really good too.
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon May 03, 2010 8:37 pm

I used mickey thompson et streets... and I loved them.

Dead hook in my old 500hp Cobra, 5k dump.

Low 1.6 high 1.5 60s.. :)

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Then they have a et street radial (drag radial)

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Post by INVUJerry » Mon May 03, 2010 9:19 pm

My buddy Is using m&h slicks. He was able to spin them to a 1.7 60'. John, drs no matter the brand aren't as good for fwd. We can't make them wrinkle as hard. The best 60' I got on drs with my 98 was a 2.0. That was both hook and spinning the hell out of them. They were 205/50/15 bfgs though.
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon May 03, 2010 9:32 pm

Yea, I just want some BFGs or Nittos for the street and slicks for the track. :P
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Post by racer12306 » Mon May 03, 2010 9:37 pm

I'd go with the Nitto 555r's for street, they seem to be more streetable.
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Post by heydockyle » Mon May 03, 2010 9:48 pm

2005sxt24 wrote:I live in latrobe, but sometimes im up in williamsport for school. I see your not real far from me, want to meet up sometime?
Yea def, you'r only about an hour from me.
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Post by 2005sxt24 » Tue May 04, 2010 7:25 am

What 15" alloy neon wheels will clear the srt brakes? i know my old 7 spoke wheels wouldnt clear them.

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Post by UriahRR » Tue May 04, 2010 8:41 am

Will snowflakes clear SRT brakes?
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Post by thttxboy » Tue May 04, 2010 10:59 am

No 2gn rim will clear the srt front brakes without spacers. Your best bet is pt steelies. I have a set with m/t et drags mounted on them 24.5 8 15. If you have a stock suspension you will need spacers to clear from the strut perch but if you have coilovers than you'll be fine.

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Post by INVUJerry » Tue May 04, 2010 6:03 pm

2005sxt24 wrote:What 15" alloy neon wheels will clear the srt brakes? i know my old 7 spoke wheels wouldnt clear them.
Depends on how much wear the pads have. My buddy is using a 5mm spacer up front with new pads to clear stock snowflakes and 7 spokes.
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Post by 2005sxt24 » Tue May 04, 2010 6:30 pm

i just sold my 7 spoke wheels a few months ago FTL.. Im sure i could pick up two for pretty cheap.

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Post by Forest Green 2k » Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:13 am

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Post by SlvrACR » Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:47 pm

On my older SRT motor swap I did 13.470 on stock BFGs
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