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04snake
10-09-2007, 12:56 PM
Not done yet but I am starting to understand how to handle hitting the tires real hard with a stick launching at the limiter. I am running 11.0, 11.1 more consistently with my eaton in hot air. Most 60 fts are around 1.52 - 1.56 with one 1.51, but I have to keep 12+lbs in the tires so I am always on the ragged edge of smoke'm them. Any lower and the Stiff side M/T slicks collapse bad, but if I prevent that they are hooking hard enough to pull the wheels a inch or so most passes with only 500 hp and almost full weight (3610 w/me).

the first pics are if I cross the line of not enough air (11.5lbs) & too much rpm (6500) for my clutch, flywheel, 10x26" tire, air bags psi, combo.
http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0914Rental-6543zoom-600.jpg
http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0914Rental-6543-600.jpg

the second one is a real good hit on the tires, my best 60ft 1.51.

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0914Rental-6356Zoom-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0914Rental-6356-600.jpg

now for my new recent pictures adjusting to track conditions and trying some other small tweaks. I have managed to keep from making them angry but if I miss the other way (too much air:spin or not enough rpm:bog ) I can end up with a 1.58-1.62 real easy, so by stiffening and focusing the 9" with the anti-roll, Mach1 springs and 5-to-20lbs in the air bags with a 5-7lb stagger I have a very small window of setup to get the most out of a tire that I can plant way too hard, way too easy!

oh well the mushy IRS used to be much more very forgiving.

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0914Rental-6455-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0921Rental7482-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0921Rental7482zoom-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0923-7947-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK0923-7947-zoom-600.jpg

http://04snake.com/images/JimK_pics/JIMK1006-9579-600.jpg

nice to be back online, replacing the laptop that died during a pass 3 weeks ago (9/14) was a real PITA.
Trying to get older software to run on vista sucks on top of all the $$$$! :mad:

red04svtcobra
10-09-2007, 02:15 PM
Dayum, nice pics and man that monster hooks!!!