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Jeff73Mach1:
Well I really don't expect to play at the drag strip more than a couple times a year so I'm leaving the battery as is.

My car does not sag, thank you very much, in fact it has 200# rear springs and they are fresh and the rear end is pretty stiff.

I do not intend to drag from light to light, but there are some places where I drive still that have almost zero traffic, and it is fun to be able to use the power that I built into the car.  Without traction, power is somewhat wasted.

Besides, you never know when society may collapse and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 in under 5 seconds may mean the difference between life and death. ;)  Come to think of it I need a blower LOL

Tim175:
I know what ya mean about the power being pointless with no traction haha. My buddy and i put a 383 stroker in his el camino and now its wasted power because he can't even move when he punches it. He just sits there spinning his tires haha. Blower would be a nice addition too ;D

Konrad:

--- Quote from: Jeff73Mach1 on December 07, 2009, 08:09:57 PM ---Besides, you never know when society may collapse and the ability to accelerate from 0-60 in under 5 seconds may mean the difference between life and death. ;)  Come to think of it I need a blower LOL

--- End quote ---

lol yes society may collapse!

don't just add a blower, add armour plating and a missile launcher too.

Boss351Dude:
The problem is the BFG TA tires. Any tire with a soft compound is what you need. The 28 spline axles are just fine with slicks. If you worry about twist, increase the air pressure and dial in a bit of spin. Ran slicks on the street for years with an 8 inch. Raced it every Friday night at the track. Never any problems. This was in a 66 that ran 12.7@107 mph at 3400 feet altitude.  Drag radials or MT ET streets are the best choice for a street car. Try some Comp Engineering drag shocks at the back. 50/50 ratio.

Jeff73Mach1:
Thanks!  That is good info.  I was looking at a set of street legal drag radials.  I'm still torn on the size issue though.  I have room for bigger tires and since I'll still do most of my driving on the street, I'm thinking of getting a second set of rear wheels for the Drag Radials.

Hopefully Tim 175 will tell me about the size of the monster meat on his 72 when he bought it.

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