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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Car is full weight around 3700lbs. Car has AC and full interior. These runs were with half tank of gas on my heavy 17inch TT2's with 315/35 ET Streets aired down to 14psi.

N/A Run

60': 1.65
1/8: 7.4
MPH: 98MPH

On Spray

60': 1.45
1/8: 6.73
MPH: 102.11

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Time for a car diet Shocked

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

it would be nice if diets were easier than pulling all kinds of crap off the car lol

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well I am sure since I am about 250lbs that i could drop 40lbs but hell i like to eat.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Chromoly suspension, lighter rims, drop the front sway bar. Every lil bit helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

well i already have a few chromemoly suspension pieces and driveshaft. As far as the front sway bar i keep it on. I am extremely happy with the time my car run, plus i drive it all over the place so having a street car that can run those times I guess I can't complain.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, light wheels and no sway bar are no fun on the street and the wheels are not made for lateral loading (some at least). I am with BJ, I like to have a street car and having all those things on the car are just about a must. Now it would be nice to pull the sway bar and put on a light set of wheels for just racing, but it is also nice to see how fast the car can go in street trim Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:47 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's what I was getting to, a set of track rims and a few other things to drop some poundage just for track days. No sway bar= no fun on the street.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah I drove to the track one time without the sway bar on it, not cool Laughing

Wasn't even worth it either, the track sucked lol

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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No sway bar= no fun on the street.


Hasn't bothered me yet. I've been driving my car like that for a couple weeks now. Drove it like that on the back roads to Mooresville and then went to Rockingham this past weekend. Going from a 1.64 to a 1.58 60' told me it worked for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If it hasn't bothered you yet, then you have not taken corners fast enough Laughing

Plus, the bigger the front sway bar the more you are going to notice it. When I pulled mine off, the car drove like a '98 Mustang GT vert Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I took the corners going to mooresville plenty hard and as I said, it didn't bother me. I noticed a difference but it's nothing that has made me change my mind to put it back on. But my car also has a different purpose than yours, so I don't mind not having mine.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I drove my '79 without the front swaybar since when I was putting on the newer/bigger one on, the frame screw hole was so rusted it fell out so I went ahead and put on the rear swaybar anyways and yeah... scared the HELL out of myself.. it really is dangerous to not use a front swaybar when you have poly bushings and an aftermarket bar on the rear.

but when you got your street stuff on and beat people at the strip... thats straight bragging rights! and everybody needs that Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess we have two different meanings of hard cornering Laughing

These cars still do fairly well with the sway bar off, I was surprised the first time I had mine off. After going to the 36.5mm bar and getting used to driving the car with it makes for a not-so-fun ride with it off lol

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

10SECSS wrote:
Car is full weight around 3700lbs. Car has AC and full interior. These runs were with half tank of gas on my heavy 17inch TT2's with 315/35 ET Streets aired down to 14psi.
you do know you can go to himjoint and just un do it when you get to the track and your car will hook a hell of alot better without the front bar hooked up
N/A Run

60': 1.65
1/8: 7.4
MPH: 98MPH

On Spray

60': 1.45
1/8: 6.73
MPH: 102.11
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