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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 08:26 AM
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nice write up alot of help

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I'm still nervous... Haha. There's a couple places around me that hold races all the time and my boyfriend and I plan on going, but it's still scary. ;)~ Good write up though. Thanks.
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I loled. But it was nothing like this at my first race in the taurus there was no inspection or anything just get in line get ur helmit and u had to have long pants and sleeves and keep ur windows closed.
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hey thanks for the staging etiquette tidbit - a good thing to know now before i went and tried the track. planning on maybe doing that sometime as there's a track just 10 mins from us that we need to take advantage of.
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I loled. But it was nothing like this at my first race in the taurus there was no inspection or anything just get in line get ur helmit and u had to have long pants and sleeves and keep ur windows closed.
Is that an NHRA track? All the NHRA tracks around here require that, infact it's in the NHRA rule book.

and no tech inspection sucks, that means anyone with a junker can come and oil down the track when their piece of crap breaks. There are a couple tracks in this area like that but I tend to avoid them.
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hey thanks for the staging etiquette tidbit - a good thing to know now before i went and tried the track. planning on maybe doing that sometime as there's a track just 10 mins from us that we need to take advantage of.
Glad it helped, if you have any questions feel free to ask. I've only made 1000 or so passes in my life. lol
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Whats the best launch rpm for a 2.4 5spd on stock pirelli tires? Also I have a torque damper. I'm going to the track soon. I tried launching 2500-3k on the street it felt alright but like your guide said it will be diff so maybe those are perfect?

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well thanks for answering me but now its too late as im leaving in an hr... -_-
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hey! whats a good tire pressure to have to avoid peeling out too much at the track?
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hey! whats a good tire pressure to have to avoid peeling out too much at the track?
It really depends on what kind and the size of the tire/rim. But i usually lower my 225/40/18 Nitto neo-gens to about 27psi



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