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    Default All out drag cars on here?

    Most of the cars on here that I have seen have been at the FLDs for the "just for fun" racing. Anyone on here have a class built drag car? If so what class and what is the best time you have ran?
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    I don't know of anyone on here that has a purpose built drag car. I have a Monte Carlo that I considered building for either super street or stock eliminators, but life had other plans. Hopefully it becomes an option again in the next few years.

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    Default Re: All out drag cars on here?

    There are acouple but they don't post.
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    Default Re: All out drag cars on here?

    Big problem here is there aren't a lot of actual drag cars right now because there isnt a local strip on this end of the state. The closest one to us is prp. Most of the drag cars in the area are just leftovers from the Eldora days.

    Here, you have to be a big player, who is willing to travel, or it doesn't make sense to have a track car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Big problem here is there aren't a lot of actual drag cars right now because there isnt a local strip on this end of the state. The closest one to us is prp. Most of the drag cars in the area are just leftovers from the Eldora days.

    Here, you have to be a big player, who is willing to travel, or it doesn't make sense to have a track car.

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    I understand. The local track Sunset in Mercer closed its doors. That would have been a quick trip to a track for me even though it was an 1/8. Now they are all an entire day event. The closer ones are Quaker, PRP and Summit (Norwalk but its a haul). There might be one that is slipping my mind right now.

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    Yeah. Even just a t&t or the fld is 1/2 commute, 1/4 drivers meetings/prep/etc. And only 1/4 actual event. Most of the fun we have is on the drive up anyway, Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Yeah. Even just a t&t or the fld is 1/2 commute, 1/4 drivers meetings/prep/etc. And only 1/4 actual event. Most of the fun we have is on the drive up anyway, Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elhazzja View Post
    There are acouple but they don't post.
    Name names...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless View Post
    Nothing like driving in a group of performance cars for a few hours.
    Sounds like you'd enjoy a drive with Steve, Levi and myself but I get the feeling you have it in the pucker brush before we'd get too far


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    Default Re: All out drag cars on here?

    Lol. We're not THAT bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Lol. We're not THAT bad.

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    Sometimes.... I think your forgetting the 12' fall cruise and the yellow C6 that got started into the pucker brush and then decided he didn't want to tag along anymore lol


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    Nobody has ever died on one of our cruises yet...

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    LoL that yellow c6z06 ... poor guy didn't have the driver mod.

    i can' only imagine the look on his face when he looked back saw a 1998 trans am, an 03 cobra an 01 vette and an audi TT all up his ass.

    all i can say is strano springs + koni shocks make a fbucket handle pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    LoL that yellow c6z06 ... poor guy didn't have the driver mod.
    He probably was into drag racing...


    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    i can' only imagine the look on his face when he looked back saw a 1998 trans am, an 03 cobra an 01 vette and an audi TT all up his ass. .
    "this steering wheel... what am I supposed to do with it???"

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    all i can say is strano springs + koni shocks make a fbucket handle pretty well.
    Levi should be working on suspension stuff while it sits


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    Is Friendship Park still running? Not the smoothest 1/8 but was always fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgtf289 View Post
    Is Friendship Park still running? Not the smoothest 1/8 but was always fun
    Never been there but I just looked it up and its not to far way from me. I might head down some time when I am out for a drive just to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    Sounds like you'd enjoy a drive with Steve, Levi and myself but I get the feeling you have it in the pucker brush before we'd get too far
    I would have before I went all straight line with the cobra. Some times I miss the crazy back road action. I remember running up the river in Parker. With the KB on full song the rear end would dance around every time I went over one of the marks on the road where they resealed the cracks. That's back when the car was IRS, FTBR bushings and the CCW 18 inchers with toyo R888s at all corners. The D-spec shocks and struts didn't even help so I got bored and changed to a straight line setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless View Post
    I would have before I went all straight line with the cobra. Some times I miss the crazy back road action. I remember running up the river in Parker. With the KB on full song the rear end would dance around every time I went over one of the marks on the road where they resealed the cracks. That's back when the car was IRS, FTBR bushings and the CCW 18 inchers with toyo R888s at all corners. The D-spec shocks and struts didn't even help so I got bored and changed to a straight line setup.
    you live in a crappy area for driving on twisty back roads... Plain and simple


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    so you did try driving once atleast.??? how could you go back to straight line boredom with an automagic.

    Speedracer.. if levi had the money for suspension he'd put a motor in the car they will end up costing about the same. strano/koni setup is a grand plus swaybars and a few other goodies put you close the 2K mark.
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    Every LS nutswinger sings songs about how the LS can be had for $500 at any junkyard. Where does the extra 1500 come from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevec5ws6 View Post
    so you did try driving once atleast.??? how could you go back to straight line boredom with an automagic.

    Speedracer.. if levi had the money for suspension he'd put a motor in the car they will end up costing about the same. strano/koni setup is a grand plus swaybars and a few other goodies put you close the 2K mark.


    It is easy... The turbo kit on my car works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedracer View Post
    Every LS nutswinger sings songs about how the LS can be had for $500 at any junkyard. Where does the extra 1500 come from?
    Good question. They change their song and dance as they see fit... I bet its all the beer it takes to do the swap.

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    This thread got off topic in a hurry. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthless View Post

    This thread got off topic in a hurry. lol
    That's how we roll... Off topic


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    ..... it's went up to $6-700 due to obamainflation bullshit.

    levi could get away with shocks/springs for now. that's what i was talking about but as for full suspension such as my trans am has that's what it would take.
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    I hung fairly well, considering I just have worn out stock shocks and lowering springs. That's on the to-do list down the line though.

    I've already come across a couple sub-100k mile LQ motors between $500 and $1000. I've seen quite a few others in the same range with over 100k. I'm not too worried about the mileage, as long as it's sound. Finding them in that range isn't the issue (they seem to bring a premium here though). Problem is I don't have the disposable income to pick one up right now, whether it's a good deal or not.

    When the time comes, I'm probably going to go to some fleet auctions and see if I can pick up a wrecked van. I'll part out what's usable, that I'm not using, then scrap the rest. Going that route, hopefully I can recoup most of the cost.

    Right now though, I'm playing grown-up and giving food, shelter, daily transportation and the ever-growing expense of having a child priority over the toys.



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