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Post  dirt_worker on March 29th 2015, 11:43 pm

Ok fellas. Took the truck out to test today. Weather was gorgous and in the mid 60s. We drove the ford out to the race track w only one real goal in mind. (two actually) #1...to go faster than we went last time out.....#2 To drive it 15 miles back home in one piece.


Both were achieved!

Since last yr i loosened the convertor to 6000 (peak tq) and put on a Mt 275 radial pro. First time ever running a radial so honestly...i had no idea what to expect.

First pass i didnt get a huge burnout and didnt know if the radials needed broke in. I left the setup similiar to what i ran w the hoosier QTPs and ran 18.5 lbs air pressure. 4000 chip. I hooked for about 1 foot and spun like it was on ice.


After watchin the vid and scratching my head ALOT......i decided to LOOSEN the rear shocks (from 10 clicks down to 5)  giving it more hit since it hardly showed any action in the sidewalls. We also lowered the psi to 17lbs. It responded w. a 1.42 60' and a 10.15@130. Both personal bests by over a tenth. It carried the front tires far enough that i actually felt it which was a totally new sensation to me. Cool

Last pass i just wanted to change something and document the response so i knew a direction to go for next test n tune day.
We turned the leave down to 3000 and tightened the rear shocks two clicks. It left softer and responded w. a 1.48 60ft and a 10.27 et. Not exactly what i expected but exactly the oposite of what  whatbumper said in his post earlier (i didnt see it till i got home)

I now have a direction to head that i believe will get the truck into the 9's The plan as of now is to raise the front of the rear bar....and put the rear shocks back on 5.....and throw MORE POWER at the launch!!!

Heres the best pass......





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Re: New personal best today

Post  gmsmkr on March 30th 2015, 12:03 am

Congrats on the new best time the best part was its on a radial Twisted Evil
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Post  Mark Miller on March 30th 2015, 1:04 am

dirt_worker wrote:Ok fellas. Took the truck out to test today. Weather was gorgous and in the mid 60s. We drove the ford out to the race track w only one real goal in mind. (two actually) #1...to go faster than we went last time out.....#2 To drive it 15 miles back home in one piece.

Both were achieved!

Since last yr i loosened the convertor to 6000 (peak tq) and put on a Mt 275 radial pro. First time ever running a radial so honestly...i had no idea what to expect.

First pass i didnt get a huge burnout and didnt know if the radials needed broke in. I left the setup similiar to what i ran w the hoosier QTPs and ran 18.5 lbs air pressure. 4000 chip. I hooked for about 1 foot and spun like it was on ice.


After watchin the vid and scratching my head ALOT......i decided to LOOSEN the rear shocks (from 10 clicks down to 5)  giving it more hit since it hardly showed any action in the sidewalls. We also lowered the psi to 17lbs. It responded w. a 1.42 60' and a 10.15@130. Both personal bests by over a tenth. It carried the front tires far enough that i actually felt it which was a totally new sensation to me. Cool

Last pass i just wanted to change something and document the response so i knew a direction to go for next test n tune day.
We turned the leave down to 3000 and tightened the rear shocks two clicks. It left softer and responded w. a 1.48 60ft and a 10.27 et. Not exactly what i expected but exactly the oposite of what  whatbumper said in his post earlier (i didnt see it till i got home)

I now have a direction to head that i believe will get the truck into the 9's The plan as of now is to raise the front of the rear bar....and put the rear shocks back on 5.....and throw MORE POWER at the launch!!!

Heres the best pass......





Nice there's a article in the new Race Pages on the 275 Pro Radial,seems like a lot of people switching to them.

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Post  70FB on March 30th 2015, 7:09 am

That's awesome. Driving it to the track too. Good job!
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Post  bruno on March 30th 2015, 12:20 pm

very nice congrats !!!
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Post  bbf-falcon on March 30th 2015, 12:45 pm

Cool

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Post  Lem Evans on March 30th 2015, 12:45 pm

cheers

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Re: New personal best today

Post  dirt_worker on March 30th 2015, 1:36 pm

Thanks guys.
I know it would be a lot faster if I put it in a lighter more aerodynamic car.... But I'm doing it the hard way with the truck and that's what I think is fun about it.

I Intentionally chose a difficult setup based on the things people always told me wouldnt wrk on my truck.
It has been difficult doin this the HARD way...but I tell ya what..ive learned soo much I wouldnt have had I taken  the easier route.
I realize its not everyones cup of tea...but to me its what makes it that much more rewarding.
Hoping to update next time w single digit ets and 1.30 60fts
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Post  BigBlockRanger on March 30th 2015, 3:15 pm

dirt_worker wrote:

It's a yellow brick on the road!

Nice runs! That thing is freakin awesome.
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Post  butterbean on March 30th 2015, 3:43 pm

Awesome job Dirt, that Truck is bad azz, can you give me 1/8th mile numbers?
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Re: New personal best today

Post  whatbumper on March 30th 2015, 4:16 pm

cool ride for sure. you'll have a lot of fun with that ride.

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Post  windsor on March 30th 2015, 5:01 pm

Awesome!
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Post  FalconEh on March 30th 2015, 9:40 pm

windsor wrote:Awesome!

^^^^^^^^^^^^ X2
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Post  Moodyblues on March 30th 2015, 10:17 pm

Looking good! cheers
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Re: New personal best today

Post  supervel45 on March 30th 2015, 10:51 pm

Take the tailgate off and it will probably go 9's. Very Happy Great job, and your truck would be even more of a sleeper with a camper covering the roll bars.

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Post  Mark Miller on March 31st 2015, 1:37 am

dirt_worker wrote:Thanks guys.
I know it would be a lot faster if I put it in a lighter more aerodynamic car.... But I'm doing it the hard way with the truck and that's what I think is fun about it.

I Intentionally chose a difficult setup based on the things people always told me wouldnt wrk on my truck.
It has been difficult doin this the HARD way...but I tell ya what..ive learned soo much I wouldnt have had I taken  the easier route.
I realize its not everyones cup of tea...but to me its what makes it that much more rewarding.
Hoping to update next time w single digit ets and 1.30 60fts

What state do you live in looks like some nice scenery in that first picture driving down the road?

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Re: New personal best today

Post  dirt_worker on March 31st 2015, 7:52 am

I live in idaho
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Post  56Tbird on March 31st 2015, 8:57 am

Mike ,your truck is just total BadAss!!! Driving it in and running those kinda times is Awesome to say the least! What a street bruiser!! Congrats on a Killer Build!! cheers
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Post  dirt_worker on March 31st 2015, 4:03 pm

Thanks Dan. Its def getting plenty of interest every time we run it.
My local track posted this after taking it out last fall.
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Post  bruno on March 31st 2015, 4:09 pm

dirt_worker wrote:Thanks Dan. Its def getting plenty of interest every time we run it.
My local track posted this after taking it out last fall.



damn very cool pic Mike !!!
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Post  Lem Evans on March 31st 2015, 4:10 pm

Nice write up.
Looks like you guys have a nice facility to race at.

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Re: New personal best today

Post  droppedf100 on March 31st 2015, 5:29 pm

I guess your sold on the radials now. Been telling you that for years lol. Bad ass truck I've always liked it. Glad you stuck with it.
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Post  dirt_worker on March 31st 2015, 9:57 pm

Yup...you were right Joe, I shoulda switched sooner. Its too early to say if im totally sold though.
If I can stick em w a 6000 chip ill NEVER buy another tire though! ! Shocked
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Post  valleydawg on April 1st 2015, 12:55 pm

Sweet ride!
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Post  whatbumper on April 1st 2015, 5:36 pm

dirt_worker wrote:Yup...you were right Joe, I shoulda switched sooner.  Its too early to say if im totally sold though.
If I can stick em w a 6000 chip ill NEVER buy another tire though! ! Shocked

higher rpm doesn't mean you're hitting them harder. for example, most of my guys only leave between 3500-4500 rpm and let the converters do the work.

Our best 60' to date has been a legit 1.03 in an X car so I feel confident we are close.

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