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im running 888s but have yet to break the 13s but have broken everything else' date=' drive shafts, clutches, diffs lol going for 12s next year ... going to look into drag tyres aswell

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LOL, is that why you're called the Dark Destroyer? :-)

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Depends how seriously you want to get quick times at a drag strip ? I wouldnt get the softer 888s as a comprimise though as they would wear out too fast for my liking.

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im running 888s but have yet to break the 13s but have broken everything else' date=' drive shafts, clutches, diffs lol going for 12s next year ... going to look into drag tyres aswell

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LOL, is that why you're called the Dark Destroyer? :-)

oh yes it sure is mate think im on clutch number 5 or 6 now ???? lol

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i ran 12.56 at the pod with my old vr6 turbo, no lsd, and not on 888's or slicks. i was making 17psi , using a united motorsports ecu.

good times are down to alot of factors, but a good launch and 220ft time are essential , my terminal was always around 115-119mph , which would support a decent low 12 mid 11 if i could get a better launch.

i now have a charged 4mo , so we will see how that works out

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Out of curiosity, how would drag tyres work on a front wheel drive car? I may be wrong but I thought it was all about flex and weight transfer on RWD cars. I'm a bit confused.

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i ran 12.56 at the pod with my old vr6 turbo' date=' no lsd, and not on 888's or slicks. i was making 17psi , using a united motorsports ecu.

good times are down to alot of factors, but a good launch and 220ft time are essential , my terminal was always around 115-119mph , which would support a decent low 12 mid 11 if i could get a better launch.

i now have a charged 4mo , so we will see how that works out

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Jim, thats a really, really good time with the setup you had. How many runs had you taken the car through, was it consistantly around that time? What would you say your average was with it.

I read your build thread, did you ever go forged internals with that engine, or left it standard?

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average time was just below 13, so the 12.5 may have been a good run, i had owned the car 5 years through many diff stages, and tbh ive been going to the pod since i passed my test , some 15-16 years ago, so im well versed in launching the car.

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My best time this year was 13.0 at North Weald.

Also posted fastet time in the coupe class on the Sunday at Inters this year with a 13.3

Bring on the launch control :)

What sort of set up are you running bu the moment mate?

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They also have alot better fuel on tap, and most of the good times are made using proper drag tyres, not like the crap people run here.

this is the main thing.. people don't realise what a huge difference tyres and fuel makes. 

They have drag tyres in most tyre shops out there.  I used some 76 high octane fuel in an old 1.9 gti Engineering mk2 years ago when we had that fuel shortage crap, MY GOD what a different car !!!   and I was mixing it as well..  

Stick some street legal drag tyres on a car here and some high octane fuel and see the times fall.. 

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