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On the track anyway. In the heat of June,Bullitt 503 ran 14.11 and 14.13 at 98-99 MPH. With a Superchip,,Densecharger CAI,and some fine chilly air,it still ran it's tire spinning 14.12,14.13 at 99.8 MPH. Normaly the cooler air is worth .5 to 1 MPH. They had water clear across the burnout box,so I went thru it and burned the hell out the tires,doing the ol'2 step on the clutch and brake. No matter what it still runs the same. Maybe I am spoiled,cause the 85 LX is so easy to drive fast. Oh,my 60 ft. times were in the 2.14s.

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On 2001-09-28 20:56, Mus408 wrote:
On the track anyway. In the heat of June,Bullitt 503 ran 14.11 and 14.13 at 98-99 MPH. With a Superchip,,Densecharger CAI,and some fine chilly air,it still ran it's tire spinning 14.12,14.13 at 99.8 MPH. Normaly the cooler air is worth .5 to 1 MPH. They had water clear across the burnout box,so I went thru it and burned the hell out the tires,doing the ol'2 step on the clutch and brake. No matter what it still runs the same. Maybe I am spoiled,cause the 85 LX is so easy to drive fast. Oh,my 60 ft. times were in the 2.14s.

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You have Nitto's right? Don't worry about your 1/4 mile time right now, just work on your 60'. Your mph is higher then mine and i ran a 14.03.
 

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The HP calculator,on Corral Net,indicated 277 HP at the flywheel,based on weight and trap speed of 99.88 MPH. Not to bad!
 
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Oh no, I am on the stock tires.
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OK i bet if you put a pair of Nitto's you will be in the 13's! It's hurting you by doing that big burn out on the stock tires.

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Ray,where I lose a bunch of ET,seems to be on that 1-2 shift. Power shifting makes this worse,by shocking the tires more. This go round,I was simply speed shifting,getting out of the throttle a touch during the shift,however,even with that it really broke them lose. I am pleased though,that it ran that well,with all the tire spin. I really don't have any plans to invest in Drag Radials,for how little I plan on running the car. I enjoy it more on the road,thats where it comes on! However,the MPH should have been higher,since I did see some good HP increases above 4900,over stock on the Dyno,and thats where it was going thru in 3rd gear.

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Ray,where I lose a bunch of ET,seems to be on that 1-2 shift. Power shifting makes this worse,by shocking the tires more. This go round,I was simply speed shifting,getting out of the throttle a touch during the shift,however,even with that it really broke them lose. I am pleased though,that it ran that well,with all the tire spin. I really don't have any plans to invest in Drag Radials,for how little I plan on running the car. I enjoy it more on the road,thats where it comes on! However,the MPH should have been higher,since I did see some good HP increases above 4900,over stock on the Dyno,and thats where it was going thru in 3rd gear.

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Your right about the power shifting,it seemed like the power shifting slowed me down.I just speed shifted.To bad we are so far apart i would loan you my Nitto's,I would like to see your ET's with them! Just don't tear up you stock tires " there not cheap!!" Keep your eyes open for sales on DR's there are a lot of sales going on right now with this crazy economy!!
 

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Yeah I have a pair of BFG Drag radials on my 85 LX. Unfortunately,they are 275-60-15s and the wheels miss clearing the Bullitt brake calipers by about 1/8 inch or so. Had thought about a spacer but,when you add another 1/16 to 1/8 to be safe,thread engagement of the lug nut gets questionable. They are mounted on Torq-Thrust Mag wheels also,similar to the Bullitt! It did look tuff though,filling up the wheel well. It might have worked great,going thru in 3rd gear,giving me a slightly higher ratio, 27 inch OD vs.25.5
 
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Just something to think about, I put 15x26x10 slicks on the Bullitt it slowed me down about 3 tens. To much rotating mass!
 

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Yes, bias-ply construction type slicks will soak up some MPH as compared to the drag radials. However on my 85,I am giving up some ET with the DRs. But that is a compromise,for ease of streetability,which I will take. I have a hunch it,Bullitt,might be quicker with those BFGs,they would soak up the wheel spin on the 1-2 shift,and may help on the big end,with MPH. Might try it one day!

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