I could always just go on a diet myself but that probably won't happen.
They sure do build some strong/light cars. I have one. 235 @ 1825 loaded.
I got a quote from spitzer for a basic but lightweight car you are 40k with hardly any options....when your done adding racepak and wheels/tires your up over 50k
yes but they are light and work very well ....
way cheaper to just buy Ryans
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the blown supercharged spitzers are not that much lighter than me...one up my way is only 40lbs lighter
and they are all complaining about how bad they bounce...the tracks here are not great
here are the results so far of my dragster diet
machined front ballast 25.6lbs to 20lbs= -5.6
changed battery from xp 1600 to go lithium
46lbs to 8lbs= -38lbs
changed wheels from mickey Thompson pro 5 to weld delta 1 44lbs to 36.4= -7.6lbs
changed converter from 10 inch steel to bolt together 1/2 steel 1/2 aluminum cover.went from 40lbs to 33.6lbs= -6.4lbs
axles changed from moser to mark wiliams
26.4 lbs to 23.4lbs = -3lbs
and went from moser center with steel spool to mark Williams with aluminum spool
58.4lbs to 54.8lbs= -3.6lbs
grand total loss of 64.2lbs
I need to get to -100lbs so I still have to find 35.8 lbs somewhere
Do you have weight in the nose?
that ballast is on the nose...I machined 5.6 pounds out of it...so went from 25.6 to 20lbs
Man that's a whole lot of money spent for what I bet will be minimal gains. Still think a bigger more efficient blower would of been more cost effective.
Hopefully I am wrong and you reach your ET goal whatever that may be.
Why not get rid of the weight in the nose and setup the car to not wheelie?
my car never wheelied with the iron block...but when I went to the brodix aluminum block,in good air she would stand straight up unless I had the wheelie bar on her...
in bad air I could get away without the nose weight and wheelie bar...
but what is this setup you are speaking of?
Well, for my hardtail car I moved the engine forward and changed the engine angle, no more nose weight and no more wheelies. I would think with suspension you could eliminate wheelies with chassis adjustments….
ive got the chassis pretty tame as far as bar angles...I think I might be better off using timing to keep the car in control out of the hole
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