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putting a top dragster on a diet
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I could always just go on a diet myself but that probably won't happen.


 
Posts: 1587 | Location: Portland,Oregon | Registered: January 18, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They sure do build some strong/light cars. I have one. 235 @ 1825 loaded.
 
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hey 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
 
Posts: 828 | Location: united states | Registered: January 16, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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hey 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 ....
 
Posts: 622 | Location: hopefully pickin up a check in the winners circle | Registered: November 29, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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
 
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and they are all complaining about how bad they bounce...the tracks here are not great
 
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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
 
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Do you have weight in the nose?


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that ballast is on the nose...I machined 5.6 pounds out of it...so went from 25.6 to 20lbs
 
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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.
 
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Why not get rid of the weight in the nose and setup the car to not wheelie?


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.70@199
.927 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ


 
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bender
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?
 
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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….


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.70@199
.927 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ


 
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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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