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spitzer top dragster ride quality?
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it appears the 272 carbon fiber spitzers make a real nice,lightweight purpose built top dragster but im hearing the ride on them is just horrendous,real bad bouncers.

any experience on these cars and how to tame them?
 
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Not saying its the right thing to do but I know someone who cut the back off and put shocks on because of that...
 
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ya one fellow racer just sold his,he said if there was anytype of bump in the track it just destroyed his back...and another friend just sold his one year old spitzer 272 complaining of how bad the bounce was.
 
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Laughing Hard Falling of chair laughing BlahBlah Laughing very hard Wrong Full Moon You're Nuts


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.916 60'


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Your statement would lead us to believe you have more than one friend..........now that's funny right there!


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.916 60'


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haha I said fellow racer bender!!
 
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Originally posted by jenavet:
ya one fellow racer just sold his,he said if there was anytype of bump in the track it just destroyed his back...and another friend just sold his one year old spitzer 272 complaining of how bad the bounce was.


Hmmmmm.....


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


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I heard they do nice wheelies.


 
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I heard they do nice wheelies.


I they had shocks they wouldnt do wheelies
 
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^^^^What fun would that be?^^^^

HMMMM


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

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^^^^What fun would that be?^^^^

HMMMM


Just depends what you consider more fun, win lights or wheelies......
 
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Both!


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
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2018 PDRA T/D #5
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2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

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I heard they do nice wheelies.


Rumor going around front suspension in addition to the rear suspension conversion is the way to eliminate that. Welder
 
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Question, are the bouncers climbing on the brakes that hard? Car unloading/rebound? No chutes? Track? I’m sure a suspended car would help. The weight/et comes into play but if you are bracket racing weights not an issue or if you have an abundance of HP... I remember some bouncing in my Ron Fry ultra light car but most of the time pretty sure it was me. How do TF and TAD deal with it?
 
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Hardtails and aggressive braking DO NOT go well together.


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

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2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

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does pulling the chute only help?
 
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I've run 199+ in the 1/8th, no chute no problem. On the long track chute is a must.


272" Spitzer
540 Chevy
The Blower Shop XR1
FTI XPM Series Converter
FTI Level 6 Powerglide
3.69@199
.916 60'


www.ftiperformance.com

2017 Bradenton Heads Up Madness
Open Outlaw Champ

2018 PDRA T/D #5
2019 PDRA T/D #2

2020 Retired From T/D Competition....

2020 Bradenton NMCA Hemi Shootout Winner
 
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I drove one a few year back for someone and didnt notice any issues. Car was smooth. Granted I only went 6.8s in the high 190s in it but no bouncing issues. If Im not mistaken that car was built with the motor up a degree or two similar to a comp car which makes the chassis work great but can be less forgiving in the shutdown. But again I didnt notice it.


B.J. Masiello
 
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from the burn out box to the finish line mine is the most awesome car I've ever driven. It's smooth and it's fast. Every where else it sux.And last I checked that's where it matters most.


Mike Greene




 
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