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Old 04-05-2015, 12:40 AM   #21
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Softer in the rear is better.

I'm not understanding the front swaybar recommendations. How is disconnecting the front bar going to improve weight transfer to the rear? Since the bar is working to keep the front wheels in the same plane, seems that would help keep the weight more evenly distributed across both rear tires.

What am I missing?
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:06 AM   #22
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not sure about the logistics of it, but I've definitely heard this many times before on muscle cars: disconnecting front sway bar makes them '60 shockingly better.
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From what I've read the sway bar restricts the front from lifting up. Which limits transfer to the rear. It can make the rest of the pass a bit sketchy though
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Could it have something to do with the chassis flex you see with a lot of high torque drag cars? Perhaps having only one corner rise gives better weight transfer? Or does it not work like that?
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Watch that timing, at 9psi we're around 18.5*, looks like you're up around 22? Definitely get on the dyno, these cars and their crazy fast spool scare me after our experience with Laz and his bent rods.
Curious, as I'm running a basemap I got from Frank, and it was +/- 1deg of that I've seen other's running. (I ended up being closer to 20 than 22, but I'd done the work and was like "eh, **** it." lol.)

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If you disconnect both end links up front, the chassis can rise easier, helping to plant the rear end.
Drag shocks in front allow the car to LIFT easily... helping to plant the rear end as well.

You want full droop in your front A arms if at all possible... so removing the end links (both if possible) help facilitate this.

But it will only help your 60' and thereby the ETs.
Trap speed is what it's all about for me... less abusive on the car.
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:57 PM   #27
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I'm missing something. Why isn't the car white?
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:11 AM   #28
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yeah, about 10 pages of my build thread and like 3 cars ago.

by the time you finish your car I'll be on Miata #69 and setup #1,349,000

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And it will probably be white.

Good times so far on the strip. Just don't let Ryan over. 5 hours later and you're in the 9's and trailering the car.
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I'm seriously scared looking at that insane death machine he's building hahaha
I've ridden in some scary cars, but this is a whole 'nother level
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Yeah ditch the front sway next time you go. I took my drift car to the track once. Terrible terrible 60fts. I had 6speed with 4.10 torsen at the time so i was trying to launch in 2nd.

My launches were **** and i kept bogging, but ran 14.2's @ 120's Then i blew the rear end with wheel hop in the water box.

I think what i would like to do on the K swap car is build a tubular brace out of DOM to connect the factory 6 point brace mounts into the PPF and rear end mount. That along with the solid diff mounts should help a lot with wheel hop.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:49 PM   #32
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So 2nd gear launches were no good? Was this with LC, and if so what was it set to?
My MSM is a 6sp+4.10 torsen too
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Set launch control to 6500 and launch in second. Something I've been meaning to try.
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My clutch might have other plans.
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Before I went turbo I actually found out that burning the clutch out resulted in my fastest 60' time of the whole night.
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Yup. Abusive launches will reward you with quickness.
Both in ET and reducing the lifespan of your driveline components.

Trap speed ftw.

Ps, Vlad, are you returning to the strip tomorrow by chance?
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I was considering it, but there's a strong chance of rain, and I still need to install and tune the EBC so no.

I think I'll hit the track again in a few weeks, in May.

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I was launching to low on the 2step like 4500, trying to use flat shift too. Megasquirt was weird about setting both up, it was 3 years ago so it's hard for me to remember what I was doing. I was gonna launch in 1st and just try to get out of the hole without bogging and that's when my rear blew.

Getting rid of wheel hop is key. I have been toying with the idea of a set of strange 2way coilovers to swap in at the strip. But my priority is getting the k24 in
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Vlad, this is awesome. Very respectable!
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Thank you sirs

I have no intention of grenading my diff lol
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