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    So after getting my throttle body and tune, my dad has called me out. Local 8th mile track. He is Mr Mopar himself but has backslid and drives a new duramax, and is adamant that it will walk my truck down.

    His Truck: 2017 Chebby 2500HD Alaskan Edition.
    L5P duramax, 450 hp, 930 lbft.
    Approx 7900lbs .
    K&N drop in filter.
    275/65/18 Goodyear Wranglers.

    My Truck: 2003 Kota R/T
    5.9 magnum, approx 225 whp, 285 lb ft?
    Approx 4300lbs?
    Headers, full custom exhaust 3in no cats
    CAI, 52mm TB, MSD ignition/coil
    Stage 1 built 46RE
    FRP Tuning.
    255/55/17 pirelli's


    Thoughts ladies and gents?
    We will be running them here soon so I'll post slips regardless of outcome.
    2003 Dakota R/T CC Flame Red.
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    I think he will be alot faster ,Diesels are very powerful
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    According these calculators, it should be very close. If you can get the hole shot on him, you might pull off the win.
    http://www.wallaceracing.com/et-hp-mph.php
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    Car and Driver list the quarter mile time of his truck at 15.1 at 91mph. I'm thinking I can tick off at least a mid 9 in the 8th. So it should be pretty close. I agree, holeshot and tree the snot out of him
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    Driving being equal, he'll win. He has a better power to weight ratio. I mean look at the torque rating on his truck. Traction will be king. Driving quality will make the difference. I've beaten vehicles a half second faster than mine. As you say, you'll need to tree him. If you can, drive around the bleach box. If not, just spin enough to get the tires dry and no more.

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    Get a better tire on yours,then,it may be interesting.

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    Bleach box!?! Damn its been a while since ive heard it called that.

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    2500, probably a 4x4...there for if you don’t have some cheater slicks...your toast. Even with it’ll be close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arro222 View Post
    Driving being equal, he'll win. He has a better power to weight ratio. I mean look at the torque rating on his truck. Traction will be king. Driving quality will make the difference. I've beaten vehicles a half second faster than mine. As you say, you'll need to tree him. If you can, drive around the bleach box. If not, just spin enough to get the tires dry and no more.
    I have always heard this said of street tires, but never as to why? Does the harder compound not get sticky when heated like a slick or drag radial? Just curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPelf View Post
    I have always heard this said of street tires, but never as to why? Does the harder compound not get sticky when heated like a slick or drag radial? Just curious
    It is about compound as well as sidewall construction. Street tires simply get "glazed" over when heated too much and become "greasy" rather than sticky. Tracks are stickier than the street so take advantage of that but still don't heat em up that much and don't "under inflate" them either.

    There are guys here who've raced with street tires who can afford you an idea of better rear tire pressure parameters.
    Also, leave on the last yellow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niebs View Post
    Bleach box!?! Damn its been a while since ive heard it called that.

    I go back to that "while" neibs. It was the dawn of drag racing. I was going to say "as we know it now" but that would be a bastardization. What it was and what it is now as far as the ultimate classes, is not even a near coincidence.

    I was at the Nationals at Epping last week. They had a 1976 funny car next to a modern one. I'll take the old ones any day of the week even though they were a hundred miles an hour slower. As a matter of fact, I'd take the early and mid 60's funny cars with their Stromberg and Hillborn injectors sticking out of their hoods over what was starting to develop in the late 60's. At least they were still "cars" that were all hacked up but they came from the factory rather than a fiberglass/tube shop.

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    Today is the day ladies and gents.

    We will be running at KD Dragway here in southern Ohio. Local 8th mile strip famous for no prep midnight racing.

    Any advice on tire psi ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPelf View Post
    Today is the day ladies and gents.

    We will be running at KD Dragway here in southern Ohio. Local 8th mile strip famous for no prep midnight racing.

    Any advice on tire psi ?
    Good luck with the race. Not sure about your tire pressure but it would help if you set his at zero.

    It ought to be interesting, those duramaxs are quick but if he's afraid to spool it up and ring it out you have chance.

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    I would probably leave that tire pressure up around 30- 32. If you spin you are going to lose. Go practice some foot braking

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    Winner winner Chicken Dinner!!!

    Traction was the King, as it was No Prep night. Hard to launch, even harder for him
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    My lights sucked, I was rusty. Of course I cut my best light when we were goofing off with my wife in the car, .152,

    But everytime I had to pedal, even on a soft launch. Dad was breaking all four loose, so it was slick. Basically they just dusted it off with a broom and that was it. Fun stuff. He MPH'd me both times, so like I said, he would probably run me down in the 1/4..

    Kill for the Kota!
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