Originally posted by Rdiggidy
[B]As I prepare for my first track/racing experience (still a week or 2 away...want to get that n2o in!!) I'm looking for people's personal advice/practices on the following:
*Tire Pressure (both front and rear) and do you drop the pressure for the race and then raise it again after your done??
[b]Drag Racing - I would drop the pressure 5lbs from max of tire rating to the front wheels- rear wheels inflate to max pressure. If that still produced two much wheel spin drop 5more lbs. SoloII - Add 7lbs over max rating and drop 3 lbs in rear if your pushing too much[\b]
*Launch RPM's/strategy (slip it/drop it/combo of the two)??
[b]Drag Racing or SoloII - its a feel thing with your clutch. try 3000 then adjust from their[\b]
*Do you guys try to plan your driving so you only have a little gas in your tank for the actual race (less weight)??
[b] Dont go with less than 1/4 tank [\b]
[b] Drag racing - 700 before redline. it takes that long before you move for the lever and your feet move the clutch in and you get in the next gear. it also will help you not to over rev your engine and weaken your daily driver. - SoloII - Hold your revs as long as possible and only go into third if your really good at heal to toe down shifting[\b]
*I have 17's with Lw profile tires....should I look into getting some cheap 15's just to toss on for races??
[b]Drag Racing - You can, sure. SoloII - you are governed by class[\b]
I know a lot of this stuff is personal preferance and belief, but I'd just like to see what everyone is doing.
A few side questions:
*Are gauges a worth while investment when running n2o/racing?? And if so which ones are a must and which are just for show??
Gauges needed - Oil Pressure - Water Temperature - Tach - Voltage- nos pressure-[\b] Add an amp gauge on older cars
*Where in the SAC area do you guys fill your n2o tanks/how much $?? (I'm actually in fresno at college, but I'll be headed back home probably once a month or so, so if it's cheaper down there I'll try to fill up when I'm around)
As always your infinate wisdom an expertise is greatly appreciated