Well, I'll either go fast or destroy it!

Gillbot

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I've been drag racing in my car for fun for years now and I've always teetered on the edge of needing a cage to comply with the rules. After some thought, I decided my car is too much of a street car for a cage so if I'm going to get booted, it might as well be worth it!

It started with this:


then I added a few extras and started the install:


I'm shooting for a solid ten second pass and NO, it is not a "ten second F&F car", it will be a real one with the slip to back it up. Since I have been deep into the 11's for a while, a ten second pass isn't a far stretch IF the car holds up. I fear the stock transmission, drive shaft, suspension and 10 bolt will be a large hurdle to overcome.
 

exdeath

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How big a shot? LS1s love the juice, and people run them for years that way. I'll doubt you'll have any problems. Just make sure your fuel system is up to the task and don't spray immediately off the line.
 

Gillbot

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I'll start with a 100, but it'll probably end up a 125 or most likely a 150.

Problem is, it's already cammed and pushing 400 rwhp so tacking on another 100-150 on the bone stock trans and 10 bolt will be fun!
 

Gillbot

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Yeah, Auto.

It's got a Yank PT4000 in it. Results are mixed though as to whether or not i'll blow through it. We'll see if I ever get time to finish the install and get to the track before the season is over.
 

IcePickFreak

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Are you going to use any kind of controller or window switch? They're worth it IMO to help save your drive line. I had a 97 LT1 auto TA that I sprayed, ran 10.2x's, and I never had a major/instant break issue on stock trans & rear-end. I did end up building both up over time, but nothing ever went boom when they were stock.
 

Gillbot

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I have a window switch, i'd like to run a progressive controller but I haven't found one at a price I'm willing to pay yet. I'd love to get my hands on an FJO Mini but they are hard to come across in the used market.
 

IcePickFreak

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Yeah looks like it is. lol like I said it's been awhile, about 10 years, so I'm look at it from what they use to cost with nowhere near the functions either of these units have. It does look like the Harris unit is a bit more customizable though.
 

Gillbot

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I know the features of each, I prefer the FJO myself after playing with the software. The NOS Launcher is basically the same unit but it sells for a tick more than the FJO.

The problem with many of the "features" on many units is, they simply aren't needed and they just add to the cost.
 

JulesMaximus

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Other than the 10 second car, nitrous, and the reference to a cage I have no idea what anyone is talking about. :D
 
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Gillbot

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There are no NOS parts there, but there are other manufacturers' NITROUS parts. ;-)
 

Gillbot

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IcePickFreak

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I'm not worried, I don't have diamond plate floor pans.

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Are you running a floor pan pressure gauge to make sure you don't blow them off? ^_^

Fair enough on the controller, every car is different. Good luck breaking into the 10s, should be fun!