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Got myself invited to a heads-up race

Old 07-16-2001, 10:36 AM
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Default Got myself invited to a heads-up race

Got your attention? Good. Thing is they call this *imports-no mods*. Good thing I have yet to mod the Tib, however.. is there anything 'legal' and quick I can do to insure a good time out at the track? If I'm lined up against ..say.. a v6 Honda, how am I gonna take the guy? I really would like to win my first import heads-up race. I've bracket raced before.. but King of the Hill racing is another story. Any tips? Remember it's called *no mods*.
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V6 Honda? Must be an Accord your talking about huh? Anyways, I'd work out and lose some pounds, I dunno if you need to, but I do! smile.gif
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Take the rear seats of your car out, also spare tire. Do not fill your gas tank all the way up, leave it pretty close to empty(1/4). Any weight you can lose will help and is legal!
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Is a K&N drop in air filter legal? It fits in the stock airbox and flows a hell of a lot more air than the stock paper filter.

Run 1/8 of a tank of High octane, and don't idle your car. The engine and radiator will heat soak, your engine only has to be warm...not hot.

If you pack ICE around/in your airbox, you will get a little colder air. Not QUITE a mod...but a trick. Just don't block off the air flow with the ice!

Remove as much weight as possible. Spare tire, jack, etc... Hell, strip out the rear and passenger seat for a night....but that might be considered a "mod".

The best tip....ignore all the above and practice, your launches. Practice pratice, practice. Try lauching with your tires on a paint strip (slippery) to get used to recovering from wheelspin...

A good launch goes a LONG way towards a good race. a .5 a second made at the start is a hell of a lot harder to make up with HP at the far end of the track!
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Don't forget to take out that thing behind the backseats that doesn't let people see in the hatch. You know what I'm talking about?

Anyways, good luck and take pics man!
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what about tires? is replacing the michelins with a certain type of tire considered a "mod" ?

just wondering...
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Old 07-18-2001, 12:58 AM
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All Right! K&N a definate ( surely they won't consider that a power-adder), I even have access to some dry ice!
I'm still aweful 'afraid' of some new eclipse or something. Actually I'm hoping I'll get out there beside some kid w/ a 5 speed that can't drive the thing. Maybe an overanxious guy w/ a really heavy, red-lighting foot. That'd do!
Sure would be nice to bring home a trophy for the crooked H.
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Oh yeah, and.. radial tires only.
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Open a BIG Can of Whupp Azz!!!
VRRoooMMMM!!!

Good Luck!!! smile.gif
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QUOTE
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Oh yeah, and.. radial tires only.


Do you really know anyone who still drives on Bias-Ply tires in this day and age? Hell, can you even BUY Bias Ply tires anymore....
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