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11.24 @ 122 on an 8.5" tire, need bigger tires and advise

Last night during the CAFords.com .vs Norcal-ls1.com's grudge match, I ran an 11.24 @ 122 w/1.61 60ft in my 3650+lb 'vert
The 60ft's were pretty disappointing due to traction issues in first and 2nd gear. I know this car have a 10.999 in it so I want to run a bigger tire.

'Vert owners, what size tire have you fit on the rear of your car and with what size/backspace rim?
I'm currently running 26 x 8.5 E.T. drags on "phone dials"

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11.662 @ 116.65 1.57 60ft. N/A
10.227 @ 134.59 1.41 60ft. on a 200 shot 3600lb race weight
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Brian,

Nice to meet you at the grudgefest.

No first hand experience with your specific model year but my gut feel is that you could fit some 10x26's on there with a 9" rim and 5.5" backspace. Might require a little inner fender massaging but not much else. That's the rim size on mine but with 10.5x28's.


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I'd say you're doing pretty darn good as is. I just got the 26x10 ET Drags on an 8.5" wide convo pro, but it is pretty close to my tailpipes so I may need a little clearancing back there, and the tire is definitely taller than the 26x10.5 ET Street I always ran vertical clearance is close but doesn't seem to be an issue, other than that I didn't have to roll the fender (Stock springs, probably kinda saggy by now, tokiko adjustables)

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John,
It was nice meeting you also

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I need to borrow those for a test fit. Not a test run, just to see if they fit

The inner wheelwell on the 'verts is "clearanced" for the top stuff so there is less room to work with.

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342 Iron Eagle, AFR 205's, Victor 5.0 intake, etc...
11.662 @ 116.65 1.57 60ft. N/A
10.227 @ 134.59 1.41 60ft. on a 200 shot 3600lb race weight
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if it looks good (no rubbing/cutting) you can have a test pass if we're there at the same time

I probably can't make it out till early July though, probably I'll run brackets at the PSCA and get tooled in the first round with my typical 0.6x light.

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I run a 26 x 10 on a 9 inch draglite with 5.5 inch back spacing and they fit with no problem the inner wheel needed minor massaging and if your car is lowered you need to roll the outer wheel well lip but my car isnt lowered so its not an issue.

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Thanks drdremal,
That's exactly what I needed to know from someone with a 'vert

Brian

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342 Iron Eagle, AFR 205's, Victor 5.0 intake, etc...
11.662 @ 116.65 1.57 60ft. N/A
10.227 @ 134.59 1.41 60ft. on a 200 shot 3600lb race weight
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hey Brain

Whats your suspension consist of?

and whats your 1/8 mile et and mph??

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hey Brain

Whats your suspension consist of?

and whats your 1/8 mile et and mph??

Thanks Greg
My suspension is as follows:
Factory k-member and control arms
130K mile factory springs (all 4 corners)
130K mile front struts
Front sway bar INSTALLED
Cheapo NAPA replacement rear shocks
Quad shocks removed
Factory rear swaybar
X2C upper and lower control arms that have been installed for about 3 weeks after I broke one of the stock uppers on a bottle launch (still got a 1.6 60ft even though the upper had been broken for awhile and it pulled the bushing out of the rearend on that launch.)

Here was my timeslip
.858 Reaction (For some reason, they threw a .400 Pro-tree at us and neither one of us was expecting it)
1.612 ...................... 60 ft
4.644 ...................... 330ft
7.190 @ 96.158 ...... 1/8
9.381....................... 1000ft
11.240 @ 122.182... 1/4

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342 Iron Eagle, AFR 205's, Victor 5.0 intake, etc...
11.662 @ 116.65 1.57 60ft. N/A
10.227 @ 134.59 1.41 60ft. on a 200 shot 3600lb race weight
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Hey Brian,

I was looking for you at the Redding drag strip this last weekend for gurdge night racing. I was hoping to race you but I didn't see ya around. I just happen to run across your post hear and realized I knew you from the Redding drag strip back in June on a gurdge night. This is Dave with the white 88' Cobra clone that you raced you the night you broke an upper control arm. Sounds like you got your car is running really good for a heavy vert. If you put that combo in a lighter coupe it would sure fly deep into the 10's! I just managed to dip my wimpy little 302 combo into the 10.90's this last weekend with a 200 shot in a 3000# car. The chassis tweeking I did really payed off this time with 60ft times dropping from 1.56 to a 1.32 60ft believe it or not!! I'm planning on returning to Redding Sept. 6 hopefully. Are you going?

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Dave,
As of right now the car is not "track" worthy
I need to replace the 1-2 Shift collar and second gear on the main shaft on my TKO, also my slicks are worn beyond belief.
The carcass is so broke down that the "tread" area of the slick has a nice V-pattern on it
I should have everything worked out by the 6th, we'll see

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Another option that you might want to look at is using a M/T ET drag 28 x9,actual dia on these is 27.3,so it's not a whole lot taller than a 26 x10.the reason I like to run them is that I like to have as much sidewall as I can fit in the wheelwell.I've been running them on my car for the last couple of years and they hook far more consistantly than my old 26 X8 Goodyears ,plus they are more stable at the big end of the track.I realize that my car isn't a vert ,but you might just be able to fit them in .
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Ive run a set of 26x10 et drags on my vert. Just some old 15x8 weld pro stars with 5.5bs. I did beat the inside of the wheel house a little bit but nothing major.




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Nice looking car, I have been wondering what prostars would look like on my vert (it is even the same color as your's)
Thanks for the input

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No first hand experience with your specific model year but my gut feel is that you could fit some 10x26's on there with a 9" rim and 5.5" backspace. Might require a little inner fender massaging but not much else. That's the rim size on mine but with 10.5x28's.
John's right, that's exactly what I run at the track. No inner fender liner issues. No shock / quad shock issues. I rolled the fender edges just to be safe, but I honestly don't think I needed to go that far.

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