Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Midland, TX, USA
I put a Stage 2 in with an aluminum wheel but I have 4.56 gears and run on some notoriously slick strips. I have only run it once with the light wheel (11 lbs less than stock), but I like it fine so far. But I wouldn't do it with a 4.10 gear. I can launch at 6000 rpm with 10" ET Drags and got a 1.67 60' last week. I will launch harder this weekend and see if I can get it down a little more. I am not sure the lighter wheel will help enough after launch to make up for the lower inertia during launch. It didn't hurt any, just not convinced it helped yet.
It is fine on the street. With the gear.
99 Cobra Convert, 99GT live axle, 31 spline C-Locker, Mark Williams axles, HPM upper and lower, FMS alum driveshaft. Pro-Motion pro-shifted TKO-500 trans.
28x10/15 ET Drags on Pro-Star 15x10, 6.5BS wheels Star Stage 3S clutch, MAFterburner Plus, Aeromotive A1000-6 regulator, return style fuel system,
Aug, 2003 forged motor, HP cams, SHM valve springs, short runner intake, SCT Flasher for tuning. Best
150 shot is 10.77 at 127.8 mph in very good air. 1.35 60'.