Ralph, thanks, the computer was down for about a month and a half. It's also the "busy" time of year in terms of school and work. Did you get your fuel system problems shored up?
DS, my statement is based on what I've seen done (I've personally run a 105.7 trap with 261/261 at the wheels on the stock T/As). You're right in that most stock 96-98 Cobras that dyno 250-260rwhp only trap 101-102. However, do most stock cobra drivers rape their cars repeatedly in order to wring out the best ET/trap? Probably not. Also, IMHO, most of the guys running those poor traps launch way to low/easy. Getting the most out of your DOHC on street tires, and even more so on DRs, requires a hella high launch and lots of clutch slip. If you don't you'll bog, as slight as it may be, it's going to cost you large at the big end. Let me repeat, any kind of bog whatsoever, and your run is toast; which leads into an annoying fallacy...That the use of DRs or slicks will respectively lower a cars trap speed, opposed to it running on street tires. Not true. Modular motors aren't exactly torque monsters (in near stock form), meaning that you're going to have to dump/slip the clutch at the highest possible rpm on launch or you'll bog. There's a fine line between bogging, hooking perfectly, and spinning when launching, and unless you're hooking perfectly or spinning you're going to lose time and speed. Launch high enough with sticky tires and you'll pick up a decent amount of trap--I've only trapped a best of 108.5 on DRs) As I said before, most aren't willing to abuse their driveline parts in such a manor.
'12 MB SLS AMG Designo
MHP v3 CDT:513rwhp/440rwtq SAE
'12 MB E63 AMG
MHP v3 CDT:618rwhp/740rwtq SAE
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