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chrisb38002 10-22-2013 08:45 PM

General Advice for First Time Out
 
Planning on taking the 13 R/T out to the local 1/4 mile track for Test N Tune night soon and was looking for some advice from those with some experience running the new trucks. I am familiar with ins and outs of drag racing, just the first time running my truck.
I will be running bone stock, except for the Mufflex exhaust, I want to get some baselines before starting the mods. Any advice on settings like:
tow/haul mode on or off?
Running in D, or set in a lower gear like 3 or 4?
Manually shifting or letting it shift auto?

Anything else anyone can think of to get the quickest and most consistent runs would be greatly appreciated.:thk:

Redhemi03 10-22-2013 09:53 PM

Pull your paper air filter and take off the tail gate for a quick weight drop and maybe a few horses. It won't hurt it at all for just a few passes, I pull mine every time.

I'd like to see one of those R/T's with a 28" radial. Might be something worth looking into since those things come with the 4.10's, would feel a lot better than the stock 22's. any ways, good luck man!

Redhemi03 10-23-2013 01:22 PM

Drop your spare tire as well.....

chrisb38002 10-24-2013 12:25 PM

Thanks for the tips.
Would turning on the Tow/Haul mode make any difference?

Depending on how busy the track is, I will probably try a few different setups (tow/haul mode, run in D or lower gear, etc). Just see which works the best.

I may look at some drag radials in the future of things go well.

catsltd 11-01-2013 09:08 AM

Tow haul mode.
Drag radials will drop your time by 1/2 second so well worth the cost.
Leave at idle,run 93 gas,so you dont get knock.
Street tires are not going to help your times.
Good Luck and have fun.

Driver72 11-02-2013 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redhemi03 (Post 1227149)
Pull your paper air filter and take off the tail gate for a quick weight drop and maybe a few horses. It won't hurt it at all for just a few passes, I pull mine every time.

I'd like to see one of those R/T's with a 28" radial. Might be something worth looking into since those things come with the 4.10's, would feel a lot better than the stock 22's. any ways, good luck man!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redhemi03 (Post 1227608)
Drop your spare tire as well.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by catsltd (Post 1234740)
Tow haul mode.
Drag radials will drop your time by 1/2 second so well worth the cost.
Leave at idle,run 93 gas,so you dont get knock.
Street tires are not going to help your times.
Good Luck and have fun.

He wants a baseline run before the modding begins.
Doing these things no longer give you a baseline run.
He'll get a few baseline runs THEN do mods to see what the differences are.

Personally to the op.
In order to make it consistent, just leave everything normal, don't worry about tow/haul button, don't worry about trying to manually shift with buttons as you won't get the consistency that way as you will with just letting the truck shift itself.
Turn off T/C though.
If the track is prepped well, you'll still get a good launch in 2WD
If the track sucks and you spin too much, and you have a 4x4
put it in 4WD Auto with T/C off, then power brake the launch and
you'll get a good launch.

catsltd 11-02-2013 11:09 AM

What are your times Driver72???.
I sure hope you dont follow your own advice.
But I am pretty sure you dont race your truck either.

Driver72 11-02-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catsltd (Post 1235638)
What are your times Driver72???.
I sure hope you dont follow your own advice.
But I am pretty sure you dont race your truck either.


My times with what vehicle?
Been drag racing for 23 years with a few dozen different cars.
And you'd be wrong, I have recently raced the truck too.
And what advice of mine are you (seemingly sarcastically) suggesting isn't good for a baseline run in these trucks?

catsltd 11-03-2013 08:07 PM

Well to start with I believe he has a 2 wheel drive.
So stalling it up in 4 wheel drive might be a problem.
Also when you stall it up you will get timing being pulled.

Since he has a 2600 stall 4:10 gears I dont see how he is going to leave off the line without spinning,so thats why I suggested drag radials.
A baseline is no good if you cant get traction.

Putting the tow haul button on will lock up the converter sooner,so that always a good idea,and will go though all the gears correctly.

I quess if you want to be serious about racing on street tires,dont do a burnout in the water,drive past it and then heat them up.
You wont have water dripping down onto the tires when you stage.

Hope that helps a bit.
Not trying to be a smartass I am just trying to help the guy out.
Maybe you should do the same.

Driver72 11-04-2013 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by catsltd (Post 1236727)
Well to start with I believe he has a 2 wheel drive.
So stalling it up in 4 wheel drive might be a problem.
Also when you stall it up you will get timing being pulled.

Since he has a 2600 stall 4:10 gears I dont see how he is going to leave off the line without spinning,so thats why I suggested drag radials.
A baseline is no good if you cant get traction.

Putting the tow haul button on will lock up the converter sooner,so that always a good idea,and will go though all the gears correctly.

I quess if you want to be serious about racing on street tires,dont do a burnout in the water,drive past it and then heat them up.
You wont have water dripping down onto the tires when you stage.

Hope that helps a bit.
Not trying to be a smartass I am just trying to help the guy out.
Maybe you should do the same.


Not trying to be a smartass? But then your last comment is doing just that.

Also, I don't do "assuming" or "I believes"
Hence why I told him IF he has a 4x4 to launch in 4WD mode IF the track is not prepped well and he can't get traction.

Absolutely everybody knows that 98% of the time drag radials will improve your times, so that "advice" to him is like saying, "make sure you take your 2000 lbs trailer off the back before you hit the drag strip."
Capt. Obvious advice is never needed, especially when he clearly said, "I know the ins and outs of drag racing" he wanted tips on running the TRUCK, not how to drag race or what mods are going to help his times.

The absolute very next sentence he states, "I will be running bone stock, except for the Mufflex exhaust, I want to get some baselines before starting the mods."

So, that means he made it clear he WILL be running "bone stock" (well in his case as stock as it is now except the exhaust) BEFORE the modding begins.
Drag radials are not stock.

Maybe what's needed here is for you to read and comprehend a bit better before you reply, and it's also helpful not to be a d-bag while doing so to other's posts, especially when said person has done drag strips runs a few hundred times with a few dozen different cars.

As for the tow/haul mode. It's easy to try both on and off you know?
Tailgate up and tailgate down, mirrors in, mirrors out, bet he knows to try test them too you know? And since he said he knows the "ins and outs of drag racing" pretty sure then he didn't need the "advice" about driving around the water and backing up to it if need be either.
That's not a tip for just the truck, but a guy who knows the "ins and outs" of drag racing will already know that. ;)

Now, can you be less d-baggy and or do you care to continue? Because if so, I'll just block you, guys like you not only don't help out the op, but don't help out the forums and continuing with d-baggy disrespectful people on line is less desirable than dealing with them in person.

Have a nice day.


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