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Old 05-19-2011, 11:43 PM
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This is an embarrassing thing to admit..but I raced twice tonight, and lost both races. The first guy I raced had an '08 2WD Tundra Double Cab with a 5.7, and he beat me by about 3 truck lengths. The next guy I raced had an '03 Silverado SS AWD, and he beat me by about 2 truck lengths. Both races were from a dead stop to about 100 mph. I was gaining on the SS towards the end of the race, but the Tundra had a better top end than my R/T. Needless to say, I'm very disappointed. I had horrible take offs both times, partly due to the fact that it was my first time racing. But I still feel like I should have done much better. For take off I had it revved between 1,000 to 1,800 RPMs. At 2,000 RPMs I start spinning. So, any thoughts on how I could improve?
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Diablo Predator, CAI and a free flow exhaust. What rear end gearing you got now?
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R/Ts come with 4:10 gears. I'd rather not mod my truck. Both those guys had intakes, but I still should have been able to beat them stock.
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Haha you ask us what you should do and you wont consider modding your truck??? Lol idk maybe work on you reaction times and still get beat by one or two car lengths...
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learn how to launch the truck. you have to come off the line strong. those trucks are also fast, and probabley have more mods than you think.
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Agreed ^^^^! Their trucks had to have more mods than just intakes, but a good launch makes a lot of difference.

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wanting to make your truck better, but not wanting to mod it is like having a naked girl in your bed ready to go and you would rather watch tv....
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wanting to make your truck better, but not wanting to mod it is like having a naked girl in your bed ready to go and you would rather watch tv....
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Dude a simple intake and exhaust will make the truck more free flowing. Hell your already racing it, why not do a couple of mods? Either modding your truck really does work (and is not a waste of money) or you need more practice on drag racing.
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go get your self a Gtech and find a nice back road and practice some launches. I would see up to 7 tenths of a differance with a crappy launch. A intake and exhaust is no big deal to do, you can always take it off later. Try letting a little air out of your back tires if you race again. Not to low keep them safe. You gotta beat that chevy.
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no modding seriously...try removing your spare, your jack, and anything else to lose weight. keep less than a half tank of fuel in your truck. there are also small weights that are bolted to many of your body mounts that you can remove. btw they are NVH. not sure how much this will help but other than getting a set of really sticky tires to allow you to launch harder that's about it.
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