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    4-2-10 MIR drag racing photos/videos

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    Had a great day yesterday as a spectator down at MIR, some seriously fast and beautiful cars, good friends, and GREAT weather. Warmest day of the year was amazing to be outside for, but the cars certainly didnt get the best air and DA for huge power and quick ET's. The track prep seemed to be fantastic as it normally is at MIR.
    I'm slowly uploading video as time allows, they will be posted at the bottom.

    On the way down, Adams ESS s/c M5 cruising along
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    Welcome to MIR
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    Track prep taking place, both lanes sprayed twice full length w VHT
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    Everyone getting ready in the pits

    Ahmad, the man, getting his beautiful CLK55 prepped to tear off some 10 second runs
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    Don's M3
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    Adams M5
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    Icing down his plenum and S/C
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    SRT8 getting cooled down
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    My gf coolin off
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    The GTR contingent
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    a stage 2.5 HPF M3, I was really excited to see this beast run
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    A beautiful full race GTO....breaking in his new engine today. Normally will be running a monster shot of nitrous but just running all motor right now.
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    One hell of a nice paint job
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    There was some serious detail here
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    for the on track pics
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    HPF returning after a 130mph run
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    s/c c55
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    wheel standing s10
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    Me where I spent most of my time, on the video camera, Veronica snapped a good bunch of the action pics. She did pretty good for her 1st time using my Nikon!
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    Nasty Supra blew up its diff on a super hard launch
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    A seriously fast Lightning
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    an even faster Neon!
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    Chillin in the shade
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    very fast camaro
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    the black crew
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    HPF M3 quickest time on street tires

    Fastest trap

    Ahmad 10.59!!

    Nasty Datsun embarrases Porsche

    Nasty quick Lightning

    Mustang throwin down
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    Wow man, what a thread!

    Your girl is super cute as well, congrats.

    Vids, pics, everything.

    Any way to get the CLK55 guy here? I want to to ask him about his setup and how he feels about running bias-ply.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Wow man, what a thread!

    Your girl is super cute as well, congrats.

    Vids, pics, everything.

    Any way to get the CLK55 guy here? I want to to ask him about his setup and how he feels about running bias-ply.
    thanks!

    she is great, lucky guy I am.

    I'll see if I can get Ahmad here, shouldnt be a problem.

    More videos coming, I can only upload so many on Vimeo per day.
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    bunch of badass cars

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Wow man, what a thread!

    Your girl is super cute as well, congrats.

    Vids, pics, everything.

    Any way to get the CLK55 guy here? I want to to ask him about his setup and how he feels about running bias-ply.
    Hi Sticky. Matt asked me to sign up over here to help answer your questions. If you could be more specific I can give you a more detailed response. I switched to bias ply tired because I was snapping axles like twigs. The bias plys wrinkle and soften the impact on the drivetrain so I can launch harder without breaking. I have yet to launch the car off the stall in fear of breaking so I have about 4-500rpms left on the stall. What you gain in the 60' and drivetrain protection you lose in mph. That is a trade I'm willing to make. If you watch the tire on my pass you can see there is a good amount of wrinkle. Oh yea, and I definitely don't recommend mixing bias ply and raidal tires! Some people do it but I hate the way it feels and it is dangerous in my opinion.

    Edit: just realized Matt posted the same HPF vid twice by accident and not mine. Here it is
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    Ahmad you are a true blue enthusiast, one of my favorite cars and enthusiasts, AWESOME! I'd love to have been there, looks like an incredible time. Anyway we can get a list of the times and cars?

    Sniz, thanks for the post! What did that badbay ESS M5 run?
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    60-130 MPH (3 shifts) 10.71s
    Gintani Stage 2+ Supercharger 60-130MPH (3 shifts) 7.06s
    11.45 @ 131.6 MPH
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blackbenzz Click here to enlarge
    Hi Sticky. Matt asked me to sign up over here to help answer your questions. If you could be more specific I can give you a more detailed response. I switched to bias ply tired because I was snapping axles like twigs. The bias plys wrinkle and soften the impact on the drivetrain so I can launch harder without breaking. I have yet to launch the car off the stall in fear of breaking so I have about 4-500rpms left on the stall. What you gain in the 60' and drivetrain protection you lose in mph. That is a trade I'm willing to make. If you watch the tire on my pass you can see there is a good amount of wrinkle. Oh yea, and I definitely don't recommend mixing bias ply and raidal tires! Some people do it but I hate the way it feels and it is dangerous in my opinion.

    Edit: just realized Matt posted the same HPF vid twice by accident and not mine. Here it is
    Welcome! Thanks for joining, I had a few questions. I asked you in a PM on Mbworld but politics got in the way Click here to enlarge

    Thanks for the info, what radial were you running before switching and what was the 60 foot vs. the bias-ply? Do you feel the bias-ply are less stable up top?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DLSJ5 Click here to enlarge
    Ahmad you are a true blue enthusiast, one of my favorite cars and enthusiasts, AWESOME! I'd love to have been there, looks like an incredible time. Anyway we can get a list of the times and cars?
    Wow thanks! Means alot coming from you!!! Unfortunately most of the day I was either running my car, talking to others, or running the event so I wasn't able to keep track of the cars. There were about 40 cars at the event.

    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Welcome! Thanks for joining, I had a few questions. I asked you in a PM on Mbworld but politics got in the way Click here to enlarge

    Thanks for the info, what radial were you running before switching and what was the 60 foot vs. the bias-ply? Do you feel the bias-ply are less stable up top?
    No prob. I don't remember what you are talking about.

    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial. Well I had more mods when I switched so it is not a fair comparison. I was breaking axles in between 1.55ish 60's though. They are less stable up top but as long as you dont mix with radials you will be fine

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blackbenzz Click here to enlarge
    Wow thanks! Means alot coming from you!!! Unfortunately most of the day I was either running my car, talking to others, or running the event so I wasn't able to keep track of the cars. There were about 40 cars at the event.



    No prob. I don't remember what you are talking about.

    Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial. Well I had more mods when I switched so it is not a fair comparison. I was breaking axles in between 1.55ish 60's though. They are less stable up top but as long as you dont mix with radials you will be fine
    I see what you are saying. So if I do bias-ply all the way around I should not be apprehensive about making the switch? I've considered it before but kept hearing people say the stability is bad up top and I was concerned about losing control or swerving into something at high speed.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I see what you are saying. So if I do bias-ply all the way around I should not be apprehensive about making the switch? I've considered it before but kept hearing people say the stability is bad up top and I was concerned about losing control or swerving into something at high speed.
    If you do bias ply all the way around you will be fine. Do some shake down passes to see how it feels and then once you are comfortable with it go all out. I would only run those tires at the track, they suck for turns and rain lol. Make the switch, youcan thank me later lol

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Blackbenzz Click here to enlarge
    If you do bias ply all the way around you will be fine. Do some shake down passes to see how it feels and then once you are comfortable with it go all out. I would only run those tires at the track, they suck for turns and rain lol. Make the switch, youcan thank me later lol
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    Thanks for the pictures and video. Also, thanks to Ahmad for setting these awesome events up.
    As a side note, that is one serious looking Neon
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    awesome thread!
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    Great pics/vids Sniz, thanks for sharing!

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    Matt, incredible pictures and videos. Thanks so much for taking the pictures and the videos and then posting them up. This event was a blast. Many many thanks to Ahmad for making it happen. He is a true enthusiast that we are all lucky to have in the community.

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    Very nice cars, pix and vids. Thanks for posting this up.

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