Track Racing question?

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  1. SUPERCOOLSRT

    SUPERCOOLSRT VIP Hellcat Member

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    I am headed to Irwindale raceway today for 1/8 mile racing
    Car is stock!

    Was going to run my Nitto 555R & "ms109 race fuel"

    Question: from folks that have raced only

    Am I safe w my driveshaft W these mods
    "semi- mods"?

    Or should I play it safe and just do Nittos and wait for my upgraded "driveshaft" to do the race fuel.

    Obviously do not want to twist my driveshaft just looking for a fun day

    Thanks in advance Rob
     
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    sounds pretty risky, if you hook up well you could be in trouble. better take a friend and cash for a tow truck, unless you have M6 and plan on riding the clutch.
     
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    More than likely you will have no issue with the DS...but there is a chance as it has happened to others....I doubt the 555Rs will hook hard enough though....and leave the racing fuel out of the tank...unless you have a tune racing fuel may actually slow you down..
     
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    Agree.....dont waste the money on the race fuel. The cars are tuned for 91-93 race fuel wont help. Also i think you'll be fine with the drive shaft and tires. I ran full on slicks without issue however i did do the DS for pieces of mind because i race the car on the regular. Good luck and have fun
     
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    Is it hard on the engine to run the 109 race fuel? I'm sure selectively you're ok, but can it burn out the valves over time?
     
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    No it is not hard on the engine but just a waste of $$$ if not tuned for it...race fuel basically just burns slower to stop detonation in high compression and aggressive timing....can rob power in an engine that doesnt need it...
     
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    Hmm... running the Cat at the track with some drag radials (they are drag radials, I think). I am not a fan of those tires due to the shitty hook that some have experienced. If the hook is shitty, then no problem. If the car hooks, problem. I am fan of running Mickey Thompson and having a shaft, but that is just my opinion,
     
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    Good luck Rock'n the Red down the strip.

    Let us know how it performs!
     

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