Best mods outside of wheels/tires for drag strip

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    Aside from an appropriate wheel and tire setup, what does everyone feel the must-have mods are for the S550 at the drag strip to get good launches and consistent results? (Experience and practice are obvious.) Thanks!
     
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    Irs suspension pieces. That reduce wheel hop. Wheel hop is not your friend.
     
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    What he said, I just installed the IRS Braces and Vertical links and it made a HUGE difference, basically eliminated wheel hope and makes the rear end feel more planted.
     
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    The aforementioned :) we can help put you into a killer set-up!



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    Have you guys researched Comp's new 2018-19 cams? Are you going to test these now that they are released?
     
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    Thanks everyone. Will do some research on the Steeda bits and see what's in the budget before the event in November.
     
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    Our Drag Program is always looking at stuff - there is too much to keep track of, lol but I will check!

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    Hello Jeff,

    When you are ready, I can put you in contact with the team that worked closely on our drag car - they can fine tune your set-up :)

    Let me know!

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    #9 Braski, Sep 18, 2019
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    Tune will help you get better results but might make it harder to be consistent since it will give you more power!
     
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    Hey TJ - Are you using a 2-step on the car?

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    A lot of us use completely stock suspension. Myself and many others have done low 1.3's with bone stock suspension.
    It is all in the tires. Get a set of Mickey Thompson ET street R's.
    When you start getting really serious Viking shocks and the IRS cradle lockouts are great products!
    If you're staying with street tires all the stuff mentioned before me are great add ons and vastly help reduce wheel hop!
     
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    A lot of us use completely stock suspension. Myself and many others have done low 1.3's with bone stock suspension.
    It is all in the tires. Get a set of Mickey Thompson ET street R's.
    When you start getting really serious Viking shocks and the IRS cradle lockouts are great products!
    If you're staying with street tires all the stuff mentioned before me are great add ons and vastly help reduce wheel hop!
     
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    I have all the above mods on my 2017 Mustang with a Whipple 2nd Generation Supercharger Whipple Tuned.Best time 10.80Et 132MPG 1.59 Sixty foot.
    What is my best next mod??
     
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    Switching to E85 will be your best next mod. I can get you set up on a fuel system good for 1000whp on E85 for a great price!
    Send me a message if you'd like!
     
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