Need Drag Help. GT350

Discussion in 'Dragstrip and Launching' started by Jrwimmer, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. Jrwimmer

    Jrwimmer Well-Known Member

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    I know this car isn’t specifically for dragging but it’s really all I have available near me, so I’m trying to make the most of it.

    Coming from a 5.0 if run an 1/8 in around 8.6 and I’d dump the clutch at green at about 1500-2000 rpm to avoid spinning all the way through 1st and second.

    I tried that with the 350 and my engine basically bogged down so I now launch at 3500-4000rpm but I spin a bunch. Went last night and fastest I ran the 1/8 was 9.0 which is bad, I know the track conditions weren’t great as everything was running slow and no one could get traction, but still I should be able to do better.

    Any suggestions for running a gt350?
     
  2. Austinj427

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    Are you on street tires? I never had any luck at the strip getting a car with street tires to leave well by dumping the clutch. I always had to lean on the clutch a bit for it to squat and try to pull my foot off really fast without breaking traction.

    What 60's were you running with your GT and GT350?
     
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    bluebeastsrt Oh boy

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    Your rpms sounds about right. You'll have to ride the clutch. To get any kind of a launch. Think 1000-1, 1000-2 when launching. A clutch dump wont work unless your on slicks. And if that's the case. Increase your rpms more. Msybe 5000rpmsISH.
     
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    Need a stiff wall slick and 4"09 gears
     
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