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Old 01-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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I'm heading out to the local 8th mile strip on Sunday to see what my z can accomplish. I am wondering if there are any launching techniques or any issues launching the IRS I should know about. Ill be on 19 inch nitto drag radials...some people have me worried about hard launches on the IRS ?

Mods are full exhaust, vararam, tune and short throw. Putting down 512/488

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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I'm heading out to the local 8th mile strip on Sunday to see what my z can accomplish. I am wondering if there are any launching techniques or any issues launching the IRS I should know about. Ill be on 19 inch nitto drag radials...some people have me worried about hard launches on the IRS ?

Mods are full exhaust, vararam, tune and short throw. Putting down 512/488

Any help is appreciated!
Make sure to do a good burn out on those tires...I run the nt05r 345-30-19 not a big fan of the tire not much sidewall I will be changing them soon...best 60 I cut was 1.67...the IRS is strong the half shafts are the weak link. replace them with c5 half shafts an you will be good to go
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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I'd keep the half shafts as the weakest link...they are cheaper; especially when you compare them to tires, trans, and differential. You should be able to hit low 7's at 100mph. Good luck! Go to rangeracceleration.com for techniques...good stuff!
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I'd keep the half shafts as the weakest link...they are cheaper; especially when you compare them to tires, trans, and differential. You should be able to hit low 7's at 100mph. Good luck! Go to rangeracceleration.com for techniques...good stuff!

So should I be worried about breaking them my first time out? And yes, I have the exact same nittos.
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So should I be worried about breaking them my first time out? And yes, I have the exact same nittos.
you should be fine just take it easy the first few passes..get a feel for track prep..
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #6
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if it starts to wheel hop, GET OFF THE GAS FAST

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:42 PM   #7
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Your tires will limit you if you are stock. For example i run C5 Z06 front 17'' rims on the back of my Z06 with H/C and it is plenty of tire.

You will want to slip the clutch the first 6-10 feet before going full throttle. If the track is prepped you need to try a few times as you will probably bog the motor with such a large amount of tire.
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Your tires will limit you if you are stock. For example i run C5 Z06 front 17'' rims on the back of my Z06 with H/C and it is plenty of tire.

You will want to slip the clutch the first 6-10 feet before going full throttle. If the track is prepped you need to try a few times as you will probably bog the motor with such a large amount of tire.
He's spot on.

I had a set of 345/30/19 NT05R's and for a stockish car they are just to much tire. They are perfect for the street though.

If you want to get serious I would go with 275/40/17 or 315/35/17. As far as breaking anything i wouldn't be to concerned, just watch out for wheel hop.
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