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Old 01-11-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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OK, I am gonna be building a somewhat "drag" based car out of my 5spd WRX. So far, I have collected a 3 in. catless turbo back, uppipe, and made my own (here come the questions ) nitrous intercooler chiller. I do not wanna inject nitrous into the engine. I'd prefer to make my power through a larger turbo and a well managed ECU. I will be running my existing 16" 5Zigen Fighters off my RS. I found they are actually quite light, and having a lower profile, lighter tire can only help. I, unfortunately, have Nittos on them right now, (I dont want to talk about it ). So new tires are definately in order. What are gonna be good for street use as well as track? Searches reveal Azenis', as I thought, too. What kind of suspension mods are going to transfer weight well for launches, but still alow a good street ride (no coil overs)? Short of huge power and drivetrain strength, and practice, what is there to improve on for drag racing? Does what I have so far seem like a good start? Please, I know the WRX is not an intended dragster, but I love purpose built vehicles, and I'd like to build it.
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Old 01-11-2003, 10:53 PM   #2
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Maybe the "Proven Power Bragging" forum would be more appropriate for this thread. They're more drag-oriented there and you'll get more exposure.
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Old 01-13-2003, 05:06 PM   #3
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Azenis are heavy, you want a light a tire as possible. Having hard side walls only adds weight. Light and grippy, sometimes a little slip in the tire at take off is good to keep the car in the power band so traction might no be an issue.
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well. if he is trying to go VERY fast, like 10 or 11s, azenis can be a good idea, if you want to use a 'street' tire


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Azenis are heavy, you want a light a tire as possible. Having hard side walls only adds weight. Light and grippy, sometimes a little slip in the tire at take off is good to keep the car in the power band so traction might no be an issue.
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Your right, doing 10 or 11's would be a big difference than doing 13 - 14's on tire choices.

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well. if he is trying to go VERY fast, like 10 or 11s, azenis can be a good idea, if you want to use a 'street' tire


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