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Old 03-10-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default What is the basic combo to run 8 sec 1/4 mile ET's?

I know there are a lot of dudes doing it. Everything from all motor combo's to turbo cars to street cars on 18" tires. But say for someone starting out in the racing world, what would be a basic combo that could get you there in say a 3000lb car?
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Default Re: What is the basic combo to run 8 sec 1/4 mile ET's?

Thats a REALLY broad question. The difference in 8.00 and 8.99 is HUGE!! My 3000lb w/driver combo is 8.50 capable with 900+hp.
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Here is something for you to play with. http://www.eldemoniorojo.com/calculator.htm
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foxbody mustang with a bbc...spray, turbo,blower of your choice
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Default Re: What is the basic combo to run 8 sec 1/4 mile ET's?

with how much money has to be part of the question...

The cheapest way is with a small or big block making around 800 hp and then add a good shot of N2O in a decent street car and that will land you in the 8"s.
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So the combo would like like;

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28,500 get you this camaro (in the pic) fresh and ready to run mid 8's
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I know there are a lot of dudes doing it. Everything from all motor combo's to turbo cars to street cars on 18" tires. But say for someone starting out in the racing world, what would be a basic combo that could get you there in say a 3000lb car?
The last thing an untrained individual needs to start out with is an 8 second ride.
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28,500 get you this camaro (in the pic) fresh and ready to run mid 8's
Let me rephrase that....how cheap can you go run in the 8's?

Like, can you build say a Fox Stang with something like a 415, a C4, factory style 8.8 and stock suspension on 28x10's and a strong shot of nitrous. How much money in would you be? Doesn't have to look pretty, just haul butt.
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This might not be what you want to do, sounds like you would cut corners and build a fast unsafe car. Work up to that speed first.
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The last thing an untrained individual needs to start out with is an 8 second ride.

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Let me rephrase that....how cheap can you go run in the 8's?

Like, can you build say a Fox Stang with something like a 415, a C4, factory style 8.8 and stock suspension on 28x10's and a strong shot of nitrous. How much money in would you be? Doesn't have to look pretty, just haul butt.
Street car? Full race car? What fuel you want to run on? Help us out here.
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Default Re: What is the basic combo to run 8 sec 1/4 mile ET's?

There is NOTHING cheap about an 8 sec car. You might build it, but what you save by cutting corners or quality will cost you in replacing, rebuilding or rethinking your choice to not spend the extra cash for quality parts and products.
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M-O-N-E-Y i agree
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