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Old 04-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

Just curious why super stock cars have those huge wheel stands? It seems unecessary give the power and tire size?
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

Just to piss some people off....lol
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Cuz it's phucking cool!!!
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

no wheelie machines win... Ive read that somewhere
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

Because they can. LOL

Seriously, those cars are maxed out science wise for a perfect hook using all the available power the engines make within the restrictions of very limited head mods and restricted carb size or throttle body size.

*Any valvetrain allowed.
*Any intake allowed so long as it fits under the stock hood.
*Stock carb venturi and throttle blade size.
*Restricted cubic inches.

They have no choice but to rev the engine to the moon and release the clutch or transbrake.

As soon as I get a roll bar installed in my '86 Turbo Coupe. I plan to run Super Stock in completely legal P/SA trim. (it already runs under the SS/PA index in Stocker trim)
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

lifting front tires out of the beams is oftentimes faster Reaction time that a drive forewards

"technowlegy" ( tech) is there to transfer as much weight as possible to help traction ETC...


are you saying that you do not like wheelies..

this aint a jap crap front wheel drive website...!!!!
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lifting front tires out of the beams is oftentimes faster Reaction time that a drive forewards

"technowlegy" ( tech) is there to transfer as much weight as possible to help traction ETC...


are you saying that you do not like wheelies..

this aint a jap crap front wheel drive website...!!!!
Swear Ive read that somewhere....lol
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The guy who does my engine work when I lived in Michigan Paul Mecure races these classes and has to run the stock block, heads intake and a quadrajet carb and a 9" slick and his car leaves with the front end like 2 feet in the air and runs like low 9's! I always thought this was very impressive!
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lifting front tires out of the beams is oftentimes faster Reaction time that a drive forewards

"technowlegy" ( tech) is there to transfer as much weight as possible to help traction ETC...


are you saying that you do not like wheelies..

this aint a jap crap front wheel drive website...!!!!
No, the wheelies are fine. It just came up in a converation and I was just wondering why. No real agenda , just asking. I guess I am just used to see small tire cars with alot more power not pulling the wheels as much.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
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Chicks dig wheelies! Lol!
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:51 PM   #11
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

The cars are designed to do that. If they try to keep them from doing that, the cars don't work.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:11 PM   #12
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

the cars are under such tight rescritions that they dont make ALOT of power, or enough power to keep weight on the tire. so they need to get the cars to transfer weight onto the rear tires so they can get the small limited tire to hook up. the easy way to do that is to get it to wheelie. it plants the tire and keeps all the weight on the tire which we all know makes things go fast
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

The Hemi Cudas and Darts used to stand up to look at the moon. Now that the power is up considerably, they don't jump nearly as high. I would guess it has something to do with the relationship between power and traction.
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Chicks dig wheelies! Lol!
yes they do, lol
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Default Re: Why do NHRA Super Stock cars wheelie so much?

lets see..if the front two tires are up in the air...where is all the weight at....duh...on the rear tires....weight transfer..
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