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did my first drag race this weekend..got a 14.62 on pretty bald tires.
im looking to get into the 13's then i think ill be done modding my truck but i need some help getting there. will a torque converter and efilive and a fuel shim kit get me there?
 

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Loose the heavy wheels and you'll be real close the way it sits. Crank the tuner up to level 5 and unplug the boost controller.
 

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well im trying to get away with not doin a whole trans rebuild...maybe stage 3 and a converter at the most? still 12's or no?
 

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A Stage 3 kit and converter is a full trans build.
 

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boost controller is unplugged and im dropping down to 20's on 275 or maybe 305s...i had a lot of trouble getting traction should i look into some caltracs
 

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whats the difference between say stage 3 and stage 5 suncoast
 

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Stage V SC is a SC built unit. Stage III and IV's are kits. Cal-tracs or normal traction bars would help. Stage III kit and you would still get 12's.
 

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whats the difference between say stage 3 and stage 5 suncoast
Stage 5 doesnt come with a converter and is a whole transmission. It also costs alot more than a kit.
A stage 3 is a kit that you have someone build. It includes converter as well.
 

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boost controller is unplugged and im dropping down to 20's on 275 or maybe 305s...i had a lot of trouble getting traction should i look into some caltracs
Are you running in 4HI? 20's are still too heavy. You need some stock 16" PYOs with bald A/Ts for good traction.
 

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ohh okay. should i stick with ppe or jump to efi? i would deff like to learn how to tune myself but would prob buy it with some tunes already on it
 

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its 2 wheel drive only
 

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That sucks. You're gonna have to build the trans to get into 13s then.
 

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2.2 60' huh? you launching her in 2wd? you need to get set up for 4x4 launches. and bald tires are actually a plus at the track...long as no steel is coming through.

i may know a thing or 2 about putting lly's in the 13's

if you wanna do it on a stock trans and not limp the crap outta it you'll prob need efi and a decent trans tune.

i limped my trans with banks back when i was running mid 14's
 

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ohh okay. should i stick with ppe or jump to efi? i would deff like to learn how to tune myself but would prob buy it with some tunes already on it
EFI..dont even tink anything else .plus there r realy good tuners here to help.
 

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i think its possible chris.....to the OP get yourself some big ol bald AT tires...i used to cut 2.0 60's when i ran in 2wd...thats with just spring clamps. thats with 315/75/16's
 

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2.2 60' huh? you launching her in 2wd? you need to get set up for 4x4 launches. and bald tires are actually a plus at the track...long as no steel is coming through.

i may know a thing or 2 about putting lly's in the 13's

if you wanna do it on a stock trans and not limp the crap outta it you'll prob need efi and a decent trans tune.

i limped my trans with banks back when i was running mid 14's
His truck is 2wd. Not gonna happen without slicks and at least 550 hp.
 

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I have efi and 2wd with a pretty good tcm tune and im 14.22
 

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2.2 was my best ya and my trans limped coming out of 4th....also i feel like theres not as much power on the top end...i ordered one of those shim kits just now to see if it solves it
 

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you can tune the tcm with efilive too?
 
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