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Hello everyone.I recently bought an 06 GT automatic and I am looking to hit 8.0 in the 1/8 th mile.I only have a couple of local tracks and they are all 1/8 mile.My only mods so far are Pypes long tubes,orx pipe,borla sringers,airaid race intake and a bama 93 race tune.I ordered 4.10 gears and lca's and hope to have them Installed this week.The car is my daily driver.I know I need drag radials too but what other mods would help?I want to avoid nitrous and stay all motor if possible.

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Can't go wrong with suspension upgrades.


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Hello everyone.I recently bought an 06 GT automatic and I am looking to hit 8.0 in the 1/8 th mile.I only have a couple of local tracks and they are all 1/8 mile.My only mods so far are Pypes long tubes,orx pipe,borla sringers,airaid race intake and a bama 93 race tune.I ordered 4.10 gears and lca's and hope to have them Installed this week.The car is my daily driver.I know I need drag radials too but what other mods would help?I want to avoid nitrous and stay all motor if possible.
I agree with the above post! It sounds like you have all of the power adders on your GT already. I would recommend some suspension next! Lower springs, Lower and Upper Control Arms etc.. This will help you get off the line faster and cut down your 60ft time by a lot!

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Hello everyone.I recently bought an 06 GT automatic and I am looking to hit 8.0 in the 1/8 th mile.I only have a couple of local tracks and they are all 1/8 mile.My only mods so far are Pypes long tubes,orx pipe,borla sringers,airaid race intake and a bama 93 race tune.I ordered 4.10 gears and lca's and hope to have them Installed this week.The car is my daily driver.I know I need drag radials too but what other mods would help?I want to avoid nitrous and stay all motor if possible.
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Thanks for the replies.I am getting lower control arms installed this week.The shocks and springs I may get next,suspension mods aren't as expensive as I thought.Are underdrive pulleys or cmdp plates worth it for more power?They seem pricey for the gains.

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Thanks for the replies.I am getting lower control arms installed this week.The shocks and springs I may get next,suspension mods aren't as expensive as I thought.Are underdrive pulleys or cmdp plates worth it for more power?They seem pricey for the gains.

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Not worth more than getting the power you all ready have to the ground. It doen't matter how much HP you have if can't apply.

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I meant after suspension upgrades,if they add enough to reduce et's.
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Definitely do the tires before pulleys and cmdp.


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Will do thanks.I got the gears and control arms put in yesterday and its night and day difference on launches now.Too bad my local tracks test and tune tonight is canceled because of rain.Are Mickey Thompson et streets the best drag radial?Most guys around here run them.
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Will do thanks.I got the gears and control arms put in yesterday and its night and day difference on launches now.Too bad my local tracks test and tune tonight is canceled because of rain.Are Mickey Thompson et streets the best drag radial?Most guys around here run them.
The best 275/60-15 is the Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial Pro. When you get into other sizes, the Hoosier DRs are pretty close.


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How close are you to your goal of 8's already? that will be the big telling factor.... the mods you describe'd are pretty much perfect for what you are after and hopefully you are getting real close by now
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I haven't ran it yet the past two weeks the test and tune night at my local tracks have been rained out.I'm hoping to go this week.I'm thinking on street tires I'll hit 8.70 or around there,depending on track conditions and if I can launch it good enough
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