I got into a debate with a friend of mines yesterday as he called me from the track. The debate was that he claims that if he put a 9000 rpm :happyhapp chip in the car it will help him out in the big end of the track. He ran out at 8000!
Here's some of his specs. Chevy 454 with some good parts (close to 16 to 1 compression). Has a powerglide trans, 4.88 gear, 9 x 29 (?)slicks, he has a low profile manifold w/ a 1150 dom carb. I tell him the manifold has to go, it is a restriction for him. He says no it's fine.
His best results that I know of which was just yesterday was a 10.70 @ 120 something MPH. His 60' was only a 1.5. He's says running 10psi in the slicks before burnout. Nothing major to his suspension besides the 12 bolt, race springs and shocks.
My thing to him is that the motor should not have to work that hard for the results he's getting. I'm saying that he should go down in gear to help compensate for that and he's insisting that no just put a bigger chip in.
He doesn't have a 25-30 grand motor built so the parts are not there to run those RPM's. Good motor but not THAT good!
Any comments on this?:headscratch: