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    New Engine - New Best!

    I finally made it back to the track after like three years on Sunday.

    Took the new 5.3L out for a shake down and wasn't disappointed. The only problem (and it's a good problem to have) is that the engine was overpowering the 255/50/16 MT ET Street tires that I was running. I had to nurse the car off the line to maintain traction. I think with the right tires there might be a 1.55 Sixty foot and an 11.0xx in my future. I'm looking at some other 285/40/18's, 275/45/18's or 275/60/15's. I have some NITTO NT05R tires in a 285/40/18 size that I tried running initially but they're quite old and don't have the grip that they used to.



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    Congrats Ron ! Looks like it's running real strong.

    David
    1991 SC AOD 4.2..2.3 Whipple..........10.910 @ 125.61
    2016 SRT Challenger Hellcat.............750 rwhp 720 rwtq

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    Thanks David!

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    Congrats! Must have been a great feeling to get back to the track after 3 years.
    Brian Oatway
    '94 SC 2.6KB C4 Auto
    9.956 @ 135.12 mph 1.364 60'
    514rwhp/460rwtq
    "Super Uber Club Member" - per Ira
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    Thanks Brian!

    Yea, it's so nice to be back in the game and have a great car to hit the cruise-ins and car shows. I hope to make it to the December Cars & Coffee in Charlotte on Saturday.

    I also plan on attending the 2019 Epic Cruise. (Fingers crossed that my schedule works out to make that happen.)

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