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From: Milton WV
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 06-22-2001 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hav2F150s   Click Here to Email Hav2F150s     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey guys,
Ive been taking my truck over to a local track around here. Its 1/8 mile track. Ive got a 92 F150 4x4 extended cab w. 302 and auto w/ 3.55 gears. Guys I know my truck isnt going to be a streak of lightning. Right now my truck is completely stock except for an ACE hardward cold air induction. The best Ive ran over there is an 11.9 w/ 60ft times of 2.63. Since then Ive not been able to get under 2.7 at all and my times were 12.2 It was of course cooler on the night I ran the 11.9's but Im wanting to start doing some mods to my truck now. A couple people have told me to do exhaust first. I think whats killing me right now is my 60ft times. My truck is terrible out of the hole, even power braking. I was just wondering what you guys think I should try. This is an everyday driver so Im not wanting to do a lot of stuff to it, but Im tired of seeing those stupid 12's! LOL!. But one thing I will say about my truck is that is consistent and doesnt jump around with times. Any info would be appreciated
Thanks guys

87 F-150 300 6 cyl(4.9L) 4x4 4spd 3.55 Limited Slip 162K miles and used to run like new.

92 F-150 302(5.0) 4x4 Auto 60K miles
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
Registered: Mar 2000

posted 06-22-2001 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

OK lets see if we can get you back into the 11s.

I'm assuming you have plenty of traction, and that it just leaves like a school bus. If not then a couple (or 4 or 5) sand bags in the right rear corner of the bed ought to help that. It might take a couple mph off the big end, but who'll notice.

So, for bottom end torque you can bump the timing. Advance the timing while power braking the engine until it just starts to knock, then back it off a hair.

The real cure would be to add a higher stall torque convertor. Maybe around 2500 stall, then you may find a traction problem.

Of course we could slip a 460 in there, or Butch's nitrous "kit".

Good luck, but really there isn't much difference between an 11 second 1/8mile and a low 12.


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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 06-26-2001 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
#1 put at least 50 lbs of air in the rear tires. That should get you back in the 2.6 range. Then with the first free dollars you get, go and get a GOOD free flowing dual exhaust system installed.

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From: Jefferson City, MO
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 06-26-2001 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tomslo   Click Here to Email tomslo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you tried running with your tailgate down? This might help a little bit, putting the weight further back.

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