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steve'66
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posted 11-21-2002 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know a peice hanging under the front bumper 3+" off the ground to trip the beams at the stripe?

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-21-2002 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not legal for us unless you have a 82-2002 Craparo Z-28 or Fireturd Steve!
Been a huge source of pain for me superstock racing those cars and watching them burp me on the other end and taking the stripe in VERY close races.


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steve'66
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posted 11-21-2002 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah Alex,

Them and the rails for us in Brackets.
I've been thinking about it and drr has a big thread on them so I was wondering if our Ford racers use 'em and how they work.

I could put an air dam on the '66 and reduce the drag too.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 11-22-2002 02:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I understand it, the finish line lights are located a couple of inches higher up than the staging beams. I wish NHRA would lower the top end lights to the same height as the starting line. If you stage with your front tires, you should also break the finish line beams with your tires too! As Alex mentioned, several late model cars have huge front overhang, & combined with a low spoiler, many are stopping the clocks with the spoiler, with a tap of the brake pedal. Considering that most guys try to line up their opponents front tire at the finish line, this can be very misleading. SAme thing with some of these S/G, S/Comp roadsters with a bogus front bumper sticking out 2 feet in front of the tires. total B.S. in my opinion.

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Buster
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posted 11-22-2002 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WoW, I didn't know that.... it's just not right and I don't understand why something has not been done about it.

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kid vishus
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posted 11-22-2002 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are legal on bracket cars, if they are fixed, and not movable. I have seen some guys put a "tow hook" out there, and it acts just like a strip taker. Personally, since it's legal, I dont care one way or the other. I dont have one, and until I get a roadster, I wont ever have one.

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steve'66
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posted 11-22-2002 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think they look "dorky".

But it pays to notice whether or not the other guy is capable of "burping" you at the stripe.

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