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  1. Lightning17

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    It’s been a while since I’ve been on this site. My name is Shelby. I live in Ocala, Florida. I was on this page a few years back but don’t remember my email or password, so I just created a new one. Even though I’ve been off this site, me and my father have still been heavily involved with our Mavericks. The reason I’ve posted this in the drag racing forum is because that’s probably what are cars are mostly geared towards. I plan to post a lot more updates more often and look forward to being on this site more often. I’m going to post up pics of the mav we have been out with recently racing and cruising to car shows, it’s my fathers car but it’s a joint partnership of some of our best parts to build the best small tire car we could to go out and have fun, he tunes it and I wheel it, it’s a 9.5 deck nitrous c4 car, and we hope to have it back out at Nmra in Bradenton in a couple weeks.
     

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    71gold Frank Cooper Supporting Member

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    :Welcome:...back.
    I have family in Bradenton.
     
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    Welcome back, looks like the car has traction issues sorta rough on bumpers. Nice. What kind of times do you run ? More info and pics needed, there is a Garage section on the forum now to post stuff about the car and is a good place to keep all the info in one place
     
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    Welcome from the Northeast!
     
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    Thank you, and I love it down there, I wish I lived there, it’s a nice area, and there track is very nice. I’m closest to Gainesville raceway and they don’t take care of there track like Bradenton does.
     
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    Yeah we definitely have fought this car since building it, it’s all pretty new to us, it’s got a progressive nos system on it and it’s a learning curve that’s cost us two big wheel stands now. It’s a mono leaf cal trac car and we had the cal trac bars set to aggressive in the rear, we believe that’s the cause of the big wheel stands, we’ve yet to make a solid pass with it because it’s either up in the air or spinning but we managed a 9.49 at 135 in Orlando and I lifted to keep it off the bumper. So we’re pretty excited about the potential the car truly has. Especially because we’re barely leaning on the nitrous and the progressive, there’s a lot more in the car. And I will check out that garage section thank you
     

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    Thank you
     
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    Welcome....and...wow! That would terrify me to just watch. Operating something like that is way beyond me, so I give myself permission to ask a stupid question...How would it be to rig the nitrous to come on in 2nd gear somewhere, or is that too late?
     
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    Well it’s kind of a big learning curve, it’s something that we have kicked the idea of around, but then turn around at the same time and say that we believe it would be too late, and the car would just stand up further down the track, which would be way worse, it would have a lot more mph behind it. I think as the dummy wheeling it I need to learn to lift lol, just all happens so fast. We believe lowering the cal trac bars should get us where we need to be, and hopefully cause those wheel stands made great pictures for the wall but not a great site in the garage fixing everything it tore up.
     

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    Sounds like you may need wheelie bars! Is that a possible consideration?
     
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    stumanchu Stuart

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    I imagine once you get the car to behave consistently, you adjust yourself to it.....Or you figure out a good consistent handling strategy and adjust the car to you. Either way, what a beast. Be careful, and good luck.
     

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