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 Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.

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TahoeTom212

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PostSubject: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:48 am

R/T .188
60' 1.861
330 5.569
1/8 8.647
MPH 79.73
1000 11.307
1/4 13.556
MPH 99.82

weighed in at 4700lb

Im pretty excited so I just had to post it.
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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:00 am

Wow that is impressive! There probably are, but I don't know if there are Impala's here that do that.

Congratulations.

Tom C.
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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:24 am

Nice!!! cheers
Runs much better when you take it out of 2nd...... Razz
J/k..So was there a change or did you find something was not quite right & fixed it?
Thats fantastic. Are you content....or..... Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:58 am

Nice. Iam hoping to be right around there once the gears are in. What stall are u running?
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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:12 pm

That's a great time. What are the specs on that bad boy?

Are you really from Keene? I work there and live in Walpole. I thought I saw the car last week in the Wal Mart parking lot.

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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:54 pm

GOOD job !!
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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:27 pm

TahoeTom212 wrote:
R/T .188
60' 1.861
330 5.569
1/8 8.647
MPH 79.73
1000 11.307
1/4 13.556
MPH 99.82

weighed in at 4700lb

Im pretty excited so I just had to post it.

4700 LBS! What a Porker. Congrats Tom!

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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:10 pm

Thanks everyone, it does run better when you shift through all the gears.

I didn't change anything, just took care of some issues. Fixed the driveshaft rubbing on the crossmember, mounted front shocks to compliment the air ride, ran about a 1/4 tank less of the usual 93 octane. I definately improved my reaction time.

I've been manually shifting and I'm actually running out of 3rd gear just at the end of the track, I can feel it slow down. When I shift from 3rd to OD theres a delay and it feels like it slips for a second, but if I leave it in OD the whole time theres no slip from 3 to 4. Not sure which way I should go. I really think I just need to learn to hold 1st and 2nd a little bit longer.

I'm running a 377 stroker built by Golen with my eBay parts, a bunch of head work, cam and all the bolt ons. Edge 3000, some upgraded trans internals, HD2 shift kit, 3.73's w/ malfunctioning Eaton Posi and some M/T ET streets. Also running a full 1/2" FBSS airride setup.

Yeah i live in Keene.
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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:39 am

Sounds like a well done ride, and sharp looking to boot. If you ever need help wrenching or a car lift (Have one at my house in Walpole) give me a shout, always willing to help club members out.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: Just picked up a 13.55 in Epping the other night.   Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:45 pm

TahoeTom212 wrote:
Also running a full 1/2" FBSS airride setup.
real nice #s for a heavy car..

but im more interested in this. Very Happy
how bout some pics and more info on the setup....
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