I was just the lucky recipient of a pair of decent used slicks and rims from a friend of mine. They are M/T ET Drag 28.0 x 10.5 x 15. They came with a set of 10" rims, but I need to change the backspacing or get different rims.
After listening to many of you talk about wheel studs with slicks, could someone tell me what the Track requirements are in general, as it pertains to running slicks with my setup. It is a stock open 10 bolt, but my friend said to use the slicks anyways. Also, he said I could run them tubeless or with tubes...any suggestions ?
It would be a drag to come all that way to get turned away at the gate, so here is a basic list of safety gear on my car,(or will be on it by the time I get there,). Please let me know if I'm lacking something for safety, for what I hope will be a 12 second or so car. Thanks.
10 pt cage, 5pt harnesses, Snell approved helmet and collar, no rubber fuel line, roll-over valve for fuel cell, oil pressure cutout switch for fuel pump, sealed battery box in trunk with external shut-off, drive shaft safety loop mounted w/i 6" of trans tail shaft, sealed firewall between trunk and pass. compartment, nitrous lines routed under car from trunk, expansion tank for rad, functioning neutral safety switch. I can't think of anything else.
Do I need a special licence to run there ? I am a total newb to sanctioned drag racing. Any input would be appreciated.