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Old 08-06-2009, 03:59 PM
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Hi everyone..could anyone provide me with some good Drag race tips? what minor things do you guys usually remove from the car to make it slightly lighter and in what other way do you prep the car and also provide me with some good racing tips with regard to racing the cooper S? bare in mind i dont have a full out race mini (with roll cages and the works)
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:08 PM
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Drag radials would yield the greatest return. Removing things isn't going to account for major gains. Otherwise, learn the lights and the feel of the clutch bite to anticipate the launch. If you want to go faster, you need go fast parts.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:01 PM
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go to a driving school a few times -- not your granny's driving school -- a track event where you have a real driver teach you the ins and outs that's the best thing you can do right now
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:05 AM
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honestly, drag racing in a mini would boring. My guess is that it's a 17-18 second car stock... once you launch off the start, the rest will be lame.

That's just my opinion though, I drag raced my 1995 M3 once, got 14.5 IIRC, but it was boring and i never did it again.

Go to a track with curves
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