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    2014 Will be my first attempt at drag week. Time restraints kept me from running last year. I have a few questions to ask you guys.

    On the routes planed out for you, what speeds do you guys see on these roads (45,55,65,75)? I'm really asking for the guys that don't have overdrive, is it a big deal? Do you wish you had overdrive? What gear, trans, and tire combo are you running, and what rpm do you sustain for those long hauls?

    THANKS!

  • #2
    We see all of those speed limits you mentioned. IF you can't cruise 75 don't go 75, you won't be the only one. I try to cruise between 3000-3500RPM. In 2012 I ran 3800-4000 on the last leg just so I didn't die on I-40 LOL.
    1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 with a 360
    1997 Jeep Cherokee off road toy/driver. lifted, lockers, stroked 4.0

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    • #3
      No overdrive for me last year but it was fine... go as fast as you want to. I ran about 3,000rpm all week about 65-70mph. Plenty of guys go slower, and plenty of guys go faster.

      That said, I'm putting a 6speed in right now with 2 overdrives. lol
      '91 Trans Am GTA: 402ci LS2, faceplated T56, 9", and nitrous.
      2013 Drag Week SURVIVOR! - SR/SB/PA & 2014 Drag Week SURVIVOR! - SR/SB/NA

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      • #4
        You will run all those speeds you show.... but as a average I would guess
        its about 50 mph(average).. they(hot rod) tend to run you on 2 lane roads
        so that could be 45-55 average... we get out on the E-way and get a chance
        to get the MPH up there..... you will run what you feel comfortable with
        Last edited by MR P-BODY; February 4, 2014, 11:36 AM.

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        • #5
          Agree with all the above, I ran 3000-3500 all week, no overdrive and 4.44 gears so it was slow going, 55-65 and it was comfortable hahahahaha
          Dragweek 2012 DNF in Dallas
          Dragweek 2013 Finished 3rd place modified N/A 10.53 @ 126
          Dragweek 2015 Finished tough trip 10.39 @ 131
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          • #6
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            4.11 gear, 28" tall tire.

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            • #7
              2009 I ran 4.86's with 31" tires and no overdrive...I was only doing about 51 mph @ 3300 so it was slow going. We were lucky in having Steve & Bob in the Blazer that hung out and cruised slow with us. You will likely be able to hook up with at least a couple cars that also go slower speeds.

              For 2011 I switched to 4.22's for the new engine rpm and added a GearVendors. Last year it allowed us to cruise 70 @ 2800 or so ... when it wasn't pouring rain.
              Rich

              Drag Week Survivor 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 - 2nd Place - Pro Street N/A, 2017

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              • #8
                how fast you can go sometimes depends on who you're driving with. I was loafing along with some of my fellow Gasser class guys, we made it to the next town before dark once.
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                • #9
                  28" tires 3.55 gears, ran around 3000 rpm most of the time. Engine seemed really happy right there.
                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BBR View Post
                    28" tires 3.55 gears, ran around 3000 rpm most of the time. Engine seemed really happy right there.
                    Gas stations along the way were happy, too. Credit card . . . not so much.

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                    • #11
                      Believe it or not, two dominators and 3-3500 and pulling a trailer and it averaged 12-13 mpg
                      Dragweek 2012 DNF in Dallas
                      Dragweek 2013 Finished 3rd place modified N/A 10.53 @ 126
                      Dragweek 2015 Finished tough trip 10.39 @ 131
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tsanchez View Post
                        Believe it or not, two dominators and 3-3500 and pulling a trailer and it averaged 12-13 mpg
                        I've seen Powerstrokes that don't pull a trailer THAT well.
                        It's really no different than trying to glue them back on after she has her way.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Outsider View Post
                          Gas stations along the way were happy, too. Credit card . . . not so much.
                          ....but no car payments.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by squirrel View Post
                            how fast you can go sometimes depends on who you're driving with. I was loafing along with some of my fellow Gasser class guys, we made it to the next town before dark once.
                            I take full responsibility for the late arrivals ...
                            I ran 3:50 gears 30ish inch tall tires. the random broke parts is what took us so long..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Outsider View Post
                              Gas stations along the way were happy, too. Credit card . . . not so much.
                              I got decent mileage and never ran out of gas. That 950 carb was really rich at cruise too. The 1050 Dominator I have on it now is tuned waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.

                              I did have a mild state of panic one day when my cc company decided to block it because of 'suspicious activity'. Had to have my wife call them and get it turned back on!
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