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MikeH686

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Do they make black Dzus fasteners? I'm definitely leaning towards full two tone on this car now .. Basically where the fenders start to go vertical and have that body line that's in line with both the door handles and hatch
 

MikeH686

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Do they make black Dzus fasteners? I'm definitely leaning towards full two tone on this car now .. Basically where the fenders start to go vertical and have that body line that's in line with both the door handles and hatch
 

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Powdercoated. Or black buttons. But it's not an option if you want to be track legal (depends on techs I guess)
 

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Definitely. That would at least tie those in with the black trim and wheels.
Do they make black Dzus fasteners? I'm definitely leaning towards full two tone on this car now .. Basically where the fenders start to go vertical and have that body line that's in line with both the door handles and hatch


If you paint, I can't wait. If you don't, find someone that does pinstripes really well. They can do the copper on the hood, and some sort of black stripe down the side.

It can definitely be ummm.... 'over done' so you have to find one that you like so it doesn't end up looking like a Charger or something.


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Also keep in mind how long you've been looking at this paint. We're not as worn on it as you are by now. hehehe

Don't do anything drastic! :p
 
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MikeH686

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So I took my car down to the track after some very helpful advice from @84Ttop. Sucks that I feel I took in absolutely none of it and I'm embarrassed to post my time slip but this is with a weak burnout because this is was my first ever outing to the track in any car, let alone a stick car. My 60' was me spinning all the way to through it.
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Now some of you may think well damm a 11.22 is good, well I'm the 13.97 dam that sucked ass, but all in all I had a lot of fun. Not gonna show my second pass because it's in the 16.xx all because I couldn't get it to go into 2nd gear.
 

tannerc91gt

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Haha at first I thought "damn, what was he expecting?!". You'll get the hang of it man. Gotta start somewhere
 

tannerc91gt

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John Force style!
Trust me, you don't know bad. I've seen people take off from the water box. People leave in reverse. 5 minute street tire burnouts.Hell, last year at a local TNT a guy in a nova would pull up, stage, and start doing a burn out until the green light. It was hilarious but he had no clue.
That's why it's an awesome hobby. Someone's ALWAYS faster, but someone is much much slower.

Look up "the pink p uss Honda"
He's a local...​
 

MikeH686

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Nice haha yeah so once I got home I held the brakes and did a pretty good burnout. Buddy of mine has a line lock kit I might put onto the car to help. It's kinda tricky to me to go from dropping the clutch to holding the brake
 

MikeH686

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Ok so I'm gonna definitely two tone the car from the top of the headlights to the top of taillights that body line
 

TOOLOW91

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Ok so I'm gonna definitely two tone the car from the top of the headlights to the top of taillights that body line
At that point you must order one of those sets of wheels you posted and it will look killer . my friends old coupe backward from you but Looked awesome ImageUploadedByTapatalk1403358668.530227.jpg
 

A5literMan

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Now I'm on board with the two-tone! That would look killer. As far as your burn out...I always rev it up to about 3-4k,dump the clutch and stab the brakes. While on the brake I shift to 2nd and pull through the smoke. About a good 5 sec burnout with nittos. Longer if slicks/super soft compound tires. Just takes a little practice. Cut those 60ft times down to around 1.8 or so and you'll be solid 12 sec et. Kinda of surprised at your mph though. I would expect a few more mph like 105+. I trap right at same speed as your slip @13.5-13.7 @100-101mph but I should have less power than you.
 

MikeH686

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Well I'm granny shifting it because I didn't wanna break the trans my first time out and that was my oops I was forgetting to hold the brakes
 

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I'm a two tone fan, so I say go for it!

As for the track numbers, never get discouraged by the first outing. It will take some learning if the car and tweaking, but your times will drop.