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2G Event roll racing

Posted by Mattjaye2198, Jan 1, 2019

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  1. Mattjaye2198

    Mattjaye2198 Proven Member

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    Has anyone roll raced at an event? I can't afford drag racing(break too many parts) but I've seen events lately that have roll racing. If anyone has ran any of the events what setup are you running?
     

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  2. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    Not sure where you’re located but check for 1/2 mile events.


    For what it’s worth I’ve broken more parts doing high powered rolls than drag racing.
     

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  3. Mattjaye2198

    Mattjaye2198 Proven Member

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    I'm right outside Knoxville, TN. I'll try to find some 1/2 mile events. That's surprising that you've broken more roll racing. I honestly thought drivetrain would break more from hard launch rather a roll. I definitely have more drag strips near me than 1/2 mile events so I'll be doing that before any events. I'm still working a few bugs out before either.
     

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  4. Talon96fwd

    Talon96fwd Proven Member

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    They have roll racing events here in Maryland.

    My setup is E85 and PTE 6266 at the time I was making 400HP at 15lbs and trapping a 128mph at a 20 roll.

    But since then I have up the boost to 35lbs and made 630hp. And I haven’t yet been back. But I will when the summer hits.
     

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  5. Mattjaye2198

    Mattjaye2198 Proven Member

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    What's the distance for a roll? Is it a qtr mile also? 400 whp is a goal so it's good to someone running those #'s.
     

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  6. ceedawg

    ceedawg Proven Member

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    Hit up Keltalon he attends these events with his built GSX numerous times.
     
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  7. Talon96fwd

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    It’s a quarter mile!!! They have us rolling at 20mph before we hit the beams. 400whp was ok but nothing like 600 LOL. I love doing rolls not worrying about breaking transmissions or drivetrain parts which I have been threw 5 trans so far. And no I’m NOT going auto.
     

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  8. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    You’ll break more transmissions from a roll. If you weld the center diff you’ll never break a trans on a launch unless you’re making stupid power. At 500+ to the wheels you’ll strip 3rd or 4th gear. At 600+ It get frequent.


    If you’re using a stock 93+ gearset you’ll explode the 3-4 hub/slider over 450hp.
     

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  9. AndrewG

    AndrewG Proven Member

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    I rolled raced at streetcar take over. First-time roll racing and completely destroyed 4th gear. Most I have ever broken drag racing was an axle.
     

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  10. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    For a properly set up car the 1/8 mile no prep stuff is the easiest on the engine/trans.
     

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  11. Mattjaye2198

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    I used to brake brand new axles drag racing in my 1G GSX back in the day. I assumed that was normal. I'm going to give both a try and see what brakes. I'm extremely glad to be back in the DSM life! The information from everyone here is definitely useful. I appreciate the feedback.
     

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  12. donniekak

    donniekak DSM Wiseman

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    Don’t use drag radials. Run a regular street tire or slicks. You also need a clutch that’ll slip under power without dying. I regularly am still slipping the clutch at the 60’.
     

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  13. Talon96fwd

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    I went from 400whp to 630whp and I can vouch for that. I recently blew my jacks trans which I only had for a month. And I blew it while doing a pull at 60mph. Anymore power I make which would require me to go auto or dog box.
     

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  14. diambo4life

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    I have roll raced at SCT but my car is just too damn lazy for that pacing speed. I am way out of boost. I want to try 1/2 mile or probably throw some N2O on there and shred gears like a boss. :)
     

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    I've come to the disappointing realization that my '98 GSX is in need of a complete engine bay resurrection consisting of engine trans removal.:cry: I could probably get away "short cutting" some repairs to get it running right but I'll be disappointed with the outcome. So any type of racing will have to wait a few months. My vlog on YouTube has been slowly building itself but I'm waiting to post until I fully dedicate my time. Until then, building my son's '95 Civic hatch :barf: follow 222 Garage if anyone wants to watch a DSM guy fumble around a Civic LOL
     

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