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The Edelbrock Foundry is supposed to be staying put. They are consolidating other operations with comp in Mississippi I believe
 

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Don’t know what thread to use, so let’s do it here. Everyone who has done a good smoke show or I imagine warmed the rears at the strip has a goofy 0-60 on their timers. Potentially the 1/8th mile is shanked?

If your anal like me I hate it, and want the correct data.

Looks like it takes a Star reset of the radio. Sounds like about everything except the odometer gets reset. I’ll have them do it when I can drive it and update. But, I was at the dealer today and 3-4 geniuses agreed that is about the only way. Well, that is before they all flunked except one. They all but one believed the user could reset the 0-60. The Advisor was looking on the internet and was looking at the two Forums for the answer. I told him to quit it, he was embarrassing me.
 

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Don’t know what thread to use, so let’s do it here. Everyone who has done a good smoke show or I imagine warmed the rears at the strip has a goofy 0-60 on their timers. Potentially the 1/8th mile is shanked?

If your anal like me I hate it, and want the correct data.

Looks like it takes a Star reset of the radio. Sounds like about everything except the odometer gets reset. I’ll have them do it when I can drive it and update. But, I was at the dealer today and 3-4 geniuses agreed that is about the only way. Well, that is before they all flunked except one. They all but one believed the user could reset the 0-60. The Advisor was looking on the internet and was looking at the two Forums for the answer. I told him to quit it, he was embarrassing me.
oh yeah. a recent burnout gave me a 169 top speed. it would be nice to be able to reset some of the odd crap that sticks, but I have a best 1/8 I'd like ti make permanent, too funny not to keep. 6.0 at 69 mph -- had to let up due to wheel hop. it'd also be nice if the 0-100 best time was saved
 

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I was able to reset all my timers in my 18, I'll have to wait till I get home and get into her to remember how...
 

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"These products help us to fine tune the little driver mod along quicker for those last few seconds and to maintain consistent lap times. Otherwise how can we know we have optimized our laps?"

So I thought maybe Nutrisystem would help my "Driver Mod" lose 30 pounds, but decided not to try it. It's really hard to resist Marie Osmond though... I started a low carb diet in December, and that hasn't worked as of today. It must be my frequent lapses. I'd go towards the refrigerator after a low carb dinner and my wife would call out, "Where ya' going, Honey?", trying to save me from myself. I'd yell back, "Nothing to see here, Honey, move along! It may look like a lapse, but I'm thinking it is just another lap from my easy chair to the kitchen! Getting my steps in!"

I try and get my 500 steps in every day.

So I think my "lose Challenger front end weight" Driver Mod may have to resort to Liposuction. DGatzby, your apples to apples concept has got me thinking...always a dangerous thing!

To really know how all the other performance mods work maybe we should adopt a personal handicapping system, sorta like for horse racing jockeys. We get a strong box of varying lead weights, in various sizes, so we can finely adjust the weight of the box plus or minus 20 pounds, and we glue the box to the floor behind the passenger seat. We start our box off with weights totaling 20 pounds - in the middle of the adjustment range. We gear up for the track - helmets, fancy racing shoes, fire proof gloves, asbestos-lined boxer shorts - the whole track day rig - and weigh ourselves. Then we go out and get some times at the drag strip or the road course track. This personal weight, and the weight of the car, is our baseline!

In the future, whether we've been mainlining pumpkin pies and put on some weight, or gotten the whole body Lipo (with cold body sculpting, of course, to target that last bit of beer belly love handle) and lost weight, we'll adjust the lead weights in the box so our car/human total always weighs the same.

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500 steps a day...I avg 10,000 a day. Mostly, weekdays around 15-17000, kinda lazy on weekends, only 5K avg. If you walk more steps, it will help cardio to melt off excess gain.
 

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500 steps a day...I avg 10,000 a day. Mostly, weekdays around 15-17000, kinda lazy on weekends, only 5K avg. If you walk more steps, it will help cardio to melt off excess gain.
That's what my wife keeps saying - she gets about 10,000 steps in every day according to her iWatch/iPhone which she is never without. I have one of those things somewhere...lemme try and find it *grin*.
 

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That's what my wife keeps saying - she gets about 10,000 steps in every day according to her iWatch/iPhone which she is never without. I have one of those things somewhere...lemme try and find it *grin*.
I suppose putting it in a sandwich bag, duct taping it to the inside of the wheel of my (I mean a) lawn tractor would be inappropriate? Right?
 

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I suppose putting it in a sandwich bag, duct taping it to the inside of the wheel of my (I mean a) lawn tractor would be inappropriate? Right?
That's my plan this spring to impress her! I'm going to argue the turning of the wheel with my arms is equivalent to the leg steps.
 

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Before I started getting a little more serious I used to drive to Waterford Hills and M1 Concourse and Nelson Ledges in my car. I was using the factory brakes and had really only done the MP springs and some 10" wheels and Pirelli R compound tires. That setup was ultra cheap. It was basically the fuel I used and about $250-300 per track day. The brakes lasted a long time (2 seasons) and the tires also lasted about 8-10 track days. As I started going to higher speed tracks the need for better brakes became apparent. Then I wanted to get some better tires . . . at least I haven't switched to Hoosiers yet. I have a friend with a Hellcat Charger who has. I'm waiting to see how long they last him.
You have ran a Challenger Hellcat at Waterford Hills? How was it? That is one tight course I run my 911 out there and it gets tight for that I couldn’t imagine running my Challenger there.
 

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You have ran a Challenger Hellcat at Waterford Hills? How was it? That is one tight course I run my 911 out there and it gets tight for that I couldn’t imagine running my Challenger there.
I have run several cars at Waterford Hills. I have a video of my Scat Pack and later my Hellcat on track under my YouTube channel TrackDay62. The car doesn't change directions quickly so it's about being smooth and finding straight lines wherever possible.
 

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I have run several cars at Waterford Hills. I have a video of my Scat Pack and later my Hellcat on track under my YouTube channel TrackDay62. The car doesn't change directions quickly so it's about being smooth and finding straight lines wherever possible.
Thank you I will check out your videos. I have had some bad experiences with Corvettes there and figured the Challenger would fall into the same group. My Porsche does well there but is a lot smaller of a car. I just figured Gatton or like you mentioned Gingerman which I love would be a better fit. Thanks again.
 

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