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Old 07-03-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Racing question

Hey guys, there is an old racetrack back home on airport property that the local PD uses to train on. I might get a chance to get out there with my tacoma and mess around (just have fun, nothing intense or dangerous).

I have never done anything like this so I was hoping for some tips from you drag racers. Does 4x4 help with take off, and if so what should I avoid in using it? Any other tips?
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:39 PM   #3
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Hey guys, there is an old racetrack back home on airport property that the local PD uses to train on. I might get a chance to get out there with my tacoma and mess around (just have fun, nothing intense or dangerous).

I have never done anything like this so I was hoping for some tips from you drag racers. Does 4x4 help with take off, and if so what should I avoid in using it? Any other tips?
go to a real track dude. you know where im going with that.

and so you know.....if its asphalt/concrete......DO NOT use 4x4........at all.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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go to a real track dude. you know where im going with that.

and so you know.....if its asphalt/concrete......DO NOT use 4x4........at all.
Thats what I thought, but I was not sure what the surface of the track is exactly. I am assuming concrete.

Meh I don't really have a desire to go to a track but since I have a hook up I think it could be fun.

Actually now that I look at the satelite photo (track is centered, just south of the runway), I am not sure what the track surface is.
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Thats what I thought, but I was not sure what the surface of the track is exactly. I am assuming concrete.

Meh I don't really have a desire to go to a track but since I have a hook up I think it could be fun.

Actually now that I look at the satelite photo (track is centered, just south of the runway), I am not sure what the track surface is.
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i am guessing its concrete....most are.
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