any Marauder run the Chicago 1/2 mile?

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Did any of our MM guys give it a go? I didn't see any times for MM, but saw the gal that brought out her Mustang V6, good for her.
 

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yeah none that i saw either. wish i could have. would have been neat to see- especially [MENTION=4846]Zack[/MENTION] 's turbo car.
 

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Partly, but for real. Are bikes allowed? There is a motorcycle called a marauder tho.
 

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yeah cuz the marauder section is primarily about the bikes named marauders.

facefuckingpalm.

no bikes at half mile either.
 

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OK, so if I have 3:79 gears, 1-to-1 in third gear, and 487 rwhp, readline at 6400, how fast am i going at the end of the 1/2 mile? I'm usually at 113 mph at end of quarter. Might be fun to give it a try, not on the street tho.
 

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I'd guess 132-135
You might be right. Friday I cleared the 1/4 mile traps doing 5000 rpm at 112 MPH. That's about 45 rpm per mile of speed. I would need 1250 more rpm to make it to 140 mph if everything is linear. My engine pulls strong to 6400 rpm, so that leaves a max potential for 1400 more rpm. Throw in tranny parasitic loss at high rpm and wind resistance, 140 might be top and your 132 might be realistic.

set my sights on next year...
 

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I have trapped 115 in the past in my turbo gtp about 3 years ago... at the half mile my best was like 138.5 or something fwiw
 

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25mph seems to be a good rule of thumb when estimating 1/2 mile from 1/4 mile traps.

for the slower cars... ya... from what I saw most people gained in the 1/4 to 1/2 what they typically gain in the 1/8th to 1/4 at a strip.
 

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for the slower cars... ya... from what I saw most people gained in the 1/4 to 1/2 what they typically gain in the 1/8th to 1/4 at a strip.
so last friday I gained 22 mph from the 1/8th to the 1/4. That would put me at 134 mph in the 1/2, using your rule of thumb. I'll take it!
 

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so last friday I gained 22 mph from the 1/8th to the 1/4. That would put me at 134 mph in the 1/2, using your rule of thumb. I'll take it!
What do you have done to your mm
 

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What do you have done to your mm
Forged stroker 10.25:1 CR, Crower S/C cams w/ HD springs, Kooks headers, 2 1/2 inch SS exhaust all the way back, Trilogy ported, built trans w/ factory TC, 3.73 gears w/Eaton LSD on 31 splines, 9 1/2" rear wheels, metal matrix drive shaft , Sparta perf rear control arms & Watts links, heavy front & rear sway bars, 14" 6 piston willwood fronts. 305-45-18 Nitto 555DR's. SCT MAF, 60# injectors, Ford GT fuel pump.

Otherwise, stock, well, except for the blue metal flake in the clearcoat.
 

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