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Thread: Looking for dragster set up help

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    Junior Member APPRENTICE
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    Looking for dragster set up help

    Have a 235 swing arm. 34.5 x 17x16 good years and 4:30 gear. Motor is a 588 on alcohol with glide. 5700 converter and starting line enhancer. Questions I have

    Tire pressure
    Launch rpm
    Shift rpm

    Have lost my way a but in the heat this summer , all opinions welcome


    Thanks

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    I would start at 5.5. You may end up around 5.25. Launch 4200-4600. Start at 7000 rpm on the shift. Without knowing much on cam and heads I would say that 7000 should be a safe starting point. I would ditch that converter and look for something in the 6400-6600 range. 5700 is a tight set up.
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