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We've been toying with the idea of doing this. But it's a bit close to (weekend before) the AWDC 'run what you brung' at St Wulstans which will be much more fun :D

Besides I have a feeling this will be a weekend of watching over lifted lifted, over fueled tdi disco's wobbling and smoking along the 1/4 :ph34r:

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ooooh - sounds like fun, will go to that to watch i think.

wonder if davew will go in his LS powered truck? Love to see that.

I'd considered it but have visions of it all ending in tears if something goes wrong. It'd be too tempting to increase the rev limiter and start playing with gear change positions. Traction would also be a problem because the only road biased tyres I have are 225/75s which would decrease the gearing dramatically and increase the problems of wheel spinning. even with 235/85s I still get problems under acceleration with the front wheels "chiruping" when it changes up a gear and causing it to pull to one side or the other.

Not that I've given much thought to it you understand ! :)

There's also the problem that it clashes with the D44 weekend and I quite fancy going down to that.

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I'd considered it but have visions of it all ending in tears if something goes wrong. It'd be too tempting to increase the rev limiter and start playing with gear change positions. Traction would also be a problem because the only road biased tyres I have are 225/75s which would decrease the gearing dramatically and increase the problems of wheel spinning. even with 235/85s I still get problems under acceleration with the front wheels "chiruping" when it changes up a gear and causing it to pull to one side or the other.

There's always;

Mud RWYB - This won't be a full quarter mile but it will be a flat straight muddy drag strip set up near the off road course. £10 for 3 runs

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There's always;

Mud RWYB - This won't be a full quarter mile but it will be a flat straight muddy drag strip set up near the off road course. £10 for 3 runs

I have the feeling my truck will just sit and spin its 205 diamonds and once a 36" clad challenge truck has board everyone to death over the distance nothing much else will be able to drive along it :ph34r::lol: .

I enjoyed Donnington but I did meet some people that moaned about how busy it was.

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I used to do RWYBs and compete in the Street Racer Sunday series in the Mk1 Escort I had before my first Discovery. Generally Santa Pod is bleak, cold and the day involves more standing around than driving. You queue for an hour, then you have some excitment in a good burn out and launch. This is followed by snapped half shafts, sheared flywheel bolts, blown engines, cooked clutches, destoyed tyres, etc. If it goes well you post a time, which will be slower than you hoped. Then repeat.

Even with the temptation of a mud run I think I'll do what I bought my Land Rover for and stay well away from drag strips thanks...

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Can always take out "other cars" on trailers behind the L/Rs ;)

It's been a while since I've been to Santa Pod and a RWYB event back in 86/87 infact 16secs in my MkII 1600 sport Escort.

I reckon with a bit of luck I could better that.

i used to be into all that, my best 1/4 mile was 13.2 @ 100mph, still got my 5 turbo, not used it for a few years now, my aim is to get it out of the garage this year, i polish it every so often so its still pristine after i rebuilt it from a bare shell. done just about everything to it including converting it from carb to megasquirt fuel injection, then got into off roading! ;)

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