robertp, I used a 50 shot to the wheels. The tires alone dropped a little over a tenth since it was fresh rubber and 26 instead of 28 inch tall tires. The extra rpm seemed to help on the big end.
95xbird, Get slicks. Trust me they are worth every penny. I own two drag cars and i dont have the patience for drag radials. I never seemed to be able to hook. Im getting 1.78 60 foots every time with 260 hp and no nitrous. 1.7 with a 50 shot.
cjchevez, the 3800 stall is the best mod you can get next to a power adder. Took my 60's from 2.2 to 1..78 instantly. The 2.2 was on slicks also so that should give you an idea that traction wasnt the issue, the stock converter is. My wife dropped .8 seconds in the quarter mile with just a 3800 stall converter. Its a mach one but that should give you an idea.
With a 3800 stall or higher, 373 gears, and slicks high 1.7 or 1.8 should be the norm for your 60 foots depending on weight of the car. That has been my experience anyways. I will always buy a 3800 stall as the first mod for all my cars. THey are just so nice and best seat of the pants and time difference.
No worries on the thread hijack. Always good for people to learn. Myself included.
96 v8 4.6 explorer, kooks headers, off road x, magnaflow mufflers, cl tb/plenum, lmaf, gt tube, xcal tune, alum shaft, 3800 dirty dog converter, darrin trans, 373 gears, hoosier slicks on fanblades, pbr brakes, Skinnies on front, No PS or AC, Aeromotive EWP, major weight removal (3380 LBS), 12.78 OLD COMBO.