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Ok guys, I need more opinions....

I want to take my car out to sears point on drag night and see what it can do.

However my parents [yea I still live w/ em, Im 19 and we get along pretty well.. cant afford to move out] told me not to do it, and said I was stupid.

Their reasoning is that the car has alot of miles on it.

So heres the background, I bought it in Jan [this year] with 99k on it, and now it has 114k, so Ive had it for 8 months and 15k miles and I've never had any problems performance wise. I do push it sometimes, off the line at a light, almost what it might get at the track.

So do u guys think its alright to take it to the track, or u think I'll blow up the engnine doing this. I really dont think so, kause it seems to have no problems adapting to my driving it hard.

Any advice will help, thanx
 

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I refuse to drag my car after I had to replace my tranny. Being this is my only car I refuse to have to pay another $2,000 dollars to fix my transmission and not have a car for week.

Ultimately it's up to you, but thats MHO.
 

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**** takin it to the drag strip will be no more harm on the car, if anything you run it harder on the road cause you have more room. thats the way I see it. The only problem is at the drag strip your insurance is void, so if anything happens to the car, don't even look at the insurance agent.
 

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ok, im not talking about a routine thing here, Im talking about doing it once! [and mabey again after I have done all the stuff I wanna do to it]

I was curious if anyone has had any problems at this kind of milage?
 

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I say go for it. It is pretty hard to say what will or will not happen. Theoretically a car with 20,000 miles has as much chance of blowing up at the track as does a car with your amount of miles.
 

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Originally posted by 97purple_trep:
ok, im not talking about a routine thing here, Im talking about doing it once! [and mabey again after I have done all the stuff I wanna do to it]

I was curious if anyone has had any problems at this kind of milage?
I don't think you'll have a problem, I would make sure you have had the water pump and timing belt changed. Check your tranny fluid level as well as oil. These are strong motors, I wouldn't worry about the motor.
 

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IMO, and I am probably somewhere on the young in your parents'generation, I have to agree with them. Briefly, if you have other means of transportation, than do what you want. If this is your only car, then dragging it only places excess wear and tear, mileage and increases the probability of additional cost in repairs.
The cars are not designed to be 'race' cars and street transportation, unless you are a 'rich' kid.
If you had a clunker that could be fixed up to drag, then race the clunker. If not, you car should be treated with respect and allow it to live its longest possible life at the least cost.
My metric 2 cents worth.

Danny
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