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goin to the track friday... need some answers

ok so im going to epping, nh New england drag way on friday nite for the open night. 20 bucks for unlimited runs. I just wanna go and get some times, and beat the crap out of my buddy in his 2.0 jetta


1) im putting in royal purple 5w30 oil... does anyone have anything to say about running this in our engines?

2) im gonna change the plugs... what kind should i get?

3) anyone got any other tips or suggestions


Thanks!
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I have royal purple in my truck and love it.
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Make sure you wear long pants and shoes, or they may not let you run...same with your passengers if you are going to have any.

Alon & I went to the local track and I wasnt wearing long pants or shoes...just shorts and sandles and they wouldnt let me ride with him.
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yea ill be in my work clothes so ill be in long pants and steel toed boots

how much is royal purple per quart?
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i dont remember off hand i know the total was like 40.00
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its well worth the money i heard, and im goin with the metal innered motorcraft filter

btw... i got 2 free rims and tires from a jeep to use at the track this weekend so i dont totally smoke my winter tires
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oh btw... should a run a non street legal octane boost at the track? does is help at all?
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Doubt the octane boost will help, have you ever raced at the track before? do you know what RPMS to launch your truck at without spinning all over the place?

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umm not at a legit track...

and this is gonna earn me a bashin, but i do race on some back streets and we did pull onto the runways at our small town airport

im pretty comfortable drivin it now, and i kno where the tires will smoke and when they will just grip wicked good
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Just take you truck to the track how it is and run it. No need for all this extra stuff.

Go to the track, run some times, try some diffrent lauching techniques and have fun.
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In a 4.0L 2002 manual what is the proper launch time?
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I agree with the statement that you dont need to do anything. Your not in a street car and wont be pushing it to its limits by hotlapping im guessing. Just have fun.
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You will own the 2.0. Is is the 3.0 that the ranger is. Sucky, slow, and gutless. It runs forever though! The 2.0 puts out 115Hp and likely weight more than your truck.
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yea ill be in my work clothes so ill be in long pants and steel toed boots

how much is royal purple per quart?
From summit racing i do believe it is $6.95 a quart if i remember correctly, it what i run in my truck-good stuff
good luck at the track and let us know how you do
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i just bought my stuff... i bought royal purple 5w30... 6.98 a quart

then i got a k&n high performance gold oil filter which was 12.99

then for the hell of it i bought a bottle of fuel system cleaner and octane booster to run with the premium gas im running tomoro nite

results will be up on saturday morning hopefully
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well update, wont be gettin times til next weekend since the track is closed down to potential rain and they just refinished it
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well, that sucks, who brought on the rain anyways
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