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Water expands roughly 1500x when vaporized at atmospheric pressures. I'm a boiler house operator we also know relationships of fire, water, and steam.
One thing you have to watch for with driving through the water box is dragging water in the grooves of your street tires too close to the starting line. It may not be bad for you or your performance, but it is drag racing etiquette and there are reasons these are put in place. That is just a no-no.
On the outside chance you get some jacka$$ like me driving behind you, and I stuff my pig into the wall because there was water drug up to the starting line by the car before me, I will be none too pleased. If I am not on my way to the ER in a meat wagon, I will come and visit you at your pit. We will have "speaks".
If you do drive through the water, you MUST burn it off in a burnout before rolling to the starting line. Thanks.
Well, I am just stating common decencies of drag racing etiquette. I am certainly not trying to start a fight here. But if you see me in the staging lanes right behind you, DO NOT DRAG YOUR WATER TO THE STARTING LINE!
And since I drag race for a living, I am quite sure I am not looking too far into this.
Last edited by Wannabe; 08-16-2010 at 10:26 PM.
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Originally Posted by Mikie13
i bet i could smoke that funny car in my limited 4eat wrx
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But no matter who is behind you, you need to give them the common decency of letting them have the traction they want at the starting line. No matter if it is 200 horsepower or 2000.