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so i have a 525 zzz chain on my 10 now and was at 12 over.

now i went 14 over and adding a 40 shot. i was told i needed to step up to a 530 setup. just checking with the pros before i spend the money to make a switch. the bike went 5.82 last year and shooting for 5.50's or so this year
 

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Steel rear for sure, I have aluminum now and after a handful of launches the teeth are thinning. As far as the chain goes, just check the tensile strength difference and if it's not a drastic difference go with the 525
 

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i already have the 525 but my buddies are saying with my length and the nitrous i should b running a 530
 

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I always run steel rear sprockets and as far as the chain, if you're putting down alot of power to the ground an the bike is set up for the strip then maybe a 530 would be better but a good quality 525 will fair well to i think, especially if you have on already. cause IF you swap the chain then you'll have to do both sprockets to 530 as well.
 

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Since u'll already be hauling ass the nitrous won't be a drastic strain on the chain like it will be when u launch, but if u worried go with the 530. Only benefits are the weight savings which are pretty minute anyway
 

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525 would probably be fine, but I personally would go 530. I've seen what a broken chain can do, and its not pretty.
 

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wow, I have no experience with the strip and nos, but as mentioned, steel sprockets for a budget racer would definitely be on the setup. A good quality 525 chain though has lasted me a couple yrs now on the road course stuff, so checking the stretch of it may be more beneficial for you, since that is common maintenance anyways. I am curious now on your findings.
 

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so the tensile strength on the 525 is 10,300 and the 530 is 11,000 lbs

any of you smart mofo's know what the real world difference is
 

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so the tensile strength on the 525 is 10,300 and the 530 is 11,000 lbs

any of you smart mofo's know what the real world difference is

700lbs, do I get a cookie now? lol

hahaha, ok, my smartass comment is now behind me.

edit: On the chain and sprocket thing, I have been using the supersprox with DID gold chain to add to my previous post.
 

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Im running 520 zzz chain with aluminum sprockets haven't seen any problem:dontknow:
9400 lbs / ft tensile strength on 520 pitch (3.97 lbs. per 100 links) $189.00
10,300 lbs /ft tensile strength on 525 pitch(4.52 lbs. per 100 links) $196.00
11,100 lbs / ft tensile strength on 530 pitch(4.85 lbs. per 100 links) $178.52 (cheapest one)
Zero Stretch Technology (ZST) available on all ZZZ chains
 

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I run a 525 chain with aluminum rear sprocket swb. I got the old chain/current sprocket in 05. I have countless dyno runs with nitrous (200 whp) and strip passes with nitrous. The rear sprocket looks great. The chain stretched quite a bit. The old chain had 13k miles on it.
 

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Im running 520 zzz chain with aluminum sprockets haven't seen any problem:dontknow:
9400 lbs / ft tensile strength on 520 pitch (3.97 lbs. per 100 links) $189.00
10,300 lbs /ft tensile strength on 525 pitch(4.52 lbs. per 100 links) $196.00
11,100 lbs / ft tensile strength on 530 pitch(4.85 lbs. per 100 links) $178.52 (cheapest one)
Zero Stretch Technology (ZST) available on all ZZZ chains
When they say that the ZST is available, does that mean it does not come standard and you have to pay more for it, or is it just a fancy way of saying :thefinger our chains dont stretch to everyone?
 
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