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Old 06-22-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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2010 Camaro V6 vs 2012 Mustang V6 (Husband vs Wife)

My wife and I finally took our cars to the drag strip and raced them head to head. We both had a full tank of gas and tire pressures were high (40 psi on mine). It was our first time ever racing, so we went to have fun and see if we like it. We loved it, talking about going again real soon. No videos or pictures, hopefully next time we can get some.

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I know I need to remove my subwoofer box and spare tire. Also, lower our rear air pressure.

Any suggestions? Also Mustang guys, anything I can do to my wife's car to help her out? Think the gear ratio is really hurting hers.

Here are our time slips, left to right is the order we ran, I was always the right lane. The DA was 3743. On the 4th run, the track guys said I need to stop beating on her. Then the 5th they said I should give her a head start or else I wouldn't be getting any tonight.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Good meeting you there. I was the silver v6 camaro. My best time for the night was 14.707, but the DA was horrible.
posted my time slips here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1386
I started off with HORRIBLE times, but got a little better as I kept running down the strip.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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First thing for the Mustang, get rid of that BBK intake and get a JLT with a Email tune from American Muscle/BAMA chips.

And both cars really need to work on you'll 60's.
Both should be in the 2.0-2.2 range.

Good to see you'll having fun.
She already wants Headers and a Tune for Christmas, so I have to see what I can swing. Any suggestions on the suspension?

We both are new, so we rolled into the throttle gradually with TC on. We will get better with more runs.

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Good meeting you there. I was the silver v6 camaro. My best time for the night was 14.707, but the DA was horrible.
posted my time slips here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1386
I started off with HORRIBLE times, but got a little better as I kept running down the strip.
Good times, I wish I had stayed, but we were both hungry and had not eaten yet. Cybercoaster went to the track in his ZL1. We are planning on going in 2 weeks again, we had a blast out there. I'm glad the track guys were so laid back, they kept joking around with my wife and I.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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It is addictive! Definately need to get those 60ft times down, both cars seem petty equal with that being the deciding factor. Play with the launch, TC off, play with launching at different RPMs, maybe 1500? I am sure the owners of the 2 cars can certainly help you out with the best launch rpm. Above all, keep having fun

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Old 06-23-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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I wish my wife had a sports car and would do that with me. Haha. I went to the strip once, and when she found out insurance doesn't cover wrecks at the drag strip I can't participate anymore lol. My best time in my V6 was 14.922 @ 92mph. Car is completely stock and I'm a 230-40 lb person lol. Was really fun to drive it down the strip while I had the chance. My 60 time was 2.269 and reaction was .695. Good times.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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I have no experience with either car, but I just want to say it is pretty bad ass your wife likes to drag race with you.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #7
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Sounds like fun!

Words of advice: Work on your 60' times. (both of you)
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:32 PM   #8
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Words of advice: Work on your 60' times. (both of you)
this. and once your wife has a got the launch down, her car needs at least 3.73s
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
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Looks like great fun! With a decent launch and cooler temps that very low 14s for sure.
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We are going again tomorrow night. We will be working on our launches, since the first night we survived without hitting the walls or each other. The temp will be near 100 degrees though, so no record-breaking times.

Will post the times again and see if I can get some videos.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:15 PM   #11
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:16 AM   #12
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Get the wife some 3.73's, a tune, and maybe an aluminum driveshaft. Then get her a helmet, because I think thats required for anything under 13.99
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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Just got back from the track tonight and we did a little better. My wife managed to shave 0.2 seconds off her best time it seems. Both still having trouble with our 60 foot times though. Don't know if its because we are both running PZero All-Season tires. Also, on my last launch it felt like I ran over a speed bump, I'm thinking I had some wheel hop. I have BMR Subframe Bushing Inserts, so I may need trailing arms now.

Met a V6 Mustang owner that was running also. The one time I saw he ran a 14.1 sec. I talked to him and he had 3.73 gears, tune, manual trans, and a few other things. Was a cool guy, said if his wife had a Camaro he would be competitive with her like my wife and I are. He also recommended I put Lower Control Arms on the rear, said that the gears will make the live axle jump.

Overall, we both had fun.

Video of one of my runs. I wanted to get my Torque Track Recorder going, but I can't convert videos on it with the overlays. It looks like my car slides a little bit on launch.


Our time slips, my best run was the 2nd one, wife's was the last one (she wants to break into the 14 second range badly). We both had a 1/4 tank of gas, but I didn't change the air pressures. The DA was around 4200 starting out, then by the time we left it was around 3500. I was car #401, wife was #400.
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What rpms are you launching at? It appeared that right before green you upped the rpms just a bit.

On stock tires try your best to spin and at least clean em off a bit before your run. I hear getting some heat into the Pzeros is a good thing also, but if you don't want to roast your tires I can't blame you. Maybe you should try launching from idle or just above idle...say around 800 - 1,100 rpms but no higher. Left Foot on brake, and at green release the brake and mash the gas with your right foot simultaneously. Traction Control on. That method has produced the best 60 foot times I've seen on this site for an automatic V6 on stock tires.

Otherwise that looks damn fun and I wish I could be doing the same thing!

Can't wait to see what times you can run later in cooler weather.
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Dang you guys sure do get a lot of runs in for one visit. I'm guessing it isn't that busy there.
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I was getting aggressive on the launches near the end, so I think I was just spinning my tires because I was holding the RPM's higher. I'll try to keep the RPM's lower. My wife got better times by holding the RPM's higher though, so a difference in live axle vs IRS I guess.

The track wasn't too busy, think because of the temps. We would run a few times, sit in the stands and watch, then repeat. Its fun watching the stronger cars run and we can't wait till we get better then get V8's of our cars.
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I was getting aggressive on the launches near the end, so I think I was just spinning my tires because I was holding the RPM's higher. I'll try to keep the RPM's lower. My wife got better times by holding the RPM's higher though, so a difference in live axle vs IRS I guess.

The track wasn't too busy, think because of the temps. We would run a few times, sit in the stands and watch, then repeat. Its fun watching the stronger cars run and we can't wait till we get better then get V8's of our cars.
Whoa!!!! I just realized you were in Oklahoma. And actually very close to me! I live practically on the edge of moore. 104th and western. Been wanting to take mine to thunder valley for the first time but haven't had the time. Would love to meet up with you sometime. My wife is actually in love with my Camaro but will always be a truck person at heart lo
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Whoa!!!! I just realized you were in Oklahoma. And actually very close to me! I live practically on the edge of moore. 104th and western. Been wanting to take mine to thunder valley for the first time but haven't had the time. Would love to meet up with you sometime. My wife is actually in love with my Camaro but will always be a truck person at heart lo
I'm only a few blocks away from you actually. If you want, we are probably going to go back out on the 13th or 20th. We can at least show you where to go. The track guys are laid back and will help you if you need it.
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My wife and I finally took our cars to the drag strip and raced them head to head. We both had a full tank of gas and tire pressures were high (40 psi on mine). It was our first time ever racing, so we went to have fun and see if we like it. We loved it, talking about going again real soon. No videos or pictures, hopefully next time we can get some.

Here are our specs:
2010 Camaro V6 (Synergy Green Edition)
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RX 3/8" Intake Manifold Spacer
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American Racing Headers LT w/HFC
ARK DT-S
Auto w/ 3.27

2012 Mustang V6 (Grabber Blue Pony Package)
BBK Intake
Borla ATAK
Auto w/ 2.73

I know I need to remove my subwoofer box and spare tire. Also, lower our rear air pressure.

Any suggestions? Also Mustang guys, anything I can do to my wife's car to help her out? Think the gear ratio is really hurting hers.

Here are our time slips, left to right is the order we ran, I was always the right lane. The DA was 3743. On the 4th run, the track guys said I need to stop beating on her. Then the 5th they said I should give her a head start or else I wouldn't be getting any tonight.

I've ran mine at the local 1/8th mile strip and was wondering about some of the times you were hitting at the 1/8th mark. My average is about 9.6 but my best has been a 9.55 on a hot afternoon.

I have a bone stock 2012 V6 and with the mods you have done I expected to see higher numbers.

Am I missing something other than the HP difference in the 2010 to 2012?

If not, good things to come when I add some performance mods.
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I've ran mine at the local 1/8th mile strip and was wondering about some of the times you were hitting at the 1/8th mark. My average is about 9.6 but my best has been a 9.55 on a hot afternoon.

I have a bone stock 2012 V6 and with the mods you have done I expected to see higher numbers.

Am I missing something other than the HP difference in the 2010 to 2012?

If not, good things to come when I add some performance mods.
I mostly can't launch for crap right now and the DA here has been very high. I changed out my K&N for a CAI Inc brand CAI so I will see this Friday if that makes a difference. Probably will see my best times in November.

Also Mustang guys, what brand of 3.73 gears should I get? Richmond or Ford Racing?
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:26 AM   #21
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Sounds like fun!

Words of advice: Work on your 60' times. (both of you)



With the Camaro you should be able to be 2.0x pretty easily with the correct tire pressure (~28 psi).

DA is a killer though and I know how you feel, it's usually a couple thousand where I live
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We went last night and ran, but it wasn't very good. It had rained a few minutes before we got to the track. My second run was my hero run with 14.529 @ 98.06 mph. So maybe switching to the CAI Inc shaved 0.1 seconds off. My wife is right there on breaking into the 14 second range. I'm going to buy her a tuner soon, hopefully that will shave some time off her run.

At the end we would run, go back in line for another run and wait for 30 minutes. There was quite a few track problems. I don't know why but waiting there just completely screwed up my reaction time and launching.

We'll see what happens when we go next time. Really wasn't any change in times or 60' ft times. Just not a good night for us. But we did have fun.
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We went last night and ran, but it wasn't very good. It had rained a few minutes before we got to the track. My second run was my hero run with 14.529 @ 98.06 mph. So maybe switching to the CAI Inc shaved 0.1 seconds off. My wife is right there on breaking into the 14 second range. I'm going to buy her a tuner soon, hopefully that will shave some time off her run.

At the end we would run, go back in line for another run and wait for 30 minutes. There was quite a few track problems. I don't know why but waiting there just completely screwed up my reaction time and launching.

We'll see what happens when we go next time. Really wasn't any change in times or 60' ft times. Just not a good night for us. But we did have fun.
Hey an improvement is something to be happy about!

You should be much lower into the 14s later this year in cooler weather.
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My wife and I finally took our cars to the drag strip and raced them head to head. We both had a full tank of gas and tire pressures were high (40 psi on mine). It was our first time ever racing, so we went to have fun and see if we like it. We loved it, talking about going again real soon. No videos or pictures, hopefully next time we can get some.

Here are our specs:
2010 Camaro V6 (Synergy Green Edition)
ADM Race Scoop
K&N Aircharger
MACE Plenum Spacer
RX 3/8" Intake Manifold Spacer
Trifecta Tune
American Racing Headers LT w/HFC
ARK DT-S
Auto w/ 3.27

2012 Mustang V6 (Grabber Blue Pony Package)
BBK Intake
Borla ATAK
Auto w/ 2.73

I know I need to remove my subwoofer box and spare tire. Also, lower our rear air pressure.

Any suggestions? Also Mustang guys, anything I can do to my wife's car to help her out? Think the gear ratio is really hurting hers.

Here are our time slips, left to right is the order we ran, I was always the right lane. The DA was 3743. On the 4th run, the track guys said I need to stop beating on her. Then the 5th they said I should give her a head start or else I wouldn't be getting any tonight.
Wait Thunder Valley ? I live in moore too... Well used too, i live off of sw 134 now. Everyone seems to run much better times up in tulsa where the track prep is supposedly better, never been there myself....
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I'm off of 104th. May try to run Tulsa once, but its a long drive for both cars. I'm also wondering about my tires, 21k miles on my original all-season tires probably isn't helping. When we move into a bigger house, we may get some drag only tires that we can change out when we go to the track.
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