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Old 07-02-2009, 06:34 PM   #76
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Those guys in that vid sure make it sound accurate but I wonder how honest their being. Usually 'real' people don't throw the other comparable product on the ground. Billy Mays would have never done that.
I was wondering the same thing. However, my last daily driver, a 2006 VW diesel; I tested and was within .10 of a sec with the mags in the 1/4. Since it was so close, I said it must work.
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It isn't just this car where the computer learns about the way you drive. Most all newer cars do this and when I rebuilt my 97 Trans Am motor and transmission, I had to wait for that car to do it also. I put about 2k miles or so on it and drove the you know what out of it and it is fine just like my L99 2SS. The computer has to go through the engine and learn everything from shifting points to oil pressure and all that stuff. Once it gets it all and your car is broken in, it is all good then. Once my 05 GTO hit 5k miles it was a beast so I'm sure this will be no different.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:03 PM   #78
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I was wondering the same thing. However, my last daily driver, a 2006 VW diesel; I tested and was within .10 of a sec with the mags in the 1/4. Since it was so close, I said it must work.
If it is then I just ran a 4.63 or so 60.
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If it is then I just ran a 4.63 or so 60.
idk if I would trust it to within a tenth but it seems like it could get within half a second, which would still give you a pretty good time
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #80
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L99 owners give us your experience so far.
Miles, Oil changes, VIN#, other variables.

If you haven't tracked your 0-60 times please try to do so. (SAFELY)
Just curious as to how they are all performing. A number of us have had slow times and trying to figure it out.

Post a vid of your run if you can. Or just give a reweiw of your thoughts.
Thanx in advance.

Doing a DYNO run on mine at the end of next week. The guy said I can video it, and he will chart it to get a base line for me. I will post once I get it.

I just realized tonight to hold the T/C button down for 7 seconds to turn all controls off. It sounds like I will be making a stop on a empty street some time this weekend.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:21 AM   #81
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idk if I would trust it to within a tenth but it seems like it could get within half a second, which would still give you a pretty good time
Yup. A full half second would still put me at 5.03

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Doing a DYNO run on mine at the end of next week. The guy said I can video it, and he will chart it to get a base line for me. I will post once I get it.

I just realized tonight to hold the T/C button down for 7 seconds to turn all controls off. It sounds like I will be making a stop on a empty street some time this weekend.
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Finally, glazed the tires while doing donuts...LOL

It really has get up and go with all controls off. Can't wait for DYNO.
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Finally, glazed the tires while doing donuts...LOL

It really has get up and go with all controls off. Can't wait for DYNO.
Me either. You plan on getting one soon?
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Me either. You plan on getting one soon?
Middle of next week.
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Hey IRPQ11 - can you confirm your Dynolicious app settings - are you rolling with defaults in all cases (other than your vehicle specifics of course)? I just bought the app, after reading this thread.

Also, to confirm what I've read and/or what I'm seeing in your video...

...you have the L99, stock with no engine mods?
...you held the Traction Control button for 7 seconds (whatever) to disengage all the control goodies?
...you have the tranny in D?
...you held your foot on the brake at idle and revved the engine to about 1500rpm before flooring the peddle and letting your foot off the brake, with the gas peddle pegged to the floor? We used to call these "break stands" because they were bad, bad, bad back in the day. No longer the case these days?

Thank you for indulging my questions, sir.

Also, for those looking at mounting alternatives, I have one of these for my iPhone... it works great for holding it securely in either cupholder.... and, according to the Dynolicious user manual, will hold the iPhone in a perfect position for using the app... while keeping it out of the way and line of sight. iSqueez (I had to dig around the Internet but was able to find one without issue).
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Irpq/Scott any resolution yet?
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Have not heard a thing from GM or dealer.
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Hey IRPQ11 - can you confirm your Dynolicious app settings - are you rolling with defaults in all cases (other than your vehicle specifics of course)? I just bought the app, after reading this thread.

Also, to confirm what I've read and/or what I'm seeing in your video...

...you have the L99, stock with no engine mods?
...you held the Traction Control button for 7 seconds (whatever) to disengage all the control goodies?
...you have the tranny in D?
...you held your foot on the brake at idle and revved the engine to about 1500rpm before flooring the peddle and letting your foot off the brake, with the gas peddle pegged to the floor? We used to call these "break stands" because they were bad, bad, bad back in the day. No longer the case these days?

Thank you for indulging my questions, sir.

Also, for those looking at mounting alternatives, I have one of these for my iPhone... it works great for holding it securely in either cupholder.... and, according to the Dynolicious user manual, will hold the iPhone in a perfect position for using the app... while keeping it out of the way and line of sight. iSqueez (I had to dig around the Internet but was able to find one without issue).
Sorry so long getting back.

YES to all except I didn't have it in 'D' but 'M' when I did the runs.
Default settings with the iPhone app.

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Irpq/Scott any resolution yet?
Had a family function on the beach the 4th and 5th. Planned on getting some runs in on the 6th but RAIN RAIN RAIN. I'll have to wait. It's supposed to rain for the forseeable future here.
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Had a family function on the beach the 4th and 5th. Planned on getting some runs in on the 6th but RAIN RAIN RAIN. I'll have to wait. It's supposed to rain for the forseeable future here.
Ugh, it's rained here like 20 out of the last 30 days. Where is Summer at???
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Ugh, it's rained here like 20 out of the last 30 days. Where is Summer at???
I wonder how accurate a timed run on a wet road with TC on would be.
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Ok. At 8:00 am, tomorrow morning, my car will be sitting on a Dyno. The guy was very cool about my schedule and will come in at 8 to get me in and out.

Now. Question. How do I know the Dynometer is accurate or even close? How do I know these guys even know what they're doing? Can't GM or my dealer just tell me the Dyno is inaccurate?

I can tell you this. I had to go over there and find this guy. Not too far but Bonnie was ready to KILL me when I got back. With clients calling to check on orders and our suppliers calling, plus clients waiting in the lobby. On top of her trying to do her work with a client in the seat. After this, I don't want to have to do this again because dealer won't accept it.
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YES to all except I didn't have it in 'D' but 'M' when I did the runs.
Default settings with the iPhone app.
No worries, thanks for the reply. I tried 'M" over 'D" today and had a much better time, without using the TapShift as well.

I didn't try the brake stand though... I guess too many old school memories of things gone bad with brake stands. Is the technology in the Camaro's such that brake stands are no longer an issue? I'm having some trouble confirming this... or at least seeing/reading the same answer twice.
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No worries, thanks for the reply. I tried 'M" over 'D" today and had a much better time, without using the TapShift as well.

I didn't try the brake stand though... I guess too many old school memories of things gone bad with brake stands. Is the technology in the Camaro's such that brake stands are no longer an issue? I'm having some trouble confirming this... or at least seeing/reading the same answer twice.
Well brake stands arent exactly great for your car.. but I used to brake stand the living shit out of my 95 z28 and never had a problem. Don't over-do it and you should be fine.

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Ugh, it's rained here like 20 out of the last 30 days. Where is Summer at???
You can send some of that down here if you want.. triple didgets all month and a 2 year drought Lakes are only half-full, what a shame.
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No worries, thanks for the reply. I tried 'M" over 'D" today and had a much better time, without using the TapShift as well.

I didn't try the brake stand though... I guess too many old school memories of things gone bad with brake stands. Is the technology in the Camaro's such that brake stands are no longer an issue? I'm having some trouble confirming this... or at least seeing/reading the same answer twice.
I have a client who drag races. He said it's not worth it anymore and can actually cause slower times.

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You can send some of that down here if you want.. triple didgets all month and a 2 year drought Lakes are only half-full, what a shame.
Al Gore is gonna love that.
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Get a line lock and you will be fine
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What is that?
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A line lock is a device that allows you to lock the front brakes independently of the rear brakes via a switch

A line-lock allows the driver to set the brakes on just one set of tires. Usually, racers put a line-lock on the front tires in order to aid their burnouts. They set the brake, hold a button, and then release the brake pedal. The brakes will release on the back, but hold the front brakes until the button is released. Some people try to simulate a transbrake by having four-wheel line-locks. This allows the driver to hold the brakes with the button on the line, instead of his foot.
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I have a client who drag races. He said it's not worth it anymore and can actually cause slower times.
I dunno either... but I think that I'll stick with *not* doing brake stands.

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Although I can see how a line lock would be a nice little addition, I am not looking to mod my car or specialize in burnouts.

Since I would just be running for fun (not even to win, just for fun against my own times) me thinks that I will just make do with flooring the L99 on "go"... in 'M' mode... all things traction/stable turned off... and letting the car shift instead of TapShifting.
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More info on Line Locks... here. Nice pics and a diagram too.
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