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Old 10-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #18
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I've seen video of the "launch control" and I have tried it a couple of times with no luck.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #19
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I've seen video of the "launch control" and I have tried it a couple of times with no luck.
At the drag strip it's TC = Off and lots of practice.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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Road course times are the important number for the 1LE. They are not set up for drag racing.
All you need is Drag Radials and 1LEs do just fine drag racing.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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All you need is Drag Radials and 1LEs do just fine drag racing.
I thought the stock Good Years had an equally soft or close to it soft compound...they only last about 15000 miles.

How is the clutch holding up? Any chatter or warpage caused from speed shifting?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:09 AM   #22
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I thought the stock Good Years had an equally soft or close to it soft compound...they only last about 15000 miles.

How is the clutch holding up? Any chatter or warpage caused from speed shifting?
The Goodyears are sticky, but the sidewalls are short and very stiff. So they have a very fine line between bogging and spinning. On standard SS Pirellis I was able to run 1.9 60's. The best I was able to do with the Goodyears was 2.1, although better drivers than me have run 2.0s.

As an example my best run was 13.2 in the heat of the summer, stock on Goodyears. I added a CAI and drag radials and started running consistent 12.80s. And this was with NT555Rs, not the best Drs.

The LS3 clutch is pretty stout. No chatter here at all, and I beat mine. I do have the clutch reservoir mod, so that may help the sticking to the floor problem. I have only seen the beginning of that, but so far not the problem I experienced on my '11 SS. Speed shifting is harder on the drive train than the clutch.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #23
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I tried launch control twice in my car and it doesnt work, the stabilitrack brakes the wheels. Just launch around 2k!
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:57 PM   #24
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I tried launch control twice in my car and it doesnt work, the stabilitrack brakes the wheels. Just launch around 2k!
Just an FYI, don't drop the clutch when using the launch control as it doesn't work that way. You have to let the clutch out at a controlled but fast pace. (Not a side step)
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:05 PM   #25
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Road course times are the important number for the 1LE. They are not set up for drag racing.
Road racing is where the 1LE shines, but high 12s is impressive nonetheless. It is still a drag strip capable car!
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:39 PM   #26
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Road racing is where the 1LE shines, but high 12s is impressive nonetheless. It is still a drag strip capable car!
Mine is at 12.465 @ 114.20, with more still in it with bolt-ons and no tune. So at least the 1LEs are as capable as the standard SSes. If I can get my 60' down very low 12s are possible.
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