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Old 11-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #15
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Nice run. I think the idiot from top gear should give you a call for advice on how to drag race.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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You def have a 11 second car. That trap speed says it all. Just work on the launch and you'll have it easily. Very nice runs though
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:33 PM   #17
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The launch in the M6 is the toughest part. Too much rpm and you slip or bog down the engine with traction. Not enough rpm and you are just slow. Even with my DR my best 60ft is a 1.82. If I launch over 3000 rpm the engine just bogs. Even with all the nannies off. I am hoping that with a tune the engine and torque management won't kill the 60ft time. My best run is still an 11.95 at 120.2 mph. That is with a roto-fab and vmax throttle body and drag radials. The automatic guys have it so nice at the strip.
Hoping for low to mid 11s next year with headers and JRE 75 hp package.
Good luck on your 11s next year.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:57 AM   #18
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What kind of drag radials are you running? I'm pretty sure my first purchases will be the 75 hp kit and tires. I'm still debating on what kind of tires I want. I thought about just buying some zl1 repro wheels from ebay and the 20 inch Mickey Thompson's. Not sure yet...
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #19
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The launch in the M6 is the toughest part. Too much rpm and you slip or bog down the engine with traction. Not enough rpm and you are just slow. Even with my DR my best 60ft is a 1.82. If I launch over 3000 rpm the engine just bogs. Even with all the nannies off. I am hoping that with a tune the engine and torque management won't kill the 60ft time. My best run is still an 11.95 at 120.2 mph. That is with a roto-fab and vmax throttle body and drag radials. The automatic guys have it so nice at the strip.
Hoping for low to mid 11s next year with headers and JRE 75 hp package.
Good luck on your 11s next year.
There's alot of manual guys that don't understand this one........
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:48 AM   #20
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nice runs. I am going to MIR on Saturday with a group of ZL1s to see what is happening on the launch. 2.03 is o.k. for a 60' but it should be much better. Get it into the 1.8's and you will be 11.7-11.8.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #21
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I totally agree. Unfortunately I don't think I'm a good enough driver yet to get a 1.8 60. With some practice I'll definitely be able to improve on the 2.03. These cars are beasts to drive!
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #22
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There's alot of manual guys that don't understand this one........
we understand it perfectly but most of us like to drive the car rather than just steer it. id never trade my manual for a couple tenths of a second at the strip.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #23
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Yeah the m6 is more of a challenge. But to me it's more gratifying... It's like taming a wild animal haha. I definitely prefer a manual in a muscle car. Just my humble opinion.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:33 AM   #24
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I have Mickey Thompson ET street drag radials. 18" tire size. No issues with clearance on the Z. On my SS, I had to tie back the e-brake cable. They hook great and only need a little heat. Drove to and from Englishtown raceway two weeks ago on them. About 160 miles round trip with no problems. Usually my friend takes them for me in his trailer, but he raced his Camaro that day also.

I enjoy learning the launch technique and shifting style when racing. I have the launch down good, now it is timing it with the lights for a better reaction time. My other drag car is an automatic and so is my Nova. For the short amount of time I spend on the strip compared to regular driving, I prefer the manual.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:36 AM   #25
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What kind of drag radials are you running? I'm pretty sure my first purchases will be the 75 hp kit and tires. I'm still debating on what kind of tires I want. I thought about just buying some zl1 repro wheels from ebay and the 20 inch Mickey Thompson's. Not sure yet...
If driving it to and from the track on the DR, I would recommend the 20" radials just for the ride and less tire roll in turns. Even with the pressures at 35, it feels a little unsure while in faster turns on the highway. I just go a little slower.
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If driving it to and from the track on the DR, I would recommend the 20" radials just for the ride and less tire roll in turns. Even with the pressures at 35, it feels a little unsure while in faster turns on the highway. I just go a little slower.
plus drag radials suck in the rain. I was wondering, do the factory goodyears come in a 315? I blew my nitto 305's away already and thought a bigger size in the factory tire might be equal to the stock size nitto. I drive mine daily and year round on either tire.
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:53 PM   #27
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Yeah I may try a set of the Mickey Thompson's on a set a repro zl1 rims eventually. I've decided to buy a set up off of a fellow site member from my area. I just wonder if 20" dr's would perform as good as 18's.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:59 PM   #28
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I can't say for sure how great they work in the 20s, but I saw a new GT500 using them and he ran 10.98 at 135. He had a nitrous plate. So he was hooking decently.
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