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Old 05-13-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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Talking Need a drag setup to launch 700rwhp

2014 Camaro SS L99... Going under the knife for a blower upgrade. The car is completely stock as of now, I need a good suspension setup to plant the car and launch. I am new to the 5th gen and I have zero knowledge about the IRS set ups. So will I need to upgrade axles, DS, ujoints as well as suspension?
Please post thoughts and opinions.. Good or bad. I need a good setup guys. Daily driver, looking to drive to the track, and drive home. Lol
I am going with the yank ss 3k multi disc lock up far as stall.
What suspension mods?
What drivelin/ rear end mods?
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:20 AM   #2
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I'm no expert on launching at the strip but from what I've read trailing arms, diff bushings,and cradle bushings make a big difference... And for what it's worth I plan to buy BMR components when I upgrade my suspension
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Schluney.. I'm surprised nobody else has commented or offered advice yet. Kinda shocking no vendors have even offered a parts list or anything.
So lets make it simple..... forget the blower upgrade
What do i need to run 11s NA in my 14SS....?
I have BMR under my 98 Z28 and it's a beast but this IRS is completely new to me.. I just need to know what works best and where to get it. Anyone can chime in at any time.. Thanks guys...
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:08 PM   #4
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BMR makes good stuff. Everything under my car is from BMR. Here is what I would recommend to help launch the car. If you want part numbers and pricing shoot me a PM or give us a call and I'll get you taken care of.

Solid rear cradle bushings
Rear trailing arms and bushings
Toe rods
LCA bushings
Diff bushings
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:42 PM   #5
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Well, the ultimate set-up for launching would be the DRP007 Drag Race Suspension Package. Comes with our MTCA030 Lower Control Arms, TCA033 Trailing Arms, Strange Engineering Double-Adjustable Rear Coilovers, and the CCK004 Upper Coilover Conversion Mounts. Unless you plan on running rear wheels smaller than 17", you don't need the Brake Conversion Package. We also highly recommend the XSB004 Anti-Roll Bar with this package. I have this exact package on my personal car with 17" Welds and it is still very "streetable". My car isn't quite the "corner carver" it used to be, but if successful hard launches are what you're after, this is the ticket!!! As previously mentioned, full replacement cradle bushings (or even solid) are also highly recommended. And personally, I would go with some TR004 Toe Rods too!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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Awesome, thanks alot guys, sounds like a good setup. I just dnt know how to plant the IRS setup and head out... Okay so I will put in an order for the suspension ASAP.
What about driveshaft, torque converter, axles, rear gears? I have been thinking about the Yank SC3000 because I will be running a whipple in about 6 months. What are your thoughts?
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:23 PM   #7
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All you need is a good set of tires. You'll get minimal gains with all those aftermarket suspension parts on an auto car.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #8
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Proof you ask....well, here you go. 100% bone stock suspension.


http://youtu.be/S3Yi9wgSbQE
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:37 PM   #9
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Proof you ask....well, here you go. 100% bone stock suspension.


http://youtu.be/S3Yi9wgSbQE
And you would be 3 tenths faster in the 1/4 mile with a good suspension package.
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And you would be 3 tenths faster in the 1/4 mile with a good suspension package.
Nope. Car was maxed. Made less than 700 rwhp. I just know how to make it work.


After this track day I bought every part available, including the pfadt drag coilivers, car got worse.

Do the math. Numbers don't lie.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:05 PM   #11
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If you want to run an 11.99 you can run drag radials and stock suspension.

If you want to run low 10's or high 9's with 700rwhp I would run slicks and look into adjustable shocks.

I haven't done better than a 1.66 with my 5th gen but in the 4th gen days went 9.4@144 on a 1.35 with 680rwhp.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:37 AM   #12
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If you were a manual car I would agree and list a whole slew of parts for yea, but John^^is right and with the Auto you don't need a anyting.

Take a look at the fast list in the drag section and look at what the fast auto guys have done for proof.

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Old 05-24-2014, 11:11 PM   #13
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Okay so there's some good info here.. And what wheel and tire setup would fit on my 14 SS? I heard I can't run lower than 17s but if there's a wheel/tire combo in that size that'll hook, then I'm good.. Need to 60' like a champ so I'm ready.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:07 AM   #14
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Okay so there's some good info here.. And what wheel and tire setup would fit on my 14 SS? I heard I can't run lower than 17s but if there's a wheel/tire combo in that size that'll hook, then I'm good.. Need to 60' like a champ so I'm ready.
Well most buy a 18" vette wheel and mount a MT DR on it.
Others with more money go with a set of 17" Welds..
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Where do you race OP, Holly Springs? That track is in MS right? Or do you guys go out of state?

If you do a Whipple and a converter slicks will get the job done, drag radials might it depends on how good your local track is.

You don't need any suspension to run mid to high 10's/ low 11's, but personally I'd like to get a set of adjustable shocks for the front some day.

I did toe rods and trailing arms and I think my car hooks worse now.
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Tires, tires, and more tires. That's all you need. Take it from someone who had a stock suspension L99 go 9.80 at 140.
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Old 05-25-2014, 01:49 PM   #17
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I run at Hub City in Hattiesburg,MS... Sometimes in Gulfport.. I would like to start going to different events out of state.. Just need to get the power to the ground and get out of the hole good.
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Well, the ultimate set-up for launching would be the DRP007 Drag Race Suspension Package. Comes with our MTCA030 Lower Control Arms, TCA033 Trailing Arms, Strange Engineering Double-Adjustable Rear Coilovers, and the CCK004 Upper Coilover Conversion Mounts. Unless you plan on running rear wheels smaller than 17", you don't need the Brake Conversion Package. We also highly recommend the XSB004 Anti-Roll Bar with this package. I have this exact package on my personal car with 17" Welds and it is still very "streetable". My car isn't quite the "corner carver" it used to be, but if successful hard launches are what you're after, this is the ticket!!! As previously mentioned, full replacement cradle bushings (or even solid) are also highly recommended. And personally, I would go with some TR004 Toe Rods too!
I have this all, but the brake conversion package and I'm loving it. Its great at the drag strip, the launch feels so planted! I actually got the rear tires with 0 degrees camber and no more than 64'ths an inch of toe in and big thanks to Thomas @ H-E for the alignment suggestions. I autoX'd this setup today and adjusting the compression to its max and rebound a little bit below medium, I had a blast and the car handled pretty nice. I just need to do front suspension now.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:03 PM   #19
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Nice!! Thanks for the info guys. Ill be ordering my parts soon and looking into some good tires, anyone know what backspacing will work on the 17s??? 7.2"Rear and 2.2" front?
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