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Old 11-23-2013, 03:09 PM   #151
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I just came back from Richmond Dragway this morning. They were running a Test N Tune starting at 11 am. I didn't have a helmet, but I met an older man with a 10 second CTS-V that was nice enough to let me borrow his so I could run. Needless to say, my first pass was my best pass of the day, and everything else got worse from there. I definitely learned a valuable lesson today : Do suspension mods first before you tear into the motor.

I had a horrible case of wheel hop whenever I powershifted into second gear. A few times, I actually had to let out of 2nd gear, and hit it again just to stop the wheel hop. I thought I was going to end up breaking something if I didn't. My best pass was a 12.45 @ 114, cutting a 2.0 60ft. My highest trap of the day was 116, but I know the car is capable of trapping way higher than that. Overall I'm somewhat pleased, but I know I got some work to do. More seat time, some 18'' drag radials, and suspension mods, and I'm 100% positive I can cut atleast a 1.8-1.7 60ft, and get my ET down to around 11.50 or better. Here is my best time slip, the rest aren't even worth looking at :
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:15 PM   #152
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I just came back from Richmond Dragway this morning. They were running a Test N Tune starting at 11 am. I didn't have a helmet, but I met an older man with a 10 second CTS-V that was nice enough to let me borrow his so I could run. Needless to say, my first pass was my best pass of the day, and everything else got worse from there. I definitely learned a valuable lesson today : Do suspension mods first before you tear into the motor.

I had a horrible case of wheel hop whenever I powershifted into second gear. A few times, I actually had to let out of 2nd gear, and hit it again just to stop the wheel hop. I thought I was going to end up breaking something if I didn't. My best pass was a 12.45 @ 114, cutting a 2.0 60ft. My highest trap of the day was 116, but I know the car is capable of trapping way higher than that. Overall I'm somewhat pleased, but I know I got some work to do. More seat time, some 18'' drag radials, and suspension mods, and I'm 100% positive I can cut atleast a 1.8-1.7 60ft, and get my ET down to around 11.50 or better. Here is my best time slip, the rest aren't even worth looking at :
You can definitely get a 1.8 60ft with some practice. Hell my best 60ft was 1.970 at c5 fest.

Trap is awesome to show what it can do, you will be in the mid 11s! And when I posted my slips from c5 fest, I got a bunch of good advice mostly on cooling down/operating temp and launching.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311527
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:06 PM   #153
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You can definitely get a 1.8 60ft with some practice. Hell my best 60ft was 1.970 at c5 fest.

Trap is awesome to show what it can do, you will be in the mid 11s! And when I posted my slips from c5 fest, I got a bunch of good advice mostly on cooling down/operating temp and launching.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311527
Thanks man!! I will take all those points into consideration!
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #154
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It's going to be a very BUSY and productive winter for me. I finally returned home from 2 months of being at a military school, and I made sure that my credit card remained active during those 8 weeks lol.

I found out the hard way, by running a 12.4 @ 114 mph with 498 rwhp and 446 rwtq, that suspension upgrades are critical in making sure you can utilize the power that you have and get it to the ground. So in learning that hard lesson, I ordered the following :

BMR Full poly rear cradle bushings
BMR Toe rods
BMR steering rack bushings
JDP Motorsports/Pfadt Upper control arm bushings (Pre-pressed)

I already have BMR trailing arms, and outer trailing arm bushings, so this setup will almost complete my rear suspension setup and definitely help me to avoid wheel hop and keep the rear end planted.

I also got a hold of a spare intake manifold which I will be sending off to GPI to have it ported/modified to pick up a little more power.

Even though it's not in the picture, I got a killer deal on a ZL1 front end conversion that I couldn't pass up, so I had to get a ZL1 fog light harness from GEN5 DIY.com so I can use the H11 lower fog lights. I still need to buy the LED H11 bulbs and send the front bumper off to get painted.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #155
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #156
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #157
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Very nice, so what mufflers and do you have cats in that cammed vid?
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:28 PM   #158
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I've been staying pretty busy and consistent during the winter with adding new editions to the car. I ended up pulling the trigger on a ZL1 front end conversion through Ohio Speed, along with some 305/35/18 Mickey Thompson ET Street drag radials with Corvette Grand sport wheels. My goal for this spring/summer is to run consistent 11.60s or better with atleast a 1.6 60ft. I have never made a pass with drag radials before, so it will definitely be a learning experience for me.

I also re did the wiring for my halo fog light kit, to make sure it would stay away from water and dirt. I'm waiting for the weather to get better to take better pictures.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:31 PM   #159
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Next up on the modification list in no particular order :

1. 1320 G Force 1000 hp Axles
2. GPI ported Intake Manifold
3. ZL1 suede shift boot
4. 1LE rear diffuser and quad exhaust tips
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:21 PM   #160
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