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Old 04-02-2011, 02:10 PM   #26
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Out with the old, in with the new. Catted JBA Midpipes installed today.

Off to the track tomorrow.

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D1SC GT9 JBA-LT = 720/680 | 10.330 @ 133.61, 1.546 sixty... Camaro King at ECS V, Darlington.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #27
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Well, the JBA Mid-Pipes with High-Flow Cats gave me 2 mph and 0.15 ET. Advertised, they are +20hp, so 2 mph is about dead on as advertised. Nice job, JBA!

Fun day back at Steele. Same temps as last time, about 84* ambient.

Previous Best (in 84*+ heat): 12.986 @ 107.51, sixty-1.964
New Best (in 84*+ heat): 12.843 @ 109.38, sixty-1.956

Here's my run against a 1967 Camaro SS 383, lightly modded.



Neither of us was planning on a pro-tree and that was the difference.

L99: 12.935 @ 109.46
383: 12.966 @ 110.81.

RT: .798 vs. .699, '67 wins.


That was the theme of the day: always check to see what tree you're running, sportsman or pro, and it also helps to check if you're running the 1/8th or the 1/4.

So what happened was this: 90% of the cars there today were 1/8th mile pavement pounders, trapping 30mph+ in the 1/8th what I trap in the 1/4. So I bashfully chose the left lane each time (they prep the right for slicks), and had fun. Some guys did want to line up, including an '00 Camaro LS1 with cams and gears (turned out to be 1/8th mile gears).

The results are a bit of... oops!



I got 26 mpg on the way home. And rolled past 3000 miles.

Another fun day racing.

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Old 04-03-2011, 10:32 PM   #28
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good thread! i like to see the mod results
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:34 AM   #29
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hey did you notice much of a difference when you added the bmr trailing arms? are they worth it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:10 AM   #30
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What did the 00 camaro run
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:27 AM   #31
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hey did you notice much of a difference when you added the bmr trailing arms? are they worth it?
My butt tells me yes, that it helped hook up. But I have no empirical way of measuring that.

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What did the 00 camaro run
He was running the 1/8th: 7.368 @ 92.52 with a 1.574 sixty. He did redlight a bit though, and I was running the 1/4.

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:10 AM   #32
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did it eliminate the wheel hop? just wondering if i should go with the ones using the bearings
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:47 AM   #33
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did it eliminate the wheel hop? just wondering if i should go with the ones using the bearings
I have not experienced wheel hop. The automatic transmission allows a little more play, where as the manuals really need the help with wheel hop.

JusticePete says: Sub-frame bush inserts, radius and toe link bushes are the essential bits. As important if not more so is your alignment. You want to get the rear wheels as square to the pavement as possible with minimal negative rear camber. These mods address wheel hop allowing you to launch harder.

He adds that trailing arms are last on that list. Search for "wheel hop" and anything by our friend JusticePete (from Pedders) on the topic.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #34
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New Gunmetal tinted lenses from Big Worm Graphix installed.

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Old 04-08-2011, 10:05 PM   #35
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Padre!! Good to see an old friend. You might not remember me, I worked at the shop you brought the GTO to a few times. Since then I have started my own place.
The Camaro looks awesome already moddin it with the dealer tag... Priceless!!
Give me a shout if you need anything, look forward to seein ya at the track
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:05 AM   #36
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Padre!! Good to see an old friend. You might not remember me, I worked at the shop you brought the GTO to a few times. Since then I have started my own place.
The Camaro looks awesome already moddin it with the dealer tag... Priceless!!
Give me a shout if you need anything, look forward to seein ya at the track
Of course, that was back in the day, wasn't it? Next time I'm down that way I'll come check out your shop. And I still race in Steele nowadays, mostly on Sunday afternoons, so let me know if you're headed out that way.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:33 AM   #37
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:36 AM   #38
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So what's up next Padre?
FTI 3200 Torque Converter goes in next week.

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Old 04-16-2011, 12:24 PM   #39
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Torque converter is in. I have the afternoon free tomorrow.

The track is open. The weather is clear.

Boogity, boogity, boogity!

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Old 04-16-2011, 01:30 PM   #40
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Can't wait to see the new Fastest Time lol
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #41
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Love the car and the ability to track your car here....can't wait for the times with the new TC.

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Old 04-17-2011, 05:52 PM   #42
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12.413 @ 110.18
7.965 @ 87.52
1.713 60'

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 PM   #43
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0.43 second gain with the FTI 3200 Billet Torque Converter. Special thanks to SC2150 (Tracy at Team RX) for hooking me up (literally).

Now that 0.43 included some minor tuning, (more on that in a second), but basically it's a solid 4/10ths gain.

The first run of the day was a 12.5x @ 109.x with a 1.7x 60-foot. But there was a large "gulp" on the 1-2 shift. I looked at the logs, and for some reason, the throttle position dropped to 40% for almost 4/10ths of a second - during the shift. So I lengthened the shift-time on the 1-2 shift by 0.125 seconds. That seemed to do the trick, and along with some timing tweeks to get rid of KR, I brought it down to the 12.413 @ 110.18, 7.965 @ 87.52, 1.713 60'.

All the runs of the day were in the 12.4 to 12.5 range, all the 60's were 1.7's. I was extremely pleased to break 110 on the traps.

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Fastlane Pipeline CAI, Borla Touring Cat-back, High-flow JBA midpipes, FTI 3200 Torque Converter.


Video time:



Timeslip attached. Great Day for racing.


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Old 04-17-2011, 08:47 PM   #44
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Padre, that car is turning into a BEAST!!!
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:11 AM   #45
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Man I love how you are doing this build, that way we can see each gain as it's happening
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:26 AM   #46
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Nice build so far Padre.
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #47
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Thanks gang. It's been fun so far.

Here's an 1/8th mile run against a modded Porsche Panamera:



I didn't know I was running only the 1/8th, and he didn't know we were running a pro-tree. I took him by 1/2 second on the launch! (Then he dragged me in. :()

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Old 04-18-2011, 01:55 PM   #48
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Hey Padre!! I remember you from the GTO board..I was the one who sent you the 6. emblem when you were doing your 408 build. Looks like you are well on your way with this one too!!
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Enjoying your build thread, keep it going. Do you plan to install a trans cooler? What's your feeling about the A6 trans holding up?
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #50
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Enjoying your build thread, keep it going. Do you plan to install a trans cooler? What's your feeling about the A6 trans holding up?
Thanks. I have been running 7 passes each trip to the track, over the course of 2-3 hours. I have noticed one thing: the stock tranny temp gauge is an idiot gauge. I saw the temps rise into unknown territory (idiot gauge says somewhere between 180 and 320, lot of help there ) after the torque converter install.

So, a tranny cooler will go in soon. Based on my experience with the GTO, I will get a 13" fan-cooler and run braided lines. Probably going to cost me $300-$400 in total, but I've had lines go pop before, so not taking any chances.

With the tranny cooler, I anticipate no problems with the tranny unless I do something wrong. It should hold up fine if treated with care.

Thus far, I only put the tranny tune in when I am racing. Around town, I run the OEM tune. I may tweak the OEM tranny tune a bit for daily driving (e.g. AFM at low speeds with a higher stall is annoying).

Looks like May 8th will be the next time for racing. I've got time to do the JBA shorty headers (which I need to do if only to have smooth fitment - the JBA middies do not fit the stock manifold well), or I can do the 3.45 gears, or both. I figure the 3.45's will help ET and the Shortys will help MPH, but I'm also thinking the change in gears will affect MPH also. Need to do some math so I can get a good comparison of what the Shortys actually bring to the table.

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