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Old 09-16-2011, 07:38 AM   #1
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First Test & Tune - Torq Drag Spec T750 with Pfadt Drag Coils-Overs!


(Video at the bottom of the page)

So last night we finally got the car out for some shakedown runs! The weather was pretty hot (85*) and humid but at least there was no rain We were on site for some track side assistance being such a new set-up, and it gave us a great opportunity to run some data logs down the 1/4 and also to gather plenty of data/video of the how the suspension/tire set-up is working. Kinda hard to that from the drivers seat

The car in question is our latest Drag Spec Project, Steven's 2010 L99 as seen here

Build Thread: Whipplecharged Drag Pak L99 by TORQ!





T-750 Power Package:
  • Whipple 2.9L S/C @ 8.9psi
  • Roto-Fab CAI
  • Kooks 1-7/8" Headers w/ cats
  • MBRP 3" Cat-Back
  • Torq Custom Camshaft & Valvetrain Upgrade (LS3 Conversion)

590RWHP / 460RWTQ










Drag Spec Transmission & Drivetrain Package:
  • Circle-D Custom Stall Converter
  • DSS One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft
  • DSS 1400hp Axles
  • Richmond 3.73 Gears
  • BMR Saftey Loop
  • RPM Roll Bar
  • Bogart D10 Wheels - 17x10" + 17x5"
  • Hoosier Slicks, MT F/R

Torq Drag Spec Suspension Package:
  • Pfadt Drag Spec Adjustable Coil-Overs
  • Pfadt Sport Sway Bars w/ adjustable endlinks
  • Pfadt Differential Bushings
  • Pfadt Solid Subframe Bushings
  • Pfadt Adjustable Rear Tie-Rod & Trailing Arms





This was the first time out ever with this set-up for both the customer and ourselves, so it was going to be an exciting night. Going from a stock suspension car running on stock tires, to a full Big/skinny set-up, 120+ rwhp, converter and a PROPER drag spec suspension (Great job Pfadt Racing!) is a pretty big step!

We were extremely excited about testing the all new Pfadt Racing Drag Coil-Overs, especially on a build like this that is both street and track driven. Driving on the street with the proper setting worked like a charm, no noises and honestly very comfortable. Prior to arriving at the track, we had already set up a decent baseline on the suspension to run with. With the 4 runs we got in we just made a few adjustments to see what the set-up was liking. The car did exactly what is was supposed to do, and really transferred all that weight in a controlled and very smooth manor. A few clicks here, a few clicks there and then also saving all the data is an important tool to help dial the suspension in properly. We feel we gathered a lot of great data, and the the first run out resulted in a 1.61 60ft! But believe me when I say it has much more in it. The car also left dead straight with the adjustments we made! Pfadt did their homework on this set-up and we should be seeing some lower 60' and lower ET's very soon.

Here is a quick photo of the launch, you can see the live launch in the video below!





So anywho, we got 4 runs in before they closed the track and each pass went faster and faster which is amazing considering the heat! We ran an 11.7, 11.6, 11.4 and finally an 11.0 and had a higher MPH every run, even when hot lapping it. Steven was getting more and more comfortable with the car, and had we been able to run one more run with a longer cool down we would have seen 10.9X no problem. Next time though!

We were also amazed on how relatively cool it was running considering the ambient temps/humidity and hot lapping it, these Whipples are AWESOME when it comes to low IAT's.

Everythiing worked in harmony and very well together, the converter is a perfect match to the powerband with our camshaft ad the Whipple, and their was no shortage of traction! Can't wait for the next test & tune!







Congrats to our good friend and customer Steven for setting some awesome times, and we shall see those 10's very soon.





Here is a link to the video, I tried embedding it but I think youtube is a little slow today? Thanks for reading! /Erik


2010 Camaro SS - Torq Drag Spec T-750 Test & Tune - Whipple, Kooks, Pfadt!




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Old 09-16-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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Sweet!!! Cool Video!!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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Great work Erik! Lets see some 1.4x's!
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #4
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Keep us updated on the process! Your car and the build made it to LSXTV today!

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