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Old 04-06-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Yep... could be driver error, coupled with a terrible case of heat soak! We know what a huge negative impact heat soak has on the LLT!
SOmething else, the GT should have quicker than 9.3, probably at least an 8.9xx, seems like maybe weather/altitude?
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:14 AM   #19
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SOmething else, the GT should have quicker than 9.3, probably at least an 8.9xx, seems like maybe weather/altitude?
Bingo. If both cars are running slow times, it's either two bad drivers and/or track conditions.
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Which was what SCRMING originally asked. No response to that yet.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #21
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Which was what SCRMING originally asked. No response to that yet.
actually... went back to the first post and started re-reading....

I actually never asked any questions.... LOL!

HOWEVER, I did come across something in the OP original post I hadn't picked up on! (I have to stop skimming posts!)

Ok.. first part:

"My husband drove the GT first and was up against a Cynergy Green V6 Camaro. Our car is completely stock, and I am sure the Camaro was at least mostly stock. Maybe had a few things like filters, exhaust, etc. Nothing huge. Our GT beat the Mustang pretty badly. "

Ok, so it was Dr. Love's HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro...


But the second part is:

"When I ran the GT, my times stayed pretty consistent at 9.3 in the eighth."

So it was in fact Dr. Love that ran the 9.3, NOT her HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro... The question for Dr. Love now is, what was your HUSBAND's time? Do you happen to have HIS timeslip? Would sure help us understand things! Would really like to see his timeslip...
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #22
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SOmething else, the GT should have quicker than 9.3, probably at least an 8.9xx, seems like maybe weather/altitude?
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Bingo. If both cars are running slow times, it's either two bad drivers and/or track conditions.
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actually... went back to the first post and started re-reading....

I actually never asked any questions.... LOL!

HOWEVER, I did come across something in the OP original post I hadn't picked up on! (I have to stop skimming posts!)

Ok.. first part:

"My husband drove the GT first and was up against a Cynergy Green V6 Camaro. Our car is completely stock, and I am sure the Camaro was at least mostly stock. Maybe had a few things like filters, exhaust, etc. Nothing huge. Our GT beat the Mustang pretty badly. "

Ok, so it was Dr. Love's HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro...


But the second part is:

"When I ran the GT, my times stayed pretty consistent at 9.3 in the eighth."

So it was in fact Dr. Love that ran the 9.3, NOT her HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro... The question for Dr. Love now is, what was your HUSBAND's time? Do you happen to have HIS timeslip? Would sure help us understand things! Would really like to see his timeslip...
Sorry, thought I remember you asking that.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #23
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Sorry, thought I remember you asking that.
probably some other thread.... you know me... always asking for time slips! LOL
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #24
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Here are a few stock V6s I found quickly that have run 9.3 or better in the 1/8th.

DandD 9.306
Darkness 9.213
etmx183 9.236

I'm sure there are more, but it goes back to the original point. Something wasn't right if a GT was running 9.3s and easily beating the Camaro. Perhaps that was driver error, too.
This weekend at Beech Bend, I ran a 1/8th in 9.052 and a 1/4 in 13.998 in the bone stock GT. The Mustang is just getting faster and faster. Not sure how, but it is. First time it has ever been raced and we have only owned it since December. Plus, I am running street tires and couldn't get traction on the green. I maybe could have broke into the 8s if I had got more grip. Car has 100K miles on it. Stock tire pressure. No special air filters...Matter of fact, we took the time to take out the paper filter and dust it a little Saturday at the track.

The oil was changed today and the gas filter - which happened to be brown it was so dirty.

I love that this car is fast, and we do have all of the time slips to prove it. However, I was beat by a Dodge Neon RT with E85. Stock....

Here is the link to that race:

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Old 04-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #25
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actually... went back to the first post and started re-reading....

I actually never asked any questions.... LOL!

HOWEVER, I did come across something in the OP original post I hadn't picked up on! (I have to stop skimming posts!)

Ok.. first part:

"My husband drove the GT first and was up against a Cynergy Green V6 Camaro. Our car is completely stock, and I am sure the Camaro was at least mostly stock. Maybe had a few things like filters, exhaust, etc. Nothing huge. Our GT beat the Mustang pretty badly. "

Ok, so it was Dr. Love's HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro...


But the second part is:

"When I ran the GT, my times stayed pretty consistent at 9.3 in the eighth."

So it was in fact Dr. Love that ran the 9.3, NOT her HUSBAND that beat the V6 Camaro... The question for Dr. Love now is, what was your HUSBAND's time? Do you happen to have HIS timeslip? Would sure help us understand things! Would really like to see his timeslip...
My husband's time was 9.4, worse than mine. I barely weight a 100 pounds, which helps me be faster than him.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 AM   #26
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massive massive driver fail. if that's the case my 02 t\a can beat a zr1.
HAHAHAHAHA! Awesome response.

Glad to see someone here actually knows something about drag racing.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:53 AM   #27
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This weekend at Beech Bend, I ran a 1/8th in 9.052 and a 1/4 in 13.998 in the bone stock GT. The Mustang is just getting faster and faster. Not sure how, but it is. First time it has ever been raced and we have only owned it since December. Plus, I am running street tires and couldn't get traction on the green. I maybe could have broke into the 8s if I had got more grip. Car has 100K miles on it. Stock tire pressure. No special air filters...Matter of fact, we took the time to take out the paper filter and dust it a little Saturday at the track.

The oil was changed today and the gas filter - which happened to be brown it was so dirty.

I love that this car is fast, and we do have all of the time slips to prove it. However, I was beat by a Dodge Neon RT with E85. Stock....

Here is the link to that race:

Nice run!

Weather conditions can have a huge impact on your car's performance... You can see big swings in your car's times just from varying weather conditions. Also track prep can make a big difference. A small improvement in your 60' time can have a big impact on your overall ET.
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HAHAHAHAHA! Awesome response.

Glad to see someone here actually knows something about drag racing.
The point is any car can beat any other car on any given day... ALSO, the whole idea of a 3v GT > V6 Camaro "all day long" shows a lack of knowledge about the V6 Camaro... Dr. Love is getting some typical 14 second runs in the 3v GT..... Now go look at the V6 Camaro quick list (bolt-ons). Explain to me how the 3v GT is greater than the V6 Camaro, "all day long"?

BTW... yeah, i know a thing or two about drag racing...
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:19 AM   #29
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Seems a bit odd because there are a few stock V6 Camaros running 9.3 in the 1/8th mile.
I ran 9.5's in the 1/8th before my mods...
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Nice run!

Weather conditions can have a huge impact on your car's performance... You can see big swings in your car's times just from varying weather conditions. Also track prep can make a big difference. A small improvement in your 60' time can have a big impact on your overall ET.
The track was better at Beech Bend. They were also putting down water as well. I tried to avoid the water. Even when I burned the tires off, I still didn't have any good traction. I am thinking that I should have avoided the water and burned the tires too. That might have helped. I just need to get my reaction time better. I am consistently between .17 and .003, but I really want to stay in the hundredths or even thousandths of a second.

Also, we are thinking about getting a gear and a tune. This will help my 60 foot time. If we do that, I will definitely be in the 8s in a 1/8 and steady 13s in the 1/4.

Since this is technically my son's car, I am trying to decide on what my daily driver is going to be in three years. I was looking at a Saturn Sky, but it may not hold up to racing, although they are fast.....

Maybe a Camaro. I think we could get it going quick, but it may take longer to get good in it because of the IRS. Hopefully, the price of used Camaros will be down in the low 20s by then.
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The track was better at Beech Bend. They were also putting down water as well. I tried to avoid the water. Even when I burned the tires off, I still didn't have any good traction. I am thinking that I should have avoided the water and burned the tires too. That might have helped. I just need to get my reaction time better. I am consistently between .17 and .003, but I really want to stay in the hundredths or even thousandths of a second.

Also, we are thinking about getting a gear and a tune. This will help my 60 foot time. If we do that, I will definitely be in the 8s in a 1/8 and steady 13s in the 1/4.

Since this is technically my son's car, I am trying to decide on what my daily driver is going to be in three years. I was looking at a Saturn Sky, but it may not hold up to racing, although they are fast.....

Maybe a Camaro. I think we could get it going quick, but it may take longer to get good in it because of the IRS. Hopefully, the price of used Camaros will be down in the low 20s by then.
Remember your Reaction Time (RT) does not effect your Elapsed Time (ET).

The turbo Sky/Solstice are nice, fun little cars, but not overly fast in stock form... they are rated at 14.0 stock... however there was at one point some GM performance parts/tune you could slap on... not sure what that did to the track times...
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Remember your Reaction Time (RT) does not effect your Elapsed Time (ET).

The turbo Sky/Solstice are nice, fun little cars, but not overly fast in stock form... they are rated at 14.0 stock... however there was at one point some GM performance parts/tune you could slap on... not sure what that did to the track times...
I do have a Dodge Intrepid that is literally on its last leg. That's why I am driving the Mustang. My husband is talking about hulling it out and making a dragster out of it. I have no idea what he has in mind. He said he would make it go fast and I could drive....
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I do have a Dodge Intrepid that is literally on its last leg. That's why I am driving the Mustang. My husband is talking about hulling it out and making a dragster out of it. I have no idea what he has in mind. He said he would make it go fast and I could drive....
You are MUCH BETTER off selling the 2006 GT as is and taking the money from that and buying a Fox body... much lighter and cheaper to make fast... Or are you hulling out the Dodge?
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You are MUCH BETTER off selling the 2006 GT as is and taking the money from that and buying a Fox body... much lighter and cheaper to make fast... Or are you hulling out the Dodge?
Hulling out the Dodge is my husband's idea. The Mustang is actually my son's. He will be 14 this year. It will transfer to him when he is 16. Can't sell it.

Fox bodies are expensive for a good, decent one. The race car will be my DD and I don't want a ragged one...LOL...

Unless we do the Intrepid. That's why the Dodge might be sacrificed. The engine is just about done even though it only has 86K on it. The suspension has been dead for a while. It was in a front end collision a few year back that put the nail in the coffin for it. Even though it was fixed, it has been downhill since. Right now it sits in the driveway leaking everything from transmission fluid to coolant. Leak after leak after leak. Every single hose on it is dryrotted...
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