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Old 09-19-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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2012 SS LS3 vs 2008 Porsche Carrera S

My bother in law will be joining me on a road course, both of us first timers. His Porsche is all stock as far as I know. My LS3 has Solo High Flow Cats, Vararam Power Wedge, Pedders Street 1 bushing kit, racing brake pads, dot 4 fluid, stainless brake lines, upgraded trailing arms, 1LE Front sway bar, Zl1 rear bar and agressive street alignment on stock wheels and tires. I think it will be a close drivers race on the road course but he will walk away drag racing from a dead stop. What do you think?
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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I think you have it backwards...the road course is is stronger area. Then again I have zero experience with the Porsche
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
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I was thinking the rear engine would give him a huge advantage off the line in a drag race.But at 3135 pounds he will definitely get around corner with less effort.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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He will probably beat you in both areas.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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He will probably beat you in both areas.
x2 I agree.
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Drag strip = drivers race but he wins on the road course.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:21 AM   #7
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Alright, I am going to step up and get a cold air intake and put some Torco in it for the track. If I can just hang close to him on the road course and then runs 12's at the drag strip later this fall, I will consider that a major success.
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Oh my yes, because torco will make you so much faster. Heres a thought: invest in some nitrous.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #9
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Oh my yes, because torco will make you so much faster. Heres a thought: invest in some nitrous.
I have not used Torco yet, but I have personal experience with designer fuels and additives that have picked my car up 2 tenths on the 1/4 mile over other well known racing fuels in 10-11:1 compression ratio engines. Nitrous is not for me

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Old 09-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #10
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I have not used Torco yet, but I have personal experience with designer fuels and additives that have picked my car up 2 tenths on the 1/4 mile over other well known racing fuels in 10-11:1 compression ratio engines. Nitrous is not for me


Btw, torco isn't gonna really help you much because guess what, your car is probably only tuned to run on 93 octane. If that's the case, running more octane in your fuel isn't gonna help you. Fuel additives don't work. Sorry to tell you the truth. Of course I'm sure all the torco fans will now commence to come out of the woodwork and tell me I'm wrong.
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Btw, torco isn't gonna really help you much because guess what, your car is probably only tuned to run on 93 octane. If that's the case, running more octane in your fuel isn't gonna help you. Fuel additives don't work. Sorry to tell you the truth. Of course I'm sure all the torco fans will now commence to come out of the woodwork and tell me I'm wrong.
Hey! Do not bad mouth Torco!!! It is a great way to lower the compression of your wallet onto your ass cheek.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #12
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No doubt a tune would increase the likelyhood fuel additives working. I will test Torco and other products at the track and find out the truth about what works and what doesn't. I don't rely upon internet based product popularity contest for anything other than entertainment.
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I think the cars are close enough that the better driver will prevail on the road course. The average joe, even the more experienced Joe, has no idea how to get their car around a track anywhere near its top capabilities.
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Hey! Do not bad mouth Torco!!! It is a great way to lower the compression of your wallet onto your ass cheek.
Lol,lol,lol ,,,,,,,,,, I love it !!!!!!!!!! Well said
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with a pro driving both cars the porsche will beat the camaro in every performance catagory.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:22 AM   #16
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with a pro driving both cars the porsche will beat the camaro in every performance catagory.


That being said, most Porsche drivers are rich boys that can't drive worth a damn. You might have a small chance. Very small chance.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #17
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That being said, most Porsche drivers are rich boys that can't drive worth a damn. You might have a small chance. Very small chance.
Chip on your shoulder? Most people who drive a camaro can't drive worth a damn either.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #18
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Chip on your shoulder? Most people who drive a camaro can't drive worth a damn either.
Chip? No. Just speaking from experience. Of course most people that drive cars in general don't drive worth a damn.
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I embarrassed and angered a Carerra S up at Road America. Road his arse through turns and had to wait on him to allow me to pass him, then left him like he was standing still.

I'm a little more modded than you though.
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Just race him and find out, it's going to be on the driver in both cases. Also I recommend a few gal of race gas mixed in with 93, this will keep your car from pulling timing. It works for me, on the stock and dyno tune, my car has more mid range power and I have proved it on the strip. Gas now is very inconsistent and you never know how old it is, I put 3 to 4 gals of a 100 octane.
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That being said, most Porsche drivers are rich boys that can't drive worth a damn. You might have a small chance. Very small chance.
Weird, most HPDE events I go to here I see more Posrches there than I do Mustangs and Camaros combined.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:04 PM   #22
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BadSupreme70, We don't see each other much, but will meet at the track the middle of next month to settle the road course question of who's faster. Its not a rivalry between us, but were both very competitive.

HumanWiki, you are defineitely more modded and experienced on the road course. I will do my best.

Coyotekiller, while he does fit the description of being a rich boy, but he is also an exceptionally talented individual. He is both extremely intelligent and physically coordinated. Damn, I am starting to feel completely over matched.
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Don't worry man, the Camaro is a GREAT performing car! It does not get the credit it deserves, you get good behind the wheel of that thing and I promise you will have more then a few people suprized I don't know how long you have owned it, but it will take some time. At the strip keep your rpms up on the launch, release the clutch fast without dumping it. Do a good burnout to get the tires sticky and look for 1.9 60s, that should be were you want to get it and get some good times out of your combo.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #24
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Thanks Bad70Supreme. It should be a blast on the road course either way.

As a side not, I will be driving a Buick GS 455 in November at the NHRA Las Vegas NHRA Divisional. It runs a mid 11's like your Olds, should be fun running that torque monster.
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with a pro driving both cars the porsche will beat the camaro in every performance catagory.
Drove a 2010 Carerra S the 385hp version and it was fast but an SS like the 1LE should hang with it. Our Camaros also really has high grip on turns. Also 997 911s aren't as easy to drive as people think. I think he has a good chance on a road course. This isn't a GT3 or GT2.
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