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Old 06-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #1
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Had the V6 at the Drag Strip

Hey all.... I'm a newbe....

I had mine at the drag strip the past weekend. With 780 miles on the car I got a best of 14.64 @ 96mph. This was with a 20mph head wind and leaving the car in drive.

I will beback to the track soon to better the et as I have found that the paddle shift is a better way to go for racing now that I have gotten used to running it.

I did notice that the car did shift out to 6th gear in the top end and it would have run through in 3rd on the manual shift with no problem. Maybe next time I can get 14.40's which is great for a little V6 3700lbs.

Side note... That tank of fuel with me beating the crap out of it got 29.5mpg. That is a very cool for as hard as its been driven.....
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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lol... Welcome to the site...
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What was your 60' time?? You might still have more in her with a harder launch as well. Congrats though on your times.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Very cool. Keep us updated.
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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Very cool. Keep us updated.

!!!!! I am going to try my V6 manual - once I get it and get some mileage on it!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:24 PM   #6
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2.16 - 2.17 on average.

Left off idle. Car had about 1 rotation of the tire with no burnout. I drove around the water box.

I would say my big gain will be to manual shift. I just done see a big gain in the 60 as I made about 15 passes and the 60's were all in this range. Car is very consistant.
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If you put it in Sport (the position where you'd also use the paddles) instead of Drive, you'll get more aggressive performance next time. You don't have to use shift buttons, unless you just want to because they're more fun.
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Thanks for posting your V6 dragstrip experience.

Could you imagine if you could bring this car back in time to 1970, and pull up next to an LS6 Chevelle, Hemi Cuda, Mustang, GSX, etc. and lay down a mid 14 second run with a dead stock V6 Camaro? While getting 3x the mileage AND you have A/C ? Sweet...

Give us an update next time you take it to the track.

And you know you're gonna get it:
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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Hey, thanks for posting this. Did you run any 0-60? If so, what was the time?
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Hey, thanks for posting this. Did you run any 0-60? If so, what was the time?
Zero to sixty times are just a sales tool. They mean nothing on a dragstrip.
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cool thanks for the update
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The times might be better if you have the engine broken in. Careful not to beat it too bad. I am following manufactures break in procedures and it seems to be getting quicker. It also says to CHANGE the rear gear oil at 1500 miles before ANY racing. I know I might get some crap for this. Just want you to have a good running car.
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Zero to sixty times are just a sales tool. They mean nothing on a dragstrip.
Now 0-60ft is a different story
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Sales tool or not, I want to know how the actual car compares to the reviews.
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The et slip wont track 0-60mph...

It just gives 60' time.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:04 AM   #16
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I will have it back to the track next friday night. I will try the other shift options and maybe I can fab up a CAI to test with if I have time.


As far as breaking the engine in.... I run them all hard. As a piston ring engineer I know the engine has to be loaded to properly seat a ring. Cruising the car down the highway will not do this (It will over time). I have already read most of the breakin post on here and there are a few who understand the concept of engine breakin. I would bet most of these guys have a race car as well.

My advice is break it in on how you feel it should be... Its your car and your money.
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Not too bad of a 60', maybe you should try rolling into the throttle with the brake applied as the lights drop, then swap feet real quick on the green. Kind of like slippin a clutch. That may give you a bit more off the launch. They say for every tenth off your 60' is good for at least 2 tenths in the quarter.
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:16 PM   #18
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If you put it in Sport (the position where you'd also use the paddles) instead of Drive, you'll get more aggressive performance next time. You don't have to use shift buttons, unless you just want to because they're more fun.
Are you saying that you don`t have to use the paddle shift if you put it in Manual.....This is a V6 we do not have the SPORT Button...Just DRIVE & MANUAL and in Manual you have to use the Paddle or it won`t shift. Unless I missing something in this thread.
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Are you saying that you don`t have to use the paddle shift if you put it in Manual.....This is a V6 we do not have the SPORT Button...Just DRIVE & MANUAL and in Manual you have to use the Paddle or it won`t shift. Unless I missing something in this thread.
I have the automatic V6 and if you put the shifter in the M position and do not use the paddles, the DIC will show "S" for sports mode. If you use the paddles, the DIC will show you "M1" for the gear you are in.
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I have the automatic V6 and if you put the shifter in the M position and do not use the paddles, the DIC will show "S" for sports mode. If you use the paddles, the DIC will show you "M1" for the gear you are in.

Okay I noticed that and didn`t know what it meant...Thanks
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Bid thunder, I just have one question. As far as racing and racing engines how long do they usually last? I know that alot of guys who race rebuild there engines after races.
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I have the automatic V6 and if you put the shifter in the M position and do not use the paddles, the DIC will show "S" for sports mode. If you use the paddles, the DIC will show you "M1" for the gear you are in.
I just tried this and its true there is a sport mode, something that they didnt tell us. i hate when good info is embedded in unrelated threads so i think am going to post it so everyone can see.
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I have the automatic V6 and if you put the shifter in the M position and do not use the paddles, the DIC will show "S" for sports mode. If you use the paddles, the DIC will show you "M1" for the gear you are in.
slkric, which mode is better for launching, racing ect.??? Thanks.
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