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Old 06-12-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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anyone plan on racing?

face it, the camaro is a preformance car. its not the highest end one like a corvette ZR1 or something (god that things fast) but its still pretty fast... my friend showed me a video of a supercharged camaro blowing a 11.50 1/4 mile... which is significantly faster with over 525HP

so does anyone plan on racing their new camaro? if so what mods do you plan on making if any... and whats the significance of each mod that you think you will acheive?
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:50 PM   #2
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If you talking 1/4 racing, I plan on making it to the track sometime. Initially I'll do ARH longtubes w/ catted exhaust system and tune. Once there are more Air intake options I'll do one of those as well. This will allow the car to take air in and breath it out a little more effciently. From there I may do some wider wheels and possibly some gears.

I'm not sure about suspension work. Down the road I will be doing either a magnacharger, whipple, or KB Blower setup. My initial goal is somewhere north of 550rwhp ... once the engine blows or if I can save up enough money when I put the blower on, I'd like to build the engine (forged / lower compression). It should then be able to handle a lot more power (hopefully the rest of the car can too).

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Old 06-12-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #4
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Already had mine down the 1/4 mile. It's stock now but I'd like to do CAI, LT headers, tune, and further down the road cam and torque converter.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:43 PM   #5
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What's the Body in White status? They still a go?
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Old 06-13-2009, 05:00 PM   #6
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I will definitely be racing the Camaro. I want to get stock and performance times. I hope to see lots of angry GM-haters in my rearview mirror.

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Old 06-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #7
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Yes, I can't wait to get it to the track and road race. I also will be drifting the car. I got rid of my AE86 Corolla for this. I will also probably do a few 1/4 mile races as some of my friends are into that but I got the Camaro for its ability to turn left and right.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:39 AM   #10
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I am planning on getting back into drag racing when I get my L99. Definitely will do intake, exhaust, tune and drag radials. Possibly a 2800 converter or so if I'm still not in the 12's.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:18 PM   #11
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I would like to do SCCA races. If I had the car, I would be getting more suspension mods than anything else. Like larger swaybars, swaybar end links, coilovers, strut tower bars-front and rear, under frame braces, light weight wheels, softer compound tyres, etc.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:21 PM   #12
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Got 7 runs under my belt stock... CB Exhaust and CAI now installed so it's time to go back...
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #13
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Anyone concerned about voiding their warranty as a result of the drag racing? The Texas Motor Speedway is having drag races this summer, very Friday night starting this week, and I want to take my Baby out for a few runs... that said, I value my warranty more. Thoughts?
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:34 AM   #14
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Anyone concerned about voiding their warranty as a result of the drag racing? The Texas Motor Speedway is having drag races this summer, very Friday night starting this week, and I want to take my Baby out for a few runs... that said, I value my warranty more. Thoughts?
I mean, unless someone at the dealership is there and sees you, you probably don't need to worry. If it breaks at the track just have it towed home before you call up GM.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #15
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I mean, unless someone at the dealership is there and sees you, you probably don't need to worry. If it breaks at the track just have it towed home before you call up GM.
Given the proximity of the dealer to the track, I would say it is highly likely there will be rep's there from the dealership... and likely GM too. It's not like they will see my VIN, but my color combination more rare than most for the time being.
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Given the proximity of the dealer to the track, I would say it is highly likely there will be rep's there from the dealership... and likely GM too. It's not like they will see my VIN, but my color combination more rare than most for the time being.
Then I guess it's all up to you if it's worth the risk. I'm pretty sure almost all car companies don't cover a warranty if you race and break except for maybe some very high end exotic cars.

That said, I remember when I bought my Camaro SS new in 2000 I broke the transmission in the second week at the dragstrip powershifting. The dealer mechanic suspected something because of my subframe connectors and cause I was 19 but he was cool and fixed it anyway. One of the reasons I'm going auto this time but that's another subject.
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Anyone concerned about voiding their warranty as a result of the drag racing? The Texas Motor Speedway is having drag races this summer, very Friday night starting this week, and I want to take my Baby out for a few runs... that said, I value my warranty more. Thoughts?
I'd be more worried about crashing and having to explain it to my insurance company...

Just wash the rubber out of your rear bumper and they will never know....
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