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Old 05-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #18
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I have a set of Nitto NT05's on mine and so far I like them and I think I paid $550 for the set. I am no pro at the track and on my second time at the track I ran a 12.89.

What track did you go to? I have been to Kaukauna and Great Lakes Dragway. I see your 225 miles from me and not familiar with tracks in your area.
Rock Falls Raceway near Eau Claire, WI. Our cars have very similar mods and even the same (awesome) color. Nice!!!
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:32 PM   #19
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Yup.
Anything with the right bolt pattern and correct offset for the wheel width will work. There's so much info already posted on here, if you do a search using the right key words and read and read and read.....you'll find what you're looking for. I just did a quick search for Z06 in thread titles and found LOTS of threads.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #20
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If u can get a 18" with a Mickey on it do it! Yes keep an I on the classifieds. TSW or Forgestars r not badly priced if u want new wheels. Nittos 555r's might put less strain on the drivetrain though.
Good advice. Thanks! I want to stick, don't get me wrong, but its actually more important not to tear apart my car.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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SCT tune from Jannetty
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Not too bad for a L99 and stock tires
I ran 12.4 at 113 with those mods on stock Pirellis in 2009. Sounds like a little more tweaking on your launch and you'll be fine. Best 60' I was able to get was 1.8
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #22
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I ran 12.4 at 113 with those mods on stock Pirellis in 2009. Sounds like a little more tweaking on your launch and you'll be fine. Best 60' I was able to get was 1.8
Wow! You wanna come and race mine, because I have no idea how you were able to get a 1.8 on these stock tires? Any pointers. Please!!! Granted, it was really cold and windy today. You are clearly the better driver.

Teach me!!! For the love of GOD, teach me!

Seriously though. Any words of advice?

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:46 PM   #23
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J knows more than me. How is the track prep? Take some air out and practice.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:54 PM   #24
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With almost the same mods I went from a 13.04 to a 12.37 with just MT Drag radials on 18 inch rims. Cost me $1200 mounted, balanced and shipped to my door. I had the same problem with traction (manual trans) and bad 60ft times. I know I could have spent more time tweaking the launch technique and tire psi. But i work weekends and have kids so I can't get to track often. Also friday night track prep is horrible.
Keep your eye on the used wheel/tire sections. One week after i received mine, a set of z06 wheels and drag radials sold for like $600.
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Wow! You wanna come and race mine, because I have no idea how you were able to get a 1.8 on these stock tires? Any pointers. Please!!! Granted, it was really cold and windy today. You are clearly the better driver.

Teach me!!! For the love of GOD, teach me!

Seriously though. Any words of advice?

Thanks man!
It was prob about 45 out when I went. Maybe upper 40's tops. All I did was drop the air pressure into the low 20's, burned out just long enough to see a wisp of smoke and left at about 1000-1100 rpms. Nothing to difficult. Prob took about 4/5 passes to start cutting 1.8's. The car made 368/ 385 back then.

Make sure both the T/C and Stabilitrak are off.
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J knows more than me. How is the track prep? Take some air out and practice.
Yeah, I don't race enough to know how the "track prep" was but I'm sure it wasn't very warm with these temps? I brought the rear tires down to 24psi, revved the engine to about 12-1500 rpm's (while holding the brake) and tried to slowly roll on the throttle (with TC off and Stabilitrak on). Nothing I did worked today but I suppose it coulda been the weather? I was even breaking loose when she hit second. The good news is, she def has 12's in her with this MPH. Pretty happy about that!!
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It was prob about 45 out when I went. Maybe upper 40's tops. All I did was drop the air pressure into the low 20's, burned out just long enough to see a wisp of smoke and left at about 1000-1100 rpms. Nothing to difficult. Prob took about 4/5 passes to start cutting 1.8's. The car made 368/ 385 back then.

Make sure both the T/C and Stabilitrak are off.
Cool, thanks for the heads up. Sounds like I was on the right track. I did try a few runs with Stabilitrak off as well, but I just couldn't get her to bite.

In your opinion, would you get drag radials if you were me? If so, which ones?
Again, I don't plan to race it all of the time but it might be nice to get some consistency.
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Yeah, I don't race enough to know how the "track prep" was but I'm sure it wasn't very warm with these temps? I brought the rear tires down to 24psi, revved the engine to about 12-1500 rpm's (while holding the brake) and tried to slowly roll on the throttle (with TC off and Stabilitrak on). Nothing I did worked today but I suppose it coulda been the weather? I was even breaking loose when she hit second. The good news is, she def has 12's in her with this MPH. Pretty happy about that!!
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Cool, thanks for the heads up. Sounds like I was on the right track. I did try a few runs with Stabilitrak off as well, but I just couldn't get her to bite.

In your opinion, would you get drag radials if you were me? If so, which ones?
Again, I don't plan to race it all of the time but it might be nice to get some consistency.
Your rpms are way to high. Try 1000 and mash the gas. Any decent track your spinning will be minimal.

You can also drive around the water box then back the rear tires in to burnout. Driving through the water box with radial street tires will only drag water onto the track and ensure you spin.
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Your rpms are way to high. Try 1000 and mash the gas. Any decent track your spinning will be minimal.

You can also drive around the water box then back the rear tires in to burnout. Driving through the water box with radial street tires will only drag water onto the track and ensure you spin.
Yup. I drove around the water box and just did a little burnout to clean off the tires. No smoke. Maybe they just didn't have the track prepared because mashing the pedal (even at 1K RPM) would've spun something fierce. I'll admit that later in the day when I really tried easing out of the hole, my times worsened.
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Drag radials will def help in the traction dept. Will you be more prone to breaking something..... very marginally. The auto is soft on drivetrain parts. Nothing I would worry about but it could always happen. A 20" drag radial would also help you if you don't mind driving around on those.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 PM   #31
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11syn3rgy I am going to the track next weekend for the first time this year ....I don't want to hijack the thread but i want to ask jamie what rpm i should start at on nitto nt05r with jre street brawler and a eaton locker
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11syn3rgy I am going to the track next weekend for the first time this year ....I don't want to hijack the thread but i want to ask jamie what rpm i should start at on nitto nt05r with jre street brawler and a eaton locker
Since day 1 I've always launched my car at 1000 rpm. Any higher and it always spun. I think part of it is the extremely steep first gear the 6l80e posses.


Your 6 speed is a different game though. I wouldn't know what to start at.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:39 PM   #33
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Drag radials will def help in the traction dept. Will you be more prone to breaking something..... very marginally. The auto is soft on drivetrain parts. Nothing I would worry about but it could always happen. A 20" drag radial would also help you if you don't mind driving around on those.
I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

Thanks!
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I really appreciate your advice. You clearly know what the heck you are doing with how flippin fast your Camaro is?

Last question. Which brand of drag radials would you recommend with my set up and where should I buy them? I'm really fine with used ones too but who knows when those come up for sale? The classified section on this forum is great, but not sure I wanna watch it every single day.

Thanks!
I know u r asking J but McCormick racing is the best price on M/T's. ck the others for the nitto's. Summit, Jegs, Ebay.
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