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Old 06-12-2013, 01:51 AM   #26
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Well I did 13.6 in what basically amounts to the 4 door version of the 370z that weighs 400 lbs more and has a good 30 less hp and 2 less gears. bench racing ftw
I thought 370z was a 7 speed not an 8? (Going off the 6MT in your name)
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:51 AM   #27
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I thought 370z was a 7 speed not an 8? (Going off the 6MT in your name)
Oh it's all good, just referring to my 07 g35 sport 5at
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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As everyone should know by now. G35 will always be here to inform us that imports smoke camaro's.

His G35 is faster than my ZL1. It's depressing.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:45 AM   #29
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dont know what year your v6 is but if it has the LFX engine you cant get headers.

And considering the number 1 person on the v6 fast list for bolt ons comes in at 13.4 with DRs/Skinnies, Injen CAI, ARH Longtubes/High Flow Cats, SS Axle Back, Trifecta Tune. Outside of Force induction I'm going to have to hand it to the nissan
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:46 AM   #30
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I apologize i misread your post, with cams I think you would stand a good chance
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #31
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The Camaro 6 has some serious potential for tuning, while the 370Z is almost completely tapped out tune wise for an engine. The Z motor is nearing the end of it's era, as they have to now turbo charge to get over that 420-430 HP bump after seriously modifying the engine. I know a lot of people who have tried, and blew the block because too much pressure and heat. The BMW motor has the same issue on the straight 6, only so much can be brought out before it becomes a time-bomb. Right about the same horsepower range as the Z also. Hell, they both have trouble running without being tuned :P


The 370z has a lot of heat issues. Large aftermarket oil coolers are a must. In addition, there are certainly 370z's with more horsepower than any v6 camaro on this forum. However, the big problem is the torque. Even with twin turbos, I haven't seen any information on a z with more than 500 ft*lbs of torque. In addition, as you mentioned, tuning is a big problem. There are many more camaros than 370z's out there. There is less of an incentive to getting everything exactly right. Apparently, tuners can't get the VVEL tuning down,thus leaving power and durability on the table.

However, that being said, the z has a huge weight advantage. Basically, the camaro needs to be very highly modified (FI) to keep up with a bolt-on z without FI.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #32
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Well I did 13.6 in what basically amounts to the 4 door version of the 370z that weighs 400 lbs more and has a good 30 less hp and 2 less gears. bench racing ftw
Well you must have a speical car cuz here they are mid 14 sec. at best stock. The 350z and 370z are not that fast here, must be the heat and bad Vegas air.
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There is a v6 twin turbo on this forum that made just over 600rwtq running 11s. Look at the FI dyno list and read his build Gretchen
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As everyone should know by now. G35 will always be here to inform us that imports smoke camaro's.

His G35 is faster than my ZL1. It's depressing.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:01 AM   #35
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No bought I would bet my heads/cam $5k Camaro would give his $50k car a run for its money
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:37 AM   #36
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As everyone should know by now. G35 will always be here to inform us that imports smoke camaro's.

His G35 is faster than my ZL1. It's depressing.
How is his G35 faster than ur zl1 ....
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How is his G35 faster than ur zl1 ....

...irony...
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:02 AM   #38
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How is his G35 faster than ur zl1 ....
I think he's calling him cretinous; between the lines of course.
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Well you must have a speical car cuz here they are mid 14 sec. at best stock. The 350z and 370z are not that fast here, must be the heat and bad Vegas air.

The reason you don't see the correct times in Vegas is because LV Motor speedway sucks. I too live in Vegas but I'm originally from California. Compared to the tracks in California the Vegas track is horrible. The prep on the track is the worst. Not to mention, Vegas is at a higher elevation than places that most magazines test cars. So yeah, in Vegas a 370z may run closer to high 13's but at sea level where cars are usually tested, it will run low 13's all day long. At a good track at sea level the 370z is good for 13.2-13.3 on average with some people even hitting 13.1.

So just because you don't see it happen in Vegas doesn't mean that it doesn't happen in other places. My old 06 LS2 Vette would only run 13.5 (on stock run flats), does that mean that LS2 Vettes only run mid 13's? Hell no, everyone knows they are good for 12.7-12.9 in stock form. My Camaro SS should run 12.9-13.1 but does it run that here in Vegas? Nope, much slower.

As for the OP's question, your V6 Camaro will have to be made as fast as the V8 Camaro in order to run with a 370z. Personally, rather than putting all that money into the V6 it would just be cheaper and easier to trade your car in for a V8. Bolt on's on the SS will leave the 370z in the dust.
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The reason you don't see the correct times in Vegas is because LV Motor speedway sucks. I too live in Vegas but I'm originally from California. Compared to the tracks in California the Vegas track is horrible. The prep on the track is the worst. Not to mention, Vegas is at a higher elevation than places that most magazines test cars. So yeah, in Vegas a 370z may run closer to high 13's but at sea level where cars are usually tested, it will run low 13's all day long. At a good track at sea level the 370z is good for 13.2-13.3 on average with some people even hitting 13.1.

So just because you don't see it happen in Vegas doesn't mean that it doesn't happen in other places. My old 06 LS2 Vette would only run 13.5 (on stock run flats), does that mean that LS2 Vettes only run mid 13's? Hell no, everyone knows they are good for 12.7-12.9 in stock form. My Camaro SS should run 12.9-13.1 but does it run that here in Vegas? Nope, much slower.

As for the OP's question, your V6 Camaro will have to be made as fast as the V8 Camaro in order to run with a 370z. Personally, rather than putting all that money into the V6 it would just be cheaper and easier to trade your car in for a V8. Bolt on's on the SS will leave the 370z in the dust.

Yep that explains it, LVMS sucks, someone call and have them close the track down. 370Z
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #41
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Yep that explains it, LVMS sucks, someone call and have them close the track down. 370Z
Every tested time I've seen for the 370z has been right around 13.4. So if they're running mid 13's at LVMS that would be about par for the course.
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No stock 370 runs low 13 sec. here in vegas, maybe below sea level with a 30 mph wind
My buddies factory Z ran 13.3-13.7. His first time at the track. (he ran about 5 times)

Now he has a blower. lol. He hasnt been back since the FI though.
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My buddies factory Z ran 13.3-13.7. His first time at the track. (he ran about 5 times)

Now he has a blower. lol. He hasnt been back since the FI though.
Well that is a good run, I did not think they were as fast as a stock 5.0 stang, or camaro SS because I have not seen one run that well next to me. I will say for a 330 hp 3300 or so pound car that would be fast, here in Vegas the best I could do with my 2012 L99 header and tuned camaro was 13.092 at 106.76 with a 2.015 60 ft 91 degree air temp and DA of 4400 plus. I guess I would be a solid mid 12 sec car in Texas where you run I bet your friends Zcar really kicks but now
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Well that is a good run, I did not think they were as fast as a stock 5.0 stang, or camaro SS because I have not seen one run that well next to me. I will say for a 330 hp 3300 or so pound car that would be fast, here in Vegas the best I could do with my 2012 L99 header and tuned camaro was 13.092 at 106.76 with a 2.015 60 ft 91 degree air temp and DA of 4400 plus. I guess I would be a solid mid 12 sec car in Texas where you run I bet your friends Zcar really kicks but now
My best run stock in my car was a 13.3 at 110 with a 2.2 60ft. I have seen factory 5.0s run 12.7s here.

You should be a solid 12 here. No doubt about that. I am curious about your trap speed though. Is that normal for an L99 car? 106 seems a little off to me. Esp with LTH and tune.
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The reason you don't see the correct times in Vegas is because LV Motor speedway sucks. I too live in Vegas but I'm originally from California. Compared to the tracks in California the Vegas track is horrible. The prep on the track is the worst. Not to mention, Vegas is at a higher elevation than places that most magazines test cars. So yeah, in Vegas a 370z may run closer to high 13's but at sea level where cars are usually tested, it will run low 13's all day long. At a good track at sea level the 370z is good for 13.2-13.3 on average with some people even hitting 13.1.

So just because you don't see it happen in Vegas doesn't mean that it doesn't happen in other places. My old 06 LS2 Vette would only run 13.5 (on stock run flats), does that mean that LS2 Vettes only run mid 13's? Hell no, everyone knows they are good for 12.7-12.9 in stock form. My Camaro SS should run 12.9-13.1 but does it run that here in Vegas? Nope, much slower.

As for the OP's question, your V6 Camaro will have to be made as fast as the V8 Camaro in order to run with a 370z. Personally, rather than putting all that money into the V6 it would just be cheaper and easier to trade your car in for a V8. Bolt on's on the SS will leave the 370z in the dust.
This explains it...
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Yep that explains it, LVMS sucks, someone call and have them close the track down. 370Z
the point is that different tracks will yield different results. Just because you don't see cars pulling certain times at LVMS doesn't mean that the car in question isn't capable of being faster. Compared to most tracks in the country LVMS is considered a "slower" track.
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the point is that different tracks will yield different results. Just because you don't see cars pulling certain times at LVMS doesn't mean that the car in question isn't capable of being faster. Compared to most tracks in the country LVMS is considered a "slower" track.
Unless G35 runs there he will beat us all
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My best run stock in my car was a 13.3 at 110 with a 2.2 60ft. I have seen factory 5.0s run 12.7s here.

You should be a solid 12 here. No doubt about that. I am curious about your trap speed though. Is that normal for an L99 car? 106 seems a little off to me. Esp with LTH and tune.
Of the 3 tune and header L99 cars here at the track this summer we all trap about the same most of the diff. Is in the 60ft time. I am waiting for oct. and nov. to see how it runs in the cooler air, also adding a set of MT's to the rear to cut the 60 ft down to a 1.7 or1.8 I hope
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The v6 auto trans cars need a better rear gear and a more aggressive tune from the factory that would wake them up. ours runs nice, but is just a little to soft when it shifts at redline, yep time to mod that one too
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First you would need at least a stick so you can get the rpms up in the power range. Than a perfect launch. From driving my stick llt and a 370z it would be a drivers race in the eight. But equally the z will pull on the top end. Hopefully they miss a shift.
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