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Old 07-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #26
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #27
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I know that's right... I'll be dyno-tuning this week, if all things pan out. That'll bring me into some respectable times too.
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So the bone stock record for an L99 is still 13.25? There hasn't been anyone else attempting to beat it or actually beat it?
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So the bone stock record for an L99 is still 13.25? There hasn't been anyone else attempting to beat it or actually beat it?
I'm updating tonight..so we shall see whats been submitted
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first time on the track both me and the car 13.7. 2.25 60 foot 105 trap missed 3rd cant wait to learn how to drive! thought i knew?
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I turned the TC off but didn't use competitive mode either...basically just trying to launch the car myself and slip the clutch...I do want to make a run or two with competitive mode on to see what it can do and then I'll go back to no TC and keep learning.
I launched at Bandimere at 4000 rpm's and spung the tires so much I had to shift into second or hit the rev limiter. So putting it in Competative mode where it runs the rpm's up over 4000 would be a waste for me.
I did however pick up over a second when I turned the stability track off along with the t/c. I just hold down the t/c button for about 7 sec and both lights com on over on the tac side gauge.
My first time out so please don't laugh...16.43 90mph with stability on>15.01 with it off at 98mph
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Are we going to get some other 1/4 mile lists started for the guy that aren't stock?

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1. Bolts on's only (Intake, exhaust, headers, tune, etc)
2. NA (heads/cam, bolt ons)
3. Forced Induction
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I launched at Bandimere at 4000 rpm's and spung the tires so much I had to shift into second or hit the rev limiter. So putting it in Competative mode where it runs the rpm's up over 4000 would be a waste for me.
I did however pick up over a second when I turned the stability track off along with the t/c. I just hold down the t/c button for about 7 sec and both lights com on over on the tac side gauge.
My first time out so please don't laugh...16.43 90mph with stability on>15.01 with it off at 98mph
Don't be embarrased, we're at fricken 5500' ASL... all these lowlanders don't realize how good they have it. Seen anyone else in CO do better?
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Are we going to get some other 1/4 mile lists started for the guy that aren't stock?

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1. Bolts on's only (Intake, exhaust, headers, tune, etc)
2. NA (heads/cam, bolt ons)
3. Forced Induction
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Thunder Valley Dragway - Marion, SD (Aug 14th)
82 degrees - DA 3354

This was my best run of the night, even though I redlined in third right before the end and it cut out. I should of hit 4th but I wanted to see what 3rd had to redline. This is my first time at the dragstrip - ever. On my other runs I was trapping 114mph in 4th but my launches sucked, as this thing will spin the stock tires in 1st, 2nd & 3rd. I am in the left lane and a V-Max motorcycle in the right lane. Maybe someone else can chime in on heating up the stock tires?? I was smoking them pretty good in the burnout box before my runs - good for stock tires or no? I thought 12.6 was pretty good for me as there was a 06 Z06 that had a best of 12.8 for the night.

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LPE 570 - Mag S/C, Roto CAI, Borla Cat-Back, Pedders Xa Coilovers
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Thunder Valley Dragway - Marion, SD (Aug 14th)
82 degrees - DA 3354

This was my best run of the night, even though I redlined in third right before the end and it cut out. I should of hit 4th but I wanted to see what 3rd had to redline. This is my first time at the dragstrip - ever. On my other runs I was trapping 114mph in 4th but my launches sucked, as this thing will spin the stock tires in 1st, 2nd & 3rd. I am in the left lane and a V-Max motorcycle in the right lane. Maybe someone else can chime in on heating up the stock tires?? I was smoking them pretty good in the burnout box before my runs - good for stock tires or no? I thought 12.6 was pretty good for me as there was a 06 Z06 that had a best of 12.8 for the night.

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Great runs!!! Not good smoking up stock tires....go around the water box..dont go thru it...back up to the damp area in front of the water box..burnout...release and roar out..you should get a light wisp of smoke..once you see that you are good to go...
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Great runs!!! Not good smoking up stock tires....go around the water box..dont go thru it...back up to the damp area in front of the water box..burnout...release and roar out..you should get a light wisp of smoke..once you see that you are good to go...
Damn - I was wondering about that. I figured smoking up the stock tires would sticky them up but it probably made them more greasy. I was side stepping the clutch and holding the brake to do a good burnout - doh!! I can't wait to get back to the track to run again. Thanks Junkie - I appreciate it!!!
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Damn - I was wondering about that. I figured smoking up the stock tires would sticky them up but it probably made them more greasy. I was side stepping the clutch and holding the brake to do a good burnout - doh!! I can't wait to get back to the track to run again. Thanks Junkie - I appreciate it!!!
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I was thinking about taking my LT1 RS to the track tomorrow night to do some bracket racing. Anyone know how consistent these things will run and if it would be even be worth my time trying to dial it in?

My weekend is setting up to be pretty sweet, take the car to the track on friday night, then saturday morning watch it get washed by some bikini clad babes at a car show.
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I was thinking about taking my LT1 RS to the track tomorrow night to do some bracket racing. Anyone know how consistent these things will run and if it would be even be worth my time trying to dial it in?

My weekend is setting up to be pretty sweet, take the car to the track on friday night, then saturday morning watch it get washed by some bikini clad babes at a car show.
My 2LT auto is INCREDIBLY consistent! Last time out I hot lapped her a bit... I actually had back to back passes that were 14.800!



BTW, has anyone had trouble with trap speeds? Check my slip above... It's really odd.. one run I'll get the correct trap seed of 94 or so.. next slip will be 83! And no, i'm not lifting! LOL! Thing is it has happened at multiple tracks! When I ask they just
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So the bone stock record for an L99 is still 13.25? There hasn't been anyone else attempting to beat it or actually beat it?
Bone stock L99..My two best times so far at Bandimere are below:

14.779 @ 96.23..DA of 8342 corrects to a 13.22 @ 107.09

14.524 @ 97.11..DA of 6928 corrects to a 13.25 @ 106.15
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My 2LT auto is INCREDIBLY consistent! Last time out I hot lapped her a bit... I actually had back to back passes that were 14.800!



BTW, has anyone had trouble with trap speeds? Check my slip above... It's really odd.. one run I'll get the correct trap seed of 94 or so.. next slip will be 83! And no, i'm not lifting! LOL! Thing is it has happened at multiple tracks! When I ask they just
If mine can run numbers like that, I might park my '81 permantly! We can't get that thing to fall out of a tree consistently I can win some races if it'll run dead on the number like that.
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I went to the track last night with my 2010 2SS A6. It was my first time ever running a car in the 1/4 mile. My best time was 13.96. A friend took some pics of my burnout and taking off, soon as i get them ill get them posted up. Plan on going to the track again next weekend and hopefully I'm going to beat my time.
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9/2/09 New England Dragway. My first and last runs. The last run was the 13.38. I am car 285. A6 L99 1SS.
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Since you seem less then interested in accuracy in the 1/4 mile fast list thread, please delete my times from the list. I have already deleted my time slip posting. As long as you continue to ignore DA calculations, then this list is just catering to people living at lower altitude locations.

It would have been really easy to make this a meaningful list for everyone in North America. You already require people to post a time slip. The track name, date and time are on the slip and that's all you need to get weather/DA data and convert times with the tools at dragtimes.com. This really makes a difference in gauging/comparing the reality of all times. In my case, my best time of 14.52 is actually my third best converted time at 13.25. After conversion, my real best time came from a 14.77 run that converted to a 13.22 (the DA was 8342 that day!)

Anyway, that ends my rant. Hope you're all enjoying your Camaro as much as I'm enjoying mine!
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Since you seem less then interested in accuracy in the 1/4 mile fast list thread, please delete my times from the list. I have already deleted my time slip posting. As long as you continue to ignore DA calculations, then this list is just catering to people living at lower altitude locations.

It would have been really easy to make this a meaningful list for everyone in North America. You already require people to post a time slip. The track name, date and time are on the slip and that's all you need to get weather/DA data and convert times with the tools at dragtimes.com. This really makes a difference in gauging/comparing the reality of all times. In my case, my best time of 14.52 is actually my third best converted time at 13.25. After conversion, my real best time came from a 14.77 run that converted to a 13.22 (the DA was 8342 that day!)

Anyway, that ends my rant. Hope you're all enjoying your Camaro as much as I'm enjoying mine!
And you can go to dragtimes and convert it yourself like anyone else would are you finished with your ranting now?
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Since you seem less then interested in accuracy in the 1/4 mile fast list thread, please delete my times from the list. I have already deleted my time slip posting. As long as you continue to ignore DA calculations, then this list is just catering to people living at lower altitude locations.

It would have been really easy to make this a meaningful list for everyone in North America. You already require people to post a time slip. The track name, date and time are on the slip and that's all you need to get weather/DA data and convert times with the tools at dragtimes.com. This really makes a difference in gauging/comparing the reality of all times. In my case, my best time of 14.52 is actually my third best converted time at 13.25. After conversion, my real best time came from a 14.77 run that converted to a 13.22 (the DA was 8342 that day!)

Anyway, that ends my rant. Hope you're all enjoying your Camaro as much as I'm enjoying mine!

As much as it might suck, 1/4 mile records are based on actual track times. Corrected track times are not real track times. Corrected track times are for people to get an "idea" of what their car "might" run under more optimumal conditions. But they are not actual track times.

Official 1/4 mile records are based on the actual time a car runs (E.T. uncorrected).
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As much as it might suck, 1/4 mile records are based on actual track times. Corrected track times are not real track times. Corrected track times are for people to get an "idea" of what their car "might" run under more optimumal conditions. But they are not actual track times.

Official 1/4 mile records are based on the actual time a car runs (E.T. uncorrected).
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I think volleyfan has a very valid point. I dont know what posts you deleted, but that aside look at what hes saying.

We have cars from pretty much everywhere on here.

Then we have a fast list for the 1/4 mile.

So people in CO will never ever be on that list due to location alone.

If we only raced on 1 track it would be okay, but to compare times from around the country at all times of the year is not accurate at all.

The calculator is there for this specific reason.

If anything there should be 2 sets of lists.

Calculated and non-corrected times.

I could (not speaking for everyone) care less about stock or modified more so than corrected times.

Just saying. Not that it really matters because being on the list doesnt actually do anything. But if you were giving away hotdogs or something to the fast list that would be different.
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I think volleyfan has a very valid point. I dont know what posts you deleted, but that aside look at what hes saying.

We have cars from pretty much everywhere on here.

Then we have a fast list for the 1/4 mile.

So people in CO will never ever be on that list due to location alone.

If we only raced on 1 track it would be okay, but to compare times from around the country at all times of the year is not accurate at all.

The calculator is there for this specific reason.

If anything there should be 2 sets of lists.

Calculated and non-corrected times.

I could (not speaking for everyone) care less about stock or modified more so than corrected times.

Just saying. Not that it really matters because being on the list doesnt actually do anything. But if you were giving away hotdogs or something to the fast list that would be different.
Or the people on CO could plan a nice fall vacation and come out of the mountains... I've raced on tracks from Northern Michigan all the way down to Orlando, Florida...

No list that I have ever seen has "corrected" times... DA correction is basically an educated guess..... It may give you a good idea of what you might run but it's not as exact as actually running...
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