Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Grabiak Performance Center
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #18
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
long block is 100% stock with a cam thrown in it.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:36 PM   #19
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
I usually start with the fan in front of the car, once the radiator is cooled down then I move the fan to the engine.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:46 PM   #20
bballr4567
 
Drives: 2006 GTO
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Evansville, IN
Posts: 749
The sparks looked like they were coming from right around the rear end. Its very strange. I watched it probably ten times trying to see.
bballr4567 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #21
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
I did a pretty good search at the track. couldn't see anything. as soon as the baby goes to sleep this afternoon im going to get under it and look in the daylight
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 04:06 PM   #22
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
found the source of the sparks

the bigger bolts used on the driveshaft were hitting some bracing when the car was squatting. it appears that they have gone ahead and clearanced themselves for me lol.

also found one spot on the new driveshaft rubbing on the tunnel, so I'm going to give that a little clearance also.

here are some pics.


__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 04:58 PM   #23
Nightmare2012
come find out;)
 
Drives: stockish 2012 camaro ss
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: speed county
Posts: 2,167
Damn time for some upgrades!
Nightmare2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #24
Supercharged SS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 11,962
You need to get some drag wheels and let that car leave like it's supposed to!!!
Supercharged SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 09:59 PM   #25
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
its was only the second pass on the new set-up, give it some time. I have a set of 17" welds already in the garage for it.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #26
Supercharged SS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 11,962
Did you install a bar/cage in the car yet? I can't remember.
Supercharged SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:03 PM   #27
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
no, its a street car.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:05 PM   #28
Supercharged SS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 11,962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdunn View Post
no, its a street car.
Has nothing to do with it being a street car. It has to do with safety. Plenty of street cars have cages.
Supercharged SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #29
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
cage is actually way more dangerous if your not wearing a helmet in the car at all times. least a 8.5's certed cage is. a simple cage with no roof halo wouldn't be that big of a deal. but those are only good till 10.00. and im coming up on that now, so it would be pointless

I drive this car way to much to put a certed cage in it. its got a kids seat in the back seat. wife takes it to the grocery store all the time. I still put about 1000 miles a month on the car.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #30
Supercharged SS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 11,962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdunn View Post
cage is actually way more dangerous if your not wearing a helmet in the car at all times.
That's a very good point. That's why they are required to be padded anywhere your head can hit.

I'm suprised they let you run it with no cage going that fast. I can't imagine once you get closer to 135 you still get away with that but every track is different.

Kids seat in the back seat and the roll bar def won't work. I can see where you're coming from.
Supercharged SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #31
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
the track is alittle fuzzy on new nhra rules concerning my car. they are under the impression that any car newer than 2008 doesn't need cage/bar/belts till they hit the 10.00 mark.

they are incorrect...since its any STOCK car that is unaltered...but im not going to correct them.
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:34 PM   #32
Supercharged SS
Account Suspended
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Sandy Hook, CT
Posts: 11,962
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdunn View Post
the track is alittle fuzzy on new nhra rules concerning my car. they are under the impression that any car newer than 2008 doesn't need cage/bar/belts till they hit the 10.00 mark.

they are incorrect...since its any STOCK car that is unaltered...but im not going to correct them.
Nope. That's not you're problem. Let them figure it out. Now you just need some cooler weather.
Supercharged SS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2013, 10:57 PM   #33
Rdunn
9.5@143mph
 
Rdunn's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro SS
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: St.Louis,Mo
Posts: 588
the weather screwed me lol. we have had beautiful weather ALL summer. almost every night in the 60's. soon as my car is ready BAM. 100* days and 80*+ nights
__________________
Procharger F1X, 4L80E, E85, CBI Street Cars, DSX Tuning
Rdunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2013, 09:51 AM   #34
Trackman

 
Trackman's Avatar
 
Drives: 67RS Camaro ,Black 2013 ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdunn View Post
the track is alittle fuzzy on new nhra rules concerning my car. they are under the impression that any car newer than 2008 doesn't need cage/bar/belts till they hit the 10.00 mark.

they are incorrect...since its any STOCK car that is unaltered...but im not going to correct them.
Ya they need to clarify that rule. It is pretty grey. It would be nice if they change it to unaltered safety and structural for 2008 and newer.
I plan to put a bar in this winter but it will end trips to the ice cream shop with the kids and I cant see the wife going for groceries anymore either after that.
__________________
__________
9.85@140.88
Trackman is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.