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Old 10-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #15
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Let's be honest..You can never have enough hp. If GM would have dropped the LS9 in it we all would have said [whiney little kid voice] "Why bother dropping in the LS9 if you're not going to at least match the GT500 hp? Come on GM!" lol.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:59 PM   #16
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Hmmmmmmm. I guess my answer is I'm extremely happy with my car.


But there is no such thing as too much hp. So maybe I'll do some pulleys and a tune one day.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:46 AM   #17
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I'm very happy with mine. 580HP is more than enough for a street car. I wish it was about 800 pound lighter though.
This.
I'd settle for 400 pounds less.
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:51 AM   #18
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Perfectly happy with what I have now. My Z is fast enough FOR ME. A few hundred pounds lighter would be great for the car & maybe one hundred pounds lighter for the driver, too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:49 AM   #19
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I'll admit that I am wanting more HP. I do like what's there now, but it's a addiction. Always wanting more.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #20
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Is it a women's car....or a manual trans???
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #21
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Is it a women's car....or a manual trans???
I guess that's why most drag cars are "women's cars" as you put it.

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Old 10-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #22
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Like what was said already, the weight is what's really keeping this car from being a much more fun ride. No doubt this would be an easy 11.7 car with just 300 lbs less weight to carry.

I wish I had gotten a manual tranny but they appear very difficult to drive. I don't think I've personally seen a stock one run quicker than 12.5s.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:45 AM   #23
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Every stock GT500 I've seen at the track has come dangerously close to hitting the wall.

That's a good thing. Can't believe I missed this the first time. Are we celebrating the fact that the GT500 doesn't handle for crap?
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:47 AM   #24
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These cars feel so smooth that they don't feel like 580hp in my opinion. And the weight doesn't help either.
My SS felt a whole lot faster than the ZL1 does, a whole lot. And it was only 430rwhp.
Nice job on the 11.87 Dan.

11.99 stock internal for my commuter vehicle and then I do heads/cam or get something else. I miss high 10's, been 9.4's as my quickest ever in the past.

That said, I'm ready for a bit more power too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:58 AM   #25
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Just saying...a manual car that you have to shift...just adds an element of "fun" to drag racing. Sitting there tapping flippers....ain't for me.
Get ready. Manuals are dying quick. Even the new GT3 dropped the manual for a 7 speed DCT.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:00 PM   #26
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That's a good thing. Can't believe I missed this the first time. Are we celebrating the fact that the GT500 doesn't handle for crap?
I was referring to the drag strip. The 500s are making so much power that I've seen a few literally get out of hand after making a hard shift into 2nd. That's the kind of power I'm looking for. It makes for a very entertaining but challenging ride.

I know that when my car finally scares me, I can then stop modding
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:07 PM   #27
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Like what was said already, the weight is what's really keeping this car from being a much more fun ride. No doubt this would be an easy 11.7 car with just 300 lbs less weight to carry.

I wish I had gotten a manual tranny but they appear very difficult to drive. I don't think I've personally seen a stock one run quicker than 12.5s.
Seen one running consistent 12.2's stock last night M6.
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Old 10-06-2013, 03:20 PM   #28
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I was referring to the drag strip. The 500s are making so much power that I've seen a few literally get out of hand after making a hard shift into 2nd. That's the kind of power I'm looking for. It makes for a very entertaining but challenging ride.

I know that when my car finally scares me, I can then stop modding
I know what you mean, my GT500 accelerates so fast its hard to keep it straight. I love the ride of the ZL1 and its handling is superb, but in a straight line the GT500 is king in my eyes, and I'm a Chevy fan, just saying
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