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Old 10-06-2013, 03:51 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, 06:49 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, 08:41 AM   #20
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Is it a women's car....or a manual trans???
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:47 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, 08:47 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, 11:45 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, 11:47 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, 11:58 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, 01:00 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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'99 SS M6. 13.28 @ 105 stock. 12.02 @ 116.5 bolt-ons on street tires. Full weight. New combo 10.94 @ 126.9 n/a full weight on et streets. .http://youtu.be/BCJNFJrp2lg
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:07 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, 04:20 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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Old 10-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #29
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Funny, the most powerful Camaro ever produced and already it isn't enough!
But its not the fastest Camaro ever produced. Weight plays an issue with this car.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:21 PM   #30
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Seen one running consistent 12.2's stock last night M6.
I'm not saying it can't be done, it just takes seat time. Very seldom do I ever see one at the track so obviously folks just aren't racing them.

I drove my 99 SS to 11.7s on street tires with less power and less weight. The ZL is just so heavy...
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'99 SS M6. 13.28 @ 105 stock. 12.02 @ 116.5 bolt-ons on street tires. Full weight. New combo 10.94 @ 126.9 n/a full weight on et streets. .http://youtu.be/BCJNFJrp2lg
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #31
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stock I was not happy. I am content but not happy now. I will do headers, injectors, larger pulley this spring and see what that does for me.

who knows I might have to port the heads and run the Zr1 cam to be happy.

handling and drive I am pretty happy though. Love the way this car just soaks up any road at very high speed.


I see no point is holding on to power train waranty if your not happy with the powertrain. waranty is nice but this car is pretty meat and potatoes engine and transmission wise. if something happens It will just get bigger stronger faster.

If I would have bought the GT500 I proabably would have been content with the power but would be doing axels, clutch, suspension mods. No car is perfect. I was content with my Z06's power level but the suspension had ruthless snap oversteer at times and needed modification for sure.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:26 PM   #32
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stock I was not happy. I am content but not happy now. I will do headers, injectors, larger pulley this spring and see what that does for me.

who knows I might have to port the heads and run the Zr1 cam to be happy.

handling and drive I am pretty happy though. Love the way this car just soaks up any road at very high speed.
Is your car a manual?
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'94 Z28 A4. 13.64 @ 100.1 stock. 11.71 @ 117 h/c (sold)

'99 SS M6. 13.28 @ 105 stock. 12.02 @ 116.5 bolt-ons on street tires. Full weight. New combo 10.94 @ 126.9 n/a full weight on et streets. .http://youtu.be/BCJNFJrp2lg
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #33
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I think the biggest problem is that while cars have gotten more powerful, they also have gotten a lot heavier. This really is counter productive to performance.

I drove my father-in-laws new vette yesterday. It feel so much better than my ZL1 as far as the total driving experience ,and it's a lot less power. But, it also weighs a lot less.


I can't image what a ZR1 is like. That has to be death on wheels.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #34
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But its not the fastest Camaro ever produced. Weight plays an issue with this car.
Which Steet legal produced Camaro is faster?
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