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Old 07-19-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Raced a Cobalt SS with alot of mods last night.....

So I pull up to the line at our local track next to a black Cobalt SS. We take off and I can tell immediately that it is not stock from the turbo sounds as he shifts. I took him off the line and all the way down the track about 3 times in a row. Then the last time we finish neck and neck or he may have won by a hair and I ask him what he has done to his car. He doesn't tell me other than to say it's not stock, but I can smell the spray he just used to keep up with my SS. So I say to him, what a pity you had to use spray just to keep up with all the mods you did to the car vs. a 100% stock Camaro 2SS. I liked the car but he was a jerk. Glad I pulled him 3 times before spray. i just hate when people use spray in everyday cars. I am one of those guys that likes to rebuild things or add superchargers, but never spray. Spray just seems so cheap and wussy to me. Yeah it may give you a good boost, but who cares. Show something and build it. Just thought I would share and rant a bit.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #2
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yea some cobalt owners are d***heads. alot of them are good headed guys(coming from that platform)....there are alot of gto haters so i expect the camaro will be the same. good race though....but i guarantee he doesnt have more than maybe 6k in mods(performance) however...they are a fast car, and given you can pick up one for cheap(got mine for under 20k brand new)...youl really suprise people
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:32 PM   #4
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So I pull up to the line at our local track next to a black Cobalt SS. We take off and I can tell immediately that it is not stock from the turbo sounds as he shifts. I took him off the line and all the way down the track about 3 times in a row. Then the last time we finish neck and neck or he may have won by a hair and I ask him what he has done to his car. He doesn't tell me other than to say it's not stock, but I can smell the spray he just used to keep up with my SS. So I say to him, what a pity you had to use spray just to keep up with all the mods you did to the car vs. a 100% stock Camaro 2SS. I liked the car but he was a jerk. Glad I pulled him 3 times before spray. i just hate when people use spray in everyday cars. I am one of those guys that likes to rebuild things or add superchargers, but never spray. Spray just seems so cheap and wussy to me. Yeah it may give you a good boost, but who cares. Show something and build it. Just thought I would share and rant a bit.

Hey Lee I always see you posting about going to the track. Do you have any vids? I would like to see how the L99 gets down
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:53 PM   #5
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I believe his "local track" is a play on words.

I know when I go to the track- I never worry that much about the car beside me, nor can I pay that much attention to car lengths etc.

I think the lack of 60' discussion, lack of 1/4 times and mph makes this seem like the Local track isn't a "track" at all.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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Most Cobalt owners are jackasses.

Ask me how I know

The SS/TC with a downpipe, hard charge piping, a three inch exhaust and an aggressive tune will trap 112-114 and run mid to low 12s depending on driver.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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I am in favor of supercharging and then spraying
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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Good car but they just don't sound as nice as a v8.
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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Hey if you pull up to the line...you are either victor or victim
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Old 07-19-2009, 03:59 PM   #10
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I believe his "local track" is a play on words.

I know when I go to the track- I never worry that much about the car beside me, nor can I pay that much attention to car lengths etc.

I think the lack of 60' discussion, lack of 1/4 times and mph makes this seem like the Local track isn't a "track" at all.

HAHA yeah kinda a given when he says were were neck n neck or he may have even won. seems to me you would know if you won the round or not
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:08 PM   #11
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Yeah. The timeslips at the track would tell you. Looks like we have a street racer who wanted to post his story.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #12
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Yeah. The timeslips at the track would tell you. Looks like we have a street racer who wanted to post his story.


also...nitrous oxide is odorless, awesome job being able to smell it
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Yeah. The timeslips at the track would tell you. Looks like we have a street racer who wanted to post his story.
Local track actually does have a No ET night...
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also...nitrous oxide is odorless, awesome job being able to smell it
Most gases that are odorless have additives which give them a unique smell, this way you know if you have a leak. (safety issue) -- Not sure about Nitrous Oxide for car use?
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #15
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Most gases that are odorless have additives which give them a unique smell, this way you know if you have a leak. (safety issue) -- Not sure about Nitrous Oxide for car use?
They weren't doing any times. They usually only do times on Fridays. Saturdays are more of a fun time where people just get together, have some good food, show off their cars. It is more of a family atmosphere. They have also had some problems with people there complaining about issues with the timers there. I don't have any videos because I am usually there by myself since my wife deployed a couple weeks ago. I either meet up with some other GTO or Camaro guys or just race a bit and go home. It is only 10 bucks to race for the night so it is something to do. I actually haven't met too many jackasses in Cobalts, they are usually pretty cool guys. Just not the car for me. Just got the greenlight from the wifey for a supercharger so hopefully the next time I will have it and can take some vids. I don't even have a video camera so hopefully someone I know does. And yes I do street race..........so does everyone else here. No biggie when it is on a highway at 2am with no one on the road. Please spare me the someone could die speeches. But this was not a street race. The L99 runs as strong as the LS3 contrary to some on this site. I have beaten some LS3s and been beaten by some LS3s. It is a drivers race all the way. But I definitely smelled a gas from his car, if it wasn't spray then I have no idea what it was. And I know without spray, as bad as I beat him the times before, there would have been no way that he could have kept up. I took him by like 2 car lengths each time looking in my mirrors. Believe me if you want to. Why do so many on here hate on others.....jeez.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:44 PM   #16
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:12 PM   #17
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Wow I love how everybody jumps on this guy saying he's street racing yada yada yada trying to give him $hit when hes just trying to share his experience racing another car, calm down people...

There is a shoot first ask questions later attitude on this site sometimes, I think people need to get all the facts before they chastise anyone
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