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Old 09-16-2009, 02:59 PM   #29
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:17 PM   #30
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Well I did a couple practice runs power shifting before I got to the track. I must admit I had some pretty tight cheeks.

I dump the clutch for burnout before the first run and my pedal sticks to the floor. After lifting it with my foot I stage and take off. Didn't want to shift into 2nd and when I tried 3rd pedal was on the floor again. I was so pissed I just stayed on it. Clutch smoked all the way down the track.Awesome smell by the way.

Let it cool down for about 45 mins, then ran by best time yet. 12.40@114.82 My clutch wasn't happy with me after my next 2 runs. Corvette guys kept telling me to slip the clutch off the line, I told them I wanted to get home. It's time for a upgrade - and more fun at the track. I'll break into 11's yet.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #31
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Not bad times but the corvette guys are right...slip that clutch off the line and make sure you change out that fluid when you get home...i bet it's pretty dark after that.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:35 PM   #32
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:57 PM   #33
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:42 AM   #34
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Nice runs TC!! I just got back from the track and I definately need some drag radials for next year. My 60' was always over 2 and traction is definately an issue. I was going to try and slip the clutch off the line but never really did it. I ended up with a 12.45 @ 117.5 mph with the stock tires. It was a test and tune tonight, so no track prep either. First run, someone about lost it and got close to hitting the guard rail. Time for some drag radials!!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:36 AM   #35
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We've exchanged PM's on Tech, so you know I'm working on mine. I'm not disclosing too much about my car at this time because I have some races coming up, but don't worry, I'll be putting up some time slips before the Shootout and I'm sure I'll see you there. I'm also still waiting on my 18" wheels with 315 DR's to show up so I can do better than the 20's with 305 Nitto's on them. I gotta get the gear ratio down, so I'm going with 26.6" tires. Hopefully our cars will be pretty evenly matched by the time the Shootout rolls around. LMR's Procharged 427 LSx blocked car should be an evil one. I'll just be satisfied to make the Quick 8 5th gens from the Street Shoutout.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:44 PM   #36
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Well, I can't get my car to hook for anything, I need to practice more (I have been)...my one trip to the track, I had bad 60' times, like 2.2 or 2.1, best run was 12.3 @116 mph....I am now working with my tire set up and some suspension work to make it right. I went on a Wednesday (9/2/09) for a test and tune and the track was not in good shape either.

I purchased this car and dropped additional $$$ into it not just to claim hp numbers, but to take it to the track as many times as I can. I will be going to the lsx shootout, so I'll be happy to see everyone there with their 5th gens.

EDIT: Any advise or help with the tire setup would be appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #37
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It warms my heart to hear guys are taking their modded cars to the track.

I have a set of bushings for the rear cradle and diff center section. Way too much squish and movement in my opinion.

The Mickeys on the 18" wheels really helped the effective gear ratio.

I have a set of 6 cylinder springs ordered and hope to get them in my hands for some testing. If Afco would make some trick shocks like they make for the GTO I think it would also help.

I have run as fast as 125.33 in the quarter. That was at 4050 pounds. I can't get the think to not spin through the first 3 gears.

Looking forward to meeting everyone at the LSX shootout.

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Old 09-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #38
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On a slower pass prior to the 10.96 I went 129.XX, I only had a 1.80 60ft vs the 1.6X on the 10 second pass. I hope to run 134/136 now.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #39
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On a slower pass prior to the 10.96 I went 129.XX, I only had a 1.80 60ft vs the 1.6X on the 10 second pass. I hope to run 134/136 now.
Haha, yep further proof that we can make some big power but getting it to the ground is going to be interesting.

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Old 09-20-2009, 10:31 PM   #40
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I can't find the info on the LSX shootout now. Can someone show me that link thats on the forums? I'm planning on competing but need to get more info. Time is getting short.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #41
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http://www.nmcadigital.com/lsx/

We are staying here:
http://www.admiraltyinns.com/Admiralty/index.php

Rooms were cheap ($215 for 3 nights with 2 queen beds) and it is 1 mile from the host hotel where the crazy LSX party is Thursday night.

We will be leaving Early Thursday morning from PGH and were looking for more cars to cruise down with...
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:41 PM   #42
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so i have to be there to tech in before 5pm...damnit. hopefully i dont have any tests that morning.
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