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Old 11-07-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Track times/0-60 times w/ V6?

Just curious what kind 1/4 mile times and or 0-60 times some of you guys have been getting out of the V6 Camaro and with what mods added? Just wondering because while I think the 14:1 compression ratio will hold the V6 down performance wise, but I think the 300hp + some bolt-on's and stuff. I'm kind of curious as to what the V6 may be capable of. I'm not looking for V6 vs. V8 or anything like that I just want to see some real track numbers for the V6 or modded V6's.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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Just curious what kind 1/4 mile times and or 0-60 times some of you guys have been getting out of the V6 Camaro and with what mods added? Just wondering because while I think the 14:1 compression ratio will hold the V6 down performance wise, but I think the 300hp + some bolt-on's and stuff. I'm kind of curious as to what the V6 may be capable of. I'm not looking for V6 vs. V8 or anything like that I just want to see some real track numbers for the V6 or modded V6's.
There is a thread on this already. Search is your friend.
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If you browse some in the drag racing section you will see a few times...One member I know has run a 13.76 in the 1/4 and i've seen it done faster
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:01 PM   #4
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If you browse some in the drag racing section you will see a few times...One member I know has run a 13.76 in the 1/4 and i've seen it done faster
With the V6? Fastest I could find is 14.3 and that was member scrming. I mean
there is little to no one going down the track in the V6 and no one with a stick doing it. At least not on this forum.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:13 PM   #5
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With the V6? Fastest I could find is 14.3 and that was member scrming. I mean
there is little to no one going down the track in the V6 and no one with a stick doing it. At least not on this forum.
look in the drag racing section..but the quickest ive seen in person is 13.59
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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look in the drag racing section..but the quickest ive seen in person is 13.59
Wow... A V6? What was the DA? I'm running 14.3 with the DA in 1400 to 1600 range IIRC... Ran 14.3 again today... haven't calc. the DA yet... Need to buy a weather station!
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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Wow... A V6? What was the DA? I'm running 14.3 with the DA in 1400 to 1600 range IIRC... Ran 14.3 again today... haven't calc. the DA yet... Need to buy a weather station!
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Did do you still have the V2 exhaust on the car? If so, it looks like the performance is not markedly different between the more aggressive system and the more subdued version?
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #8
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Did do you still have the V2 exhaust on the car? If so, it looks like the performance is not markedly different between the more aggressive system and the more subdued version?
I'm actually putting together every thing from today together to update the 2.0 thread...

But yes, there appears to be no difference between 1.0 and 2.0 when it comes to performance...
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Thanks for the reply's so far guys! I've just been very curious about the 1/4 mile times bc my Firebird while being lighter & being a V8 is good for low 13's w/ 300hp. It just makes me wonder what 300hp V6 may be capable of with some bolt on performance mods as it's the most potent & technologically advanced V6 GM has produced.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #10
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I believe the car's torque management system is holding my car back a bit... During a shift the timing goes from mid-20s to -8 degrees... I'm pulling a 2.0 60' and trapping at 97 MPH yet my ETs are 14.3 to 14.5... With that 60' time and trap speed I should be closer to the 13s...

Also remember.. while the V6 is rated at 304HP, the torque is only rated at like 273 ft/lbs... and my 2LT RS tipped the scales at 3840 WITHOUT the driver...
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Just curious what kind 1/4 mile times and or 0-60 times some of you guys have been getting out of the V6 Camaro and with what mods added? Just wondering because while I think the 14:1 compression ratio will hold the V6 down performance wise, but I think the 300hp + some bolt-on's and stuff. I'm kind of curious as to what the V6 may be capable of. I'm not looking for V6 vs. V8 or anything like that I just want to see some real track numbers for the V6 or modded V6's.
Not trying to sound mean or nasty about it but, why would you even care? It says in your signature you have a SS on order.
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Not trying to sound mean or nasty about it but, why would you even care? It says in your signature you have a SS on order.
Sounds like just plain curiosity... I think some of it may be all the talk about the 300HP has a lot of people curious on how that translates to 1/4 mile times...
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I'm curious bc with 300hp stock and 14.2 stock times I wonder what possibly some bolt ons could do to improve those times and possibly get into the 13's and low 5's 0-60. Someone on here once said that a Camaro is a Camaro whether it's got a V6 or a V8. We all already know that the V8 is limitless with performance and while the V6 may not be I still think the V6 probably has the capability to put down some decent numbers. I'm just one that likes to learn as much as I can about both the V8's & V6 of the 5th gen Camaro.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #14
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I'm curious bc with 300hp stock and 14.2 stock times I wonder what possibly some bolt ons could do to improve those times and possibly get into the 13's and low 5's 0-60. Someone on here once said that a Camaro is a Camaro whether it's got a V6 or a V8. We all already know that the V8 is limitless with performance and while the V6 may not be I still think the V6 probably has the capability to put down some decent numbers. I'm just one that likes to learn as much as I can about both the V8's & V6 of the 5th gen Camaro.
That's pretty much what I figured you were after!

I would say simple bolt-ons aren't show huge gains... a few HP here and there... BBK teased at a BIG GAIN with long tubes... but that also meant going to aftermarket high-flow cats... which is not an option for everyone...

I think we'll see some benefit when a tuner comes out for the LLT... I think reducing the effects of the torque management system will help quite a bit..

Right now my best times with an axle back and separate IAT sensor is 14.32. Looking at the DA and if I correct to sea level it put it at 14.03... Since the track elevation is 895 feet here, it's going to take some really good weather for me to get a 14.0... LOL!

I will add headers over the winter... tune hopefully before spring... so I'm hoping for 13's when the tracks open!

Although the track here is open to November 30th... so BBK if you want to send me some prototype Long Tubes to try out at the track, let me know! LOL!
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when i turn 18 ill go and let you guys know what i get in my manual
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:57 AM   #16
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Why wait? Take a parent or guardian and have them sign the waiver...

As long as you understand your insurance doesn't cover the track...
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Sounds like just plain curiosity... I think some of it may be all the talk about the 300HP has a lot of people curious on how that translates to 1/4 mile times...
Bingo!! I also have an SS, but I am very interested in the performance of the
V6 and the potential of this engine.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:18 AM   #18
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This is a very valuable thread...even more so if folks detail the mods they have installed and corresponding results. scrming you are making me lean toward the V6 again! GM outta pay you a promoters fee!
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After looking at the gains I/E have netted the V6 (which were not as large as expected), I'm thinking without a doubt the best gains will be had through aftermarket headers and a tuner, but time will tell.
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Well, this thread should really be linked as well....

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36387

You will see several guys making it well into the 5s.
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Here's a teaser from the test&tune runs I did last nite.... This was my best of the evening. Air was bad though! 75F, baro was 29.71 with 82% humidity.



The DA was 1586 so this corrects to 14.27@99.3

I'll post some more info on the dynolicious and Kat Matrix comparo this evening....
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:25 AM   #22
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Here's a teaser from the test&tune runs I did last nite.... This was my best of the evening. Air was bad though! 75F, baro was 29.71 with 82% humidity.



The DA was 1586 so this corrects to 14.27@99.3

I'll post some more info on the dynolicious and Kat Matrix comparo this evening....
Very cool! Funny on the R/T... That's why I've never done the 1/4 mile test with the dashhawk... takes to long after you stop moving to get all setup... LOL

Actually 14.5 with a DA of 1586 is not bad at all! My corrected times are coming it at about 14.0x. Your trap speed is great!

Nice 60' also... how were you launching?
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Very cool! Funny on the R/T... That's why I've never done the 1/4 mile test with the dashhawk... takes to long after you stop moving to get all setup... LOL

Actually 14.5 with a DA of 1586 is not bad at all! My corrected times are coming it at about 14.0x. Your trap speed is great!

Nice 60' also... how were you launching?
Same as before... Load the converter to about 1500 and feather the throttle out of the hole. I have a video to post later...
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Here's a teaser from the test&tune runs I did last nite....

I'll post some more info on the dynolicious and Kat Matrix comparo this evening....
I know it may seem longer........ But it takes 3 secs. for the KAT Matrix to calibrate.
I guess you know to put in what you want to ck.( 0-60mph or 1/4mi ) a few mins. before you get Anywhere near the stating line.

BTW..I wanted to be sure so i just ck'd. it 5 times & it is 3 secs.

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I know it may seem longer........ But it takes 3 secs. for the KAT Matrix to calibrate.
I guess you know to put in what you want to ck.( 0-60mph or 1/4mi ) a few mins. before you get Anywhere near the stating line.

BTW..I wanted to be sure so i just ck'd. it 5 times & it is 3 secs.

On the tree, you have 4 lites spaced at 1/2 sec apart. By the time you stage, you have 2.5 sec to the green! 3 secs to cal leaves you waiting at the green..... And that's if you push the start button right when you stage!
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