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Old 11-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #1
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How can I make my v6 Camaro faster (0-60)

Mainly looking to increase 0-60 time. I hear that its not the hp thats making it 6 seconds, its that it doesnt have enough torque. What do you suggest I do to make it faster? .Thanks and sorry if this question has already been answered.

I will post pics when it gets delivered tomorrow (between 9am-2pm)
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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Mainly looking to increase 0-60 time. I hear that its not the hp thats making it 6 seconds, its that it doesnt have enough torque. What do you suggest I do to make it faster? .Thanks and sorry if this question has already been answered.

I will post pics when it gets delivered tomorrow (between 9am-2pm)
Not a whole lot of options out there... Biggest increase you can get right now is the Zex Nitrous Oxide kit!! WOOHOO!!

I picked up a fairly nice mid-range gain with my MRT axle back and then a bit more with my stand alone IAT (Inlet Air temp) mod... Stock my car was consistently 6.0 in the 0-60 using my dashhawk... Now down to 5.44 in the 0-60...

Looking forward to seeing your pics! And welcome to Camaro5!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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JBA shorties might help, that's what I'm hoping for. Well, I'm sure the potential for added sound and loss of weight might help too!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:03 PM   #4
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Not a whole lot of options out there... Biggest increase you can get right now is the Zex Nitrous Oxide kit!! WOOHOO!!

I picked up a fairly nice mid-range gain with my MRT axle back and then a bit more with my stand alone IAT (Inlet Air temp) mod... Stock my car was consistently 6.0 in the 0-60 using my dashhawk... Now down to 5.44 in the 0-60...

Looking forward to seeing your pics! And welcome to Camaro5!!
How much is an IAT and is there a link to one?? Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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The link for scrming's stand alone IAT is http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43367 I would utilize that.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #6
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Cold air Kit helps a little bit.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:09 PM   #7
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The IAT, in my area, is about a $52 trick. I'll be doing it here shortly!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:31 PM   #8
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Mainly looking to increase 0-60 time. I hear that its not the hp thats making it 6 seconds, its that it doesnt have enough torque. What do you suggest I do to make it faster? .Thanks and sorry if this question has already been answered.

I will post pics when it gets delivered tomorrow (between 9am-2pm)
Congratulations,
Well You could put one of those really high wings on the back.... oh that only works on Ricers and wanna be ricers..

Seriously, headers, low restriction exhaust, cold air intake... for starters, there are many ways to increase power to increase 0-60 times... first ask yourself, How fast do I want to get there? and then, How much money do I want to spend?
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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Well You could put one of those really high wings on the back.... oh that only works on Ricers and wanna be ricers..

Seriously, headers, low restriction exhaust, cold air intake... for starters, there are many ways to increase power to increase 0-60 times... first ask yourself, How fast do I want to get there? and then, How much money do I want to spend?
Well I really want to get it to 5, I can spend 800 this month and 500 next month and 300-400 every month after that. Also I don't know much about tuning cars, so I would probably have to learn, or take it to a shop. If those two mods that scrming suggested bring it down to 5.44 i would be schyed. I really didnt think that 2 mods could cut .6 off 0-60.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #10
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Well I really want to get it to 5, I can spend 800 this month and 500 next month and 300-400 every month after that. Also I don't know much about tuning cars, so I would probably have to learn, or take it to a shop. If those two mods that scrming suggested bring it down to 5.44 i would be schyed. I really didnt think that 2 mods could cut .6 off 0-60.
What some people that mod their car to go faster seem to forget is you have to strengthen more than just the motor, how about the transmission, How much power can it handle, and the rear end, make sure you don't overload them, then of course the Brakes, when you use that speed you need to slow down sometime...
My Son found out the hard way that as the power increases reliability decreases...unless you take the extra measures to ensure that it doesn't.

Just keep everything in perspective... and have fun..
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #11
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Well I really want to get it to 5, I can spend 800 this month and 500 next month and 300-400 every month after that. Also I don't know much about tuning cars, so I would probably have to learn, or take it to a shop. If those two mods that scrming suggested bring it down to 5.44 i would be schyed. I really didnt think that 2 mods could cut .6 off 0-60.
Leaving myself open for ridicule. These are some times recorded with a Matrix 3-Axis accelerometer with a GMPP axle back, Airaid intake and some cool fall air at about 350' above sea. I don't claim that the meter is exact but my car sure do run good. Another member here is getting about the same numbers with a intake, exhaust and recorded at about same sea level and weather conditions.



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Old 11-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #12
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Change gears. It'll be the most bang for your buck.
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:41 PM   #13
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Leaving myself open for ridicule. These are some times recorded with a Matrix 3-Axis accelerometer with a GMPP axle back, Airaid intake and some cool fall air at about 350' above sea. I don't claim that the meter is exact but my car sure do run good. Another member here is getting about the same numbers with a intake, exhaust and recorded at about same sea level and weather conditions.




Where did you buy youtr parts? Also what do you think it would put out with all that stuff plus and aftermartk IAT?
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Less restrictive Exhaust & Intake...

PLUS run your tests in Cooler temps,High Bar.Presure,low Humidity,low Alt. which = a NEGATIVE Density Altitude...... THOSE conditions WITHOUT the Exhaust & intake will bring down the 0-60 times over 3/4 of a sec. From 6.09 sec to 5.26sec. that's what I found with my 39 diff. 0-60mph recorded runs.

I ran 6.09 secs. with a DA of 2,805ft.
I ran 5.26 secs. with a DA of 162ft.

My Best run is 5.01 sec. with my MRT exhaust, Airaid intake & 19" tires......But MOST IMPORTANTLY With: Temp.46, Hum.50, Bar.Pres.30.31, Elevation 350ft...= DA of MINUS 812ft.
All of those conditions will make a VAST diff. in 0-60 times. .......Did I say VAST!!..............
You really have to test & record the runs to see the VAST diff.those 5 conditions make.

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