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Old 08-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #1826
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I think that is kind of apples to oranges with the ZL1 but I always do a medium burnout and i try to launch at the highest rpm without wheel spin. Which with the track prep here i found to be 2300-2500... ill give it a shot just not sure what launching at a lower rpm would give me
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #1827
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I think that is kind of apples to oranges with the ZL1 but I always do a medium burnout and i try to launch at the highest rpm without wheel spin. Which with the track prep here i found to be 2300-2500... ill give it a shot just not sure what launching at a lower rpm would give me

Is yours an auto or manual........makes a huge differance, but we all knew that already......
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #1828
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Real men drive auto V6's....

Also, does Baylor even look at this thread now that he got the gas sipping Camaro?
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #1830
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LOL I got a bum knee and drive in DC traffic everyday. V8 stick is just irresponsible lol
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #1831
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I think that is kind of apples to oranges with the ZL1 but I always do a medium burnout and i try to launch at the highest rpm without wheel spin. Which with the track prep here i found to be 2300-2500... ill give it a shot just not sure what launching at a lower rpm would give me
I agree that comparing a V6 to a ZL1 is kind of apples to oranges, but when I mentioned seeing the best 60' times using that technique, I was referring to V6 times. For instance, scrming would hold the brake with the left foot while holding the rpm at around 1,000 (give or take) with the other foot. At the last yellow he'd release the brake and apply the throttle and he claimed he was getting fairly consistent 2.0 or 2.1 60' times. This was always with stock tires and nannies on.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #1832
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I'll chime in. My best 60' times where with the nannies off, break stand to 2-2.3k and let her rip.

This is with drag slicks but have had good success going sub 2 with Goodyear street tires although I would launch at a little less, around 1.8k (psi @ 20lbs)

Slips below were with the slicks but have gone 1.93 with the street tires.
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:12 PM   #1833
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I have made 149 passes, following the help and guidance from scrming. when on street tires I was leaving at 1000 rpms. Anything higher I was spinning. Did those with nannies on. Any time I had them off I would spin for sure. But traction is limited at our track. When I have run my new (used) drag radials, I have the nannies off and have tried different RPM's to leave on. I wll be going to the track again in the fall and testing some more on what to try for launching at. My best 60' recently was a 1.936
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I have made 149 passes, following the help and guidance from scrming. when on street tires I was leaving at 1000 rpms. Anything higher I was spinning. Did those with nannies on. Any time I had them off I would spin for sure. But traction is limited at our track. When I have run my new (used) drag radials, I have the nannies off and have tried different RPM's to leave on. I wll be going to the track again in the fall and testing some more on what to try for launching at. My best 60' recently was a 1.936

Same here Mike (as far as launching I only have like 50 passes under my belt). In Indy I was messing around with my launch RPMs during the open racing Saturday afternoon and even with the amazing track prep my best 60ft' on my street tires was without doing a burnout, leaving everything on and launching at idle. I played around with launch RPMS and would spin the higher I launched at. I'll have to mess around with it again once I get my trailing arms installed but the local track is not prepped well.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #1835
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Not a record but thought I'd share this. Day 2 Summit Super Series Event #5 @ South Georgia Motorsports Park.

This is from round 1. I also won round 2 with an almost identical 14.356 and .057 R/T and the same dial. Semifinals I slipped a bit and did a 14.397 with a .174 R/T and lost to the person I beat in round 1. I should have dialed up a smidge and/or cut a better R/T (his was a .022 and had a good run too).

Oh well, can't win 'em all I suppose.
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I have no idea why I am not spinning launching at over 2 with street tires and nannies off... Just works for me lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #1837
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Looks my last trip to the track this year will be Aug 30th... With any luck I can break the 13 second barrier... Doubtful, but one can hope right?

Current fast time and mods below... Will hopefully have 3.27 geared diff, and FTI billet 3600 stall converter installed before the next race.
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Looks my last trip to the track this year will be Aug 30th... With any luck I can break the 13 second barrier... Doubtful, but one can hope right?

Current fast time and mods below... Will hopefully have 3.27 geared diff, and FTI billet 3600 stall converter installed before the next race.
Curious why August will be your last run? What are the temps around there? I understand if you can't due to whatever reasons, but wouldn't it be best to get your last runs in a month or two when its cooler out?
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Curious why August will be your last run? What are the temps around there? I understand if you can't due to whatever reasons, but wouldn't it be best to get your last runs in a month or two when its cooler out?
Well it may not be the last... Every once in a while they do this thing called Midnight Mayhem, and run the track from 10pm to 2am, and it's about the best shot for decent cool air this late in the season. This next one is Aug 30. Seemed like a good chance to get some good air.

Looks like there is still a couple races in sept, and a couple in oct before the track closes down.
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:19 PM   #1840
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Also, does Baylor even look at this thread now that he got the gas sipping Camaro?


HEY! SCREW YOU!

Honestly I'm in the V6 FI and bolt on section more than the ZL1 section. However this thread I've been bad about..

The OP with times should be up-to-date now.
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BTW everyone, if you haven't noticed rtcat600man now has control of the list. Since I no longer have my V6 I'm checking this section less and less. Since he has been doing a great job keeping track of the 1/8th mile fast list it made since to hand control over to him.
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BTW everyone, if you haven't noticed rtcat600man now has control of the list. Since I no longer have my V6 I'm checking this section less and less. Since he has been doing a great job keeping track of the 1/8th mile fast list it made since to hand control over to him.


Thank - you, I will try and carry on the tradition of keeping this up to date.
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Bone Stock (No external or internal engine modifications, stock tires):
1. 14.247 @ ???? - DandD - LS A6 (LLT)
2. 14.300 @ 98.01 - etmx183 - 2LT (LFX)
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4. 14.370 @ 96.64 - DarkneSS - 1/LT RS M6 (LLT)
Are these times at showroom weight or is everything including the kitchen sink been taken out? When i see these times for STOCK and see some with mods and FI only slightly quicker i have to wonder how real the times are or if weight reduction was done.
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Are these times at showroom weight or is everything including the kitchen sink been taken out? When i see these times for STOCK and see some with mods and FI only slightly quicker i have to wonder how real the times are or if weight reduction was done.
I can guarantee that the one on the top of the bone stock list was just that bone stock and no weight reduction what so ever. I personally know the owner and was at the track the day he ran that time.

As for time difference and slightly quicker, thing of it this way, He ran a 14.247 with 312 hp. I ran a best of 13.664 with all my bolt ons. This is a 0.583 improvement. I would say that is pretty damn good for the bolts on that I have.
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Are these times at showroom weight or is everything including the kitchen sink been taken out? When i see these times for STOCK and see some with mods and FI only slightly quicker i have to wonder how real the times are or if weight reduction was done.
I'd guess a lot of it is weather, location, and of course, driver ability?

I can drive 4 hrs to the track up north and pick up .2 just from the elevation change and good air.
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I'd guess a lot of it is weather, location, and of course, driver ability?

I can drive 4 hrs to the track up north and pick up .2 just from the elevation change and good air.
Heck, you picked up that much just from the license plate braket.
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You need to remember location too. Those guys up north run NEGATIVE DA sometimes! I'm happy when it was below 1,000 here lol.
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