: Officially a part of the 13 sec wheelhop club!



KaMaSuTrA
04-11-10, 12:24 PM
So I went to Great Lakes Dragway in WI for their second opening weekend event with a couple of friends for some fun runs. My daily driven V is pretty much stock other than muffler delete, spintech x-pipe, and a filtered cone on the intake w/ a c5 battery heatshield. The cradle does have the TSB bushings but, we all know those don't do jack. I wasn't able to throw on my Nitto 555Rs so tire wise I was running on my Blizzak LM-25Vs. Pressure was set at 26 psi. For anyone wondering why I don't have the center crest on the grill, I'm planning on getting the grill powdercoated.

I ran about 5 times, first 3 passes were consistant 14.1s and my last two I managed to get consistant 13.9s. No burnout. All passes were done on very conservative launches (1100-1300K) with moderate slippage of the clutch. It hopped on every pass. Trap wise it was around 103-105, the mph ET clocks were not displaying properly on the slips so I just went with what I saw on the speedometer. The 60' started off at 2.4 and I ended up with a 2.2 best. With some suspension work I know I can dip into low 13s without issue. Overall I had a great time out.

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I got a KARS III Kit waiting to be put in and I'm looking at upgrading the motor/trans mounts, diff bushing, and throwing in some SW cradle bushings. The list can go on forever but I got my 1G DSM that's been taking up my parts fund. :devil:

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Nasty93
04-11-10, 02:13 PM
I plan on getting mine to Byron in the next week or so, just cant stand GLD.
Im hoping for mid 13s bone stock. but im in the same boat as you. the Z28 is takin all the mod money

tweeter81
04-11-10, 02:48 PM
A few more passes like that (or any passes with DRs) and you will officially be part of the "Exploded Diff Club"...:crying:

I suggest you buy the aftermarket anti-wheelhop axles ASAP if you plan on taking the car to the drag strip. Or, really have some fun and take your V to a roadcourse and experience how it was made to perform.

rand49er
04-11-10, 03:13 PM
:yeah:

What diff do you have?

crankedupforit
04-11-10, 09:32 PM
Blizzak as in "snow tires"? At the drag strip?

KaMaSuTrA
04-11-10, 11:34 PM
I plan on getting mine to Byron in the next week or so, just cant stand GLD.
Im hoping for mid 13s bone stock. but im in the same boat as you. the Z28 is takin all the mod money

I ran the car at Byron last year and best I managed was a 14.0 with stock runflats that were on their way out. I like both tracks but I tend to have better luck at GLD than Byron. I know the car can do low 13s with a good launch but since it hops with a moderate launch I rather not push it. I'm used to 1.5 60' and 6k launches with my DSM.


A few more passes like that (or any passes with DRs) and you will officially be part of the "Exploded Diff Club"...:crying:

I suggest you buy the aftermarket anti-wheelhop axles ASAP if you plan on taking the car to the drag strip. Or, really have some fun and take your V to a roadcourse and experience how it was made to perform.

I forgot to mention aftermarket axles in my mini list of mods to do. I also plan on attending some auto-x events at Blackhawk and Autobahn so its not all straight line.



What diff do you have?

06-07


Blizzak as in "snow tires"? At the drag strip?

Yea, I wasn't able to get my 555Rs mounted. :( It doesn't bother me as I get them cheap.