: 1st stage of drag setup installed w/pics



Junkie414
05-11-11, 01:02 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/slobra01/3a6888f6.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/slobra01/213cf2f5.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/slobra01/9fa74d4f.jpg
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o2/slobra01/d95e9250.jpg

Drove it around the neighborhood and everything seems to fit just fine. With 20lbs in the tires and absolutely no break in it barely spun in first. So after breaking the tires in and dropping them to mid teens it seems like its going to hook pretty hard hopefully!

Next step is try to find a lighter/smaller front runner that will fit. I'll keep you guys posted as that progresses.

cbloveday
05-11-11, 01:28 PM
nice :)

newcadman
05-11-11, 01:55 PM
Good looking set-up!

Sorry for asking in case you posted previously and I may have missed it, but what exactly is your rim and tire combo in the pics.

njdevilz1
05-11-11, 02:17 PM
Looks like MT on c5 Z06 fronts. No clue on size of MT's.

Junkie414
05-11-11, 02:40 PM
Good looking set-up!

Sorry for asking in case you posted previously and I may have missed it, but what exactly is your rim and tire combo in the pics.

C5 Z06 rears in 18x10.5 wrapped in 305/35/18 MT ET street II's

LitiGATOR
05-11-11, 02:50 PM
That looks great. The C5 ZO6 wheels bolted right up without any adjustment or rubbing?

Junkie414
05-11-11, 03:00 PM
That looks great. The C5 ZO6 wheels bolted right up without any adjustment or rubbing?

I used 1/4" spacer and it seems to be fine

serturbo
05-11-11, 03:38 PM
I'll be running the same setup, but I may do the grinding instead of the spacer. Keep us posted regarding the fronts.

EVIL_C5
05-11-11, 04:29 PM
Looks familiar! I'm very pleased with the setup. Put something in the wheel wells to keep the rubber from sticking. It was a nightmare cleaning it up.

cbloveday
05-11-11, 06:26 PM
I ran the spacer last year and this year did the grinding. I like the grind much better than spacers

EVIL_C5
05-11-11, 06:33 PM
Saw on corvette forum a guy put these on his c6z06 and cleared his brakes.

http://www.jegs.com/p/Weld-Racing/Weld-Racing-RT-S-Black-Series-Wheels/1355959/10002/-1

Might be interesting to see these on a v

Junkie414
05-11-11, 06:57 PM
Maybe. I've got weld Aluma starts in 17x4 on the front of my Supra and they work great. I guess I could give them a call and some specs to see if they could whip anything up

EVIL_C5
05-11-11, 07:27 PM
It specifically say it clears brembo's. I wonder how much weight that would cut.

wetcoast
05-11-11, 11:36 PM
I ran the spacer last year and this year did the grinding. I like the grind much better than spacers

If you don't mind me asking, how much grinding? Pics?

Domsz06
05-12-11, 10:28 AM
sharp looking, need to paint those rotors :)

Be careful onlowring the psi too much. Pretty sure mike texaSS found out that you actually slow your trap speed when lowering into the teens. Maybe he will chime in.

cbloveday
05-12-11, 10:52 AM
I will snap a pic this weekend if I go to the track. I ground a little more than the forum member who posted their pic. No issues with my grind at all. I wanted it to be a little more uniform.

In this thread it shows where you grind on the shock perch. I used a dye grinder which made short work of it. I removed a little more material than the photo shows.

I also sprayed it with a heat treated primer and rustoleum black paint. It looks great.
I went a little into the weld but not much. Been to the track twice and have done about
8 runs. It is solid! I even spoke to the dealership about it. They said it is a common thing to do and won't hurt the integrity of the perch.

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-v-series-forum-2009/227148-lets-see-your-drag-pack-setup.html

EVIL_C5
05-12-11, 11:11 AM
I ran mine at 24psi and hooked well, im not as fast as others, but my car isnt stock either....

kcshaner
05-12-11, 11:14 AM
Looks great. I need to get a set up like this if the 305/19's don't come out soon!

cbloveday
05-12-11, 11:15 AM
I run mine down til I hook. I do worry about going less than 15psi, because it could cause instability down track.

My train of thought is "Why care about the ET for that run if you cannot hook?"

ET will be crap anyway.

Junkie414
05-12-11, 01:01 PM
I run mine down til I hook. Worry about going less than 15 cause it can cause instability down track.

My train of thought is "Why care about the ET for that run if you cannot hook?"

ET will be crap anyway.

Exactly. I'm going to start at 20 cold and adjust tire pressure from there. Also going to experiment with leaving off idle vs leaving stalled up

CTSV4now
05-12-11, 06:02 PM
You went with 18x10.5? I thought most went with 18x9.5 with 40mm offset.

What is the offset on the 10.5s?

serturbo
05-12-11, 07:26 PM
If you use the C6 Z06 fronts (9.5), you won't have to use a spacer or grind. The C5 Z06 rears (10.5) require a spacer or grinding to clear.