: Slick Advantage?



KellyE
03-10-13, 03:59 PM
So took the car to the drags last night.
Pushed the button twice and Trans in sport mode; roasted the tires, got an embarrassing time. :suspect:

Next tried, turned everything back on, Trans in sport mode, got the best time….12.879…
I am not that impressed…:rant2:

My question, could I run slicks and pushing the button twice do better or just running traction control…. and difference?

Secondary question, if slicks are better what size should I get 8 or 10 inch?

Are there any problems with when getting hooked up, stuff starts breaking?

Da V-Man
03-10-13, 04:19 PM
What was your trap speed?

KellyE
03-10-13, 04:54 PM
104959

Da V-Man
03-10-13, 06:44 PM
Your trap speed is on target for mid 12's, which is what these cars typically do in stock trim. You either need better track prep or more time behind the wheel. Next time you're spinning them, try a 2nd gear launch with TC off.

PremierJosh
03-10-13, 07:27 PM
If you are under 700whp the Mickey Thompson drag radials work great at the track. Mid to high 1.5x 60' are the norm for modded vehicles. Stock auto v2's to stage 1 cars couldn't spin them at all. Hell even the 19" drag radials work very well. All depends on your goals and how often you plan to race. I do prefer straight slicks on the street if $$$$ is on the line. They just don't handle at all but they do hook. What tires are you on now. I've done a couple high 1.78-1.86 on ps2 on my last v when it was only making 530whp. Our drivetrain is well built so don't worry about our rear ends or axles until you break 850-900 hp and then it's really still not a issue.

KellyE
03-10-13, 09:59 PM
I have the stock radials now.My goal is to be my boss who has a ZL1 camaro. He is all stock with 580 HP. I am hoping the slicks is the only thing I have to do besides a driver race.Your thoughts...?

Guard dog
03-10-13, 11:08 PM
Drag radials is all you need.

1997BlackETC
03-10-13, 11:17 PM
Your 60 foot time is really bad at well over 2 seconds, you should be under 2 seconds maybe around a 1.85. You lost nearly a 1/2 second on the 60 foot either due to do bad track which was said or not sure if that was the run the traction control was off. With stock tires you want it on and in sport mode, that is where you will see your best times, you should be able to do a 12.5 as long as the DA is ok.

KellyE
03-10-13, 11:38 PM
What is DA?

Chrispy
03-11-13, 04:07 PM
DA = Density Altitude. You're mph is good for 12.20s easy with hook. You need drag radials :)

Trapspeed
03-13-13, 08:42 AM
Even if you would have squeezed a mediocre 2.0 flat 60' time, that run was a low 12 run...maybe. 12.3X without a doubt. We used to cut 2.0 short times on street tires all the time so it's possible to do with some practice. I wouldn't be too disappointed! And yes, DRs are all you will need. On any grooved tire, be sure to avoid the water!

jscalade
03-13-13, 09:09 AM
X2 on tires! ran a 12.06 this weekend. I think the car can run high 11s, just need to improve my 60. Only mods are AIRAID and 17 Welds with NITTO 555R.

Guard dog
03-13-13, 06:02 PM
RT has no effect on your ET

jscalade
03-13-13, 06:26 PM
Post corrected, Sorry for the confusion but I was talking in general (drag racing). I should have elaborated on what et, rt and what bracket and heads up racing mean. Geeez, tough crowd here!

Moparman4444
03-15-13, 04:15 PM
With just a few tweeks, Jesse from Wait4me was able to get me 1.71 60 ft on the stock,crappy
PS2 tires. Slicks would definately scrape off another .3 sec or more. Try launching with traction control just until your tires hook, then switch traction control off all together. Traction control robs horse power.

topend22
03-18-13, 10:01 AM
I have the stock radials now.My goal is to be my boss who has a ZL1 camaro. He is all stock with 580 HP. I am hoping the slicks is the only thing I have to do besides a driver race.Your thoughts...? Your 60 foot time is your problem. If you dont have drag radials all you need to do it heat up the stock tires really good, lots of smoke and you will do a 1.7 or 1.8 60 foot time. Also, take off with traction control off and turn it back on right after you take off. that worked the best for me. I did an 11.7 with just a tune and CAI and muffler delete. I was at 470 RWHP when i did this run. http://youtu.be/YSHwBw6WH4w

V locity
03-20-13, 12:12 AM
Drag radials will dead hook! Here's MT 305/19s last weekend...:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YYiymKE0Jk&sns=em

FastMatt
03-20-13, 07:27 PM
Drag radials will dead hook! Here's MT 305/19s last weekend...:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YYiymKE0Jk&sns=em

was that using 1st gear (sport mode) or starting in 2nd gear (D)

V locity
03-20-13, 07:32 PM
1st gear in sport mode. Launched from 600 rpm idle & just mashed the pedal down...

jimbo1320
03-21-13, 07:34 PM
Don't feel bad, I also had a embarrasing 13.1@115.59 last fall. Even had the stability control kick in. Track was greasy, unpreped and mist in the air. That's my excuse. 60'was 2.28. Traction off was a scary ride. Will be back for revenge this summer. You guys that do 1.80 in 60' are really good, but must have a good track.

B T Williams
03-21-13, 07:56 PM
At the February 2013 CTS-V Shootout at PBIR, my bone stock 2011 A6 sedan on Michelin PS2's ran 11.990 @ 118.40 MPH, 12.009 @ 117.85 MPH, 12.026 @ 117.84 MPH, 12.058 @ 117.00 MPH and 12.150 @ 117.22 MPH. 60' times ranged from 1.866 to 1.926. Density Altitude ranged from 1612' to 2123'. (6,000 miles on car.)

At the February 2012 CTS-V Shootout at PBIR, my bone stock 2011 A6 sedan on Michelin PS2's ran 12.023 @ 118.02 MPH, 12.024 @ 117.44 MPH, 12.110 @ 118.17 MPH and 12.117 @ 117.04 MPH. 60' times ranged from 1.851 to 1.934. Density Altitude ranged from 1500' to 1917'. (3,000 miles on car.)

During both outings I used the same driving technique. Back into water box. Turn TC off. Put transmission in Sport and spin tires. Pull out of water box and do a hard moving burnout. Turn TC on. Launch off idle. Squeeze throttle on launch.