: First time down the track in a V (ver. Wheel hop OMG)



farsighted770
04-18-13, 12:59 AM
So first ill start by saying I've taken many cars down the track, and a fair share of standards and autos, live axles and IRS, full drag to stock and in all my time I have never had such a bad bout of wheel hop!

Makes me really respect some of the times I've seen here. I launched a few different ways: staging and rolling out, stabbing it, goin at a set rpm and walking it, none of that helped cure the wheel hop, best run I could muster involved me raping the clutch just riding it out. Started the day at a 2.49 60 ft(eek) and got it down to 2.1(still horrible) if it wasn't my gals daily I would have taken another shot and worked it harder but between the wheel hop and the smell of clutch after that run I thought it was best to come back and try again some other time (I.e. when she wasn't there watching. Lol)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/Farsighted770/F0358A03-1642-4A0A-A2A0-269081E57320-11039-000002E8F999C4C7_zps5c114568.jpg

On dunlop 245/18s traction was laughable and the stock clutch fought me some but the mph is very strong for the mods:
V3 cam, b&b exhaust & long tubes, lpe CAI, coil overs and sways

With a solid short time she has mid 12's in her... So who wants to tell me what else I can do to get the ole girl off the line without exploding pieces (I know wheel hop axles girdle all that) I'm talking technique.

Appreciate the input! :D

FuzzyLogic
04-18-13, 02:26 AM
95A Revshift bushings in the subframe, trailing arms, control arms, and differential.
80A Revshift transmission insert and motor mounts.

Andringa
04-18-13, 09:30 AM
Glad to see you out having fun with the V. From what I've seen, those are pretty respectable numbers for a CTS-V.

How much have you read on here about wheel hop and the differential failures that it has caused? If you plan on taking the V back to the drag strip without at least partially addressing the wheel hop first you should have $1700 set aside for a new diff.

lollygagger8
04-18-13, 01:40 PM
Either get Gforce Axles
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/category.sc?categoryId=22

Or be done with it, and get the GForce 9" rear end.
http://www.shop.gforce1320.com/product.sc?productId=184

I have the later and it's mf'n majestic.

Skidmarcx
04-18-13, 04:10 PM
Replace trailing arm and control arm bushings, stiffer rear sway bar, solid mount the rear cradle

Chris Cornett
04-18-13, 05:27 PM
I will be getting a set G force axles myself soon.

farsighted770
04-18-13, 07:58 PM
a lot of advice on what parts to buy, that's not what i was lookin for :p

i have a gen 2 diff(from an 07), not so much worried about that as i am some pointers on technique :D

FuzzyLogic
04-18-13, 08:23 PM
a lot of advice on what parts to buy, that's not what i was lookin for :p

i have a gen 2 diff(from an 07), not so much worried about that as i am some pointers on technique :D

You're not going to get much faster. It's not your technique--it's the car.

darkman
04-18-13, 08:37 PM
You will find the car is not very good for rock climbing either. The silly thing just wants to go fast around road courses.

farsighted770
04-18-13, 08:48 PM
You're not going to get much faster. It's not your technique--it's the car.

fuzzy logic is logical... was hoping it was me :/

thanks for the advice... nowwwww... who wants to buy me parts :D

FoD
04-18-13, 08:50 PM
You will find the car is not very good for rock climbing either.

You clearly have the wrong tires on yours.

lollygagger8
04-19-13, 03:07 PM
You mean V's aren't Trail Rated?

odla
04-20-13, 12:22 AM
Nope but they are tail rated. lol

farsighted770
04-21-13, 05:40 PM
Nope but they are tail rated. lol

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/000/681/what-you-did-there-i-see-it.thumbnail.jpg

thebigjimsho
04-22-13, 07:15 PM
Hey! Don't break my old V!

Andringa
04-23-13, 05:24 PM
Hey! Don't break my old V!

It lives?!?!

farsighted770
04-25-13, 05:59 PM
It lives?!?!

http://swagct.com/uploads/2012/02/1_1330078325.jpg

Andringa
04-25-13, 11:52 PM
http://swagct.com/uploads/2012/02/1_1330078325.jpg

Glad to hear theBigJimV is alive and kicking.