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    Drag Racing Question

    So i have ben learning the ropes of this car and have a few questions in regards to perfectly legal, track sanctioned drag racing.

    1. Should i turn off traction control when starting from a dig? I know it was a must for the GTO

    2. How does this thing move from a roll? Do i need to auto-shift into a certain gear?

    3. Is this car a slouch?

    I am asking because a G8 GXP was trying to get frisky and i didn;t know what to do.


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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    play with it and find out for yourself. when i ran a 13.1 with mine bone stock i had TC off and just walked into the gas. when im (not legally) racing i manually shift it to the lower gear. the tranny in them shifts SUPER slow, easier to do it manually and be in the better gear.

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    I see. So the auto shifter is lame, but i can downshift like normal. Makes sense.

    Preferred gear?

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    Wish I could help but I don't ever drag race lol.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxwxi...e_gdata_player
    Pm me and I will talk you trought it.
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    Sp i down shifted from a roll at about 35 (i was prepared for the hesitation), this thing moves pretty good!

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    There is no "roll racing" at a drag strip so best is to read some of the sticky's like the CF site has: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/drag-racing-90/

    The rest is just as the others posted above and learning proper burnout (TC off for burnout) and how to stage and work on reaction time. If a manual trans that is an entire separate technique to use and do a search on "Rnger Drag Racing" for one of the best how to videos for launching and shifting manual trans cars.

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    Quote Originally Posted by SC2150 View Post
    There is no "roll racing" at a drag strip so best is to read some of the sticky's like the CF site has: http://forums.corvetteforum.com/drag-racing-90/

    The rest is just as the others posted above and learning proper burnout (TC off for burnout) and how to stage and work on reaction time. If a manual trans that is an entire separate technique to use and do a search on "Rnger Drag Racing" for one of the best how to videos for launching and shifting manual trans cars.
    Yeah. I know. I am no stranger to the dragstrip. Just curious as to what this car can do.

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    bone stock i did a 13.1 and didnt launch it. so it doesnt do to bad at all. i refuse to EVER launch my car, dont want to break my axles and am not concerned about the quarter mile time personally. havent ran it since i have gotten some work done, and will not.

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    Re: Drag Racing Question

    I agree with that! I am not interested in 60' times. Just want to find the sweet spot.

    I remember the GTO 4L60 had seom dead spots when driving. Speeds where the trans wouldn;t know what to do. Just want to make sure i don't run into that problem again!

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