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    firebird against Lightning ??

    just wondering how you LS1 guys with basically stock cars have run against lightnings...

    I saw the one post, but that isn't really a true race. The truck would be pushing about 11 lbs of boost, long tubes, and tuned for methanol injection. the Ls1 would have the slp air lid with a k&n.

    thanks guys

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    You have an 01 t/a and an 01 lightning, get a friend and go race. The 01 will win

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    01 to 01 the TA will win

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    I've smoked two of them. Neither of the races were that close. People just don't understand that aerodynamics play a factor in drag racing.

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    thanks for the input!!

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    the lsi will win.
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    An Lightning with a pulley and chip will take a LS1 if the the guy can drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRUCKU
    An Lightning with a pulley and chip will take a LS1 if the the guy can drive


    Down low that could be true...on a highway run the ls1 will always get the Lightning...now for the 1/4 mile...it would be pretty close....a real drivers race

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    Here's a vid of a supercharged LT1 T/A v Lightning

    http://media.putfile.com/VortechTA-v-lightning

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99z28camaroman
    Here's a vid of a supercharged LT1 T/A v Lightning

    http://media.putfile.com/VortechTA-v-lightning

    A supercharged TA ran a 13.8x to the L's 13.4x? there's something wrong with that isn't there?

    I should be runnin a mid-high 12s with the wheel and tire setup...

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    Yes that T/A's not set up right. If you pause the vid close to the end you will see the times are T/A 13.48 to 13.41 Lightning.

    I raced the T/A later that day and beat him 13.37 to 13.45 (his best run that day) plus a hole shot my .27 to his .4 reaction time.

    I know the guy and his car has been featured in a UK magazine and they are claiming 420hp with the Votech V2, but there is no way he's making any where near that amount of HP. I have seen the car run for about 2 years now with this setup and 13.4 is what he usually runs, he does have a 12.9 with his 50 shot of nitrous. He runs in a race series in the UK called Street Racer Series and he was pretty pissed when a Fairly stock LS1 beat him.

    Only real mod that make any difference to my 1/4 time is a TCI 3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ls1vsSVT
    A supercharged TA ran a 13.8x to the L's 13.4x? there's something wrong with that isn't there?

    I should be runnin a mid-high 12s with the wheel and tire setup...
    i said the same thing but then reread and it is an lt1, not ls1.

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    that would explain it!!

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    I don't get! just because it's an LT1 doesn't explain it! if he's making the claimed 420hp that Vortech says it should have he would be running low 12's or even 11's surely!

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    compression is too high on your motors to run effective boost...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ls1vsSVT
    compression is too high on your motors to run effective boost...
    Nothing tuning cant compensate for. Plenty of FI cars puting out big numbers.

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    For any stock to stock race I had with them.....

    Down low, the lightning has a traction problem.

    Up top, they have an aerodynamics issue.

    They're quick and can keep up. But I've never had one that had an advantage at any point in the race.

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