1/4 mile time
This is a discussion on 1/4 mile time within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; For some reason I believe I should be getting better than 13.65 to 13.88 range. And I'm only topping out ...
01-22-2013, 10:42 AM #1
1/4 mile time
For some reason I believe I should be getting better than 13.65 to 13.88 range. And I'm only topping out at 99 to 103. Is this typical? Mods below2005 Impulse Blue GTO
Kooks Longtube Headers (off-road mids) , SLP Loudmouth II Catback, Vararam OTRCAI, MSD Spark Wires, Lunati Voodoo Cam, SLP 25% Underdrive Pulley, Breather Filter, Elite Engineering Catch Can, 3200 TC,Hayden Trans Cooler, P&P TB, Dyno tune by Sunshine Performance
01-22-2013, 11:59 AM #2
What is your 60'?
01-22-2013, 12:03 PM #3
I am def new to this. This being said, I have no idea lol.
01-22-2013, 12:04 PM #4
Do you have your time slip or no?
01-22-2013, 01:18 PM #5
- Join Date
- Jan 2012
Bright Rally Red
- 2001 Chevy Camaro Z28
Did you spin a lot coming off the line? What kind of tires were you running?2001 Chevy Camaro Z28 A4
SLP cold air intake/lid, SLP smooth bellow, Pacesetter LT's, ORY, Magnaflow exhaust, BMR STB, adjustable Panhard rod, SFC's, LCA's, 1LE sway bars, cross-drilled rotors
01-22-2013, 01:27 PM #6
Oh okay I apologize. My 60 time is 2.2183 from a 13.72 run at 103.2
01-22-2013, 01:34 PM #7
@FinZ28 I had some wheel hop and spinning. I'm running Nitto nt555 ZR 265/18
01-22-2013, 01:38 PM #8
I understand the GTO is set-up differently though so that may be a contributing factor.
With that said, for every 0.1 second you reduce off your 60' time, you will reduce your 1/4 mile time by 0.2. So, the ratio is 2:1.
Example: If you were to run again and get a 2.0 (reduced by 0.218) 60' time, your 1/4 mile time would be roughly 13.28 (reduced by 0.436).
Last edited by 35th-ANV-SS; 01-23-2013 at 06:08 AM.It's stock.
01-23-2013, 03:09 AM #9
Yes, but how do I improve on that time? I'm guessing this has a lot to do with traction, which i am not getting much of right now. Do you think drag bAgs would make much of a difference?
01-23-2013, 03:55 AM #10
Practice mainly. Leave at different RPM's. Use different tire pressures. Try burn out. No burn out.
01-23-2013, 06:06 AM #11
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- Branchville, NJ
Silver & Blue
- 02 Camaro SS, 04 GTO
You have to get a feel for the car as it leaves. This is much easier with an automatic trans. What stall are you running. You should have 3400 to 3600 rpm stall. If you can hook and get it into the 1.9's I can see 12's in your near future.My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k
01-23-2013, 10:40 AM #12
Thanks for the advice and confidence Everyone. I'll giv this some more time and keep y'all updated.
01-23-2013, 03:30 PM #13
Remove your front swaybar that will give you more weight transfer to the rear wheels.
Get some adjustable shocks to help with weight transfer.
Run with 1/4 to 1/2 tank of premium.
Get everything thats not nailed down out of the car,spare,jack ect.
Get some Mickey Thompson Drag Radials they are the best hooking street tire.
Once you learn to harness the power you have and start getting 2.0 and 1.9 60fts or better get a 3600 stall converter and cooler for your trans.
You won't believe its the same car2010 Camaro SIM 2SS/RS A6
1999 TA A4 NBM
12.265 at 110.52mph
01-23-2013, 03:44 PM #14
01-24-2013, 01:14 AM #15
GTO's are notoriously tough to launch. It takes practice. Get that 60 down and your times will fall into line. My 04 went 13.69 on Kuhmo's with just a tune. My brother ran 13.40 in his 06 bone stock on street tires. Granted...those were both automatics so much easier to launch than your M6.
01-24-2013, 01:38 AM #16
01-24-2013, 08:25 AM #17
I don't know why I thought he had an M6....I stand corrected.
01-25-2013, 10:34 AM #18
Remove sway bar? I don't know... Anyone else try this? Anyway, flooring it as soon as the tree lights isn't a good idea until I can harness it. Ideas?
01-25-2013, 11:10 AM #19
stall it up using the brake and then roll into the throttle...just try different things to get your best 60'
01-25-2013, 11:32 AM #20
Most people don't remove the sway bar. They just unbolt the one end so it becomes ineffective. As mentioned, this helps with weight transfer (allowing the rear to squat more during your launch). I don't recommend driving the car around without it though.
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