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This is a discussion on 11's FINALLY!!! within the Drag Racing forums, part of the Racing Forums category; Took the Trans Am down to race last night. Bandimere Raceway, Morrison, CO 5800 feet above sea level. First pass... ...

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    11's FINALLY!!!

    Took the Trans Am down to race last night.
    Bandimere Raceway, Morrison, CO
    5800 feet above sea level.

    First pass...
    Launched from right around 3700 RPM's and took off. Problem is, it was my first time hooking like that, and I got a little excited about it. Ended up launching hard and then smacking the clutch pulling it out of gear. Video of this is kinda funny.
    .085
    2.389
    8.779 at 91.88
    13.098 at 116.80

    Second pass...
    Felt good out of the hole, but this time I was pussyfooting it. Trap speed is down because when I shifted into 4th it got loose. Backed off the throttle 50%.
    -.017
    1.904
    8.014 at 90.96
    12.368 at 114.39

    Third pass...
    Looking good. Still in the 1.8xx for short times though. She probably has an 11.6-11.7 in her when I get a good solid driveshaft under her.
    -.017
    1.810
    7.711 at 90.76
    11.975 at 117.59

    Fourth pass...
    Launch was nice on this one as well. But I went from 3500 RPM's and it bogged a touch. Came pretty close to pulling a tire.
    .201
    1.773
    7.802 at 89.89
    12.065 at 117.82

    None of these passes were full on balls to the wall. I was scared for my driveshaft.
    I have much more footage than this, but this is all you get for now.
    http://home.comcast.net/~mrluos/luospass.wmv
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    531.1 RWHP 481.3 FT/Pounds all motor.

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    NA? What cam/heads? Ohh ya and congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    NA? What cam/heads? Ohh ya and congrats.
    TSP 402
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    Patriot Stage III LS6 heads
    FAST 90/90

    Full weight, not the best short times yet. Learning the car all over again.
    And the altitude is normally worth a full second.

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    This is my 12.0 pass.
    Best sixty and trap on this one.
    Bogs though...you can see the front come down a little.

    http://home.comcast.net/~mrluosss/12pass.wmv

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    congrats!! what shocks do you have in there now? get that damn DS so you can run it properly

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    Stock struts/shocks.
    ProKit springs.
    Ride is currently a little rough.

    Probably holding me back a little outta the hole. Might be getting the revalves on it this winter.
    Should have some V6 rear springs coming soon. Might help a little.
    Going one more time this season to the track. Maybe an 11.7-11.8. Still learning the car....again.


    Considering this car is mostly a street car, I am more than happy.

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    Congrats!!

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    Congrats on your ET's, but why are you worried about your drive shaft?
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    Heard horror stories about guys breaking them.
    Stock aluminum.

    Then of course a local guy in the 10's still runs his stocker.

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    nice i hope to get there after my tune

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Heard horror stories about guys breaking them.
    Stock aluminum.

    Then of course a local guy in the 10's still runs his stocker.
    I think the drive shaft is about the only thing on my car I haven't changed or
    ever worried about...nothing else in my drive train is original. I think you're much more likely to blow your rear end or burn out your clutch first unless you miss a shift...

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    Those are probably fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Heard horror stories about guys breaking them.
    Stock aluminum.

    Then of course a local guy in the 10's still runs his stocker.

    Was stock....until I broke my aftermarket torque arm in 2 pieces, the drive shaft could'nt handle the angle and ripped in half.




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    Well...ran his stocker.
    But even then, the driveshaft would have been good if it wasn't for the torque arm popping.

    Launched from 4100 once...still bogged a touch. More learning.

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    I ripped my stock driveshaft in half launching between 5,000-6,000 and seen several others do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I ripped my stock driveshaft in half launching between 5,000-6,000 and seen several others do the same.
    Geez! If I launched at 5-6K I wouldn't go anywhere, I'd just sit there smoking my tires! ('Go up in smoke' is the expression and watch the other guy win)
    But then you must be putting down a whole lot more horsepower than me AND
    running some pretty big slicks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA Country Boy View Post
    Geez! If I launched at 5-6K I wouldn't go anywhere, I'd just sit there smoking my tires! ('Go up in smoke' is the expression and watch the other guy win)
    But then you must be putting down a whole lot more horsepower than me AND
    running some pretty big slicks!
    yeah i have 315 street drag radials. i can only spin them if i put my air shocks at 100+ psi but at 75 no wheel hop no spin at all. oh yeah no burn out. by the way at a little over 440 to the wheels and 500+ rwt. im just waiting for my shit so snap like a mass murderer. but im am a4 with a race tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 440 rwhp trans am View Post
    yeah i have 315 street drag radials. i can only spin them if i put my air shocks at 100+ psi but at 75 no wheel hop no spin at all. oh yeah no burn out. by the way at a little over 440 to the wheels and 500+ rwt. im just waiting for my shit so snap like a mass murderer. but im am a4 with a race tranny.
    Is that an LT1 motor you got in the back of that truck? Chevy orange, nice man. With the matching valve covers. You know GM Performance Parts makes a real nice set of raised centerbolt chrome valve covers with Chevrolet and a nice red Bowtie stamped in them. They are like 200 bucks though. I think they would look real good on that engine.

    Is that the same engine you got in the Trans Am?

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