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    1st time at the track with the camaro

    Went to Etown last night (took 3.5hrs to get there because of a 14 car fatal accident on south jersey tpke). This is the 2nd time I've driven a car at Etown, 1st car was my srt-4 which just completely failed. This car was a good 1000000000 times better to drive on a track lol. I still have a lot of stuff to learn and work on.



    I really need to work on my launches and need a shift light to get my shifts down pat.

    1st run I launched like a panzy and revv'd 2 or 3rd out (or both can't remember)

    2nd run I launched much better but spun and shifted early

    3rd run I launched like shit again but shifted better


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    very nice. mods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewterz55 View Post
    very nice. mods?
    TSP PRC Stage 1 LS6 heads 61cc w/ PRC dual springs .650 lift
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    ls6 intake (came stock)

    This past saturday I dyno'd the car and it put out 415whp 399wtq

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    That's usually a fast track, only about 150 feet above sea level. With the weather you guys had you were below sea level DA conditions, so it would have been a good night to put up some times.

    I would have expected your MPH to be higher compared to your mods done and the RWHP it put down.

    I see it gets a little better with every pass, finally hitting 112+ mph on the last run. Probably get better with more practice and playing with shift points.

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    Ha I just watched the 3rd video,,,,,it needs more rear gear,,,,BAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    That's usually a fast track, only about 150 feet above sea level. With the weather you guys had you were below sea level DA conditions, so it would have been a good night to put up some times.

    I would have expected your MPH to be higher compared to your mods done and the RWHP it put down.

    I see it gets a little better with every pass, finally hitting 112+ mph on the last run. Probably get better with more practice and playing with shift points.
    Ya I hit 12's with mine and have less hp

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    Sorry I was not dogging you bro, I am just saying I think you can be in the 12's.

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    Shifting wasn't 100% there and I need to work on my launch

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    I guess I can't see the times b/c I am at work...

    Agree with Firebirdjones though based on what I am seeing on the 3rd video. Looks like you are shifting right before the 1/4 mile mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Ha I just watched the 3rd video,,,,,it needs more rear gear,,,,BAD.
    And a better 60".. The best 60" I see is a 2.2. I see a 2.4,2.3 and a 2.2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    And a better 60".. The best 60" I see is a 2.2. I see a 2.4,2.3 and a 2.2...
    Yeah you are right. What grabbed my attention was barely shifting into 4th gear at the finish line
    I can't say much though, my wifes 6 speed is the same way using a mild cam and still on the stock 3.42's. Shifting at 6500 puts me a couple hundred feet from the finish line in 3rd.

    A gear would fix that and help his 60 foot at the same time.

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    Easy 12.50's with a 1.8 60' foot bud, keep at it!

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    So I just found out my rev limiter is 6700 and I was shifting at 6100 LOL I have a lot more left then I actually thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybz28 View Post
    So I just found out my rev limiter is 6700 and I was shifting at 6100 LOL I have a lot more left then I actually thought
    I figured something was up, with those mods and the HP you are making, the MPH is a bit weak. The car should be running 11's easily when setup and driven to it's potential.

    Shucks my wifes car just has a baby cam (210/218 and .551 lift) and headers, the rest is stock, no heads, no gear, nothing, and it goes 111 mph with an 1800 DA and 3750 race weight. It dips into the 12's on stock rubber. If I had your DA there is another MPH in the car at least.

    I see no reason why yours shouldn't trap 115-118 mph with some rear gear and driving it harder, which is an easy 11 second slip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I figured something was up, with those mods and the HP you are making, the MPH is a bit weak. The car should be running 11's easily when setup and driven to it's potential.

    Shucks my wifes car just has a baby cam (210/218 and .551 lift) and headers, the rest is stock, no heads, no gear, nothing, and it goes 111 mph with an 1800 DA and 3750 race weight. It dips into the 12's on stock rubber. If I had your DA there is another MPH in the car at least.

    I see no reason why yours shouldn't trap 115-118 mph with some rear gear and driving it harder, which is an easy 11 second slip.


    Yeah I knew something was up and knew it was something I was doing. lol

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    drive it like you stole it your in low 12s

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