hoping for 12s this year...
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02-20-2010, 07:05 AM #21
With my LTs, catback, suspension mods, along with a tune (and probably better shifting on my part going down the track) I was able to cut my 1/4 mile time from 13.79 to 13.19. I can get into the 12's, I just need to practice my launch.It's stock.
02-20-2010, 11:06 AM #22
My 02 SS vert with an auto ran 13.72 bone stock similar to your car.
With a simple tune, a 3400 converter, and long tube headers and off road Y, it went 12.76 at 107 mph. Still using the stock catback, stock tires, stock suspension, 3.23 gears etc...
There is probably more in your car than you give credit for.
My other 6 speed, also with headers and off road Y,,,still using the stock catback on that as well, on stock rubber and still with 3.42's ran a 12.90 at 111 mph about a month ago. Very soft 60 foot time of 2.10. Tires and better 60 foot times should put that car mid to low 12's easily.
02-20-2010, 11:16 AM #23
02-20-2010, 11:23 AM #24
I ran a 1.92 60 foot time on stock rubber in the 02 SS convertable on that run mentioned above.
02-20-2010, 11:27 AM #25
PS - Sorry to the OP. Wasn't trying to thread jack.
02-20-2010, 12:04 PM #26
02-20-2010, 12:36 PM #27
When I have the extra cash I will be doing a 3500-3800 Vig or Yank Converter..Iam doing LT's/ORY next tho..
It will be alright don't think the worst. he wreaked because he was running late for work and he didn't let the window clear and he spun out and hit a tree..
02-20-2010, 12:43 PM #28
02-20-2010, 01:01 PM #29
Every car is going to react differently, and I don't believe all the internet hype either from my own experiences. I'm not trying to rain on your parade here, just saying don't get your hopes up that a gear change alone is going to give you that magic number. The catback may or may not help so much depending on what you are starting with in the first place.
It's nice to set goals, we all have them. All these supporting mods will help the car go faster when they are all working together. But there really isn't one magical mod by itself.
If there were anything even close to that, for the automatic equipped 4th gen it would be a nice stall converter. Anyone here that has experience with that will tell you it's the single best mod done to even a stockish car that garners the most improvement.
Like I said,,,that alone with just headers put my car in the 12's with nothing else what so ever done to the car, with a 3820 lbs. race weight no less.
Last edited by Firebirdjones; 02-20-2010 at 01:04 PM.
02-20-2010, 01:13 PM #30
02-20-2010, 01:15 PM #31
Just to add, putting the gears in first is a good thing. This will have an effect on the stall rating when you do a converter. Having gears in place first will help the converter manufacture build a converter better suited to your combo.
02-20-2010, 01:16 PM #32
02-20-2010, 01:23 PM #33
Last edited by EVIL-LS1; 02-20-2010 at 01:25 PM.
02-20-2010, 06:54 PM #34
you also have to be careful adding up numbers individually. I talked to a guy in a cobra one time that had 550HP. The way he got that was because his car came with 390 plus he added a K&N filter for 25HP, a catback for 25HP, ect.ect.ect. Not that what you're doing is the same but just take those gain numbers as a wild ass guess. The track is where you'll find out what they really gave you.
02-20-2010, 09:37 PM #35
05-25-2010, 08:11 PM #36
I got all the parts I ordered. Stall/B&M Super Cooler/Pacesetter Ceramic coated LT's/3"TSP ORY/160stat..
What do ya think it will help me in the 1/8th and 1/4 mile..
3000-3200 Circle D Stall....
Soon to be installed
05-25-2010, 08:22 PM #37
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05-26-2010, 03:55 AM #38
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- 2000 WS6 6spd Hooker LT
I'd say you will get your goal. And tell all those BS 1/8 mile tracks to double their dragstrip! I don't see the point in a 1/8 mile contest, but if it's all you have to race at, I guess it's better than street racing.
05-26-2010, 02:22 PM #39
05-26-2010, 04:16 PM #40
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