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took the T/A to the track..disapointed

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    Junior Member nmelone21's Avatar
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    took the T/A to the track..disapointed

    granted it was my first time ever taking the car. i went up there with my buddy who's got a 1998 z28 a4 w/ a SLP lid. he ran first and ran a 13.51..i was pretty confident i would be right there with him...well, no. my best run was a 13.81 @ 101.1mph
    (yes, my r/t's are garbage)but ill work on it

    temp---76

    R/T -.451 :barf:
    60 - 2.156
    330 - 5.917
    1/8 - 8.967
    MPH - 81.34
    1000 - 11.587
    1/4 - 13.817
    MPH - 101.10

    the ride home was hell because I just couldnt figure out why i was almost a whole half second slower.and my trans was just recently rebuilt.i know its not a major difference maker but w/ a vigilant shift kit.
    he was running street tires that normally cant grip for shit, and im running BFG GForces.
    i know the lid makes somewhat of a difference, but that much?
    im planning on doing plugs and wires,a tune and a lid this week

    just looking for some input on my run.thanks guys

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    reaction time doesn't affect the ET. Get a stall convertor and some drag radials and he'll be trying to catch you.

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    typical TA. mine did 13.80 @ 101 best on motor. heavy car.

    my formulas have done 13.56 @ 103 and 13.60 @ 101 when they were stock.

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    Bleh, not trying to rekindle a 10 yr old, presumed dead debate, but eh...9 times out of 10 the T/A will be a fraction of a second slower than an equal Camaro.

    There's just enough of a weight difference between the two to make it noticable on the time sheets.

    Granted..it shouldn't be a half second slower, especially if you were running better tires, but if anything, the extra pounds didnt exactly help you.

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    $550 on ebay nos05168, thats the only thing i've done to mine... 125 shot =12.79 @109

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    My car has an air intake and catback, I ran a 13.00 trapping at 108 mph. Some LS1 cars just run better than others, but a 101 trap speed is definately too low.

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    Yeah, give her a tune up and get that 60' down into the low 2.0 or high-1.9 range, and I don't think you'll be singing the blues any more.

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    Accually I think the trans am is a bit faster 2000 trans am WS6 13.4 2000 camaro SS 13.5 either way still 2 bad ass cars and thats not that bad of a time keep practicing you have to think ur every day honda runs 18 19 20 seconds?


    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBornThriller View Post
    Bleh, not trying to rekindle a 10 yr old, presumed dead debate, but eh...9 times out of 10 the T/A will be a fraction of a second slower than an equal Camaro.

    There's just enough of a weight difference between the two to make it noticable on the time sheets.

    Granted..it shouldn't be a half second slower, especially if you were running better tires, but if anything, the extra pounds didnt exactly help you.

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    I ran 13.9 stock on a slick track. didn't get traction untill half way through 4th.

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    Mine went 13.6 bone stock with paper air filter. Year before last with headers, exhaust, tune, and 4.11 gears went 13.0 on motor, 11.76 on 125 hp nitrous. Last year with a built tranny, stall converter, and same mods as above went 12.6 on motor and 11.36 on 125 hp nitrous. This year with same mods as above + tunnel mount adjustable tq arm, LCA, relocation brackets, cam, and 200 hp shot went 10.97 with a spinning 1.57 60' in humid 90* weather. My other bests were done in much better weather than my 10.97 run. I expect it to go 10.5 this fall without any other changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAT-LS101 View Post
    Accually I think the trans am is a bit faster 2000 trans am WS6 13.4 2000 camaro SS 13.5 either way still 2 bad ass cars and thats not that bad of a time keep practicing you have to think ur every day honda runs 18 19 20 seconds?
    If I'm not mistaken, the 2002 TA WS6 was about 2 tenths faster than the SS. Aerodynamics was the reasoning I believe. Either way, there all not going to run the same time from the factory. I've always loved the camaro, it was my first. Always wanted a SS, just happened to run into my WS6 and the sob looked mean. lol

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    Just got 13.5 @ 107 on Street Tires this weekend
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    how much time do you have a the track. a driver is the bigest part. but you sould be faster then that for nj should be a good place to run. and the ta is faster at the drag strip and the camaro had a 5mph top speed

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