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This is a discussion on Want 12.20's within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by shady milkman what tires are you using ? I'm thinking stock tires, because with the 228 cam ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    what tires are you using ?
    I'm thinking stock tires, because with the 228 cam he has listed along with gears etc,,,that car should have been in the 11's at 113-114 mph. Being Ohio though, the DA was probably horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I'm thinking stock tires, because with the 228 cam he has listed along with gears etc,,,that car should have been in the 11's at 113-114 mph.
    that was my thinking also.

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    Takes very little

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    So for $1050 and running 2.73's I was in the 12.2,12.1 range.

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    I'm running the 12.5's with Nitto drags at about 20 lbs. But it's tough to feather the launch and not spin the tires a lot. I think that's the gears. I could get slicks, but I'm afraid the rear won't last long with those.

    To me, I had hoped to get into the lower 12's, but oh well.

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    where can you get an LS6 intake for $200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666ws6 View Post
    I'm running the 12.5's with Nitto drags at about 20 lbs. But it's tough to feather the launch and not spin the tires a lot. I think that's the gears. I could get slicks, but I'm afraid the rear won't last long with those.

    To me, I had hoped to get into the lower 12's, but oh well.
    I never had much luck with Nittos myself either on another car. Went to the MT's and fixed that little issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    where can you get an LS6 intake for $200?
    They are out there used, but most I see are in the $300-350 range.

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    try removing the front sway bar,I feel a adjustable torque arm is needed considering the higher stalls and gears.and after market lower control arms are a must.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garygnu65 View Post
    try removing the front sway bar,I feel a adjustable torque arm is needed considering the higher stalls and gears.and after market lower control arms are a must.
    I box the stock lower control arms and panhard myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garygnu65 View Post
    try removing the front sway bar,I feel a adjustable torque arm is needed considering the higher stalls and gears.and after market lower control arms are a must.
    I know you stated feel... I know several local 4th gens that run a stock supsension with low 11's and a couple in the 10's. This is just me but after market T/A and LCA's are not a must and both add weight.

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    Are lower control arms the same as subframe connectors? Excuse my ignorance guys, I am new to this.

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    i believe in prochargers and nitrous

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    So do I but my bank account doesn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    Are lower control arms the same as subframe connectors? Excuse my ignorance guys, I am new to this.
    No. Subframe connecters tie together the front and rear subframe. Lower control arms keep the rear end centered depth wise and on the vertical plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    I know you stated feel... I know several local 4th gens that run a stock supsension with low 11's and a couple in the 10's. This is just me but after market T/A and LCA's are not a must and both add weight.
    I agree, I've seen quite a few 4th gens yanking the wheels and running deep 11's with stock suspension pieces. Adjustable shocks will do more for ya than anything else.

    I was never a fan of Poly bushings so I shy away from the aftermarket parts. I prefer the softer and quieter ride of rubber bushings, so I simply box in the stock parts for a little extra strength and leave it at that.

    I've gotten my 4,100 lbs. 72 chevelle into the bottom 11's with 1.5 60 foot times on completely stock suspension pieces, only adjustable shocks. Doing it on a drag radial no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    My car is a pretty much stock 99 WS6. It is an A4 and I want to get it to 12.20's in the quarter. What should I do to it? Don't want nitrous.

    search around on this forum, thats what you should do

    more info than you'll probably ever need

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