What Should I Do Next?
This is a discussion on What Should I Do Next? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; ok so im trying to do anything i can to make my car to hit the high 12's(12.999) lol... fastest ...
09-16-2011, 04:55 PM #1
What Should I Do Next?
ok so im trying to do anything i can to make my car to hit the high 12's(12.999) lol... fastest iv ran is 13.19 and it was fairly warm out...
well i cant afford a stall or a cam yet so what else can help get me there?
im planning on going out to the track 10/1/11... looking forward to cold weather
every opinion would be great...
2000 Z28 A4 with Stock 3.23's, mods in Sig!
Last edited by My00Z28; 09-16-2011 at 05:02 PM.SLP lid w/K&N Filter, Free-Mods, LT-Headers, ORY-Pipe, V-Force Muffler, Frost Tune, AIR/EGR Delete, SFCs, Ported TB
My00Z28-----2000/Z28--------2.0331---8.4118 @ 86.83----12.9856 @ 107.15----NA------10/11
09-16-2011, 05:12 PM #2
I see you have SFC's... have you done panhard bar and LCA's i dont know much about the v-force muffler,,, so maybe it flows great,, but maybe a cutout for the track?? those are 2 options that are cheap and may help a little....
09-16-2011, 05:27 PM #3
09-16-2011, 05:36 PM #4
- Join Date
- Feb 2009
- Ugy Lower Corner of AL
Navy Blue Metallic
- 98 T/A w/a little mods...
It's best to build your suspension up prior to building the engine. #1 weakness of our cars are the rear ends. Even under stock power they can break them. Spaz is on his 4th or 5th one.
I just did the PHB, LCA,'s and TA. Combine that with the SFC's, STB, and Hotchkis Springs my suspension is tight. All I need next is the sway bars.
One thing I'd recommend is ditching the K&N filter.
A stall will really help you at the track till you can get a 12 bolt.
What are your 60ft times? The suspension mods and practice will help lower them.
09-16-2011, 05:45 PM #5
around here,, flowmaster is known as chokedmaster,,lol since it dosnt flow like a master,,,lol im getting rid of mine asap,,, it was already on my car,,, well my car has alot of miles and has stock suspension with wore out bushings,, and when i went from 2.73 to 3.42 gears i had wheel hop like crazy.... i have a built a4 with shift kit..,,, and when the hard 2nd shift hit ,,,id brake them loose,,, now with my lca's and parhard bar,,, it just a hard chirp in 2nd,,,, out of all the mods ive done,,, id say its the best,,,for the $$$...i went with founders performance this time... and the panhard bar,,,and lca's were 120 shipped to the house,,,, and im happy with them,,,
09-16-2011, 06:20 PM #6
09-17-2011, 12:25 AM #7
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Ft. Rucker Area, Lower AL
- 01 TA / 06 Duc 749D
+1 on LCA's and PHB. Also consider a torque arm with relocation mount later on down the road. There's another member here selling a SSRA Big Mouth kit for a good price, this may or may not help but I would consider it if I were you. You could always yank the seats, speakers, and spare tire and jack out of the car.
09-17-2011, 09:36 AM #8
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
- North of the Motorcity
Custom Swirly Black
- 2001 WS6 M6
Suspension is good for the hook up, but only as good as your ability to put it to the floor. You could look into a wider DR (275-295), but your now looking at spending some $$$$ and putting your rear end at a higher risk. You could try and find a set of 'drag strip only' rims and tires and change them there.
If you don't want to go tire, this is what I would do:
3. Ported TB
4. Smooth bellow
If those don't drop you down into the the high 12's, then:
5. Torque arm (with relocation and DS safety loop, Didn't recommend this in the first part to try and save some $$$$)
6. Sway bars (drag strip specific)
That will def. cover .2 of a second.
09-17-2011, 12:46 PM #9
I under stand some of the stuff if I was having traction issues but can't see it helping because I don't break loose at the track at all.... will this stuff help even if I don't have a traction problems? I know lighter wheels would help but wider tires would be a waste without a stall...
I also read that I wouldn't notice a bellow till I really start making power... and I was thinking about a ported TB would that drop my 60ft a good little bit?
09-17-2011, 01:08 PM #10
Rear LCAs, remove front sway bar, relocate battery to rear of car,weight reduction:remove/drain windshield washer reservoir, remove rear seats, front passenger seat, spare tire and jack, and any miscellaneous stuff you have laying around in you car, eat a light meal and... take a dump before you race..
09-17-2011, 08:32 PM #11
what you guys think should i port/polish and bump stop mod my throttle body or should i buy one?
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