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    Had my first runs at the track last night...

    Out of three runs my best was 15.697 and it was against my buddys '88 Trans Am GTA, and I was actually in the lead for a bit of the time and only lost by .1902 but every time up I did spin the tires a little bit.

    R/T ... .840
    60' ... 2.208
    330 ... 6.485
    1/8 ... 10.034
    MPH ... 69.88
    1000 ... 13.081
    1/4 ... 15.697
    MPH ... 86.02

    My only mods are intake and magnaflow exhaust so far, how'd I do and how can I improve?

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    Practice makes perfect... trust me i had too learn the hard way. I'm guessin you have the 3.8l v6 right? If so the best performance mod you could do is upgrade too a v-8. but thats just my op.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Practice makes perfect... trust me i had too learn the hard way. I'm guessin you have the 3.8l v6 right? If so the best performance mod you could do is upgrade too a v-8. but thats just my op.
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    I know however I can't afford the insurance right now. I hope to get an LS1after college but I want to work with what I have for now or until then.

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    How do you improve as far as modifications or driving? There are quite a few options open to you as far as aftermarket goes, but cutting down your 1/4 mile time can turn expensive fast. Do you have anything in mind at the moment?

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    Well I just ordered headers today. Next will probably be CAI but I'm also hoping to put in a cam this summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000pontiac6 View Post
    Well I just ordered headers today. Next will probably be CAI but I'm also hoping to put in a cam this summer
    CAI? I thought you already put an intake on though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMan View Post
    CAI? I thought you already put an intake on though?
    Only filter and lid

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    gears, roller rockers,head ported OR put the ls1 in that car and your insurance will be the same

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    one good way to cut down your ET is all in how you stage and your launch i was able to shave about 0.20 by watch how other people stage and making several passes myself. find what works for your car and run with it.

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    One of the easiet ways to improve track times without going too extreme is to buy some drag radials and a torque converter. The TC will help your times BIG-TIME! Get the headers put on, put a cam in it, put the TC in, hook up the nitrous, and you'll be kicking ass!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000pontiac6 View Post
    I know however I can't afford the insurance right now. I hope to get an LS1after college but I want to work with what I have for now or until then.
    that's what I used to think man because I'm in school too hahaha. If you find one for a good price you can possibly get your parents to help out with the insurance. that's what I'm doing, but I only have like 2years left in school. engineering is a bitch hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000pontiac6 View Post
    Out of three runs my best was 15.697 and it was against my buddys '88 Trans Am GTA, and I was actually in the lead for a bit of the time and only lost by .1902 but every time up I did spin the tires a little bit.

    R/T ... .840
    60' ... 2.208
    330 ... 6.485
    1/8 ... 10.034
    MPH ... 69.88
    1000 ... 13.081
    1/4 ... 15.697
    MPH ... 86.02

    My only mods are intake and magnaflow exhaust so far, how'd I do and how can I improve?
    You could always get a supercharger for it. But to improve on what you have I'd look into practicing the launch and possibly some suspension work to get that 60' down nice and low

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason View Post
    You could always get a supercharger for it. But to improve on what you have I'd look into practicing the launch and possibly some suspension work to get that 60' down nice and low
    True. I know of someone who was selling a used kit on another forum. Anyone interested can PM me and I'll let you know the site...not sure if its still for sale.

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    Thank you for all your suggestions. My headers and cat came in this past week while I was on vacation so they should be going on very soon. I think supercharger is the way I would like to go so hopefully I'll be able to get one soon

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    Wouldnt the 3.8l blower work from say a gtp?
    Just need the intake
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Wouldnt the 3.8l blower work from say a gtp?
    Just need the intake
    an idear
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    Nope. Their motors are sideways so it is much MUCH more complicated. With all the customizing I'd be better off fabing my own kit up.

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