New Best: 11.97 @ 113.07, 1.69 60'

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Postby josh99ta » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:20 am

I'd hope so black, I did a 16.1 @ 87 in the Neon with a 2.3 60' in average-at-best weather. ;) Hell, 16 @ 87 in the 1/4, I trapped 90.5 in the 1/8 mile in the Trans Am. :p

Just busting ya a little man. Its all about practice. I remember the first time I went to the track, compared to how far I've come now (considering I have over 100 passes under my belt on local 1/4 mile and 1/8 mile tracks). Experience is everything, ESPECIALLY in a manual car. Keep on practicing, in a manual the DRIVER mod is the single best mod you can ever do.
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Postby black300zx » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:34 am

One thing the t/a and neon will always have on me is low-end torque;). the first thing i learned about my car is that it's doesnt get out of the hole well. My torque curve doesnt really start to build until 3000 or so. Add in a 3600lb car and a stock clutch that doesnt like much abuse, and the result is horrible 60' times. What REALLY is killing me is the 2-3 shift. Right now i'm looking for a trans locally to rebuild and swap in before the spring
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Postby kawasaki STX-R » Mon Nov 21, 2005 9:54 am

congrats on the time!

be sure to add a cage to you list of mods soon... :cool:
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Postby jnespappa » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:24 am

Nice work there my friend.
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Postby RADEoN » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:38 am

kawasaki STX-R wrote:congrats on the time!

be sure to add a cage to you list of mods soon... :cool:



If he wants to continue to visit the track, that is ;).
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Postby josh99ta » Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:52 am

There are guys running 11s with their convertible tops down, drinking a beer while going down the track. :p Tech inspection up here is very lax. ;) A cage will be a long ways off. However, for my own protection once the car starts getting around the 10 second range, or if I ever put the spray on it for the track, I will do a cage for safety's sake.

Right now that would just be unneeded weight making me that much slower.
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Postby RADEoN » Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:18 am

hey josh, what's the difference between the WS6/T/A and the Z28/SS?
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Postby josh99ta » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:22 pm

Very little, depending on the options the SS got (only the SS was available with the Level 1 suspension package). Off the top of my head, I think this is it but I may be leaving out very minut details, but for the most part these are all the important things...



Z28: Regular Camaro with the LS1 5.7L V8, same options available

Trans Am: Regular Firebird with LS1 5.7L V8, different front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, and hatch (raised wing)



WS6: A company names ACS took the cars in and converted them, with a build number, over to WS6s. The WS6 package included the ram air hood and a raised lower airbox to accomidate more airflow, 17x9 wheels with 275 tires as opposed to the 16" 245 clad Trans Am wheels and tires, a different catback exhaust, and a bigger front swaybar. You could get a WS6 Formula or a WS6 Trans Am. Formula doesn't have the bumpers and raised wing like the Trans Ams do, looks just like a V6 but is packing a V8 under the hood. To find out if it's a true WS6, look for the WS6 build code on the door sticker on the driver's side door.

SS: A company named SLP took these cars in and converted them, with a build number, over to SS status. They got the same hood, airbox, wheel, exhuaust and suspension upgrades. SLP also offered a few options over what ACS did for the WS6s though. You could get an entirely new suspension setup with SLP/Eibach springs and Bilstein shocks that also included other suspension upgrades also. This was the biggest option. Everything else was interior cosmetic stuff like floormats and trunk mats with SS logos and build numbers on them. The SS could also be purchased with the Hurst shifter option, the only F-Body with this option. To find out if it's a true SS, look for the Y2Y build code on the door sticker on the driver's side door.
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Postby RADEoN » Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:15 pm

sweet thanks for the explanation
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