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Best Night EVER!!! - Did 12.93 in my SRT-8

I went to the track last night. :headbang:

I'll let the TimeSlip tell the story. :deal:



I could hardly beleive it myself. :birthday: I had about 15 people come up to the car and ask what I'd done to it. Completely Stock except Mopar CAI and MagnaFlow exhaust and a GSM Mod good for cool off and full all out cometition stomping torgue control. People kept walking up to me all night. :biggrin: I got in 5 runs. I'll scan the timeslips and post them all. AND this was with a 7/8 full tank of 93 Octane gas!

I officially fell in love with my SRT-8 last night. Literally an overwhelming emotion. :wink1: Almost brought tears to my eyes... but I was too busy giggling like a boy on Christmas morning after opening my presents and realizing I got something sooo cool that even I couldn't imagine it to ask for it. Did I mention I am totally in love??? :boobies: :banana: :biggrin:

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Arrived it was 65 degrees. Let car sit with the GSM fan mod going for an hour. Pushed it up the lanes. The engine temp gage in the diagnostics EVIC screen was at 144 degrees. Started it up and switched on the GSM torgue mod. Went around the Water Box and lit up the tires. The car went through the gears up to third lightning fast I was shocked. It's never done that before. Didn't miss a beat at all (the other runs it seemed to stall at 2nd or 3rd gear). Pulled up and deep staged. Waited for the second yellow light to go on and took my left foot off the brake and floored the gas. The rest is history. I thought I might have run a 13.4 or a 13.5. I was screaming like a teenager at his first rock concert!!! So damn cool!!!


Hey... where is every body??? Oh ya F#c% At the baddest 300 LX car meet in the nation!!! Wish I was there!!!!!!!!! Sigh... Talk to you guys when everyone gets back.
 

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Congrats big time!!! Totally awesome machine. Which one did you take - the black or silver? Choices, choices, choice. This is great to see these results with the mods you've made. Enjoy your new found love affair!! :biggrin:
 

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Thanks srt8danno

I took the now renamed Silver Lightning!!! Best Moonshine in KY! I am going again today with a CAI Dry Ice wrap if I can find one locally. They are supposed to be good for about 20 HP. We'll see if I can find one... Wish me luck.
 

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12.9!!! Wow dude, congratulations!!!!!!
 

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Here are the other time slips. By the end of the night the engine was fairly heat soaked, but the temperature had dropped to about 61 degrees outside according to the EVIC display.

TRACK ALTITUDE IS 492 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL.
Precip: 0%
Humidity: 54%
Wind: NNW at 10 MPH
Barometer: 30.01 in.
Dewpoint: 48°F
Visibility: 10 Mile(s)


 

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cool beans man ....

I wish I had run my car with the exhaust and torque mod with cai ... I totally forgot too ....

Maybe I could knock on a high 12 or flat 13 too ...

Congrats !
 

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XCITsNU said:
I went to the track last night. :headbang: ...I officially fell in love with my SRT-8 last night. Literally an overwhelming emotion. :wink1: Almost brought tears to my eyes... but I was too busy giggling like a boy on Christmas morning after opening my presents and realizing I got something sooo cool that even I couldn't imagine it to ask for it. Did I mention I am totally in love???
That IS exciting stuff, XCITsNU. Congrats!

Was this your first outing since adding the GSM torque/fan mod?
 

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Very Nice! Is this the 05 or the 06?

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Thanks srt8danno

I took the now renamed Silver Lightning!!! Best Moonshine in KY! I am going again today with a CIA Dry Ice wrap if I can find one locally. They are supposed to be good for about 20 HP. We'll see if I can find one... Wish me luck.
 

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Totally sick times...makes me want to trade in my C.
 

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need4speed: I thought you were running CAI and GSM? You need to run straight without the dry ice. :sly:

Meister: Thanks man... It was the first time out since adding the GSM Mod, and MagnaFlows. The GSM Mod helped cool the car down faster, and kept it at about 203 degrees on the Engine temp (Diag. Screen, not oil temp in the main screens). The torgue mod helped, but on several runs, I was burning rubber off the line instead of hooking right up. I did NOT run with ESP on.

Dood: This was the Silver 06'. My 05' actually feels like it has more power than my 06' actually, but have been reluctant to run it or mod it too much due to it being 1 of 220. Rarety of the car and all.

5point7: We'd be glad to have you. Trade ups are GOOOOOOD
 

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Meister: Thanks man... It was the first time out since adding the GSM Mod, and MagnaFlows.

The GSM Mod helped cool the car down faster, and kept it at about 203 degrees on the Engine temp (Diag. Screen, not oil temp in the main screens).

The torgue mod helped, but on several runs, I was burning rubber off the line instead of hooking right up. I did NOT run with ESP on.

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I take it you're powering the GSM fan switch off of fuse slot 9 now. Good show.

'Looks like it's time you added a 180 degree thermostat, XCITsNU. 203 degrees is the temp of the stock tstat, at least on the 5.7L. The thermostat is fighting the fan. Drop in a 180 and you'll be able to cool her off to 180 or thereabouts. And the 180 thermostat will be just fine all Winter even up in your neck of the woods. 'Ran a 180 all 3 years I was in Alaska some time ago, with no problems of any kind, in a modified small block Chevy engine.

Suggestion: Next time try leaving ESP engaged (no skid icon showing) and see if your launch improves. I didn't think of trying that either, and even with my 5.7 I was burning wildly through first, and half way through second, with both the ESP off and the tm switch engaged. I've wished, in hindsight, that I had thought to try a run with the factory ESP OFF switch in the normal position to see if that helped hook up better.

My 5.7L times, adjusted for density altitude, from a hot Phoenix night in early September: 13.85 at 101.98.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Meister. I have the 180' Thermostat sitting right here on my desk that I was told by GSM would work inmy SRT-8, but then they retracted saying the 180' Thermostat throws a dash error code, so no good running it.

I've done a ton of runs with ESP enabled. It does seem to hook up better but the 60', trap times and ET's are lower. The GSM Mod does actually work. I could feel it kick in on the rear end when it engages. If your just rolling it at about 2-4 MPH and engage the Mod, it takes about 10 seconds to kick in and you feel the rear end tighten up and the car actually rolls slower. Not a lot, but enough to know you've got full control at the gas pedal.
 

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Awesome times, I share you enthusiasm for the SRT8, All my friends cant believe it runs a great as it does. It truely is a factory muscle car. 12.80's here you come!
 

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GREAT stuff. i knew it was just a matter of time till someone came in in the 12's with little/no mods...exhaust and gsm, that's like stage 0.5!! :biggrin:
 

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Hey Jeremy had a good time Friday night and good seeing you our there again today. I'm a witness to the Friday night performance that's me running 13.5 in car 482 against the 300's 13.1. It was fun running the heavyweights, if you can get that 60' time down you'll be deep in to the 12's and beating some of the guys who tow their cars to the track. Will you be out again this Friday night? I'll probably be there with my 17 yr old and some of his ricer buddies, I'm determined to get in to the 12's before I put the car up for the winter.

Stan
 

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Thanks for the suggestions Meister. I have the 180' Thermostat sitting right here on my desk that I was told by GSM would work inmy SRT-8, but then they retracted saying the 180' Thermostat throws a dash error code, so no good running it.

I've done a ton of runs with ESP enabled. It does seem to hook up better but the 60', trap times and ET's are lower. The GSM Mod does actually work...
Anyone say why the 6.1L throws codes with the 180 tstat when the 5.7L doesn't?

I was suggesting you try ESP normal (no skid icon) with the GSM switch engaged (ESP/BAS light on), XCITsNU. You didn't indicate that you had tried that combination, and you did mention a wheel spin issue.

Just a thought.
 

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Johnny G: Thanks Johnny G. I was waiting excitedly for the Fall. That was when all the Mags did their testing and I knew the low 13's were just a season away.

Hardware: Thanks Hardware. I actually didn't expect to really drop into the 12's in mine, but now I am even more determined to get into the 12.7's by the end of the season.

doctorno: Thanks doctorno. I'm thinking once the temp drops to the 50's, it will look like stage 3's on the SRT-4's. :banana:

sy34010: Guys and Ladies; Stan has one bad @ss Black Impalla SS. He's got an electronic exhaust valve that with a flick of a switch opens the exhaust out to the sides. His car rocks. His best run on Saturday (we saw each other again at the other local drag strip) was 13.08. Awesome run Stan! Had a great time Friday night after the Drags too hanging out with Wyatt Earp and Missy Wiggles at the Naughty Pine. :wink1: Thanks for the Intro. I'll definately be heading back there, with all the friends I told about the great live band. Hopefully we'll see you there with the Misses.

If anyone is interested in the Electronic Exhaust Gate Valve, I think it can be done for about $400 to $450 on the SRT-8's. When I installed my MagnaFlows, I waited until the stock system was off and fired her up for a few revs. The shop seriously asked me why I wanted to hook up the Magnaflows. Not as loud as the cackle from my 67' Fastback Dragracer, and not so loud as to be incredibly annoying, just a deep, deep growl. I may do this on mine. I am going to talk to the manufacturer who is local, so if anyone is interested in a Group Buy, let me know.

Meister: I am not sure what code is thrown. I would imagine the computer sees it as a problem since the normal opperating tempature is 203 to 215 on the SRT-8. I haven't tried to run with the ESP dash button still On and only the GSM mod On. I am not sure what difference it would make. I plan on calling GSM Monday to ask several questions, so I can figure out some thing related to the Fan mod.

Thanks for all the feedback guys and a special Welcome to Stan (aka: sy34010), who is an Impala owner, but all are welcome!
 

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Nice times!!!!I have a feeling your times will continue to improve as the weather get's a little colder. Was it the black one or the silver????
 
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