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SRT8 Vs CTS-V

My F-Body club AZFBA is having their semi-annual track day at SpeedWorld in Phoenix next Sunday the 20th. My Z28 is being rebuilt at present, so will be taking the SRT8. Our club president has a 2006 CTS-V. So as you might guess, we are going to have a go at it. His 450RWHP Camaro is a 6M, so he knows how to launch and shift.

I'm 57, he's 27. I haven't been down a drag strip since 87 in my 87 Grand National, and before that, it was 1974, but I'm always the 1st across the intersection. :biggrin:

So any pointers you 12 second guys can give me other than fuse 17, would be greater appreciated.

Want to make a good showing and smoke him too.
 

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Hal,

Pulling fuse 17 is crap in my opinion. When I pulled that fuse on our MSRT8, I still had the same TM crap during the shifts, so I don't see the use in doing it(unless you like looking at the waring lights on the dash it provides) Just turning ESP off will give you more tire spin than needed in a drag race. My suggestion would be locating a set of drag radials for it. Tell that Mr. Arizona Sun to back off a little that day and get some cool air and high pressure. I think in 3 years of racing a majority of evenings at Firebird from October to April, I only had 1 decent DA evening.

By the way, I used to be a member of PFBA with my 96Z and 98WS6. I had a 94Z that I used to race a lot at Firebird and actually met some of the early members of the PFBA, but didn't realize they had put a club together. I think the PFBA disbanded and most are part of your club now....

Todd
 

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Hal,

Pulling fuse 17 is crap in my opinion. When I pulled that fuse on our MSRT8, I still had the same TM crap during the shifts, so I don't see the use in doing it(unless you like looking at the waring lights on the dash it provides) Just turning ESP off will give you more tire spin than needed in a drag race. My suggestion would be locating a set of drag radials for it. Tell that Mr. Arizona Sun to back off a little that day and get some cool air and high pressure. I think in 3 years of racing a majority of evenings at Firebird from October to April, I only had 1 decent DA evening.

By the way, I used to be a member of PFBA with my 96Z and 98WS6. I had a 94Z that I used to race a lot at Firebird and actually met some of the early members of the PFBA, but didn't realize they had put a club together. I think the PFBA disbanded and most are part of your club now....

Todd
http://www.azfba.com/

Large club, mostly youngsters.

Yeah 91 octane and crappy air. The CTS-V has the same handicaps.

Are there any steel wheels that fit our cars, something we could get a shorter tire on that will clear our large rotors and big calipers, and wide enough to support some tread width?
 

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I think a member named 'need4speed' (not sure on exact spelling) and '1st Magnum SRT8' have used drag radials. No info was posted, that I remember, on what wheel size they used. John Hennessey did the work on 1st Magnum SRT8's ride and was at the track when it ran, so he may be willing to give you a wheel size.

Edit: You don't happen to be a owner that met a friend of mine, Larry(very big into Auto-X) at a local speed shop, to you, several weeks ago, do you?

Todd
 

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WhiteDiamond said:
I think a member named 'need4speed' (not sure on exact spelling) and '1st Magnum SRT8' have used drag radials. No info was posted, that I remember, on what wheel size they used. John Hennessey did the work on 1st Magnum SRT8's ride and was at the track when it ran, so he may be willing to give you a wheel size.

Edit: You don't happen to be a owner that met a friend of mine, Larry(very big into Auto-X) at a local speed shop, to you, several weeks ago, do you?

Todd
I don't think so. I was home a couple weeks ago. I was at BRE Beck Racing Engines, ProDyno, and AZ Power & Sound. Don't recall meeting anyone.
 

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ice the intake

bring a few bags of ice and ice the intake. if you can keep your car cool you may smoke him, but these cars are so close that it's going to be a drivers race.


good luck, let us know how you did.


Steve
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everything but DVD
waiting for software
 

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Sorry for the stupid question, but when someone says "ice the intake" where exactly are they putting the ice? How long does the intake stay cool after you remove the ice and start the motor? Does this really work?
 

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heat is the enemy

SRT8itchy said:
Sorry for the stupid question, but when someone says "ice the intake" where exactly are they putting the ice? How long does the intake stay cool after you remove the ice and start the motor? Does this really work?

Only works if you want fast times. Put a bag of ice directly on the intake manifold while waiting, push the car up so you don't get hot. The intake is heavy aluminum and will stay cold for maybe a minute or two. As long as coolant and oil temps stay low you will be amazed.

We did a 13.06 in summertime... we will be back in December and will let ya know.


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V owner here awaiting results. It would really be nice if we could get some road course experiences and compare the 2 that way as well. :wave:
 
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