Here's a video of my first nearly full pass on the new setup
Still working the bugs out... Mike did a 2 bar speed density tune (no more MAF) We took 250 to 300 WHP out of it (Backed down the boost significantly) to work on suspension and try to not just overpower the tires. Still dances a little bit on the back end (you can see a nice 3rd gear "sway" in the video) but it's very manageable. Some different tires, cage and some quality seat time and it's gonna be a fun ride !!!
My plan was to only try 1/8 mile runs since I still don't have the cage in it yet and I don't want to get thrown out yet.. ....but then a friend of mine lined up next to me in his 408 (2 stage nitrous) Z and everything changed. :pp:
I let off at about the 1200 ft mark. In retrospect, I should have just finished it. Also props to Brendan (In the blue Z) who had way too much pressure in his rear tires and did some fancy driving off the line (unfortunately not seen on the video) to keep that beautiful Z in one piece.
More to come.....
`03 Z06 - LME LSx - GT35-R "Mufflers" :crazy: - ETP Heads - Ed Curtis (FTI) Cam - Alky Injection, etc. Built and Tuned @ NewEraPerformance - 1002WHP/903WTQ
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That car is just bad ass. Nice job of driving. If you remember, we met the first time when you had those "mufflers" originally installed down in Cream Ridge. Looks like you let New Era take it up a whole notch or two. Great job on their part.
What clutch are you running to hold that power? I'm curious.
I know you left off at 1200, but I couldn't see the time or mph...what were the incrementals?
Steve, nice pass buddy! Very little spin on the launch...very impressive!
You are obviously finding that the problem with that power level is not so much on the launch (you can control the rpm's there) but on the shift to second and third. Sometimes she wants to get a bit squirrely.:crazy:
I'm not surprised about backing down the boost. Been there done that. Also, the GM folks & Katech folks we talked to start getting worried about the block strength on the C5R block around 750 to 800 rwhp. Backing the power down may help you in more ways than just traction.
Hookin' and Bookin'! Gotta love it! Can't wait to see it next month in BG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally awesome Steve! How about some numbers?
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