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Seems like there are cars around running 750+ rwhp which cannot hook up street tires even in 5th. I sort of "get it" up to around 550 or 600 rwhp. But 800, 900, 1000? I don't get it any more.

I have to wonder: what's the point? Seems to me that power you cannot hook up is just wasted and costs you more $$ in tires. Maybe I could see it for a dedicated 1/4 mile car, but to me that has always seemed like a waste of the Z's talents as a well rounded track car. You don't need world class handling to go in a straight line :)

Maybe Chevy needs to sell an AWD Z to make it easier to hook up big power...
 

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The point is not the power for the street. As you say, a lot of that is unusable exept on the highway. However all of it is usable at the strip! (Not on Dr's of course);

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850 > 750 > 650 > 550 > stock

its a progression if your you can hook up any amount of HP eventually, thats when your tucking! Otherwise race cars would only have 400 hp :)
 

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"I have to wonder: what's the point? Seems to me that power you cannot hook up is just wasted and costs you more $$ in tires. "

AMEN!!!!! :yeadog: :yeadog: :yeadog: :yeadog:

I cannot agree more.
 

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When my car was stock, I had trouble hooking up. It's more of a learning curve. Added hp has to be met with added experience. My car is probably 445 at the crank and I am starting to get bored. Time to move up. :D
 

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Why ask why...I say why not? :D
 

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What's a matter with you Guys!! :lol:

Didn't you ever watch Tool Time

MORE POWER :jammin: :jammin:

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Hey, don't get me wrong: I'm all for lots of power.

I just think moderate power you can use beats big power you can't!

I see the point about the strip. Although I'd guess even there, 1st and 2nd wouldn't hook up too well?
 

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Scoring with a set of triplets is pretty tough too, but that doesn't keep you from trying does it?
 

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novetteyet said:
Seems like there are cars around running 750+ rwhp which cannot hook up street tires even in 5th. I sort of "get it" up to around 550 or 600 rwhp. But 800, 900, 1000? I don't get it any more.

I have to wonder: what's the point? Seems to me that power you cannot hook up is just wasted and costs you more $$ in tires. Maybe I could see it for a dedicated 1/4 mile car, but to me that has always seemed like a waste of the Z's talents as a well rounded track car. You don't need world class handling to go in a straight line :)

Maybe Chevy needs to sell an AWD Z to make it easier to hook up big power...

What's the point?! You are not a man. Leave this forum now and purchase a skirt and a pair of pantyhose. Good God, I can not believe a MAN questioned the point of excessive hp.

When you cut a 1.2 60' and your head is pinned to the phucking seat then you'll realize the desire for 700+ hp.
 

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i do think your right-its all relative-for daily driving i think there is sorta of a point of 'diminishing return...but to each his own-its funny when i was 20 power is everything ,at 30 power and room for the kids, 40 power and looks, at 50 power and mileage,and now just gettin in and out is a big deal :lol: :lol: :D
 

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bud miller said:
i do think your right-its all relative-for daily driving i think there is sorta of a point of 'diminishing return...but to each his own-its funny when i was 20 power is everything ,at 30 power and room for the kids, 40 power and looks, at 50 power and mileage,and now just gettin in and out is a big deal :lol: :lol: :D
I hear ya Brutha ;) So do these old bones :yeadog:

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I'm detuning my Vettes now as they go way faster than I need them to. Thanks for recalibrating my senses. ;)

That wing you are adding in Chicago will slow her down a little too. :jawdrop:

Bob :D
 

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bud miller said:
i do think your right-its all relative-for daily driving i think there is sorta of a point of 'diminishing return...but to each his own-its funny when i was 20 power is everything ,at 30 power and room for the kids, 40 power and looks, at 50 power and mileage,and now just gettin in and out is a big deal :lol: :lol: :D
Amen, Bud my exact feelings this morning. I'm waiting to have my right knee operated on, which is killing me and I must have pulled a back muscle using the snow blower last week with all the f####ng snow we have had this winter. If I get any more ailments I don't think i'll be able to get in my Z. Boy it is really tough getting old in body yet still young in mind. :cry:
 

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unless you run your car at the strip..I see no point...unless you have money to throw around.
 
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