There are things you can do that seem to help. In my 00 coup I had the F45 and seting it on performance helped. In this car you have to "get it rolling" before you give it alot of power. So if you need the ET'S on a street tire you HAVE to leave between 2500-3000 engage cluch 75-80% for the first 2-3 feet then smoothly engage cluch and power.(Track conditions determin rate)it realy is posible to DRIVE around wheel hop. My best 60' time so far is 1.79 on a good track whith some more seat time I think 1.70 is posible with the F1SC's. Ric
2001ZO6 Black Mod Red Best ET 12.003 114.45
I lowered my Z and it made no difference as the car would still get wheelhop with wheelspin in the lower gears on the street with the goodyears,with my autocross setup (kumho's on 11inch rears)the wheel hop is much worse in first gear.My thoughts are that as my competion setup is heavier than the stock wheel & tire combo that maybe it is a problem with the stock shock valving? Any other thoughts on this? DJ
It seems that by dropping the car an inch or so in the rear, the wheel hop disappears
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SWCDuke put up an excellent review of the 06 on the CF, C5 general section. In his evaluation of the car he tried to launch the car and test GMs 0-60 claim. He indicated that launching too soft would result in wheel/axel hop, and too hard excessive wheelspin, and that there was a small margin in between for a good launch.
I find this quite interesting, and I am always trying to find ways to a better launch. My car is lowered, max in front and low, but not maxed in the rear, and I found it has helped some, but not eliminated the problem.
The last time I was at the drags I had limited sucess until I starting spraying big shots of nitrous, and then it was wheel hop city all over again. I have a window switch, so the car was moving at a decent speed before the nitrous kicked in, but the addition of all that power was too much for the suspension to handle, and I hopped through first and second, resulting in a slower time that NA!
I think I need to try launching harder and slipping the clutch as someone suggested above. I haven't been able to break 2 second 60 foot times with my current technique
2001 Z06, Tag "EVIL Z06"
Torch red, solid black interior
NGK TR6 plugs & Taylor wires
Halltech Z06 TRIC + MAG
NX 150hp Wet Kit
Hey DJ Z06! I see you're here now. Hoosiers hop like crazy too and they are much lighter than Kuuhmos or Goodyears. The C5 doesnt have the outer trailing arms that C4s had and is more prone to rear bushing compression and rear toe-in under acceleration causing the hoping. I think a heavier wheel/tire is going to make it worse. Only a gentle launch (clutch slipping) is going to keep it under control.
I've only launched my Z hard twice. I haven't experienced any wheel hop yet. The car has been lowered...don't know if that helps or not. Traction was the biggest problem. Actually I don't like to launch hard because I don't like spending a $1000 for a new set of tires every few months.
------------------ Frank Calmes Quicksilver 2001 Z06
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Sherylann Calmes Black 2001 Z06
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I have practiced the slow clutch release technique with about 2600-2800 RPM. You feel like your bogging it, but the 0-60 times are better if you do it this way. It kind of goes against your natural instincts. I would have never figured this out on my own, but got the info from other Z-06 guys who race them more than I do. America, what a country!
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Power Shifter: There are things you can do that seem to help. In my 00 coup I had the F45 and seting it on performance helped. In this car you have to "get it rolling" before you give it alot of power. So if you need the ET'S on a street tire you HAVE to leave between 2500-3000 engage cluch 75-80% for the first 2-3 feet then smoothly engage cluch and power.(Track conditions determin rate)it realy is posible to DRIVE around wheel hop. My best 60' time so far is 1.79 on a good track whith some more seat time I think 1.70 is posible with the F1SC's. Ric
Bingo! Give the lucky winnah a ceeegar!
This is how 60footers are done and how 0-60 gets quick. Congrats. Old school, hard on the clutch, but quick.
[This message has been edited by 1fastdog (edited 01-22-2001).]
I've been to the drags twice. Once completely stock, once lowered to the max of stock bolts. Both times were exactly the same. I don't like slipping the clutch, so I launch by popping it at 3000 rpm. some time the wheels will spin controllably with no hop and away you go. I've done a corrected 12.21 at 120 mph. Other times it seems like the car bites harder and the hop begins. It costs me half a second each time it does that, about half the time. I don't drag enough to worry about it, but it is too bad, because 06s are killer except for that.
John Von Loh
Black on Black and Red Z06
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