Purchased a 2006 GTO M6 about a month ago and decided to take it to the strip for the first time with some friends. I've never been to a drag event before so I had a damn good time just spectating let alone getting on the line. Had the jitters for the first run (see below) but after that it would have taken a bulldozer to remove the smile off my face.
Passes made on street tires, quick spin of the wheels before staging, attempted to launch from about 2200 rpm but I dunno how well I accomplished that. I'm running Kooks LTs, high flow cats, AEM intake and a GMM short throw.
First run: Since I kept turning the car on and off moving through the line, when I finally pulled onto the line I forgot to turn off traction control
So many things going on in my head for the first run it figures I'd look over something simple. On the positive side, it was my best reaction time out of the three runs (0.626) and strangely enough my fastest overall speed (105.86mph).
Second run: Spun bad off the line and significant wheel hop in second, decent shifts through the pull. Still managed to crush the soul of a GT mustang with a few bolt-ons.
Third Run: Terrible reaction time (1.039s) Had my mind focused on keeping traction off the line, pulled pretty well but had a garbage shift into third. Still pretty happy as this run gave me my best time.
Even with the differences in R/T; take off error; and shifting issues all my runs had almost the same exact top speed (105.86, 105.31, 105.77) Are these wheel spin issues? Considering the first run was my fastest and had traction control on...
First, Second, and Third runs listed in order.