Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Daphne, Alabama
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A Loss to an F-body
One of my buddies at work has a last body style (2000ish) Z28 that was modded by the guy who owned it before him. It's a 4 speed auto that's had 411 gears put in, as well as a CAI and a loud as Jesus (obnoxious, like open-headers loud) cat-back exhaust system. He says the cars top speed is around 120 mph. He's running like 3500-4000 rpms just going down the road at interstate speeds.
I knew all this when we played on the interstate after work. We took off from a 65 mph roll and he pulled on me slowly but steadily up till about 95 when we let off for traffic. I just got a K&N CAI, Borla exhaust, and Diablosport tune, so not modded for bear. I called him on his cell as soon as our little race was over. He was laughing at me telling me he's only got a 350 and I got a 400 (he doesn't know what he's talking about, needs to do his homework) and his 350 beat me.
I laughed back and told him that he's got a nice 1/8 mile to 1/4 car, but after that I'd eat his lunch. He asked me how do you figure. I told him that I can run 120 in 3rd gear (I also have the 4 speed automatic) and got another 43 mph past the 120 in 4th gear. He said it doesn't matter because you never use that kind of speed and getting to 120 fast is all that counts. I guess I can see his point, but still......if I get to do what I want with my tax return money (cam and headers) I'll challenge him again without letting him know I did anything and see how the results end up. I'll keep you all posted.