Fergy,fergyflyer said:More than a couple of us have gotten low 13's and high 12's stock with 05's. My best was 12.895 at 109 stock down to the paper filter. There was someone on LS1GTO that got 12.7x stock. Typically I was getting 13.0x to 13.1x with the weather good and the track right. As it heats up the car slows down real bad. I struggled through last summer to get 13.5's, but that was in 90 degree high humidity conditions.
Why does the GTO not get the respect it deserves? It's got a 100 more hp than a Mustang GT moving less than 300 more lbs so it's going to be a lot faster than the 13.6-13.9 that the best Mustangs get. It's got 25-30 WHP (read 40 more crank hp) more than the F-body and weighs 300lbs more than them so it is going to run with or better than the F-body too. Why does this continue to amaze people???
What tires were you running @ 12.895? The stock BFG KDWS?
Thats a really impressive time on those damned tires. Good job. I went to run the goat tonight to see how these new tires perform but the track is closed for Easter.fergyflyer said:The car had less than 3,000 miles on it when I ran the 12.895. It had the stock 17" BFG's. After I changed to the Goodyear F1's I only took it to the track once and the clutch slipped pretty bad. I was still able to get some low 2.0x 60' and 13.0 13.1 times, but it was leaving something on the table. The car had about 17,500 miles and about 80-100 passes at the strip, so the stock clutch was pretty much toast.
I was really looking to get the Vette to the track before the heat started getting bad. Guess I missed that chance.JMVorbeck said:Thats a really impressive time on those damned tires. Good job. I went to run the goat tonight to see how these new tires perform but the track is closed for Easter.
Not yet, but you better not wait long. Its still dipping into the upper 60's when the sun goes down. The track here runs till 12.fergyflyer said:I was really looking to get the Vette to the track before the heat started getting bad. Guess I missed that chance.