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Old 10-06-2008, 02:12 AM   #1
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Alright i have a camaro z28 convertible. I took it 2 the track the other day and on my best pass i ran a 14.55 in the 1/4 mile. So i was wondering if anybody could help me out with some advice on some easy 2 do mods that can get me into the 13 sec. times
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:09 PM   #2
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Yea, a better car.
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im guessing u drive a shity import, and by ur other posts ive read u dont know much about anything at all, and ur always bagging on people so how about u F..k off
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Pm a guy on here called enthusiast he owns a camaro and should be able to point you in the right direction.
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Pm a guy on here called enthusiast he owns a camaro and should be able to point you in the right direction.
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im guessing u drive a shity import, and by ur other posts ive read u dont know much about anything at all, and ur always bagging on people so how about u F..k off
Why you mad son, it was a joke...

Is your car an automatic or a stick? What mods are already done?

P.S. my shitty import is actually faster than your Z28 in the meantime
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P.S. my shitty import is actually faster than your Z28 in the meantime

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Haz none but I have beaten quite a few of these Z28s on the street
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Why you mad son, it was a joke...

Is your car an automatic or a stick? What mods are already done?

P.S. my shitty import is actually faster than your Z28 in the meantime
its an automatic not by choice though its all i could find at the time and it has a cold air intake, and custom exhaust but im not sure what kind it seems 2 be a few different things put together and it was made 2 look like a sleeper car i believe by the previous owner. cus it has the stock tips on it still. their are a few other things like a racing alternator, an underdrive pulley, and i just had the transmision rebuilt.
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I also have another question. I was told that chevy engines handle nos very well. is this true? I also have 125,000 miles on the car should i rebuild the engine before messing around with nos?
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If you want to go faster at the strip then your auto will serve you well.

Dont listen to new yorker hes a dumbass and hates domestics, cause his shits slow.

First I think your car probably needs some maintenace. What'd it trap?

First Id reccomend completely going through and freshening up on all the maintenace.

Seafoam it
Fuel Filter
Check Fuel Pressure and make sure your fuel pump is still working good which I suspect it is.
Spark Plugs
New Wires (I would only recommend the MSD superconductors as the taylors will arc on everything) Route them over the valve covers for ease (thunderracing makes a kit but it comes with taylor wires) Its really hard to route them through the stock location.
Replace ALL FLUIDS, except maybe tranny fluid depending on miles and condition of the tranny.

The mods. Always make sure the car is in great mechanical shape before you mod.

Id start with headers and Y pipe LPP makes polished stainless stuff for real cheap or maybe pacesetters. Go Longtubes or dont bother.
If you want to save money keep the stock catback (also gives it a sleeper look and sound) and run an electric cutout for when your at the strip.

Then an CAI, Id recomend the Moroso or the K&N.

Then check your gears, the autos came with 2.73s and 3.23s. the 2.73s suck for racing. If you drive it on the street alot and dont want to hurt mileage to mcuh id step up to 3:42s out of a 6speed car and if you can Id get them out of a Later LS1 so you get the better diff (I think its Torsen).

You cna check gear ratio by looking at the RPO codes but I have a 6speed so I dont remeber the exact code.

If you are willing to give up a little mileage Id go 3.73s. They work great in an auto car.

Then do a tranny cooler and a higher RPM stall. I think most bolt on guys go with a 2800-3200 rpm stall. This will really help ETs, more than any of your other mods.

Then your gonna need some traction, you can do soem basic rear suspension like Lower control arms and LCA relocation brackets, and comp engineering shock (they are only like 50 bucks a pop).

Then tires. Id reccomend getting two stock 16"s (they can be picked up real cheap) and moutning some drag radials on them for the days at the track. Id reccomend Mickey Tompson ET Street radials, they come in a 255/50/16.

Then finish the rest of the bolt ons so you have a better platform for future mods. I am a big advocate of an electric waterpump for easy of change and the stress removed from the valvetrain.

Then a TB and elbow. Lose the stock rubber intake elbow, and the weak TB some people say it wont help but more air is more air, and while your doing it might as well go with the 58mm.

Then if you plan on camming it later Id leave it alone and start saving for the cam, if you plan to stay stock cam get some Lt4 roller rockers and LT4 valve springs. Do not do 1.6 RRs and stay stock springs.

At this point you can spray it. The lT1 is good for 150 shot but some keep it safe and run a 100 shot.

Wet vs Dry shot is a whole nother story. Their are advocates for both sides. I prefer wet shots.

Or you may want to stay NA, if your ona budget Id go cam only for a while, if you can save go ahead and do heads and cam. But I could write pages on cam selection so we will save that for later.

You will also need tuning I can reccomend some good LT1 tuners if you let me know were you are located. In an auto youll want a tune after the gears for sure and definetly after the TB and converter as it will throw off the tranny. You can drive the headers and intake without the tune for a while but youll be leaving alot of power and economy on the table if you do. Most guys charge a flat rate for the initial tune and a discount price for the retunes if it is small changes like TB or verter or gears.

And heres some videos for fun.
A pretty quick cam only LT1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcy9C8ljYvo
A pretty quick bolt on Lt1 vs a bolt on Mach 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3neBw029wc
Same guys vs cammed 5.slow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SESjyYLQkQ

I love my LT1 and they can be quick fun cars when maintained and built properly.

If you have anymore questions just let me know
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I also have another question. I was told that chevy engines handle nos very well. is this true? I also have 125,000 miles on the car should i rebuild the engine before messing around with nos?

okay first its not nos, thats what ricers call it.

its called Nitrous, or spray amon many others. NOS is a company. If you are talking to knowledgeable F-body guys and say Nos they will prbably laugh at you, just a heads up, and yes the LT1 will handle spray pretty well. You should probably be safe on a 100 to 150 shot. But there is alot more involved than just the kit.

First you need a wideband, then you need to make sure your fuel system is up to the task. Then you need colder plugs I think most are running the NGK tr55s. You also need to do a compression test and make sure all of your cylinders have good compression (and they also need to be consistent I think within 5% is good). Then tuning preferably ona dyno. And dont worry about the mileage if the car is in good shape, I know alot of highmileage guys that are spraying 150, and they arent having problems.
Nitrous like higher mileage LT1s, as in nirtous motors you usually run a little bigger gap in the piston rings so a more loose Lt1 is nno big deal.
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