Drag Racing Tech - Any suggestions... first time to the track
09-08-2011, 01:34 AM
I am going to Cordova Sunday and running my 97 camaro. The motor is a heads cam 383 with around 400hp at the wheels. I am running stock suspension and a 4l60e and 10 bolt rearend with 2.73 gears. I realize the gear is to low but im planning on buying a 12 bolt or 9 inch soon. Any suggestions? Thanks for any and all feedback.
09-08-2011, 07:34 AM
Unless the rear end is about to break, you can get away with it for a long time. 3.73 if not 4.10's would be an ideal choice. You maybe able to find a good used 10 bolt for 300$ with a swapped gear set in it instead of spending 3k (included upgraded and D/S).
Your converter choice though in the end may end up mattering more. What stall speed and diameter is the converter??
Have you run the car before?
09-08-2011, 07:46 AM
Also running a stock suspension is going to hurt you too. What tires will you be using?
09-08-2011, 04:08 PM
The car has a stock converter and i will be running a street tire. I think a drag radial will grab to hard and possibly break an axle. I have never had the car to the track. I realize that its not the ideal track car right now but i just want to see what it does with what i have for now. It will be getting either gears and a built trans with stall or a 9 inch or 12 bolt over the winter.
09-08-2011, 05:02 PM
best suggestion i can think of is feather the pedal coming out the hole. if u r running street tires it will calm the wheel spin and put less stress on the entire drive train. u can gradually increase the pedal stomping AFTER u get your first pass.
09-08-2011, 05:36 PM
I have 400whp and have never had a problem launching on DRs. Your 60fts will suffer running on street tires which will effect your 1/4 mile times.
09-08-2011, 10:31 PM
Thanks bottlefed i will try that. I realize my times wont be great this time to the track but im looking at a 8.8 saturday with 3.55 gears for the next track day.
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