View Full Version : whats it take to get a c5 m6 into the high twelves?

02-14-2012, 09:55 AM
my brother purchased a 98 c5 with a six speed with about 60,000 miles on it. he just put a vararm intake and a billy boat cat back exhaust on it. what should the car run in the 1/4 mile the way it is, e.t. & mph? and what would be the next suggested mods to get it into the high 12 second range? the tracks around here wont be open for a couple months yet. thanks. :usa:

02-14-2012, 10:44 AM
Sticky tires and a decent driver.

02-14-2012, 11:52 AM
Had a bone stock conv and ran 13.01 @ 103 so he should be there if he can drive it

02-14-2012, 12:22 PM
just a good driver with whats done , it should have been close stock , so with some practice it will do it , get a tune and then go race

02-14-2012, 12:45 PM
+1 for drag radials.

If he has traction now and the car runs well, it should be about there as is. New drag radials should ensure it.

02-14-2012, 07:39 PM
He'll probably need tires but if he can really drive and has a good day weather and track wise he may be able to pull it off as it. I ran a 12.7 with the mods in my sig on a barely negative da day with street tires.

02-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Shouldnt a stock c5 m6 be in the high 12s?

02-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Not entirely^^^

02-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Drs + good driver + decent da = 12s

02-14-2012, 10:05 PM
Not hard to do at all! I had kooks longtubes, off road X pipe, slp loud mouth, and full vararm CAI, tune, and old drag radials and went a 12.5 with a 2.XX 60ft really sucked but it was the first time I ran a vette at the strip.

02-15-2012, 12:17 AM
Shouldnt a stock c5 m6 be in the high 12s?Yes, and it has definitely been done on a few occasions too. :burn:
The record ET for a pure bone stock C5 LS1 manual is a 12.6 at roughly 111mph in good air with a good driver.
A Vararam and cat back can only improve on those capabilities, drag radials even more so. :nod:

02-28-2012, 04:29 PM
my '98 coupe a4 ran a 13.06@105 bone stock added Ti catback and a vararam and clicked off a 12.8@112

03-01-2012, 06:39 AM
I ran a 12.7 with the mods in my sig on a barely negative da day with street tires.

I concur. I've got a Callaway Honker, LS6 intake, LG Pro Long Tubes with Ti exhaust and ran a 12.8 on barely legal street tires (Nitto 555RII's). This was with temps and humidity in the 90's. Oh, and I don't even drag race - I road race! It's not that hard to get into the high 12's if you're a descent driver.

03-01-2012, 11:09 PM

03-04-2012, 10:36 AM
I ran a 12.8 @ 112 with headers and factory cat back, granny launch on street tires.