LS2 Camaro is Ready to Run 9s at Your Local Track

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9-Second Camaro

Street-friendly Camaro has been 10.90s on motor-only while a nitrous setup has put it into the 9-second range.

If you want to have a 9-second street car, there are few platforms that make for a better basis than the fourth generation Chevrolet Camaro. The combination of LS power, a chassis that can handle the power needed to run 9s and an endless aftermarket make the Chevy muscle cars from 1998 through 2002 an awesome project car when your plan is going very fast, but not everyone has the knowledge or the ability to build such a car.

Fortunately, if you are looking for a turnkey 9-second Camaro that you can drive on the street, this posting from the LS1Tech Marketplace might contain your dream car. Listed by “98z28jorge”, this 1998 Camaro has been in the 9s with the bottle and the 10s without it, so there are few questions as to what the buyer is getting.

9-Second Camaro

The Introduction

When the OP first posted his 1998 Camaro for sale on the forum, he included a quick explanation of what he was selling his “pride and joy”. He also included a long modification list and a few track times for reference. Because the mod list is so long, we have shortened it up, just mentioning the key features. If you are serious about buying this car, we recommend that you check out the full mod list in the sale thread.

LS2 Engine

Time has come to sell my pride and joy just don’t use it anymore since our home track closed down here’s the info on the car

This is a street strip car it’s built with all quality parts can be driven on the street without any issues it got quite a bit of weight reduction so it doesn’t have a/c or p/s also the radio and speakers were taken out but all the wiring is still there cars still got full leather interior a working electric windows she weighs rite at 3130 without a driver here are the mods.

Motor is aluminum block ls2
Scat forged rods
Forged dss pistons
Cnc ported 5.3 heads
231/239 lsr cam
LS6 intake ported tb 42lbs inj
TSP 1 7/8 long tube headers
A1000 fuel pump with 10an lines
78mm nitrous outlet plate kit
MSD two-step

Transmission is a Tci th400
RMVB with trans brake
Converter is atf 3800 nitrous stall
B&M quarter stick shifter

Aftermarket steering wheel with tb button

Strange 12 bolt 3.73 gears spool 35 spine axles
Heavy duty drive shaft
Vikingdouble adjustable shocks all around
Coilovers in front
UMI k member
BMR torque arm
UMI lower control arms
UMI pan hard bar
UMI drag bar
sub frame connectors

Wheels are Weld pro stars
15×3.5 fronts 15×10 backs
M/T slicks 28×10.5s

Car weighs 3130 without driver runs 10.90s @123 on motor and has been 9.80s @ 138 on a 200 shot motor is built to be hit with 300 never pushed it that far tho car could use a paint job and a alignment to be perfect willing to trade for a nice 2007-^ crew cab or 15000 or best offer.

The OP also included a ton of pictures, showing the 1998 Camaro from every angle, inside, outside and underneath.

Serious Build

As you look over the mod list, there is no question that this Camaro was built correctly to run in the 9-second range. The engine has been built from the inside to handle the load of the nitrous, the transmission is built to handle all of that power along with the differential and the suspension has been designed to make the most of that power. There really isn’t much else you can ask from a 9-second street car in terms of performance upgrades, but as fourth gen cars go, this one is a pretty solid sleeper.

Camaro Under

On the inside, the cabin looks spotless with clean leather and carpeting that is hard to find on a 21-year-old track car. On the outside, this Camaro has a wheel-and-tire setup that reveals some secrets, but overall, it looks like a stock car with wheels, making this the perfect car for surprising some unwitting GT500 driver at a stop light or at the drag strip.

4th Gen Rear

If you want a clean, 9-second Camaro that you can drive on the street, this just might be the perfect car for you.

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"Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500," says Patrick Rall, a lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years. "He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16 while I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

"Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group. While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

"Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life," adds Rall, who has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now automotive journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular auto websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

"I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

"My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

"Being based on Detroit," says Rall, "I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit's Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

Rall can be contacted at [email protected]

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