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Old 06-15-2007, 10:25 PM
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Nothing crazy but on the way home from the pike, i.e. on the freeway. I was just cruising, 60 mph with the t-tops off just chillin. All of a sudden to my left a Dark (prob Black) 05-06 GTO blares by me quickly but then kinda slows down. But not slow enough to indicate he wants to run. I saw some 6.0L badges.

I decided to say **** it and followed.

I got a flat, straight section, I pulled up slowly, in 4th gear at around 70 and I gave him the wave to go 1st. As soon as I heard it hit, I punched, I pulled a car then slowly pulled a another half. I could see his heads lights in my rear view mirrors.

The race went from about 4k rpms in 5th, revved to about 6k and a lil into 5th, then I let off. I gave him the thumbs up, he kinda just kept going. I wanted to see what he had done, he didnt want to stop. He had I think one passanger, windows rolled up and at least an exhaust. who knows what else.

Just kinda nice to get a kill here and there. My clutch definitly was a lil softer after but then firmed up on its own with in 30 seconds after the race. I am going now chill on doing these sort of races. Spec 3+ here I come.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:43 PM
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nice kill...i have raced 4 gto's...2 ls1 and 2 ls2's ...all of which I walked, they are too heavy of cars
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There was an 05 gto at the track tonight with the 6.0L engine (LS2). He ran a 12.628 @ 108.49 with 1.833 60' and then he ran a 12.779 @ 107.04 with a 1.852 60'. Don't know if it was stock or not, but they are pretty fast. I would have has a better chance if I get a set of Mickey Thompson drag radials or et street.
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It's your 3,600 lbs. versus his 4,000+ lbs with a passenger. And a goat with an LS2 is still underpowered. Maybe the girl on his passenger seat made him stupid enough to race you.
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Originally Posted by chae
There was an 05 gto at the track tonight with the 6.0L engine (LS2). He ran a 12.628 @ 108.49 with 1.833 60' and then he ran a 12.779 @ 107.04 with a 1.852 60'. Don't know if it was stock or not
It almost definitely was not stock, a few bolts ons at least.
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Originally Posted by damon_Z
It's your 3,600 lbs. versus his 4,000+ lbs with a passenger. And a goat with an LS2 is still underpowered. Maybe the girl on his passenger seat made him stupid enough to race you.
My car is 3800 with me in it and We have weighed my best bud's GTO and with 2 drivers its just around 4000, so there is too much varience in your guess. The weight is about a 200-250 diff. But I figure with T-tops down it wasnt helping me lol.
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Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine
My car is 3800 with me in it and We have weighed my best bud's GTO and with 2 drivers its just around 4000, so there is too much varience in your guess. The weight is about a 200-250 diff. But I figure with T-tops down it wasnt helping me lol.
exactly.
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Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine
My car is 3800 with me in it and We have weighed my best bud's GTO and with 2 drivers its just around 4000, so there is too much varience in your guess. The weight is about a 200-250 diff. But I figure with T-tops down it wasnt helping me lol.
3800 seems a little high to me. I weighed my car at the weigh station near LVD and it was 3400 even, without me in the car.
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Originally Posted by LS1LT1
It almost definitely was not stock, a few bolts ons at least.
I thought so too .
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Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine
My car is 3800 with me in it and We have weighed my best bud's GTO and with 2 drivers its just around 4000, so there is too much varience in your guess. The weight is about a 200-250 diff. But I figure with T-tops down it wasnt helping me lol.
I weighed my 6-speed manual GTO with the 18" rims when it was bone-stock on a truck scale. Curb weight (weight with a full tank of gas and without me and my accessories) was 3,781 lbs. Add my 150 lb weight and 30lbs of accessory weight and you would get 3,961 lbs. Add a 150 lb passenger and you would get 4,111 lbs.

I had no idea that a Trans Am could be so heavy since my no-options Z28 only weighed 3,395 lbs bone-stock with a quarter tank of fuel and without me and my accessories. Regardless of the weight difference between your Trans Am and the other GTO, I would have thought twice about racing any 4th gen LS1 f-body--especially if the GTO was basically stock.

As you no doubt proved, the opinions that people have about LS2 GTO performance are definitely overrated.
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Grillrd i think its time for a rematch!!!
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Originally Posted by capt99ws6
Grillrd i think its time for a rematch!!!
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Originally Posted by capt99ws6
Grillrd i think its time for a rematch!!!
sup man? Some new mods?
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Yeah i got a set of headers now and a tune. I should do better now!
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nice bro I got some drag radials now but other then that i'm still running the same components
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get out of my post
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Originally Posted by BlackScreaminMachine
get out of my post
lol sorry
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:07 AM
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Damn Aaron, good kill. I am surprised you won to be honest, since you said you started in 4th gear at 70mph (3rd gear will run you up to ~100-105). I am guessing he was probably an auto GTO.
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Yeah, you say you went from 4k in 5th that's a 100roll with 4.10s, that's must have been one heck of a race.
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