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Old 06-11-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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This is my first kill in easily 2 years in fact its my first street run in that long too. So today I decided to take my SS "the mistress" to work, after work I have to head to a near by town. I'm driving down the highway and up ahead of me I see a C6 vette (wound up being a C6 LS3 Grand Sport) so I try to catch him. I wind up catching him at a traffic light he was one car ahead of me but in the same lane.

The light goes green and we both leave the light "easy" he guns it a little so I goose it to let him know I'm game. This was a no nonsense run line up, honk, and go. Ran from a 60 the first time and he took the hit and he pulled a fender on the hit then I slowly started to inch back on him. He was definitely surprised I kept up because of the look on his face.

I ask lets slow down he agrees so we get to 40 mph. Three honks and we are off. We got a good even start and its pretty even in 2nd gear I hit 3rd and slowly pull a few inches. I hit 4th (raped ape gear) and pull all the way out to 1/2 car. I let out at 115 ish and he comes hauling past me.

We both slow down give props and he says "you got one tough camaro" I said thanks and we went on our way. First kill in 2 years and it was good clean runs with a respectable car, cool guy, and a win. Couldn't be better

Short story my car in sig vs. LS3 grand sport axle back exhaust, CAI, tune loses by 1/2 car from a 40-115 roll. Thanks for reading.
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Good job!
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Nice kill... Looks like I need to avoid running an ls3...damn
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #4
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That LS3 was no slouch for sure, but I should've been more clear and said that I DID NOT use the nitrous and my OEM clutch isn't happy with me at all it needs replaced and after each run I could smell the burnt clutch smell. My clutch needs replaced ASAP but it was TOTALLY worth it.
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Victories are cool!!

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Lol, doesn't that make you feel bad that it only lost by half a car, with barely any mods?
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No I don't feel bad at all...similiar power, similiar weight, and both m6s. I have a wore out OEM clutch that slips and burns everytime I shift so I don't feel bad at all. I mean its a 6.2L vs a 5.7 I had to even the playing field somehow. Lol
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Yeah...a H/C car on a stock ls6 clutch is no good at all. I was in the same situation after my build and it was horrible, I couldn't go much past half throttle without the pedal sticking to the floor.
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Yeah you pretty much got it right BrntWS6. The pedal wasn't sticking to the floor, but it was slow "popping up" and I had to granny shift so I didn't miss a gear...I'll take the win for sure though
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Nice kill! Always feels good.
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I thought a mild h/c car would be about even with a stockish LS3. I still have the stock clutch with no issues. Good run/s.
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Thanks Mike. I've kinda thought a mild H/C ls1 would have a slight advantage over a stockish LS3 too. I thought a 1/2 car ahead was about right considering i have a bad clutch. Does anybody with a H/C LS1 have experience with stockish LS3 vettes? Is a 1/2 car about right or is something wrong?
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id say its about on par...get the ls7 clutch
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I've got a replacement sitting in my house. It's a Diamond Stage 2 complete kit and a tick adj. master once I get it installed and "broke in" I'll be good to go
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