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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by hyperterminal, Mar 10, 2007.
Nice one kahlnz, thanks for sharing.
How did you actually measure the 0-100?
davey, i just use iMovie as it can go frame by frame in tenths of a second, basically in slow mo there is really violent movement as soon as you start so measure from there and then I use the tach to measure speed, the digital speedo is about .3s behind and the needle is useless.
Well I had my 2nd lot of modifications done as I stated in the earlier post and I almost got my target of 330+rwkw, came in at 328rwkw @ 6,400rpm on a hot humid day so pretty happy.
Performance wise, it has major difference in power with the following times...
0-100kph 5.0s (slower than best without mods but wheel spin is a real issue, video here VE SSV 0-100 - YouTube )
Wheel spin in 1st and 2nd is a major issue but as you can see once it's settled into 3rd gear it really improves a lot, shaved 1.9s off the 0-180kph. These were tested in Sports Shift mode and not tiptronic so once I test in tiptronic I expect they will improve by another 0.3-0.5s from 110kph onwards once i get the trans retuned to shift at 6,500rpm in every gear, currently 1st is set to 6,500rpm but 2nd and over is all set to shift at 6,000rpm)
It is hitting the 1/4 mile this Saturday so will post results.
^^ is there any chance you can do a 80-120kph time?
About 2.5s but was hard to measure exactly with the wheel spin. The youtube video was actually 6.6s 0-120kph (the 6.9s above was a different run).
1/4 Mile results... best run was email@example.com with loads of wheel spin and a premature shift to 4th gear just before the line at 6,000rpm. Series 1 VE Auto proving to be a real pain due to the fact that I have to use tiptronic to get 6,500rpm (tuners left shift point for sports and normal 'drive' modes at 6,000rpm WTF!) and tiptronic on these is useless!!! One run I tapped it at 5,500rpm and it still hadn't changed by the time the rev limiter kicked in at 6,500rpm, yet another time I hit it at 5,700 and it changed at 6,200! AND on another run it skipped 3rd and on the tap from 2nd went to 4th!!! It played up in every run! It will be adjusted by tuners this week so I think the car will be good for consistent mid 12s once the trans is sorted and able to be run in npn-tiptronic mode and my reaction time is spot on every time, today it ranged from 0.100 to 0.310.
Nice et mate, what was your 60'? And was the 12.8 run with your highest mph?
that runs 60" was 2.266, best for the day was 2.232. Yeah that was the highest MPH. most runs had comparable 0-330" stats as this is before the tiptronic presents the issues as I can get from start to the top of 2nd fine but after this it's just a luck game to get a clean accurate shift into 3rd, redline in 3rd is approx 116.5mph so in theory I should not need to shift to 4th down the track while I'm in the 12s. Roll on clean 2nd to 3rd shifts at 6,500rpm and I should see the mid 12s once Ive had a bit more practice with reaction time and best mix of traction/spin to accelerate best!!!!
Kahlnz they are some good times buddy...Also liked the you tube vid...Are you running stock diff gears?...
Dont worry about reaction times, they dont mean anything when taking about et times.
2.2 60' isnt great, if you can keep the wheel spin down and get your auto sorted I think you'll be pulling low to flat 12s pretty easy.
Keep us posted mate. You've got to be happy with 12s.
Thanks, yeah I was pretty happy with the 12.87 since it was first time I've ever raced down the 1/4 mile. My aim before any further mods (except getting the trans sorted of course) is to get consistently in the low-mid 12s. I am running all stock drivetrain; no stall, 6L80 and 2.92 diff gears. my 245/35/20s are about same circumference as stock 19s too so all standard.
So reaction times don't affect ET but do affect me in eliminations races right? Traction is the issue as it usually spins right through first and half way through second but I'm determined to get low-mid 12s before I change tyres. I'm not going to rush to get any slicks as I really want to learn to get the best time possible racing it in the exact same form as I drive it daily on the street, although I may upgrade my rims and put some 275 street tyres on the rear, not legal drag radials just street tyres.
Might put it down the strip again next weekend with the shitty trans shifts and just see what it does in 'Drive' shifting into 2nd and 3rd at 6,000rpm. Trans gets fixed up week after next so will keep you posted, first exciting race I haveplanned is 9/10 March on a good strip with trans fixed, bring it on!!!
Well trans has been retuned and has pretty clean shift now at 6,500-6,600rpm, feels a whole lot quicker so will be racing it again next Sunday, come on low 12s!! I'll post my result, for now here's a vid of my SSV starting and idling, first time I've recorded it on a decent camera with good capture of audio, make sure you play this on some decent speakers! 2006 VE SSV Cold Start, Idle and Rev - YouTube
I really dont like the positioning of that SS Badge.
Each to their own though
Oh yeh, sounds great
uniacidz, I'm don't actually like it that much either, I really only put that badge on to cover the 2 locator holes left behind from removing the holden badge, I really dislike to big shiney bling lion badges Holden dump on the back (and front) of the VEs, I much prefer the smaller lion badges they use on the HSVs, trying to find an HSV bonnet badge for the rear of this...
I thought that couldve been the case.
You know what would look nice, since you have dark wheels, a matt black badge.
Can buy em, hard to get of or just paint one.
Can use a product called Plastidip (can peel away, alot of youtube videos on it) in a aerosol can or just use some matt black paint in a can.
Fairly cheap and can come up with great results.
UPDATE: Ran the 1/4 a few times yesterday, trans shifted better but didn't reap any better times unfortunately. Best of the day was a 13.08@113mph, car felt strong but the airstrip wasn't the best, bad traction and felt a bit uphill, Google Earth reveals it was a 10 metre incline and altitude was 365m so pretty confident my run next weekend on a good flat track at sea level will be far better, definitely better than the 12.87@115mph I ran there last time. I'll keep you posted, in the meantime heres a couple of low 13 clips on the Go Pro...
VE SSV Quarter Mile at Tokoroa - YouTube
VE SSV Revs vs Speedo Quarter Mile at Tokoroa - YouTube
Nice! Thanks for sharing and keep us updated..
Hi all I've ran a 13.3 @ 104 mph completely standard 6lt 6sp manual and weighted 1871 kgs with me in it at WISD .
13.3 is a fast street car!
Ran the VE this weekend, retune of trans got the results I was after, firstname.lastname@example.org. Times over the weekend varied greatly due to the crap street tyres I've got. The only decent video of the weekend was an email@example.com.
VE SSV firstname.lastname@example.org - YouTube
Anyway happy with the 12.503 which had a 60' of 2.052 and with the 116.53mph I am guessing with slicks and a 1.7-1.8 60' I should see flat 12/high 11s.
I'll post results of my next run (hopefully with slicks) in mid April...
Big weekend of racing coming up, hopefully get sub 12.5s but still haven't received Hoosier Drag Radials yet so will run the crappy street 245/30s again. Here's something to whet the appetite until I post this weekends results... VE SSV 0-190 12.4 to 117mph - YouTube
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