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VE SS Bolt on Drag Times

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Haz30t, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Haz30t

    Haz30t New Member

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    Hi,
    i have a VE SS and have all bolt ons i.e exhaust, headers, ls3 cam with conical valvesprings otr, 3.9 gears, tune, 2200 stall and runs on stock 19s with various tires. Made 283rwkw with conservative timing.
    I have run a best of 12.89 @ 107, with a wiggle in 2nd my best mph has been at 109 cracking 12.9 but consistently runs 12.94 - 12.98 with high 1.9 60ft
    Best runs are flashing the stall from idle anything over 1500rpm launch fries tires. At 1000rpm gets simular times to idle launch but slips tires more and less consistant.
    Shouldnt the car be quicker with the mods even though on street tires?
    I know drag radials will give me a good improvement but i should go quicker than it is on street tires and want to try.
    How much quicker will it potentially go with drag radials?
    Standard did 13.40@104 with 220rwkw
     
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    If it's spinning off the line radials will make an improvement but wouldn't expect heavy car to get anywhere near an 11 without good sized stally & radials.

    Russo's cracked 11's years ago with bolt-ons
     
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    Just curious if one were to strip some weight out of a ve sedan for a few runs down the strip what would you take out? Without going overboard of course
     
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    Spare tyre, jack etc, rear seat.
     
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    Also boot carpet, floor mats etc.
    Maybe the liners on inside of bootlid & bonnet. Engine covers.

    Skip breakfast, take up running for the week beforehand.
     
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    What suspension set up do you have?

    Stock low profile tyres are just no good at putting down a decent amount of power. We see it every year at the Fathers day drags, the late model HSV's, Camaro's etc come out with stock wheels and just light up out of the hole unless they take off like nanna.
     

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