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Old 03-06-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
Z06s can only take about 10-15 minutes hard running in the summer. They don't do very well w/o lots of massaging. There's a reason they went to twin side mount coolers on the ZR1.

My point is there are people who spend their time driving their car on track and there are people who spend their time fiddle-******* around in the paddock fixing things or having weekends end short. By in large it's the OEM stock cars running around w/o issue and the modded cars that end up on the trailer early.

Do what you want... if it's an all around "fun" car that you take to the track 2X a year, but like drag racing and doing highway pulls then yes, you can track an aftermarket supercharged car. If you're going to be doing 5-10 HPDE weekends a year I would avoid a supercharger, just my $0.02.
As much as this makes sense. My car has had 1 issue in 3 years of HDPE in Texas. 1 burned spark plug wire. Same one twice. Heat sleeves and they have been good since.

<90 ambient, I can run 15-20 minutes no problem. >90 I have to take a cool down lap halfway though.

2015 z51 with base Procharger kit, z06 aero, r888rs. No other mods. And I'm not exactly running slow times. Adv /red group every time. Top 3 or 5 times in the group usually.

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Bruno, are you running the vertical or horizontal intercooler? What sort of power are you laying down?
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Old 03-06-2019, 05:30 PM
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Bruno, are you running the vertical or horizontal intercooler? What sort of power are you laying down?
Horizontal 570/530.
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Old 03-08-2019, 05:56 PM
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460 hp HPDE champs are Radicals lol. Nowadays 460 in HPDE is nothing, you will get drug.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:36 AM
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460 hp HPDE champs are Radicals lol. Nowadays 460 in HPDE is nothing, you will get drug.
You totally miss the point of the hobby then. I can run circles around faster cars by braking later and holding more speed in the important parts of the track.

Plus, it's not a race. That's what TT and W2W are for.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:16 AM
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You totally miss the point of the hobby then. I can run circles around faster cars by braking later and holding more speed in the important parts of the track.

Plus, it's not a race. That's what TT and W2W are for.
No I got it, it is in DE4 where everyone has experience and you have Radicals and DP cars show up and watch them pull you hard in the corners and kill you under braking, then walk you down a straightaway. In a 460hp Vette you will be in the top 95% fastest anyway.

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Old 03-14-2019, 06:57 PM
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As a 20 year instructor/racer I would never want an aftermarket H/C or supercharged car for track use. ECS makes a great product but end of the day it's extra weight and heat and parts/complexity. If you can't be HPDE Champ with 460 horse pick another hobby. My $0.02.
460hp in a 3500lb car is definitely not enough for the road course unless you are the instructor sitting shotgun with a newbie hahaha.

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