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Old 03-13-2019, 05:37 PM
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While my M6 C5 Z51 is currently only headers/intake/tune, the direction i plan to take the car in is a street/strip build. Next mods will probably include some wider wheels/tires, a cam, clutch/flywheel, maybe some suspension, etc. My question is what are the basics of what a car needs to be ready/safe to run at the strip?

The car made 363whp in its current setup, I'm aiming for maybe 415 with a BTR Stage 3. What kind of times would you estimate a setup like that (which isn't a whole lot but I'm a beginner) would run? I've never run the car at the track, looking to go for the first time in April.

What is the weak point in these cars' drivetrain? I'm not super worried about much else as far as things breaking, I would however like to know where these cars can/usually do fail?

How much of a difference does a 3.90 or 4.10 make? (like just a rough estimate of how helpful it is to the power band/acceleration)

Any tips for launching a c5? (how much can the drivetrain handle, what RPM is ideal, etc)



Now I know a lot of these questions are pretty general and open ended, I just want to get some advice or tips in general. Apologies in advance if some of these questions are dumb or have been answered before, I just can't seem to find exactly the information I'm looking for with some of these topics.

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I'm no expert by any means, but if you experience wheelhop get out of it...
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Originally Posted by oh1vette View Post
I'm no expert by any means, but if you experience wheelhop get out of it...
right right, that I have heard before.
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