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Forum: Drag Racing
11-21-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

I could see that being very useful for someone...

I could see that being very useful for someone starting out and I'm sure does a better job than the "launch control" that comes on the later cars.
Forum: Drag Racing
11-20-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

i agree with you on keeping the energy at the...

i agree with you on keeping the energy at the launch is key, which is why Iíve found the best 60ís from accelerating into the launch rather than holding it at 4K and letting the clutch out. I learned...
Forum: Drag Racing
11-05-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Jerome, I might suggest you level the car out,...

Jerome, I might suggest you level the car out, with our Vettes I don't think you need or want to lift the rear and lower the front for best ET's, I've never seen anyone do that and I wonder if it has...
Forum: Drag Racing
11-05-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Truth is, practice it what it takes. And, it's a...

Truth is, practice it what it takes. And, it's a joy when you can launch your car and shift out a clean pass. Don't get that joy from an automatic so much.

I'd just raise launch RPM next time...
Forum: Drag Racing
11-04-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Thanks for chiming in James...great advice. ...

Thanks for chiming in James...great advice.

Huncie you might want to check out Fartpipe’s ZR1 thread and check out the log analysis and the videos.
...
Forum: Drag Racing
11-03-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

I run 17, no wobble for me. I have my car...

I run 17, no wobble for me. I have my car lowered on cut rear bushings. Itís very low.

Surprised you have wobble but you want to run as much pressure as you can and still get good launch...
Forum: Drag Racing
11-03-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Iíve called in some reinforcements from some hot...

Iíve called in some reinforcements from some hot shoes to advise....
Forum: Drag Racing
11-03-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Great work on the videos, very clear and helpful....

Great work on the videos, very clear and helpful.

Shifting is just fine, donít try to shift too fast, youíll end up breaking transmissions like I did.

You need to up the launch RPM now that you...
Forum: Drag Racing
10-21-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Be careful with used drag radials, after say 3...

Be careful with used drag radials, after say 3 years they are done no matter how much they have been used or how much tread is left. Unless you can see that they are still hooking well near to the...
Forum: Drag Racing
10-21-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,738
Posted By Joe_G

Looking good whittling it down! As you know, a...

Looking good whittling it down! As you know, a set of drag radials will make all the difference and it will be like driving a new car.

Keep us posted and try mounting your phone on the window to...
10-02-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Joe_G

Personally, when Photobucket screwed all of us I...

Personally, when Photobucket screwed all of us I frankly stopped using forums very often. it was too hard to post pics (some of the forums I am on do not support uploading) and I moved over to...
10-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Joe_G

Totally agree. The demise of forums is going...

Totally agree. The demise of forums is going backwards and losing the sense of community and tech sharing they are so good for.

At at least now we can post pics again.
10-01-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Joe_G

I agree Dano...but I had 15 years of pictures on...

I agree Dano...but I had 15 years of pictures on the bucket supporting years of threads. No way I was going to move them and frankly I never figured out Imgbb. So, Iím glad they came to their senses....
10-01-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Joe_G

Tom great to see your name myfriend! I...

Tom great to see your name myfriend!

I checked and it seems my old threads have pics in them again as we speak, I guess Photobucket already relented! No watermark at this time either. Iíve never...
10-01-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 710
Posted By Joe_G

Photobucket finally relented....

Get a load of this. I guess Photobucket realized that very few would pay $400/year to host pics on forums, so starting October 10 they are going to host images, just with a watermark.

That's a...
08-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

Nice to hear from you buddy! Still have the...

Nice to hear from you buddy! Still have the Vette but don't have anyone to race here in Missouri (I moved back home).

I heard you can now get gears for the Z06 rear, who did you have install...
08-23-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

Thanks! Took me a while to get the nerve and...

Thanks! Took me a while to get the nerve and skill to launch that high.
08-23-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

It takes practice, but itís fun. Here is how I do...

It takes practice, but itís fun. Here is how I do it.

https://youtu.be/MyufsJIqa9I
08-18-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

Always shift at redline...there is an old thread...

Always shift at redline...there is an old thread proving this out in this forum using Dyno sheets. If you can stay in third through the traps and not hit the rev limiter, then do so.

Here you...
08-18-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

All the tips in that post will help you, the ls3...

All the tips in that post will help you, the ls3 has similar torque band as ls7 just a bit lower.

Itís much more fun if you get drag radials. They make it a lot easier itís a fun habit! Just...
08-18-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7,384
Views: 772,072
Posted By Joe_G

Shift at redline. Check out this link for great...

Shift at redline. Check out this link for great info.

Www.rangeracceleration.com

let us know how you do!
05-06-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 552,490
Posted By Joe_G

That was even harder to figure out! Well done!

That was even harder to figure out! Well done!
05-06-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 552,490
Posted By Joe_G

^^^ OUTSTANDING job RPMextra! You should win...

^^^ OUTSTANDING job RPMextra!

You should win the perseverance award... after a year lost with an esoteric problem of weak valve springs, you didn't lose heart, diagnosed and cured the problem and...
04-16-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,521
Posted By Joe_G

I've been doing this a while and I've had and...

I've been doing this a while and I've had and seen great luck with stock clutches. If you are doing a ľ mile only car, or your car had > 500-600 rwhp, then I might have a different answer for you...
04-15-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,521
Posted By Joe_G

Having done a couple of clutches in c5ís in lifts...

Having done a couple of clutches in c5ís in lifts which are easier due to the split bell housing, if you can afford to pay someone Iíd pay someone. Stabbing that torque tube in laying on the ground...
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