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Old 3/24/17, 05:46 PM   #1
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Does any one have personal experience with 2017 GT350 1/4 mile info?

Does any one have personal experience with 2017 GT350 1/4 mile info?

What real world average drivers are running in a bone stock GT350 at the drag strip. Stock tires!
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Old 3/25/17, 10:59 AM   #2
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I've seen some 12.3s posted up.
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Old 3/25/17, 11:22 PM   #3
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I'm going to have my hands full then!
My GM where I work challenged me to a race against his GT350!
Twice a year we go out to sac raceway and race!
Well I run between 12.5-12.6 so it should be a close race!
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Old 3/26/17, 08:30 AM   #4
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I'm going to have my hands full then!
My GM where I work challenged me to a race against his GT350!
Twice a year we go out to sac raceway and race!
Well I run between 12.5-12.6 so it should be a close race!
Yeah it'll be close. Is he a good driver? And is his car stock? I drove my buddy's 2016 GT350 and I felt like I had more torque down low, but once it started pulling up top...still, should be a fun time! What day are you guys going? I need to head back out there! My best is 12.7 @117...not launching hard at all. I know I probably have a 12.3 in mine.
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Going out on the 19th!
His gt350 is all stock!
It wil be won or lost in the first 60 ft!
Should be close and fun!
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Good luck! Hope the gods are with you on that day. Update us on the results. Be interesting how our s197 cars stack up against the king of the S550s.
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Old 4/11/17, 07:47 PM   #7
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Good luck and looking forward to the results!

P.S. What RPM do you typically launch at? I ask becasue Torsen diffs in our Track Pack cars are awesome for the road course, but not too cut out for drag duty. I'm guessing that unless you have drag radials on the back it shouldn't matter though.
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I launch at low rpm and roll into the throttle because I'm on street tires.
About 2,000 rpm with a slow clutch release and slow throttle input.
I was doing 2.05 60 ft times which isn't to bad for street tires.
Next Wednesday I will run head to head, should be close!
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I launch at low rpm and roll into the throttle because I'm on street tires.
About 2,000 rpm with a slow clutch release and slow throttle input.
I was doing 2.05 60 ft times which isn't to bad for street tires.
Next Wednesday I will run head to head, should be close!
I gotta check my time slips but I think I got a 1.9 once, with most of them being 2.0/2.1...on 19" Forgestar CF5s and Michelin Pilot Super Sports. No change to the tire pressures and no burnout, only the auto cross from earlier in the morning to heat them up. Same with me though, slow throttle roll in. My first run at the strip, I spun bad off the line and only ran a 13.0. Everything after that was 12.8 after 12.8, with the 12.7 @117 being my best run. All of those other runs were with SOFT launches. I am constantly perusing craigslist for a pair of 17" Cobra wheels to throw some cheaters on and see what I can do with some actual tires!
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I launch at low rpm and roll into the throttle because I'm on street tires.
About 2,000 rpm with a slow clutch release and slow throttle input.
I was doing 2.05 60 ft times which isn't to bad for street tires.
Next Wednesday I will run head to head, should be close!
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I gotta check my time slips but I think I got a 1.9 once, with most of them being 2.0/2.1...on 19" Forgestar CF5s and Michelin Pilot Super Sports. No change to the tire pressures and no burnout, only the auto cross from earlier in the morning to heat them up. Same with me though, slow throttle roll in. My first run at the strip, I spun bad off the line and only ran a 13.0. Everything after that was 12.8 after 12.8, with the 12.7 @117 being my best run. All of those other runs were with SOFT launches. I am constantly perusing craigslist for a pair of 17" Cobra wheels to throw some cheaters on and see what I can do with some actual tires!
Thanks for the info guys. Your experiences are consistent with some limited testing I did with a borrowed Vbox. The best 0-60 times I got was launching at ~2200 with a ~0.5s clutch release followed by rolling onto the throttle. Some wheel flare initially but good hook up overall. This is with 275 wide street tires on all 4 corners.

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Well tonight is the night!
I will let everyone know how it went tomorrow!
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I was racing the the Gt350 was .25 seconds slower than my 2014 GT. i think the guy did not know how to drive the car. it should of been about .5 seconds quicker. Good Luck
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Well!
I had a pretty good night!
I ran a best of
12.63 @ 112.51 with a 1.944 60ft
Gt350 ran a best of
13.20 @ 117.31 with a 2.449 60ft
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Well!
I had a pretty good night!
I ran a best of
12.63 @ 112.51 with a 1.944 60ft
Gt350 ran a best of
13.20 @ 117.31 with a 2.449 60ft

Nice run.. I thought they would be faster but when I was at my track it was slower. I first thought he could not drive but now this is two that are slower!!
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Old 4/20/17, 04:42 PM   #15
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I also raced a 2014 GT500 last night.
He had a best pass of 12.54 @ 121 mph
But I smoked him off the line it wasnt till the last 100 ft he caught me.
If we were racing 1/8th mile I would have smoked him.
H.P. is great but if you cant put it down its useless!
And yes I was on street tires too. (all equal)
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What size and type of tires do you have? My issue is I cant get traction 1-4 when Im racing. Looking for some wider and stickier tires.
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I have continental extreme contact DW
size 285-35-19
only a 320 tread-wear but work really good!
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