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Old 06-11-2004, 06:46 PM   #21
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it'* a 96 Z28. Trap mph =hp. only reason isnt running low 11s is the clutch and it still has the stock 10bolt rear with 4.10s
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it'* a 96 Z28. Trap mph =hp. only reason isnt running low 11s is the clutch and it still has the stock 10bolt rear with 4.10s
Yes MPH = HP, however horsepower is hardly enough to tell you much of anything about an engine. There could be two cars with identical aerodynamics, weight, gearing, etc...., and one could have a 200hp engine, and one could have a 300hp engine, and the one with the 200hp engine could easily be a quicker/faster car. The one with 200hp could have the advantage in a number of ways. It might have 200hp throughout the whole powerband, where the 300hp engine might just have a peaky powerband that hits 300 and drops off real quick. The 200hp engine also might have 300ft.lbs. of torque, whereas the 300hp engine might only have 200ft.lbs of torque. So really trap speeds don't tell you much. They pretty much tell you peak horsepower, it is a good way to compare how well the engine was running between different runs, but it hardly tells you how much actual average power the car puts out.

But you can't really say X trap speed = X quarter mile time without knowing the power curve of the engine in the car. This is why a GTP running 12.8'* traps at ~108mph and a ZO6 running the same times is trapping 115mph...the GTP has MUCH MORE low end torque than the ZO6 but the Z06 has a high power peak which pulls him along to the high trap speeds on the topend. Thats where the saying "horsepower sells cars, torque wins races" came from.

IMO advertised horsepower for cars should be average horsepower instead of peak horsepower, but thats not how it is measured because horsepower sells cars.

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98+ are more capable huh?? This car has aten so many LS1'* its laughable

The trap speed mph thing i meant as comparing other Forced Induction LT1'* as far as what they're running. For that trap speed youre looking at high 10'*. But as it sits, it runs high 11'* with the stock rear and stock clutch...no excuses
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BTW: sounds like a sweet set up in that gtp of yours...I will be buying a gtp, right now im looking at a cammin gtx. Runs high 12'* and made 283whp. hopefully i will join the "brotherhood" soon lol. Just wanted to comment about your car.
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well my buddy stopped by with this car today and took me for a spin.. WOW! It runs low 11'* in the 1/4 mile. Mods so far i know of or remember are :

Supercharger
New Cams
Cut out in the exhaust (after headers)
uhh, already forgot the rest.. either way its LOUD and its fast.. when he gunned it i was scared for my life.. i thought i was gonna crap my pants.. i dont know if i'd ever want my car to go that fast.. its SCARY! either way.. here she is. it'* a 98 Z-28 with just a few things done to it..








That Z28 is not **** compared to the Intense Grand Prix . Low 10'* from our Series II Engine is very impressive . Check out this Dyno..Over 600HP Man!! .Have your Z28
run this dude... Not doggin your boy or anything...but Scott Cook really impresses me

http://eriksen.0catch.com/INTENSE_Record_Dyno.zip
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Yeah, Scott Cooks car is awesome no doubt about that, but if you want to play the "my friend" game.... The fact of being able to dust Vipers, Z06'* and basically anything else on the road for a fraction of the cost is simply priceless! That'* why i'm purchasing a GTP/X soon...i want to be able to beat a stock C5 by the end of summer
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dude nice ride i think the best part is that it looks totally stock...i would never guess that if that car pulled up next to me it would be putting out almost 500hp (maybe from the sound but thats easy to reproduce) but yea id love to ride in that heheh
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