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Old 10-15-2002, 02:41 AM   #1
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Finally ran some times. Figured I'd better get some 'before' data and then do some 'after' when I get the Jet Stage 2 chip. Here'* my times:

(3 run averages)

0-60 7.46
1/4 m 15.68 @ 93mph

Funny, the first 0-60 I wasn't in performance shift, and I still turned a 7.68? I also did NOT manually shift. Left it in D and went for it. Remember, my traction control is inop, also. Used a GPS to lay out the 1/4 mile, up and back for accuracy. My spotter used the stopwatch, so 'the usual disclaimers apply'. Now you can see why I did multiple runs, but I'd bet I'm well under the 5% error rate.

So basically, my slight exhaust mod, intake mod, and cooling bought me about 1/2 second on the 0-60, from stock (8.1) and about 1/2 second off the 1/4 from stock (16.1).

Over 3/4 tank of gas, and a 165 pound passenger....bunch of crap in the trunk. My 0-60 was better than I expected, but the 1/4 kinda sucked. I had a series of bad launches...but all the runs (3 of each) came in pretty close. I just got better launches on the 0-60 runs, cuz the tires were warm. I haven't modified my car much, so comparing these numbers to the Jet Stage 2 times will be rather interesting. I don't really care much, as long as I can FEEL the extra power, but I need something to compare against.
I rubbed my Bonneville down with some dry straw when we were done. Foaming at the mouth. RODE HARD AND PUT AWAY WET!
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Actually, I'm pretty pleased with it all considering the advertised stock times for this old dog. I haven't done alot to get it there, either. My biggest beef with last night was the launches on my 1/4'*. I should have warmed em up a bit better.....maybe aired the tires down. A better set of tires running hot would have probably saved me a quarter second or so.

We'll see the numbers after the Jet chip.
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 7.1 15.4
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 7.7 15.8

me last night 93 SSEi 7.46 15.68 @ 93mph
me stock 8.1 16.1

Funny what a little lighter car and an upgraded motor can do, eh?
Just wait til I'm done, speedy.
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I'd like to see your times if you ever run 'em. Once won't hurt anything
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Cmon down....there'* 3 of us in town now.....and Ty said he'd drop in on his way up North next time!
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that is pretty good. If you can get more traction you can try to launch a little harder and it will lower your 60 foot time.93 mph is nice.
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Watch me after Hector'* ADTR CAI and the Jet stage 2. I won't have any rubber left, so I'll HAVE to get good tires!
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Hey does anyone know how hard it is to do the timing chain on these cars? I have a 94 ssei and maybe it needs to be done. I know it doesn't run as strong as other bonnevilles with less miles on it. I need to get the performance back!!!
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PM Jr's3800, or just wait for him to pop in. He'* the real tear-down wrench around here. Knows these things inside and out. Hector, too (99bonnevilleSE), and Speedguy. JR and speedguy really know the tranny'* too.

I'm learning, but nowhere near their level.
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nice times Will, haven`t tryed my yet but today i`will we have a road bythe airport already marked out for everything... lota racin there fri.sat. nites, Will ifin` you want good tires look at BF`* Drag Radials, they work like a hot dam :P i`ll try it today with cold tires first , then warm them up a bit lower psi and stomp rreally hard on the loud pedal, then i`ll post the times
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