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    am I missing something here?

    I have a stock 2001 V6 5 speed firebird and it seems like its not all it should be or are these cars just that slow? here are a few times from the track its only a 1/8th mile track and i haven't taken it to a 1/4 yet to see what it runs in the 1/4.

    all of these runs were on the same night with in about a 2-3 hour time span and in order from first to last and all were with the motor at operating temp.

    60' 2.496
    660 10.173
    mph 73.37

    this was a freak run i don't remember doing anything different
    60' 2.315
    660 9.831
    mph 75.18

    60' 2.457
    660 10.234
    mph 73.10

    60 '2.463
    660 10.488
    mph 69.43

    60' 2.496
    660 10.173
    mph 73.37

    I'm sure i could get my 60s down with better tires but I was on 235 yoko's and the current track crew cant prep a track to save their lifes. My buddy in his bone stock A4 LS1 would axle hop all the way down the track.
    2001 Firebird 3.8L T5: K&N drop in, gutted stock lid, cat delete, magnaflow SI/SO replacement, HP tuners, moser 12 bolt 4.10 posi
    10 bolt: best of 9.8 at 72 mph with 2.3 60'
    12 bolt: best of 9.5 at 73 mph with 2.0 60'
    both on the same 245/55r16 hankook street tires

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    Looks like your launch is what's killing you but for a stock car that's not too far off... They only have 200 HP stock and run low 15s in the 1/4 mile so roughly a 9.7ish 1/8 would be pretty close.

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    9.8 on a 2.3 60' is actually pretty decent. 60' is huge in drag racing. If you can cut a 2.0x or low 2.1x, thats easily a 9.5.

    Its a heavy car for 200 hp.
    Keith
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    I have only ran the 9.8 once all other times have been 10.1+ and i dont know why that run was a 9.8?
    2001 Firebird 3.8L T5: K&N drop in, gutted stock lid, cat delete, magnaflow SI/SO replacement, HP tuners, moser 12 bolt 4.10 posi
    10 bolt: best of 9.8 at 72 mph with 2.3 60'
    12 bolt: best of 9.5 at 73 mph with 2.0 60'
    both on the same 245/55r16 hankook street tires

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