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Old 05-09-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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So went for a cruise last night, buddy with the G8 came along with me. Other buddy with the SS couldn't make it.

First run was about a 35-40mph roll. For whatever reason when I stood on it mine didn't get the hard downshift it just pulled steadily and the G8 pulled on me pretty good. Next race I got him to start around 55-60mph I got my downshift and put a couple cars on it easy. And same thing once more after that.

He's got full kooks exhaust and a vector data log tune. And a valant CAI which is going to be replaced with something else.

With a Dyno tune and that full exhaust I think He'll be right with my car as it sits on motor

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Congrats, but I have to admit I'm kinda smitten with those G8's. Always liked them and seen a couple scoot pretty good at the track. Has he ever ran his?
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No not yet I'm gonna drag him to the track. He needs driver mod but I'm curious to see it run. Its a cool car. If the weather clears we will be doing some runs from a dig which I'll get video of
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Were you running NA?
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Yes, no spray until the new fuel pump is in.
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Yes, no spray until the new fuel pump is in.
Damn! Nice work man. I thought for sure he'd walk away with those mods. Really curious to see how he does with a good dyno tune.
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I figured hed be just behind me but i was worried on the first run because i could tell there was no stopping his pull. But i also knew it was a bad run on my cars part i could feel it. The next too runs basically right off the start Id put say 1/4 to half a car on him then once i got the revs way up there I was pulling away steadily. But the car definitely hangs with mine which is pretty good considering the size and weight. Like i said i really want to get some runs from a dig. Plus that will give him an idea of what it should do at the track. But i think the dyno tune will help a lot.

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Im with stone in expecting the G* to win. Is it an automatic? The Automatic transmission on my Camaro is brutally slow to shift. It was a huge change to tune the transmission.
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It's auto, but is tuned
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