Mid 12's are going to be hard, I have a 04 that runs 13.51 on pump gas, If I had the tires mabe 13.40, There is just nothing you can do about the weight2005SSR6Speed said:That does sound correct.
The 05-06 with 6 speed will do the 1/4 mile in 13.89 seconds, which are very respectable numbers for a stock car.
I am shooting for mid 12 second runs with mine in March. There will be a private track day in March so I need to have everything finished by then, I do believe I am pretty close to my goal now. The 05 with MagnaCharger is so freakin fast, it throws you into the seat all the way to redline at 6500 rpm's and rips (not just a chirp) the tires loose everytime you shift 1st to 2nd.
Well good luck with it, Keep in mind, your trying to get over 4600 lbs down the 1/4 mile in less than 14 seconds. An automatic 3200 lb vette with 500 hp takes about 12.5 seconds, an automatic 3700 lb GTO with 500 HP takes about 12.7 seconds with 6.0 L engines! According to Lingenfelters,2005SSR6Speed said:It wont be as hard as you think. Right now my SSR is as close to the stock straight line performance of my 2002 Z06 Vette. This LS2 revs so fast now with the supercharger.
They are not my numbers they are Lingenfelters, They do a lot of engine changes, But take it for what it is worth, It is not mine, You are talking to the wrong person when you say you don't know why everyone is down on the performance of the SSR, What do you think I had to do to get my 04 to run 13.51, I have raced it most the summer and not much left to do to mine other than try and find some tires and good luck on finding 20 inch tires that bite, I mean it I hope you get your SSR in the mid 12's and wish you lived close so I could race you, It would look sweet to see two SSR on the line2005SSR6Speed said:Power to weight is what you need, (weight divided by crank HP) I am after a power to weight ratio of between 8-9 pounds per horsepower. With this I will easily get a mid 12 second pass. Right now the crank horsepower of my SSR is about 540 HP, assuming a 15% loss for powertrain. The SSR weights 4700 pounds so the power to weight ratio is 8.7 pounds per horsepower.
I dont understand why everyone is so down on the performance potential of the SSR. I assume it is due to the powerplant installed in the 03-04. The new LS2 engine is a great performer right off the showroom floor. I have only added the Supercharger and I am at 469.7 RWHP, I still need to do the Headers, Exhaust, Intake Mods, 4.11 Gears and the stickier tires.
I also have the 6 speed so drivtrain loss is a little less. I dont know where you are getting your times and horsepower figures from but they are off. Stock Z06 Vettes (405 HP) have run 11.99 here local at the drag strip before it closed, the factory even quoted 12.5. I would like to see the driving skills of someone that cannt break 11's in a 500 HP vette, they dont need to be at the track.
Boy wish my health would let me I would do it, We have one more day of racing here before they close the track, I am going to put some racing fuel in mine for the last race, Last week I won the finals with a 13.51 on a 13.50 dial in, I just told my wife who ever wins tonight has done something, I had to run 8 rounds to win, I can't bring my boost up without going up in smoke, I have a 10 T/C 2800 rpm and that helped me a lot but man $2700 to build up the tranny2005SSR6Speed said:Yes it would be great to see 2 SSR's lined up. You could always come out to California, we have a close 1/8 mile but the 1/4 miles strips are now about 60 miles away. The guys over on performance trucks dot net have another private track day in March. I want to get everything done to mine before then so I can use the track day to dial it all in.