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Old 11-07-2009, 01:13 AM
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It was me and a couple of guy from my Auto Tech class. We went to what use to be Red River Raceway tonight. Its called The dragstrip @ Thunder Road now. Quickest time of the night was a silver 69 Camaro with black stripes that ran a [email protected]! Only one wreck. A pinto snapped both axles and slid 180* into the wall. One of the tires ran a 16.?? at like 21mph lmao. There were a few first gen S10's that were pretty f'in quick...9's and 10's IIRC

I didn't to all that bad. Better than I expected from a Blazer with 161k miles and low compression on BFG Radial T/A's. My best run was:

60'......2.268
330'....6.531
1/8......10.095
1000.....
1/4......15.883
MPH.....84.40

 

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Sounds like fun!

Not a bad time either for a slightly modified poor running Blazer either.
 
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:10 PM
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I wouldn't say it runs poorly. I still get 17.8mpg avg out of every tank. My compression may not be as low as I think. It's only one cylinder that's lower than the rest. When I did the test, for each cyl, I only let it turn over 3 times before I checked the gauge. Most people I've talked to said I should let it turn over 4 or 5. Even at 3, I had ~120 psi except for cyl 4, which had 85 or so.

It runs like a raped ape. Feels better than it did when I got it at around 95k miles.
 
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Oh... nice do you have a pcm tune?
 
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Nope, no tune. That's next on the list. I'm guessing PCMforless.com is the way to go?

According to the four or five hp estimators I used, I'm hopefully getting between 180-190 to the wheels. That may be wishful thinking, though.

That with the k&n, 2.5" mandrel dynomax catback, and cat replaced with 2.5" test pipe. Brand new AC Delco ignition(dissy, cap and rotor, coil, plugs, and wires), brand new updated mpfi spider ***'y, and a brand new fuel pump.
 

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i see u have the k&n already. if you can get away with it gut the cat converter. makes pretty good gains in hp. o2 sensor spits a code every now and then but doesnt hurt the gas milage. you can order and under driven pulley set from O'reilly auto parts for a 350 and it will fit ($119.00). helps get back power you loose on the a/c water, pump, power steering. with the k&n the cat gutted and the pullys i put down 176hp at the wheels(unless the dyno was wrong) on my friends dyno and 9.97 1/8 mile. low profile tires changes gear ratio some so that may have helped those numbers. i get 23 mpg if i drive easy on the hwy but alot of it has to do with being lowered. (reduces air drag under the truck)
 

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The cat is completely gone, as I stated in the post above yours.
 
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