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Ive recently finished installing a ZZ4 engine and manual tremec transmission and have read so many different opinions on the 1/4 mile time that i just figured Id ask for my specific setup. So just let me know what you guys think it will run.
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ZZ4 engine with 750 cfm holley carb
hooker competition headers
3.73 rear end
racing suspension
255/60 R15 tires may end up getting racing slicks but not sure
3200 lb car

Need any other information to get a more accurate estimate just let me know.
 

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should run 12.50s depending on the tire are you running drag radials ? if not your times will be low 13s prolly.
 

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I was shooting for mid 13s so thats better than I thought. The tires are not drag radials but im guessing if I got the drag slicks I would be in the mid to upper 12s.
 

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possible what kind of traction device do you have on the car.? if you can get the car to leave good youll run pretty fast remember youll loose a couple shifting the car ( manual trans ) unless you know how to power shift :yes:
 

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Its a posi trac rear end but I bought all the rear suspension components as a package. Not sure on the exact specs right now ill have to take a look tomorrow. Came with shocks, stiffer leaf springs and front and rear sway bar. But my dad has also been teaching me to power shift since I was 17 so im hoping I can just keep that going on the track

Forgot to add im also ordering competition traction bars from summit.
 

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Take it to the track and let us know...it's a waste of time trying to guess somebody's performance numbers. There are WAY too many variables to even make a guess. Don't try to figure it out on the street. Have fun and stay safe.
 

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well youll want to remove the sway bars when you get to the track, but they are good for street or corner carving :devil: so dont get rid of them :no: slapper bars will work great although i would go with cal-trac bars imo :yes: but if money is tight then stick with the slapper bars :yes: sounds like your going to have a blast when you get it out there i wouldnt waste your time trying to drag race on street tires i would throw the slicks on and put the power down to the ground :devil: :yes: :D will you be going to maryland drarway
 

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Im not sure I havent looked into maryland, whats that strip like? I was planning on running it at Virginia motorsports. Also do you know a good place to get a good deal on the cal-trac bars? I usually always order from summit. Havent even looked yet so ill check some places out.
 

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Im not sure I havent looked into maryland, whats that strip like? I was planning on running it at Virginia motorsports. Also do you know a good place to get a good deal on the cal-trac bars? I usually always order from summit. Havent even looked yet so ill check some places out.
ive got a couple buddys who go to maryland they say its good im from the westcoast ive been to maryland as a spectator though i would go to what ever is closest to you i guess im sure there are others from virginia on here that will chime in. you could try www.calvertracing.com for the cal-trac bars :yes:
 

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370 isnt to bad for the bars. How much of a difference do you think they will make compared to just throwing on traction bars?
Traction Bars- 180.00
Caltrac- 370.00
 

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in my opinion they are that much better than " slapper bars " i think on the calvert website they have a faq section on them. from what i see its the suspension to have if you want to keep it a sleeper :devil: :yes:
 

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you need to see novaresource.com the cal-vert install section....personally ive heard of the '8's slapper bar..nova..set-up.imo...spend your money elsewere.
 

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I used to know a guy with a 71 chevelle that had a ZZ4 engine with 750 vac sec carb, 1 5/8" headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, th 350 with 2,200 stall, 3.73's, 28x12.5 ET streets and his car ran consistant 13.70'[email protected] mph.
 

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I used to know a guy with a 71 chevelle that had a ZZ4 engine with 750 vac sec carb, 1 5/8" headers, 2 1/2" exhaust, th 350 with 2,200 stall, 3.73's, 28x12.5 ET streets and his car ran consistant 13.70'[email protected] mph.
just think your buddy could have ran 11.50s with a 3800 stall and a set of 4.30s gears ................ hot rod proved that " crate motor shootout " issue :yes: and yes that was with a well prept track :yes:
 
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