Taming the Tail of The Dragon this past November
I'm going to get to the drag strip one of these days with the G35 project. GT35RS isn't complete yet so far as lightening it (tossing the stock seats) and some other plans I have drawn up but I'm very curious how it will perform on the track in full street trim.
Way back in the day I put a full street trim 89 s13 hatch with an sr20det and really cheap Douglas stock 15" tires [email protected]
at Darlington, SC. I dyno'd that SR20det at 227whp/256tq and pulled 1.8 60ft
Before that I dialed in my 90 CRX with dohc 1.6L ZC making a whopping 132whp/112tq to a [email protected]
also on cheap street tires.
If I can maintain traction thru second the G pulls pretty hard, it may even tap the 12s here at sea level, especially if I replace the stock power seats and lose 100# of dead weight.
I'm more about the turns though to be honest, the G was amazing in the mountains on the Tail of the Dragon, but I do appreciate a well-rounded sports car, and I enjoy rolling flat out too.
For comparison, my 2003 6mt GT35RS project is full boltons.. shorty header, test pipes, mid pipe, custom borla exhaust, md 5/16" plenum spacer, stage 3 clutch, 17# flywheel, aluminum driveshaft, and aluminum crank and accessory pulleys. She revs SO quick.
I also have a K&N cold air intake mainly for the exotic wail it makes at WOT.. I don't care if a stock box and ztube makes a smidgen more hp.
It's not about the hp in the end for me, but the experience and the tingles down my spine unleashing it.