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    stock Camaro SS vs. STi modded results?

    So my friend is getting a Camaro SS fairly soon and he has been talking all this smack about how he can finally whoop my ass . I have a stock STi, but am getting a catless turboback exhaust (no tune) fairly soon. I was wondering how the two cars would compare in a drag race? From a roll and dig? Thank you, I am just curious.
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    It'll be very close, from a roll he should pull pretty substantial on you, from a dig..... depends how fast you guys get up to
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    Yeah, the LS1 is a force to be reckoned with, and also responds well to mods. (Assuming we're talking about an LS1 SS; the LT1 is an entirely different story)

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    Depends on what year the SS is. 98 and up (I believe) are LS1s and they are pretty nice stock. It will probably take him some time to learn the car so you will probably have the advantage until he learns how to really drive it, or he just gets some nice mods. From a dig you will definately take him (as long as you can launch well) but from a roll, the higher the speed, the more he has the advantage. Good luck, those LS1's are pretty sick.
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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    I've owned 3 LS1's. 2 of them very heavily modified (big cam, headers, big stall, nitrous, etc) and one of them stock. My stock WRX is nowhere NEAR as fast as any of my LS1's. My friend has a 2000 Z28 with just exhaust and a lid and he destroyed my WRX by 5-6 car lengths when we raced.

    Basically, stage2 will put you ahead of a stock LS1, and probably a lightly modified one. Hope this helps.

    BTW, I absolutely love the LS1 cars. It's a great engine and is practically indestructible (within reason). I bought my WRX because I moved to Colorado and was getting tired of not having any traction with a high-horsepower RWD car. I love my WRX to death as well. IMHO, it's the funnest car I've driven. The manual tranny is great in these cars, and AWD is awesome

    Oh, and the poster above me is correct. 93-97 were LT1's (you'll take those stock no problem. they can be fast with mods though) and 98-02 were LS1's.

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    well go on a road trip to where there some snow then ask him to race there form a stop, or the rain, awd>rwd
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    Having owned an LS1 I have to say it has the advantage. There are so many variables though, condition of car, driver, etc. The only way to know is run each other at a drag strip. The LS1's make great torque, have really good gearing in transmission, as well as areodynamics.
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    A few weeks ago i raced an 00 ss ls1 when i was stock. I actually had him by a car length from 35-80. Granted after 80 he would have most likely started pulling on me.
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    Ok thanks, I will post the outcome in several weeks when he gets the car
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    My buddy has a LS1 Z28 and I drove it when it was stock and I thought, "meh". Felt as fast as my stage 2 WRX (wrong, I know).

    He went to Ligenfelter and got one of their packages that bumped him from 280 whp to 380 whp. Drives like a stock car, like a LS2 Z06. I drove it again... better, but "meh." My version 7 swapped WRX felt faster (with the vf30).

    Then he pointed out how fast the speedo was rising. It is HUGELY faster than my car but it does it with no event at all. I tell you this because he may give you a ride before you run, and you may be tempted to open your big mouth... don't.
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