You are not going to pick up any significant differnence in trap speed with different launches...end of story. I worded what I said about bogging launches wrong...when you bog a launch you waste track by not accelerating to your cars full potential.Originally posted by POLAR
ive seen a few of wrxs that have cracked 2nd trying to go into 4th...idiots, ive seen a few that had shredded their 3rd gears somehow. im sure first gears have gone, but i havent seen, thats all. ive ran too many times and im fine with 40k on it. im also not disputing that it cant catch a wrx, but it will be def. be a close roll on run from a 1st gear pull, (mbc,exhaust) i garauntee i take lead in first 3 gears, and you catch in 4th, more likely you catch in 3rd. now this is from a roll of like 5-10mph say. dont want to let my unfair AWD run you from the hole. and look at you sinking to where everyone else does. "uh, um, take the AWD launch away then ill eat you hard." thats so lame. i always end up running guys from a roll because they never want the dig. so your stacking our weakness against your strength, and you barely come out on top against the 2.0. but i would be shocked if it happened any other way. i would personally call up nissan and laugh. Also I always trap higher of a bogged launch, so does my friend in the SRT4, and another in a TA. i get out of first gear earlier in the track than i normally do with a hard launch. this meaning i redlining each gear sooner than usual, and i end up getting further down into 4th gear. more room to accelerate even though like you stated its still 1320ft.
and if dudes are picking up 30-40rwhp from bolt ons, then i want to see it, gladly of course, i am still a fan of the Z. only knowledge i am going off of is one ive seen netting 4whp from catback and a max of 7whp in one area. but with headers,chips and the rest of the jive, i dunno. that should put them near 290rwhp, all motor. they should jumping into 12's. i must be sheltered because i havent seen any
As for the Zs and dyno's...here ya go.
First one is a Z with intake, full exhaust and cams
he only picked up about 10whp with the cams (not a very agressive grind...but as you can see with just those mods he's 43whp over his baseline...and without the cams he was 33whp over his baseline.
Here's one with only hi-flow cats and intake plenum....nearly 20whp
The rest that I found didn't have baselines....but the AVERAGE stock dyno for a Z is mid to high 230s....average basic bolt-on dyno is high 150s to low 160s...
Motor is DEFINITELY not tapped out.