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This is a discussion on LS1 SS vs Stage 4 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Ran a sweet black LS1 Camaro SS from about a 15mph roll. was absolutely dead even with it all the ...

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    LS1 SS vs Stage 4

    Ran a sweet black LS1 Camaro SS from about a 15mph roll. was absolutely dead even with it all the way up to 120mph in 4th at which point we both shut down as it was obvious the two cars were totally even in acceleration. I am sure that if the race had been from a standing start the wrx would have jumped out in front by a car length or two but I would have just sat there not pulling away given how even the two cars were. I was pretty amazed that we stayed side by side without either car gaining one inch the whole way. As we were cruising side by side afterwards the LS1 driver complemented me on the wrx, he also said his car was bone stock, but the exhaust note/engine sound sure didnt sound like stock to me, definitely much more nasty sounding than the stock LS1 SS ...I love those cars!

    Next time I run one, I'll make sure to have the Nitrous bottle opened and armed!
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    I hate racing those cars...You just never know. Nice race.

    I've raced a few modded ones and stock ones and every time its so nerve racking because every shift has to be perfect and precise. I always feel like Im trying to gain their respect....damn ls1's
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    good race against a guy that was pretty cool.
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    Sounds like fun. He must have one of the stronger running LS1.
    In my Stage 4 WRX (12.7 @ 108 mph - best 1/4 mile time) I walked away from stock LS1s pretty good from a 2nd gear roll. Then at higher speeds 100mph or so we would level off. But I usually had a least 2 cars on them.

    But as we know not all Stage 4s or LS1s are created equal. Stock LS1s can trap anywhere from 103 - 110 mph. Just about the same as Stage 4's.

    But it had to be fun running dead even for that amount of time. Those races are the best.

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    Originally posted by SGOSWRX
    Sounds like fun. He must have one of the stronger running LS1.
    ..definitely. I have run plenty of other LS1 powered camaros and vettes and this was the first time I couldnt walk away from one. This one was strong!
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    Yum...I can't wait until I can spank LS-1's on the highway.

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    performance figures...

    Update to my post:

    I borrowed a good friends Gtech Pro this morning and went out and did a few 1/4 runs with it. I know it is no substitute for the track, but I have used this unit before on my old TTZ and it was within .1 of what I ran at the track. I did 3 runs and got an average of 12.7 at 108 out of the three runs ( best was 12.6, lowest was 12.8 ) launching at 4k rpms and slipping in the clutch and shifting at 7k rpms... pretty much standard stage 4 figures. I then did one run with the Nitrous IC cooling using it all the way though 3rd and 4th and got 12.4 at 110. One of these days I'll get up to Moroso and see what I can get for real.
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    I got smoked by an LS1 SS recently. Dude was real cool, and complemented me on my car before he whipped my ass. All I had at the time was a catless turboback.(got AP stage 2 a few days ago) He told me he only had exhaust work done.

    A week later I saw him at the track running 12.2's. Made me feel better once I saw him running those times. Turns out he has a full exhaust, intake, and he was tuning it with his laptop.

    Just another reason why I should buy an STi.
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    You'll need more than an STi to run a 12.2
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    Originally posted by ilivas
    You'll need more than an STi to run a 12.2
    Absolutely. The STi just seems to be a better starting point.

    Either that or I may just keep the rex, and buy a later model Z-28 or SS as it seems you can get really good deals on them.
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    Originally posted by ilivas
    You'll need more than an STi to run a 12.2

    Not so fast.
    A Vishnu tuned STi with only 2 mods ran 12.5 @ 109mph.
    (exhaust and Xede)

    It won't be long before guys are running 11s and low 12s.
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    Can't forget that they used C16 SGOSWRX . If that car would have been on 92-93 octane, it would have run a 12.8-9 at 104-105mph. I would have been impressed if it would have been on regular pump gas.

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    But Gabe, it won't be long before C16 is CHEAPER than premium pump gas!!!!

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