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    vs. 350Z Roadster

    Had a bunch of runs with a friend today in his new 350Z Roadster. So I'm assuming that I'd get him off the line and he would start gaining on me... and I'm assuming that he would have no problem with me from a roll (he's got an auto). I was wrong about some of that.

    From a dig, I got him no problem as expected.

    But from a roll, what happened was we were basically neck and neck up until about 60 mph, then I started to pull on him. Between roughly 60 - 80 mph he was at my rear bumper. This is not what I expected... felt good though . We repeated this a few times with the same results each time.

    He's stock and I've got a turbo back exhaust with a Prodrive.

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    Re: vs. 350Z Roadster

    Originally posted by Sotbas
    Had a bunch of runs with a friend today in his new 350Z Roadster. So I'm assuming that I'd get him off the line and he would start gaining on me... and I'm assuming that he would have no problem with me from a roll (he's got an auto). I was wrong about some of that.

    From a dig, I got him no problem as expected.

    But from a roll, what happened was we were basically neck and neck up until about 60 mph, then I started to pull on him. Between roughly 60 - 80 mph he was at my rear bumper. This is not what I expected... felt good though . We repeated this a few times with the same results each time.

    He's stock and I've got a turbo back exhaust with a Prodrive.
    you have a prodrive ECU reflash?? Or a Prodrive cat/axleback?

    Nice runs btw!
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    Glad to see we can do that to the Z ...

    THe convertibles weigh like 300 pounds more than the hatchback, but still...very nice!

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    Did he use Tiptronic?? or did he just floor it? With a Turboback, a WRX should be about even with a 350ZR from a roll. I got to say though, if the 350z were a coupe and stick, he probably would of pulled just a little bit on you. Good runs!!
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    Re: Re: vs. 350Z Roadster

    Originally posted by jigga
    you have a prodrive ECU reflash?? Or a Prodrive cat/axleback?

    It's a Prodrive axleback mated up with a txs turboback.


    Originally posted by fastwrx135
    Did he use Tiptronic?? or did he just floor it?

    He just floored it. The trasmition seems pretty good when I was riding in the Z with him that using the Tiptronic wouldn't make it any better.

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    Re: Re: Re: vs. 350Z Roadster

    Originally posted by Sotbas
    It's a Prodrive axleback mated up with a txs turboback.





    He just floored it. The trasmition seems pretty good when I was riding in the Z with him that using the Tiptronic wouldn't make it any better.
    Ahh.. gotcha..

    Yeh, WRT using the manumatic functions of many of these transmissions, it has often been found that better acceleration results are better when the car shifts for itself..
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    Originally posted by fastwrx135
    Did he use Tiptronic?? or did he just floor it? With a Turboback, a WRX should be about even with a 350ZR from a roll. I got to say though, if the 350z were a coupe and stick, he probably would of pulled just a little bit on you. Good runs!!
    It takes more than a turboback to run with a manual coupe from a roll. I've beaten stage 2's from rolls, and i'm stock.
    Auto Z's arent slow from a roll either...they trap around 97-99 in the 1/4 mile.
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    Originally posted by Zmeflyby
    It takes more than a turboback to run with a manual coupe from a roll. I've beaten stage 2's from rolls, and i'm stock.
    Auto Z's arent slow from a roll either...they trap around 97-99 in the 1/4 mile.

    I know I would have beaten him by more if I was acutally stage 2. Remember, it also comes down to the driver!

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    with equal drivers, a manual Z should pull on the top. stage 2 will beat the Z on the 1/4 if driven properly.
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