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At the GM Small Car Bash in Indy at IRP

Was Jeff''s Arrival Blue Cobalt SS from STL

He was running 14.7 all day long and it was a hot one. LOL
 

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Sounds about right to me. The last time me and my buddy went it was hot and the best his SS's did was 14.8. He has done better!!!
 

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Well there has already been a Redline run a 14.3 (no LSD) sooo... those are the times Im gonna be waitin on seein for the SS...
 

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CoBIZZLE said:
Well there has already been a Redline run a 14.3 (no LSD) sooo... those are the times Im gonna be waitin on seein for the SS...
SS's huge heavy wheels hold it back. If somebody grabs up some Racing Harts or something and goes down the track, I wouldn't be suprised to see a tenth or so gained just from less rolling mass. Rolling mass is the enemy.
 

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We should be worring what the SS can do with street tires, not slicks. I have no problem putting slicks on but that's not a true gauge of what your car can do on the street, which we spend most of our time on. I'm waiting for someone to post times with streetable, drag radials. Hopefully someone will do it before I do!
 

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Dan Richards said:
SS's huge heavy wheels hold it back. If somebody grabs up some Racing Harts or something and goes down the track, I wouldn't be suprised to see a tenth or so gained just from less rolling mass. Rolling mass is the enemy.
Yeah, rolling mass is the enemy, but has anybody actually weighed your rims? I know the RL rims are roughly 17lbs each, give or take a pound for differences in scales. HitTheCones, a GM engineer, said the wheels are actully not that heavy. So I'd be interested in seeing the actual weight of your rims.
 

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hey are any of you guys that were at the bash from the Indy area, I live about 15 min from IRP but i didnt get to make it out there
 

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Blue04RedLine said:
Yeah, rolling mass is the enemy, but has anybody actually weighed your rims? I know the RL rims are roughly 17lbs each, give or take a pound for differences in scales. HitTheCones, a GM engineer, said the wheels are actully not that heavy. So I'd be interested in seeing the actual weight of your rims.
I actually weight the wheel w/tire when I painted my calipers and (this was on a cheap scale though) it weighed in @ 22lbs
 

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I read ( i forget where) that the SS rims are 25lbs each
 

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22lbs with tire? That's actually not bad for factory 18's
 

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phxSS said:
22lbs with tire? That's actually not bad for factory 18's
That's what I was saying. The factory 17's on the RL's are actually forged aluminum, polished to a "chrome like" finish, so they're shiny :D . And 17lbs for forged aluminum is also not a bad weight, and we know they're strong as hell.
 
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