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    Default Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    2004 Z06 with air filter, stiffer spings, and getting chipped in the spring wants to race right after the chip is done. Thinks he has all the ability in the world to crush my Viper. Thoughts?? Sounds like I have time to get heads and cam done before spring.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    there was no Z06 in 04

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    so in that case it must be an 03, and with your mods I think you would take him, UNLESS HES LYING.

    filter as we all know does VERY little, and a chip on a non turbo car does NOT do too much either.

    With heads and cam you will make him look even dumber but I dont think you will have a problem as your car sits now.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I'm guessing this is not a new ZO6.
    The last gen ZO6s should be about as fast as your gen1.

    If you race him at the strip, it really will be decided by who knows how to drive.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    That's incorrect, there was an 2004 Z-06. The Z-06 started in 2001 as an derivative of the 1999-2000 FRC. Z-06's have existed since then except for 2005.

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    Not trying to be a party pooper, but I think he will have the edge before the HC package. If you get your work done, you will have no problem beating him. No big deal, just race him and see. Let us know.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    there was no Z06 in 04

    HUH..........?

    C5 - 5th Generation Z-06 - 2001 - 2004, 4 model years, 385hp on the 01, 405hp on the 02 - 04.

    C6 - 6th Generation Z-06 - 2006 model year, just hit the streets late august / September 505hp

    NO 2005 model z-06

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    Just make sure you run drag radials.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I own both a gen 2 viper and an 04 zo6, and I can tell you from experience that unless you are very familiar and capable of driving the viper the zo6 will probably win.

    When driving the zo6 I have no problems with vipers for the most part unless the driver is up to the task. The main reason for this is the zo6 gearing, which basicly means if you try to do a race from a roll you will always loose in a viper.

    Your car having the 3.55 gears though is probably gonna be a whole other story. Let us know how it comes out.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    He'll probably get you. A GenII will beat them every time if the drivers are similar, but it's not a gimme.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    there was no Z06 in 04
    Ummmm....news to me, I bought a new Z06 in 2004.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I was wrong sorry theres no 2005 sorry guys

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    If youre running 12.5's in the Viper if should be a pretty neck and neck race I raced one at the drag strip, I ran a 12.3 on street tires and he ran a high 12.5ish so youre right there. He had minor modes, filters, exhaust, etc, not sure about the chip though

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?


    I've owned a 2002 Z06. It will be a toss up. You may want to tell your friend that there are no "chips" for the Z06, just tuning software. Good luck....

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    Run away now, while you can!

    Those ZO6s are pretty scary!


    heh heh, see if you can get some video! Have fun at it!

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I have raced 4 of them, all WITHOUT Nitrous and beaten all of them. The 427 ZO6 is the one to look out for other than that, the run of the mill ZO6 I believe just has a 350 in it and is rated at around 400hp. Those are the ones I love beating up on.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    With the mods you have I think your 1/4 mile should be a lot better than 12.5. High 11, very low 12. Unless you ran the car in hot humid conditions that day. My friend has a 94 R/T with Belanger headers 3:55 gears and no cats. I have seen his car at three different times pull down a stock ZO6 with 405 HP. I think you car will have a little more edge than the reprogrammed Z06. My guess is that you can expect to do a slow walk away from him from a roll. You should feel confident with all the mods you did. At the crank I would think your motor is putting out close to 500. And the car is going to pull even harder with the 3:55's. You could delete the cats just to get that little bit extra.

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    I've owned a 2002 Z06. It will be a toss up. You may want to tell your friend that there are no "chips" for the Z06, just tuning software. Good luck....
    yeh, they call it a "LS edit"....and since he has nothing to really TUNE, will be a waste of his money. Edits really benefit the vettes if you add some performance mods-H/C, headers, T body, etc

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    Dust his asp please.....

    I would run him in a minute with my GTS, No question, heck I would race him in my SRT/10 Ram...

    Iam game at any time , for any Bowtie, especially a vette...

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    NOS, just a 50 shot for insurance


    That would be the fastest cheapest mod for victory

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I had no problem beating the Z06 I raced.

    Nore did I have any problems with a C6:
    http://vca2.viperclub.org/forums/sho...rue#Post601274

    Or a supercharged C5
    http://vca2.viperclub.org/forums/sho...rue#Post573027

    Street racing has a lot more to do with driver skill than drag racing at the track. Even cars I should have lost to (the supercharged C5, highly modded mustangs, etc.) where not a problem. You just have to launch the car good. On the street you usually need to drop the clutch at less then 2k RPM. And learn to feather the throttle SLIGHTLY if loss of traction becomes a problem. Remember the Torque will do the job for you if you give it the ability to put down power (traction).

    Be safe.

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    Hmmm just to be safe i'd say get the heads/cam package done. If you can drive good then i wouldnt worry but i think you could do better than a 12.5. Buy some drag radials at least and i'd feel alot more confident

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    Default Re: Owner of 2004 Z06 wants to race....what do you think?

    I'd agree with the point of traction being a key element.
    Many Mustang and Corvette enthusiasts don't happen to mention that they have drag radials installed, and from a dead stop traction makes a HUGE difference.

    I think that with 3.55s and all of your torque, having super-grippy tires will help make the difference.
    Get the H/C AND and set of Kuhmos to put that power down well, fully utilizing your power advantage to win.

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