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L61 N/A Dragster?

I was just wondering if anyone ever thought to build a drag ready N/A 2.2, and if so, what would it take to make it work/be competitive? I'm still on the fence about what I want to do with my G5, but tracking it is still one of my hopes before my time with her is done.

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Tires are poor at best (Toyo Extensa A/S) and wheel hop is a problem in anything less than perfect conditions. I want to keep it clean and street legal, and still be able to play around in the snow. Any suggestions?

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It's a waste of time, to have a built NA motor you'd have to buy some custom high compressing pistons and have it revving out to around 10k. Or you can throw a SC on it for $1500 with a clutch get some supporting mods and be around 240 wheel like that.

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Alright, thank you for your input. How do you think she'd do after being fully bolted and tuned with good tires and mounts?

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Yeah, you would need Nitro-methanol High CR pistons. like 17.4:1 CR lol, that's almost double what you run now lol. And you would need a lot of custom parts and it's just not worth it for a maybe 10 second car when it's all said and done. Better going FI than build the NA that much, unless youre just an enthusiast.

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I'm not looking to break any records and/or drop 10k+ building my engine, nor have to stress with any custom work. I would just like to know if I could set-up my car for a drag/acceleration build and what I could expect from it once it's done. I was thinking simple things like full bolt-ons + aggressive tune, tranny/engine mounts and lightweight wheels with sport tires (Nitto NT05s?) Maybe taking things as far as adding an LSD, fancy clutch/flywheel, cams, and whatever else that wouldn't be considered too drastic. I love my car and would do what it takes to make her go, but I'm not made of disposable income or time. Also, I don't want to go FI because I like the idea of an N/A car pulling on a similar boosted one. It's the classic underdog story.

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Ain't going to happen boosted cars develope more power stock than you can get out of a modded N/A.

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I bet I could give a Cruze LTZ a run for its money lol

---------- Post added at 12:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:53 AM ----------

Alright, maybe I should rephrase my question. Based on my goals versus how much I am willing to spend, what would be your recommendations for parts or strategies for building a car where off the line acceleration is the priority? I am not very familiar with the world of drag racing so any advice on that subject would be equally appreciated. Fair?

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I bet I could give a Cruze LTZ a run for its money lol

---------- Post added at 12:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:53 AM ----------

Alright, maybe I should rephrase my question. Based on my goals versus how much I am willing to spend, what would be your recommendations for parts or strategies for building a car where off the line acceleration is the priority? I am not very familiar with the world of drag racing so any advice on that subject would be equally appreciated. Fair?
Tires. Suspension. Get the wheel hop out of it. Aggressive tune. Cam. Heads. Intake. Exhaust. Get air in and out
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