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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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My Hemi vs Z06

I do not advocate street racing, I do my real racing at the track in my 944, but I did a little 1st gear green light grand prix in the Commander with a Z06 Corvette tonight.
He pulled up beside me at the stop light and was revving his engine. I laughed and think to myself, ya right. But then I think, ok...isolated road, no other cars around, no high speeds.
Green light...I was shocked that I jumped out ahead of him and stayed a fender ahead until just before 2nd gear, then after that he started pulling away from me and I backed off...no high speeds! He saw me let off and he backed off too. I figured I just beat him on reaction and traction.
We stopped at the next light, same thing the second time. I guess it wasn't a fluke. So I guess we've got some bragging rights, the Commander launches harder than a Corvette! Unless of course, he was just toying with me.
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That's funny as hell...LMAO! I love hearing that kinda stuff. Not that I encourage street racing, but it has it's times when it can be done safely. Nice to know we can take a Corvette in a 1 block race...lol.
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I do not advocate street racing, I do my real racing at the track in my 944, but I did a little 1st gear green light grand prix in the Commander with a Z06 Corvette tonight.
He pulled up beside me at the stop light and was revving his engine. I laughed and think to myself, ya right. But then I think, ok...isolated road, no other cars around, no high speeds.
Green light...I was shocked that I jumped out ahead of him and stayed a fender ahead until just before 2nd gear, then after that he started pulling away from me and I backed off...no high speeds! He saw me let off and he backed off too. I figured I just beat him on reaction and traction.
We stopped at the next light, same thing the second time. I guess it wasn't a fluke. So I guess we've got some bragging rights, the Commander launches harder than a Corvette! Unless of course, he was just toying with me.
You're right. I do it all the time. It's the 4WD (QDII) that gives it the head start.

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So I guess we've got some bragging rights, the Commander launches harder than a Corvette! Unless of course, he was just toying with me.
Cool!

I had an old 1 ton pick up with a 350, 4:56 gears and a detroit locker that could take just about anything off the line for a few car lengths as long as there was traction

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If you really want to get them do it on a wet road.

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And if you REALLY want to get them, get 'em in the snow!

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Only "street racing" I've done in the XK so far is racing a new Tahoe filled with high school punks. They kept looking over at me at the red light, so I figured I'd give 'em a go... and smoked 'em. Ha.
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Great thread.

I have both (a 2007 Z06 and QD II Commander) and on launch of course, it's all about traction. I'm sure a QD II Hemi driver can beat the *average* Z06 driver in the first couple of car lengths or so. It's a real challenge to launch 505 HP, 2 WD and a clutch. Takes practice and coordination (which I'm in short supply of). I'm lazy and that's why I normally don't go to the drags with it and instead do some track days and autocross. QD II is so nice ... you just mash the throttle and let Jeep Inc do the work for you.

Both USA-made vehicles make me smile alot.

BTW, both vehicles can pull trailers and be used as a farm utensils. The guys at the garbage transfer station cracked up one day when I showed up with a trailer load of yard trash. (I use the trailer to haul race tires to the track)


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Nice Z Norm, love the color! I love my Z, I saved my money for 19 years just to find her. I would like to add a C6 Z to my collection but just can't justify it yet. I will retire from the AF next year and my oldest will be off in college soon after that. Son's education or new Z06? Tough choice, haha! I guess she will have to wait, just hope it's not too long.

Ever thought of putting some black rims on her?
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