On ET "Cheater" slicks

Discussion in '2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06' started by khari, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. With the amazing amount of comparisons made with Lingenfelter Vette/Viper 800tt, and the times used being those achieved on slicks, I began to wonder why people don't take the time to look for times without slicks.

    Who here has actually seen the slicks in person, and are they honestly comparable to street tires? I think most people who have seen them (myself included) will say definately not. They are about twice the size of standard tires (of course that varies by car, but you get the idea). Also, I must say DOT regulations surely aren't strict to let tires like those pass tread limits. There is next to nothing keeping these from be full drag slicks. There are maybe 4 or 5 lines of extremely narrow tread running down the center of tire and nothing more. Also, as to the size

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    |______| assuming this was a standard tire on a Vette


    | | This would resemble the "Cheater" slick.
    |__________|

    I don't whether times are available for the Lingenfelter Vette without slicks, but I know there are for the Viper, and it's not that hard to make rather accurate estimates. Maybe next time you bring up a tuner car, do so without slicks, okay?
     
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    damn... messed up my drawing of the tires. Oh well, they were shoddy to begin with<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    The Vette hasn't done tests without slicks yet because it will smoke normal tires past 100 mph. You try accelerating without any traction.
     
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    Then they must have ran tests to figure that out? They ran the Hennesey Viper 800tt on Michelin Pilots and still managed 0-60 in 3.21 and the 1/4 mile in 10.7, so obviously it is possible. I hate it when magazines are so obsessed with the fastest times they take away the only thing that lends them any credibility: Consistancy.
     
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    Huh? You want to run slicks on a stock Corvette? Try getting passed 100mph without either:

    A- Smoking the tires
    B- Loosing all traction
    C- Crash and die <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    WTF are you talking about? The times will be slower w/ regulation tires, but 10 inches of rubber from each tire will still be enough to keep you on the road dude, thats a lot of traction. The vette still gets better than 1G of lateral accl w/ regualr tires.
     
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    Did you see the video of that viper, it was all over the track.
     
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    You know you could always edit your post....
     
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    How do you do that? Anyway if they didn't use slicks the vehicle would probly get 5.9 seconds. Why? It would smoke the tires, like that person said above.
     
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    whether it will smoke the tyres or not is a moot point, raod tests are supposed to be on ROAD TYRES. all the quoted M3 times are done on ROAD tyres despite the fact that it will light up the rear with anything more than 3,000 on the dial. while we are inventing testing rules lets say corvettes can run on nitromethane if they want cause they go faster. or we can actually just write corvette on the side of a streamliner when testing top speed. y not just make up the times?

    in accordance with these new road etsting rules i must now inform u my UNMODIFIED astra does a quarter mile in 4.5 secs and maxes out at 400mph. it generates 3 g's on a skidpan, and laps nurburgring in 5:30. how cool is that.
     
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    wow thats a nice astra youg to there, where can i pick me on of those "unmodded" ones at :p

    i do think id be handy to have some numbas for stock tires, but i can understand why they do use the slicks. they are trying to test the car to the limits, and its hard to with little grip. stock numbas would be handy tho.
     

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