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i want to know what the 02' trailblazer I6 ran 1/4 mile stock, i think i saw 15.8 in motor trend but i wasnt sure. the reason i ask is becasue im going to race a v6 tiburon and i just wanna see if i will hang with him or not. I heard for the best launch i should not brake torque to bring up the rpms and leave the shifter in 3rd sound right? i'll try to race from a slow roll because i heard torque management kills power on launches from a stop. i was also woundering if u could powerbrake a trailblazer to get it to burnout because i know it wont chip the tires at wot
 

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2002 TBs and Envoys run the 1/4 in about 16 seconds flat, around 85 mph. They do 0-60 in about 8 sec.
http://motortrend.com/roadtests/suv/112_0312_verdict_envoy/index3.html

However this all depends on a ton of variables such as gear ratio, tire condition, aftermarket wheels or not, options, even weather. And of course how much you want to beat up on the drivetrain. With the torque mgmt I don't know if doing a brake stand will help things or not. The key seems to be a rolling start.

The only time I ever did a stoplight race w/ my Envoy I gave it a little gas to get rolling and then stomped on it. It didn't do anything dramatic until the rpms got over 3500. The punk in an older, riced-out Civic next to me (more show than go in this case) didn't stand a chance. He was racing everybody he pulled up to and when I finally got next to him after a few light changes I thought 'what the heck, why not?'

Don't expect too much to happen until the tach needle arcs past 3500--after that you'll be moving pretty good. I have no idea if a 'standing burnout' is possible; haven't tried.

PS - According to the collection of 0-60 times at the site below:
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT V-6 0-60: 7.1 1/4: 15.60
http://www.ssmoparmuscle.com/speedcomp.htm
The times come from various mags, but indiv. sources are not listed.
 

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well i knw the TB can do some burn outs, not amazing ones but some good ones... The first time i tried it the differential locked so only one tire was screeching.... if you have the nokia multimedia player then take a look at this vid. We did put a bit of water on the ground just to get less traction and it was quite a good burnout...

this was before ANY mods, stone cold stock!

http://www.q8speed.com/upload/uploaded/Video(135).3gp
 

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I've tried to power brake my tb a few times, but it has never worked unless there is something (water or gravel) to break the traction at first. I have never found it possible on normal, dry road surfaces. Probably a good thing since there's barley any point in doing one.
 

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Im running mine next year when test and tune opens at the Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois...I have every mod, but the stage 2 jet chip and 180degree thermostat...I hope to run a flat 15 sec 1/4 mile...it feels like a 15.4 now, when i do it im running with stock wheels, no system, premium fuel (1/4 tank), cold motor, removing right headlight for better air to K&N filter, lowering kit, belltech sway bar, tbs, stage 2 jet chip, thermostat, royal purple oils, jet shift kit.
 

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You may be a little optimistic about running 15 seconds flat. I have seen several posted timeslips of TB's with similar mods running the 15.4-15.6 ETs. I have logged quite a few "illegal" 15.6's with the Escort version of the G-Tech.

As far as the Tiburon, I would be careful racing anything that is 1/2 my vehicle weight and probably 1/3 my drag coefficient. Just my :m2:
 

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Trailblazin' said:
well i knw the TB can do some burn outs, not amazing ones but some good ones... The first time i tried it the differential locked so only one tire was screeching.... if you have the nokia multimedia player then take a look at this vid. We did put a bit of water on the ground just to get less traction and it was quite a good burnout...

this was before ANY mods, stone cold stock!

http://www.q8speed.com/upload/uploaded/Video(135).3gp
Sweet! Too bad the dif kicked it, but its a good example that it works
 

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My Grand Am could take him :D

My Trailblazer wouldn't break below 16 seconds I don't think.
 

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the day i got new tires on my blazer i roasted the old ones in a parking lot.

i was on about a 10 degree slope and powerbraked it..


lit em up and had a cloud about 30x30 over the back
 

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I have taken one before, the trailblazer has more top end. He might get you off the line but those things don't pull, the TB will reel him in.:thumbsup:
 

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go 4 it

:woot:race him from a stand still, stall your motor(footbrake) to 1800 rpms, this should give u some spin to get the motor into its powerband, while u will spin, he will spin more and u have more top end. as for doing burnouts, its a great truck to do burnouts in, even on dry streets, i did one and had half the block up in smock by the time i was done.
 

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You may be a little optimistic about running 15 seconds flat. I have seen several posted timeslips of TB's with similar mods running the 15.4-15.6 ETs. I have logged quite a few "illegal" 15.6's with the Escort version of the G-Tech.

As far as the Tiburon, I would be careful racing anything that is 1/2 my vehicle weight and probably 1/3 my drag coefficient. Just my :m2:
My best time when i lived in VA is a 15.6 that was bone stock, on a cold day, stripped down.:m2:
 

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I'd probably be lucky to do 17 sec in mine. :rotfl: '02 model with 20 less hp than the newer TBs, no posi, and a bunch of heavy stereo boom in the back and soon some chrome 20s, and in need of a tune. Though I did manage to beat a Dodge Dakota in it shortly after getting the truck before all the heavy stuff was added. :bonk: After driving an LS1 '02 WS6, m6 for years (traded it for this truck) anything not on par with that feels like I'm creeping.. so creep is what I shall do, but creep in comfort and style. ;)

I do want to improve my fuel economy though, so I ordered a new air intake and am considering a PCM4Less tune.

I think the Hyundai will kill you to be honest.
 

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I took mine on the track for fun last friday. It was pretty hot and humid, everyone was doing bad times...

I pulled a 16.9 @ 83 mph.

I did a 17.1 on my first run with the trunk loaded up to the top (I was going camping for the weekend and stopped at the track with my popup trailer, unhitched it and went to make a run).

I tought it would be faster than that. Granted I have a 2002 with 3.73 gears and it's fully loaded (SLT model) but I tought it felt faster.

I did the exact same time 2 years ago with my 1999 Honda CRV (140 hp) witch felt so much slower than the Envoy...
 

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go from a 65 roll and you might take him
or a 40mph roll. Right at the shift point. Boy can these tb's take off from 40 haha 3:73 gears 25lbs rims 31in tires total weight of 65lbs... she'll still spin em if I floor it doing 40 on anything but dry road. :cool:
 
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