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well I took my 05 v6 manual to the track when it was bone stock (173rwhp) and got a 15.9... Added dual magnaflows CAI and tune, I dynoed 199rwhp yesterday and took it back to the track and all i could muster is 16.20?? Now I am in AZ and its hotter then Hell. It definatly feels faster but my times are worse. I think i might have been a little hotter. Does anyone have any words of wisdom? what rpm should I shift at? How fast was your 05 v6 ET? do you think when it cools down below 100 degrees I should get a quicker time? :help: Thanks guys and gals.
 

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militarystang said:
well I took my 05 v6 manual to the track when it was bone stock (173rwhp) and got a 15.9... Added dual magnaflows CAI and tune, I dynoed 199rwhp yesterday and took it back to the track and all i could muster is 16.20?? Now I am in AZ and its hotter then Hell. It definatly feels faster but my times are worse. I think i might have been a little hotter. Does anyone have any words of wisdom? what rpm should I shift at? How fast was your 05 v6 ET? do you think when it cools down below 100 degrees I should get a quicker time? :help: Thanks guys and gals.
Heat is definitely BAD MOJO!!!!

I can't believe the difference in how my car feels on the drive in to work when it's 60 degrees vs when I drive home when it's 90... Like to different cars!

BTW... I believe when your air inlet temp hits 148 (or 149) degrees the computer starts pulling the timing... We watched my car do it last week when I was riding around with Lidio (the tuner)... It was a hot day, around 90 and after only a very short time of idling the air inlet temp was 150... yikes!!!

Your times will come down when it cools off...
 

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Jeez that's hot where you are. It was close to 90º here the other day and I decided to pop the hood when I pulled in the garage. Holly crap was it hot under the hood. Even the chrome winshield washer cap was too hot to touch w/ the bare hand. After a few minutes it went down considerably where you could handle stuff. I would say the heat knocked down your ET. I had the 87' Grand National and that car hated the summer heat.
 

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I'm hearin' everybody on this thread, big time...Dixi seems way sluggish when I get her into the midday sauna of this stinkin' swamp of an area. My later evening cruises definitely feel peppier and more responsive. Also, last weekend, I went to do a little touch-up waxing (in the shade) after we'd been out on a run...and I about burned the skin off the palm of my hand when I started on the hood. And that was with a cloth between hand and hood! You could probably do a pan of lasagna in the engine compartment in the summertime...
 

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heat is a lot of it, but who you launch the car makes a huge def as well. Are you spinning the tires now? If you have retuned your car which I think you have, there will be a noticeable difference in how the car launches. What were your 60' times?
 

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militarystang said:
well I took my 05 v6 manual to the track when it was bone stock (173rwhp) and got a 15.9... Added dual magnaflows CAI and tune, I dynoed 199rwhp yesterday and took it back to the track and all i could muster is 16.20?? Now I am in AZ and its hotter then Hell. It definatly feels faster but my times are worse. I think i might have been a little hotter. Does anyone have any words of wisdom? what rpm should I shift at? How fast was your 05 v6 ET? do you think when it cools down below 100 degrees I should get a quicker time? :help: Thanks guys and gals.
I'm not familiar with MMR's CAI. But if it's metal, you get instant heat soak, which makes the intake air even hotter.

You may want to switch to a plastic CAI . . . but you'll lose a lot with heat combined with your altitude.

thin air is hard to ignite.
 

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I'm not familiar with MMR's CAI. But if it's metal, you get instant heat soak, which makes the intake air even hotter.

You may want to switch to a plastic CAI . . . but you'll lose a lot with heat combined with your altitude.

thin air is hard to ignite.
Kscoyote, do you know if a CAI will be ok in a Michigan winter?
 

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Kscoyote, do you know if a CAI will be ok in a Michigan winter?
What do you mean?

Your gas mileage will dip a bit more, as it takes a little bit longer to warm the engine.

Kansas Winters are at least as bad as Michigan Winters, & If you're by the Great Lakes, its usually warmer than here.

We've got no humidity in Kansas to warm the air.

My senior year's football Championship game was played at -68 F with the wind chill.
 

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Dear god, you poor people! 68 BELOW??:shocked: even if it's wind chill, screw that! :shocked:Move down here to georgia!!:cooldude:

Of course, my intake heat-soaks on the way TO work at 6 AM. We won't even talk about the afternoons!
 

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Dear god, you poor people! 68 BELOW??:shocked: even if it's wind chill, screw that! :shocked:Move down here to georgia!!:cooldude:

Of course, my intake heat-soaks on the way TO work at 6 AM. We won't even talk about the afternoons!
Pshhhht!

Nebraska's even COLDER!
 

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Dear god, you poor people! 68 BELOW??:shocked: even if it's wind chill, screw that! :shocked:Move down here to georgia!!:cooldude:

Of course, my intake heat-soaks on the way TO work at 6 AM. We won't even talk about the afternoons!
We don't have to dream of a White Christmas :laughlitt and we don't have to put up with those nasty bugs you all got down thar. :eyepoppin
 

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Bugs? you mean the mosquitos? Hey, they taste like chicken!!:hihi:
 

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We don't have to dream of a White Christmas :laughlitt and we don't have to put up with those nasty bugs you all got down thar. :eyepoppin
Dude! -It's y'all!

I lived in Arkansas for a coupla' years.
 

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Pshhhhht... gotcha beat. =) Well, my state anyways.
So how many months do you get to drive that car? about 1 ?
 

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Kscoyote, do you know if a CAI will be ok in a Michigan winter?
Do you mean will there be any benefit?

You'll still get increased volume, and it still gets warm in the summer!
 

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Do you mean will there be any benefit?

You'll still get increased volume, and it still gets warm in the summer!
I just wondered if the super cold air would cause problems, because it constantly would be cold, because I don't have my 06 yet :( I don't know the layout of the intake, does it draw warm air from the engine when it warms up :confused:
 

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I just wondered if the super cold air would cause problems, because it constantly would be cold, because I don't have my 06 yet :( I don't know the layout of the intake, does it draw warm air from the engine when it warms up :confused:
It takes longer to warm up. but I haven't had any problems & I've driven through two blizzards.

Believe it or not, there are SEVERAL days it's colder here than in Alaska!!!
 

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It takes longer to warm up. but I haven't had any problems & I've driven through two blizzards.

Believe it or not, there are SEVERAL days it's colder here than in Alaska!!!
Oh, I believe it, same here about Alaska! except at least it's not twilight half the year.
You mentioned earlier that we ar warmed by the great lakes, except that does not happen when they are frozen.
 

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heat is a lot of it, but who you launch the car makes a huge def as well. Are you spinning the tires now? If you have retuned your car which I think you have, there will be a noticeable difference in how the car launches. What were your 60' times?
Sorry been out for a couple days, Unfortunatly I bought the SCT xcal 2 took it to a great tuner in AZ and he could only get 2hp gain, he tried everything, more timing, more fuel, less ful, more timing. It only fluctuated like 2 or 3 hp. :madas: my 60 foot times are around 2.4, they squeal for a quick sec but not actually spinning bad. I think im just going to get some drag radials to play around with. Anyone have some drag radial tires sizes that would fit the 05 GT wheels (not the bullits). Thanks for the responses, seems though, towards the end my thread got Highjacked:sadcry: LMAO:evillol:
 
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