Member Credit: Nealoc187

Finally got in to the 12s with my car NA yesterday. The atmospheric conditions were sick, though my traps left me a little disappointed I was hoping I’d see 105-106mph, not sure why this car isn’t making as much power as I expect it to, maybe the 3.0 cams really are a limiting factor, but I was ripping it out of the hole anyways and managed to run a couple 12s as well as a bunch of 13.0s. Pulled the best 60’s I’ve ever pulled, all 1.7s and a lone 1.6. My car was a big hit with people convinced I was spraying and searching for the nitrous line.

Anyways, my setup is:

  • 2002 VQ35 with 3.0L cams and 3.0L cam timing equipment and VIAS Blockoff plate
  • Y-Pipe
  • Autozone cone filter on a stick
  • 3.0L Throttle body
  • Custom 3″ from the flex section back
  • ACT HD PP and ClutchNet 6 puck sprung hub
  • TRE trans built by yours truly w/ Quaife LSD and PPG 3rd and 4th straight cut gears (TRE detailed, deburred and shot peened stock 1st, 2nd, 5th, TRE shot peened PPG 3rd/4th)
  • M&H 8.5x26x15 slicks at about 11.5psi on some random 15×7″ wheels
  • Stock 3.0 ignition timing and mid to high 12s AFR (coarsely tuned, my laptop has been dead for a year so I cannot fine tune my emanage, so I just set the AFR to mid/high 12s using the little dials on the front of the emanage).
  • No weight reduction other than no AC (which is going back in this winter) and stuff like lighter wheels, coilovers, Fidanza flywheel, etc.

I was launching the car at 5500rpm slip-dump, then tried 6000′ on my 1.69 60′ run and it still held. Never did try higher than that. Probably should have tried redline just to see what it would do.

Weather was ridiculous yesterday, that’s why I went to the track when only 1 other person could go with me. my buddy jason who has a really nice turbo 3rd gen. his brother took videos so hopefully I will have those soon.
Temp 43F, dewpoint 25F, pressure 30.33 made for a nice low DA of -600 feet LOL. It was actually even lower earlier in the day, but I got to the track later than I wanted. Oh well.

Something else weird, on my first 4 runs (including my 12.92) my car was breaking up between 5000and 5500rpm. I don’t know what that’s about. I’ve never experienced that before but I rarely floor this car on the street so who knows. Maybe old plugs or something, really not sure and I don’t remember it happening on my last 2 runs.

My runs were, in order:

  • 13.07 @ 103.2 1.78 60′
  • 13.02 @ 103.2 1.76 60′
  • 13.01 @ 103.2 1.73 60′
  • 12.92 @ 104.0 1.69 60′
  • 12.93 @ 104.0 1.73 60′
  • 13.04 @ 103.5 1.73 60′

Here’s the video of my best pass of the day.




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