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    ^ +4900 feet, is no joke. Would love to see it at MIR again, in it's current Weistec trim. Apples to Oranges but...... My car ran 6 back to back to back 11.1x@125 at MIR (-500ft DA or so). I then ran it at +4700 feet, and lost 5 mph, and .60 of my ET. Not a direct camparo, but you guys certainly appear to have a couple of very strong cars. I bet you're itchin' for the cool weather....
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
    2005 SL600 - OE Tuning ECU/ Speedriven TCU - #1 record holder on dragtimes (11.02@126)

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    ^ +4900 feet, is no joke. Would love to see it at MIR again, in it's current Weistec trim. Apples to Oranges but...... My car ran 6 back to back to back 11.1x@125 at MIR (-500ft DA or so). I then ran it at +4700 feet, and lost 5 mph, and .60 of my ET. Not a direct camparo, but you guys certainly appear to have a couple of very strong cars. I bet you're itchin' for the cool weather....
    I want to again stress that this was a Street Shootout event, cars were not even allowed to be trailered in to the track, Earl and I had to actually drive our cars to the track. There was not water box and no VHT on the track. My first pass of the night was a 10.93, all my passes were 10.9X in the 129-130mph range. It was also a Pro Tree light.

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    Do you remember yours and Earl's 60's?
    2004 E500 - Eurocharged ECU, VRP headers and E55 exhaust. #1 record holder on dragtimes (13.49@102.5)
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    Do you remember yours and Earl's 60's?
    Sticky or Steve have the slips, I think Sticky is working on a recap article with all the finite details and I assume he will be posting up slips as well. If not I will track them down and post.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    102* at 8PM! HOLY $#@!. Looks pretty dark for 8PM, in that video too.

    Cars sound great, and run like stink!
    They started racing around 9 pm or so. We got there are around 8. They went until 12 at which point the temp dropped to 95 or so for the final runs I think from the 100+ when they started.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    http://www.dragtimes.com/da-density-...t+Weather+Data

    Here is the weather data by hour on the night of the event. The pass in the vid was about midnight, air temps at 91 F DA + 4990 ft.
    There we go. 5000 DA at midnight, heh.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Benz-O-Rama Click here to enlarge
    ^ +4900 feet, is no joke. Would love to see it at MIR again, in it's current Weistec trim. Apples to Oranges but...... My car ran 6 back to back to back 11.1x@125 at MIR (-500ft DA or so). I then ran it at +4700 feet, and lost 5 mph, and .60 of my ET. Not a direct camparo, but you guys certainly appear to have a couple of very strong cars. I bet you're itchin' for the cool weather....
    It's difficult to say exactly but it appeared the heat was eating about 6 MPH and half a second or so. A new Mustang GT ran 13.4@104 and an SRT-8 challenger 13.5@104. Those are both cars capable of ~110 and 12's.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    Sticky or Steve have the slips, I think Sticky is working on a recap article with all the finite details and I assume he will be posting up slips as well. If not I will track them down and post.
    Yep, exactly. I have it all, it's coming.

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    Two Weistec supercharged CLK63's go to Vegas in 100+ degree temps and come back with a pair of 10's in 5000+ density altitude

    This past weekend BenzBoost members ecampbell and jrcart went for a test and tune at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dragstrip. BenzBoost was in attendance thanks to a generous invitation from ecampbell and Weistec was also present with Steve Atneyel and Michael Weiss. We were a bit a surprised that Earl (ecampbell) and Jim (jrcart) wanted to run in the middle of the summer with insanely hot temps in Vegas. When driving in, the temperature readout in our car showed 108 degrees at 6:15 PM. Not exactly weather for setting records.

    Despite what was incredibly hot weather the cars put down some incredible numbers for the conditions. What was also surprising was just how close the cars performed to one another. They were virtually identical. To have two CLK63 Black Series cars both running 10's at the same time was quite the sight to behold. Apparently others felt the same way as despite Jim and Earl both having their pit area away from the track crowds would gather to find out exactly why these cars were running 10's when everyone else was so far off. To put it in perspective, a new Mustang GT was running 13.4@104 when the car is normally capable of 12's at around 110 mph. The weather was sucking about a half second and 6 mph, conservatively.

    If anyone would like to verify the temps or density altitude, that can all be found here. At the time of the first run, which was 11 flat by Earl, the density altitude was 5136 feet. 96 degrees at night with a DA of over 5000. What else is there to say about the conditions? Well, how about no burn box or VHT? It should be clear that this was not the time for record passes yet somehow consistent 10 second runs were produced by both vehicles.

    The mod list on the cars is basically the same. Both have Stage 2 M156 supercharger systems from Weistec Engineering. Race gas and slicks were used on both cars. Both have ice reservoir systems in the trunk for cooling the water/air intercooler. Both have aftermarket exhaust systems featuring aftermarket headers. The silver car (jrcart's) has some weight reduction done to it along with suspension work for better weight transfer. It also has a roll cage. The black car (ecampbell's) is full weight stock suspension. The black car actually managed better 60 foots throughout the night than the silver car. Not sure what the reason for this is but both cars were doing 1.6 60 foots consistently later on in the night.

    What is also important to note is the driver of the black car, Earl, was at the strip for the first time with this car. How he managed to do so well we have no idea but his reaction time was quick and his launches were also impressive. Jim (jrcart) spent a lot of time helping Earl as well instead of focusing on himself which is commendable. The pro-tree was also a bit of an adjustment for both parties as it definitely is more difficult.

    From an observer's perspective what I can conclude with is this. The weather was ridiculously hot, that much is clear. Vegas in the summer is not MIR in the winter. Nobody goes to a desert to drag race when it is at its hottest point, except these guys. Frankly, I thought they were crazy as I never even thought they could hit 10's in that weather. They did, both of them, consistently. The cars opened the eyes of everyone there. People were not even sure how to react. I'm not sure if I knew either as they were so far beyond pretty much everything else there.

    We would like to thank Earl in particular for inviting myself and my friend out to Vegas. Earl was and is a complete class act. We would also like to thank Jim for allowing us to hang out in his cabana at the Hard Rock the next day which was very enjoyable. We would like to also thank the makers of Alka-Seltzer for making our hangovers more manageable. The thought of drag racing in the summer in Vegas was never something I considered before or something that could produce great results but these guys managed to do it in stunning fashion. A pair of 10's in 5000+ DA, well done and congratulations (and thanks!) to you both.

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    The black car (ecampbell's) is full weight stock suspension. The black car actually managed better 60 foots throughout the night than the silver car. Not sure what the reason for this is but both cars were doing 1.6 60 foots consistently later on in the night.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
    Your not serious are u sticky?
    Yes, I am, as the silver car has suspension work for the strip and the black one does not. I expected for it to be the reverse.

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    Well I'd take the 16's over the 17's and suspension any day
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
    Well I'd take the 16's over the 17's and suspension any day
    Well then it looks like the sidewall is the more important factor. Definitely interesting...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well then it looks like the sidewall is the more important factor. Definitely interesting...
    Yup what wheels are those Campbell has?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
    Yup what wheels are those Campbell has?
    Some of the most beautiful custom black CCW's I have ever seen. I already said I'm copying that setup.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Some of the most beautiful custom black CCW's I have ever seen. I already said I'm copying that setup.
    Another heavy but they are great... It also seems that jrcart suspension was set a bit lower then stock. I might have if it was me, set it higher
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
    Another heavy but they are great
    I lifted the wheels and actually had them with me driving back from Vegas. To be honest, they didn't feel heavy to me. Skinnies up front as well.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I lifted the wheels and actually had them with me driving back from Vegas. To be honest, they didn't feel heavy to me. Skinnies up front as well.
    Light yes, with the slicks they should feel very light, I almost ordered them. But passed on them, they are really nice though. Were the front 17" or 18"
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dodger63 Click here to enlarge
    Light yes, with the slicks they should feel very light, I almost ordered them. But passed on them, they are really nice though. Were the front 17" or 18"
    What are you running?

    I'm not sure if Earl had 16's all around but I thought so.

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    Ccw 17's skinner fit the front but not 16 with factory breaks but with 17s you save some weight with the smalker wheels
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    What are you running?

    I'm not sure if Earl had 16's all around but I thought so.
    Earl is running 17" skinnies and I was running 18" skinnies. I was an in bigger dia all the way around. I have 16s on the way, should have them in a week or so.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    Earl is running 17" skinnies and I was running 18" skinnies. I was an in bigger dia all the way around. I have 16s on the way, should have them in a week or so.
    Get the 17" fronts also saves a couple pounds!!!
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    BTW, nice write up Sticky.

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    bad ass!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JRCART Click here to enlarge
    BTW, nice write up Sticky.
    Thanks, just a quick one. Not too much to say, the numbers all speak for themselves.

    Just wanted to say I appreciated the trip. I still don't understand craps.

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