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Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 09:36 AM
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Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Haha! My name is Todd and I am an addict too. ...

Haha! My name is Todd and I am an addict too.

Good to have this support group, LOL
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
I think I will too, I've heard nothing but good...

I think I will too, I've heard nothing but good reviews with the ZL1 6-pistons :w00t:
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Interesting, Matt "Dropspeed" said that the CTS-V...

Interesting, Matt "Dropspeed" said that the CTS-V / ZL1 brakes aren't much heavier than the stock SS brakes, so I didn't think there was a large weight penalty.

My decision to go with CTS-V brakes...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Well the Cobalt Friction pads were recommended by...

Well the Cobalt Friction pads were recommended by several of the more serious track rats on this site as well as Justice Pete, and I was running their top race pads (XR1s front, XR3s rear). So I...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Haha, I'm going to learn from you and look on the...

Haha, I'm going to learn from you and look on the bright side, and think less about the deep hole in my bank account from all of these upgrades :thumbup:



I have to admit, it felt pretty good...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 22,488
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
My god, this does suck!!!! There is NO reason...

My god, this does suck!!!! There is NO reason why you should need a stiffer spring. My Quarter Master clutch is good for 1,100 HP and the clutch pedal return force is LESS than stock. GM tried a...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
What is interesting is that if you look at the...

What is interesting is that if you look at the Viper TA, the front rotors are much heavier than the GTS's Stoptechs, by design. Both stop equally well for a few laps. But the TA's increased thermal...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 04:41 PM
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Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Thanks Casey

Thanks Casey
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 04:40 PM
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Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Matt told me the same about the oil coolers being...

Matt told me the same about the oil coolers being in the ideal high pressure area, and it shows because the oil runs sooo cool now. Hopefully the fog light duct location will suffice, as I'm out of...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
I wish! I'm cursing myself for forgetting to put...

I wish! I'm cursing myself for forgetting to put the SD card back into my SmartyCam. I literally lost video on half the sessions of the weekend because of that goof. Also two great bouts, one a...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Awesome, do you have any pics of your ducting set...

Awesome, do you have any pics of your ducting set up?

Believe it or not, 36 out of 75 Viper attendees were new to tracking. I have never seen a track day go so smoothly, almost no offs! One...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Yes, this config was extremely hard on brakes,...

Yes, this config was extremely hard on brakes, kind of ridiculously so and I don't plan on running config 25 ever again.

Justin Bell may have gone to the big Viper event at COTA, but at this...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Thanks, I'll do a write up on the oil coolers...

Thanks, I'll do a write up on the oil coolers soon. I tried to go dry sump but realized it would be an engineering and fab challenge, as very few have done a quality dry sump on a Camaro. And...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
It's a good question, we will have to see. ...

It's a good question, we will have to see. Several mag rags have reported either overheating or loss of power after a few laps. Also a couple of the driving schools, Ron Fellows and Bondurant have...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
It's interesting that I had never experienced...

It's interesting that I had never experienced fade or boiled the fluid, so I was taking my time in installing brake ducts. So no, I don't have them yet. A fly in the ointment is that the oil...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Thanks man! Thanks Scotty (I blew your...

Thanks man!



Thanks Scotty (I blew your cover, LOL).

Greenberg came out not only with that race car, but had a Porsche cup car that was hot lapping with us. Cheese is selling well,...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
That is impressive! However the "rumors" of heat...

That is impressive! However the "rumors" of heat stroke are fact, Randy Pobst overheated the Z after a few laps. Until they fix that, I'm not interested in a one lap wonder car. It needs to be...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Yikes. Another strike against Cobalt Friction is...

Yikes. Another strike against Cobalt Friction is that they eat rotors. Justice Pete said they eat two to three rotors for every set of pads! Time to try something else.

I know a guy that races...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
I just found the 2015 official NASA rules, see...

I just found the 2015 official NASA rules, see page 29 for tires:

https://nasa-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/document/document/481/TT_Rules_2015--v12.1--1-15-15.pdf

A. TIRES:
1) The following...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,445
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Buttonwillow configuration 25CW

Buttonwillow configuration 25CW
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,445
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Damn stratman, that beast is gorgeous!

Damn stratman, that beast is gorgeous!
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
A few more shots of the beasts hitting the track,...

A few more shots of the beasts hitting the track, along with a shot of garage mates Halle Berry and Orange Crush...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
BBQed Brakes When I pulled into the paddock,...

BBQed Brakes

When I pulled into the paddock, I was shocked to find that my new Cobalt Friction XR1 front pads were worn to nearly nothing! Once overheated, pads apparently wear away quickly. So...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-28-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 886
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
1 Camaro, 75 Vipers

A few of you know that I own a Viper as well as my Camaro. Some friends and I rented Buttonwillow Raceway to hold the first-ever Viper Tracks 2015 event. We invited snakes from all over the Western...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 01-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,166
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Looking forward to your comparison! My Camaro is...

Looking forward to your comparison! My Camaro is just about as fast as my Viper. At Buttonwillow 13CW, I run 1:52s in the stock Viper with Hoosiers and 1:53s in my modded Camaro, also with...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-26-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Excellent thread, I think this is a great way to...

Excellent thread, I think this is a great way to understand the relative strengths of the tires. Ready for a shocker? The proposed 2015 points adders are being modded. For example, the new Hoosier A7...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,235
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Thanks man. Coolant stays at about 205 F all...

Thanks man. Coolant stays at about 205 F all day. I'm not sure on the thermostat.

Oil temp is read at a sandwich plate above the oil filter.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-23-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 22,488
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
That's great corner, glad your horror story is...

That's great corner, glad your horror story is coming to an end.

Last weekend I tracked and the clutch and oil temp were both fine. I boiled the fluid, fried my pads, and lost brakes twice...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,235
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Guys, Just wanted to give you a heads up...

Guys,

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I ran my car at the track last weekend with the new dual oil coolers, mounted to either side of the radiator, with custom shrouds to suck cool air...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-10-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,088
Posted By Orange Crush 1LE
Nice build! You're gonna be blown away at the...

Nice build! You're gonna be blown away at the rocket-like acceleration
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