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Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 09-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By rocketrider807
Wanted to post a quick thanks guys! Guess I'll...

Wanted to post a quick thanks guys! Guess I'll just have to burn the habit, will definitely check out that fix too
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 09-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By rocketrider807
One bump in hopes of ideas. Does anyone know or...

One bump in hopes of ideas. Does anyone know or think a good shift kit would help by ensuring the gears are being shifted fully?
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 09-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By rocketrider807
2011 V6 m6 6 to 3 grind

I tend to shift from 6 to 3 if im getting off the freeway (engine braking) or need to make a pass and everyonce in a while itll grind baaaaad. typically wont do it twice in a row. If i grind, go...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 07-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By rocketrider807
If you have aftermarket wheels be sure you use...

If you have aftermarket wheels be sure you use the hub centering ring. I forgot mine once and got some decent shake. Went away as soon as I put them back on
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By rocketrider807
I mounted to my front bumper in front of the...

I mounted to my front bumper in front of the grill (the lip that the grill and headlights are sunk into). Bonus you can safety wire to the grill if you're paranoid. Video with the view:...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By rocketrider807
I have the Pilot Super Sports up front. Awesome...

I have the Pilot Super Sports up front. Awesome tire. Will handle spirited driving, not sure how it will handle heavy power or track abuse though (at least with our heavy cars putting so much heat...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-23-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By rocketrider807
I HEAR that the 23 up front and 35 rear works...

I HEAR that the 23 up front and 35 rear works well (TSW Nurbs will be the eventual end result)
At the moment Im working with a 20x8.5 wheel and a (rather thick) spacer. The offset result is perfect...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-23-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By rocketrider807
change stud length?

I have a 2011 ls that Ill be going to a square setup on (20x10 +35 rear and + 23 front), will i need longer studs?
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,302
Posted By rocketrider807
A taller sidewall allows more flex, which could...

A taller sidewall allows more flex, which could make the tire less responsive.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 05-18-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By rocketrider807
Rocking EBC Yellows for the second year now, I...

Rocking EBC Yellows for the second year now, I like em. No experience with Hawk yet. Mine only made noise during break in, otherwise quiet.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-07-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By rocketrider807
New wheels/tires does not require an alignment. ...

New wheels/tires does not require an alignment.

Time/tire wear is a much better indicator of whether or not you need an alignment. Some say after X miles. I say only if you want particular changes...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By rocketrider807
Michael: What's your average life time with the...

Michael:
What's your average life time with the R888?
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,082
Posted By rocketrider807
Ive heard Hankook RS3s are great bang for the...

Ive heard Hankook RS3s are great bang for the buck, no direct experience though
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 04-30-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By rocketrider807
I run EBC Yellows. They see street, auto-x and...

I run EBC Yellows. They see street, auto-x and track duty. I like em, they last for quite a while, have good bite, are quiet, and don't take long to warm up. The only "issue" I've had are in coooold...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-21-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
Bannonm (or others with the square setup), ...

Bannonm (or others with the square setup),

is there any room for a smaller offset? If I remember my research right, 20x10 can be run anywhere between +35 to +23 without fitment issues. Can anyone...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
T is the street tire modifier to help against ppl...

T is the street tire modifier to help against ppl running slicks. Without at least coil overs or other suspension tuning hardware i dont think i can make the most out of tires with <200TW (though...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-18-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
TESP. Other mods aside from tires/wheels put me...

TESP. Other mods aside from tires/wheels put me there already (see first post)
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-18-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
Update: Softening the front sway bar to...

Update:
Softening the front sway bar to loosest definitely helped the second day. Still felt like I was starting to lose grip as things got hotter though. Ill assume it's like Norm said, I was just...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
Never sprayed, didnt feel like I needed to (again...

Never sprayed, didnt feel like I needed to (again just by touching the tires after each run, heat didnt feel excessive)

alignment that I got about 3 weeks ago, requested specs as close to the...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 04-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By rocketrider807
Balanced to understeer during autocross

Would like some advice. Current setup:
20x10 rear, hankook ventus v12. (275-40-20)
20x8.5 front, michelin pilot super sport (255-45-20)
1" lower
Bmr sway bars, full stiff rear, middle front
BMR...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-12-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By rocketrider807
DELETE PLEASE

DELETE PLEASE. Moved this to more appropriate subforum...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-06-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,673
Posted By rocketrider807
I think the biggest risk with cutting springs is...

I think the biggest risk with cutting springs is digging in to the spring mounts. Coils have closed (flat) ends and if you cut them you will then have a point. You could grind it flat to some degree...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-04-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,969
Posted By rocketrider807
Nice over simplification. If you've got the...

Nice over simplification.
If you've got the eng. degree then think about what causes stress in the rotors. You're correct, it doesnt support the wieght of the car but there is far more to it......
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 03-21-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By rocketrider807
BMR Rear Upper Control Arm Bushing

Dropped the entire butt of the Camaro out today to do the BMR pro kit. I went to install the Upper control arm bushings and I noticed that the bolt is much smaller than the brass bushing ID. The...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By rocketrider807
No way :eyebulge:! I guess I should've added that...

No way :eyebulge:! I guess I should've added that warning just to be thurough...

I tried just heat. Didn't work for me. It's just a suggestion for those that are running out of ideas that's all...
Forum: Camaro DIY & HOW-TO instructions & discussions 03-02-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By rocketrider807
Defeat Your Stuck Ball Joint

So I did my BMR front bushings today and I came across what seems to be a common problem, the ball joints didn't want to come out of the knuckle (I think I have part terminology correct).

On the...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 02-04-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By rocketrider807
1500 really? At auto-x I've found 3k to be my...

1500 really?
At auto-x I've found 3k to be my sweet spot. My typical operation is to release (fairly hard) which causes some slip (less than a second worth), then right before the tires re-grab...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By rocketrider807
THIS. Rode with a friend of a friend in his 350z...

THIS. Rode with a friend of a friend in his 350z who was understeering bad then over compensating and drifting a little (fun but not fast). Told him to relax and brake earlier...this 1: prevents you...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-21-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By rocketrider807
Only have experience with the super sports up...

Only have experience with the super sports up front. Excellent tire. Stick well but are still forgiving at the limit. Dunno if they would appreciate being a track tire for our heavy cars but they...
Forum: Wheels / Tires 01-14-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By rocketrider807
FS: 2 20x8.5 AR Villain w/Pilot SuperSports

Trying to sell my front tires/wheels so I can go bigger. Some small knicks from living life in the fast lane but in good condition. Tires are practically new, less than 600 mi on them.
Asking $400...
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