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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-27-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Norm Peterson
Chassis twist - or more accurately chassis...

Chassis twist - or more accurately chassis torsional flexibility - is mostly on the deflection side of the picture as the visible evidence that the chassis is being loaded in torsion. It is not the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Norm Peterson
Driveshaft torque is always trying to drive the...

Driveshaft torque is always trying to drive the ring gear downward and lift at the pinion bearings. Really, it's just the other end of the engine's torque reaction.

In a stick axle car these...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-27-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Norm Peterson
You'll probably get the answer you need in the...

You'll probably get the answer you need in the drag racing section ( http://www.camaro5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=46 ).


Norm
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-27-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 359
Posted By Norm Peterson
In what gear(s)? GPS-verified? Nearly a 10% loss...

In what gear(s)? GPS-verified? Nearly a 10% loss of speed (top speed?) is more than I'd expect from just a tire size change unless the engine's torque curve was really peaky and dropped like a stone...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-27-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Norm Peterson
Limited slip diffs use friction to unequally...

Limited slip diffs use friction to unequally divide torque - they want the two side gears to be friction-locked into turning at the same speed, but since it's a friction based quasi-locking it is...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-26-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Norm Peterson
I think you're confusing a limited slip diff with...

I think you're confusing a limited slip diff with a locking diff or spool. A posi (short for Positraction) is just a GM-specific brand/design of LSD and is absolutely is not a spool or some kind of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-26-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,072
Posted By Norm Peterson
SS with automatic does seem to get the limited...

SS with automatic does seem to get the limited slip diff.

Maybe what Chevy really thinks is that there aren't going to be enough V6 automatics making runs at the local drag strip or taking in...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,429
Posted By Norm Peterson
For me, the pride of ownership is in the driving...

For me, the pride of ownership is in the driving . . . not in trying to impress people with such a shallow take on what makes for a good, fun to drive car.

I can honestly say that I have never...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Norm Peterson
Nope. Not me. Norm

Nope. Not me.


Norm
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Norm Peterson
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Of course it did, quite possibly even a little better than almost-brand-new tires of the same make and model (unless you heat-cycled all the life out of them).

Tires don't grip dry pavement...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 08-24-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,892
Posted By Norm Peterson
IOW, really no different from the situation right...

IOW, really no different from the situation right now. Officially the 1LE is just an option package, even though it takes the Camaro enough further in a specific direction for it to be instantly...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 979,332
Posted By Norm Peterson
Hang in there, Jan. If your tires are...

Hang in there, Jan.



If your tires are any good in the wet, you should have gone anyway, especially given that the car has been set up for cornering. Guaranteed there were people who showed up...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-21-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Norm Peterson
1LE is the road course oriented performance...

1LE is the road course oriented performance package option for SS-level (V8) Camaros.

LCA is common shorthand for Lower Control Arm in suspension discussions almost everywhere.

FE with some...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-21-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,171
Posted By Norm Peterson
Dunno why it takes them so long, but it took them...

Dunno why it takes them so long, but it took them damn near a whole year to fix the weld between the endlink bracket and the strut body on the S197 Mustang yellows so it wouldn't crack there any...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Norm Peterson
Worst case, or if (like mine) your magnetic...

Worst case, or if (like mine) your magnetic numbers don't lay perfectly flat on the door, just use a little of that blue painters' tape on the leading edges of your numbers. If it's a wet day, make...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-18-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,553
Posted By Norm Peterson
Maybe, maybe not. You still have to ask it the...

Maybe, maybe not. You still have to ask it the right questions and follow the right path, neither of which is guaranteed to be obvious to those with, shall we say, "less life experience".

The...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-13-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,026
Posted By Norm Peterson
Just to add a little here, an engineer who was...

Just to add a little here, an engineer who was pretty close to the development of Ford's modular engines was adamant about NOT using the 5W-20 stuff in any modular engine. You may know who I'm...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-13-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Norm Peterson
Whatever is causing it to happen is something...

Whatever is causing it to happen is something that would lock one or more tires up too early in comparison to the others.

Do you know which end is seeing ABS intervention?

Just how hard are...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Norm Peterson
They are very good pads as long as you select the...

They are very good pads as long as you select the compound best suited to your use.

1521/Bobcat and AX6 pads are not track-capable pads, certainly not beyond a cautious, moderately-paced...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-12-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Norm Peterson
Brand-new tires may also still have enough of the...

Brand-new tires may also still have enough of the mold release agent contaminating the tread and compromising its grip.

How hard OP was actually braking matters - particularly if all four tires...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-12-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Norm Peterson
I suppose there could be a little seal...

I suppose there could be a little seal degradation, and any fatigue-related effects due to use do accumulate from day 1 (meaning that there's still 16,000 miles worth of wear and tear on them). The...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By Norm Peterson
What Mike said. Just forget about trying to...

What Mike said.

Just forget about trying to use the 40 or 45 or whatever profile ratios all by themselves because they aren't directly useful that way. You have to do a little grade-school-level...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-12-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 979,332
Posted By Norm Peterson
It was a blast, and the cars were surprisingly...

It was a blast, and the cars were surprisingly easy to drive. Responded nicely, went pretty much where they were pointed (a little understeerish on the big downhill/off-camber sweeper past the...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 979,332
Posted By Norm Peterson
Here's hoping it turns out well for you, Jan. ...

Here's hoping it turns out well for you, Jan.

It's a shame that so many managers not only don't grasp the concept of not fixing things that aren't broken, but seemingly go out of their way to...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 08-12-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By Norm Peterson
For just reducing the cornering roll, sta-bars...

For just reducing the cornering roll, sta-bars and better shocks/struts. If you're still on 5 year old OE shocks and struts, they're probably due for replacement anyway (so you might be able to buy...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-10-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35,061
Views: 979,332
Posted By Norm Peterson
Your cross-country trip must have been quite the...

Your cross-country trip must have been quite the experience, Rick. Sorry to have read about your mechanical difficulties, but I can relate to having mechanical issues well away from home....
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-10-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By Norm Peterson
Something like 245/45-20 on 20x9 up front with...

Something like 245/45-20 on 20x9 up front with 295/40-20 on 20x10.5 might work for you.

But . . . I can only find both of those sizes in Continental DWS at Tire Rack, and I don't know if your...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 08-10-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,675
Posted By Norm Peterson
And they since bite pretty much immediately...

And they since bite pretty much immediately compared to most OE pads you're not having to keep adding as much pedal pressure to get there.


Norm
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-10-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,049
Posted By Norm Peterson
That part right there in bold makes all the...

That part right there in bold makes all the subterfuge that came before it pointless. Worse than pointless if she's sharp enough to realize that you've somehow been sneaking expensive car stuff past...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 08-09-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By Norm Peterson
Most cars do come with a little static negative...

Most cars do come with a little static negative camber built in, typically around -3/4° up front for cars with some sporting intent. Loose factory tolerances can allow up to about 3/4° either side of...
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