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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Crazy. As I have said before, if your going to...

Crazy. As I have said before, if your going to have any dealer in the area touch your car, take it to Abel.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Today, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
For tire pressures and alignment you really need...

For tire pressures and alignment you really need to get the tire temperatures. Too much pressure will allow the tire to run cold and have a less than optimal contact area. Whatever pressure is in the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,039
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Here you go. Should work on any 5th gen with npp ...

Here you go. Should work on any 5th gen with npp


http://sunsetorangecreations.com/ZL1_Exhaust_Commander.php?no_redirect=true
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 5,039
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Install this close the flaps and creep out of...

Install this close the flaps and creep out of your neighborhood. Hit the road and open them.
The other option is Adm controller if you can find one. Commands stock or closed.

Sunset orange is...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
The best tire pressure settings can be determined...

The best tire pressure settings can be determined by measuring the temperature across the tire with a temperature probe as used in race car set up. This will tell where the contact patch is good, or...
Forum: USA - California 01-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
The tune could void your warranty. That is one...

The tune could void your warranty. That is one reason to take it to Abel, develop a relationship with a great dealer and you have a shot if you need warranty work. Most dealers will immediately just...
Forum: USA - California 01-22-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Take it to Abel in Rio Vista. Best Dealer in Nor...

Take it to Abel in Rio Vista. Best Dealer in Nor Cal. Keep in mind your will get a CEL. Im trying these first before I tune them out. Abel specializes in Vettes so they will treat your car right.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-22-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
We have much in common, my back ground is...

We have much in common, my back ground is primarily in vintage cars. I spent most of my track days running Alfa's of various vintages, so I totally get the purist thing. I also despise the direction...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-21-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Protect them with this. ...

Protect them with this.

http://www.pinnaclewax.com/pinnacle-wheel-coating.html
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-21-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I can respect that. I moved from about the same...

I can respect that. I moved from about the same HP range. I have not had the chance to run both cars just the Z, but I have years of experience with set up so I can get the Z to turn in. I think...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-21-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
How so? It tracks very well and punches well...

How so? It tracks very well and punches well above its price. The brakes are fantastic and would need abuse to overheat. Drive train and clutch is strong. It might pull a few degrees of timing on a...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection 01-20-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,028
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
+1 CD07 has written up things that have help me...

+1 CD07 has written up things that have help me out quite a bit. I find it lowers the learning curve a bit, as well as an unbiased review on various products.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-20-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
2016 I would suspect will not have the Zl1, if in...

2016 I would suspect will not have the Zl1, if in fact there will even be another after the 5th gen. They might have something better, or not, who knows. After seeing some of the renderings I suspect...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Also to upgrade the tires to the same not...

Also to upgrade the tires to the same not including rims is going to be a grand. Other things carried over from the ZL1 such as the wheels at about a grand each retail, Zl1 high output fuel pump,...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-20-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,384
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
When you factor in the install costs, and a...

When you factor in the install costs, and a possible blown warranty on the motor and power train, less resale due to the above, I don't see the value. Just the suspension, and install cost will add...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-16-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
The pressure I use depends entirely on the middle...

The pressure I use depends entirely on the middle tire temperature. I rarely have all tires at the same pressure as it is optimized for temperature thus indicated contact area. Basicaly if the middle...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-16-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Correct toe out for the front at the track, and...

Correct toe out for the front at the track, and the rear toe in.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,865
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
No need to defend it. A real car guy appreciates...

No need to defend it. A real car guy appreciates many different cars with various levels of performance and abilities. The ZL1 is a well rounded car and does many things well. No need to fall for the...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 01-15-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I do believe your warranty to be 5 year/100,000...

I do believe your warranty to be 5 year/100,000 miles. That would put it at 2017 if you have a 2012.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-15-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,863
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Mark good to read. This is how a good...

Mark good to read.

This is how a good dealership would have handled the case.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-15-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,863
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
I agree with this. The original dealer could not...

I agree with this. The original dealer could not have come to the root cause of the issue in the posted diagnostic time frame. They took the easy way out and the OP got hosed in the process. I...
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Yes you can have a rear transmission/final drive...

Yes you can have a rear transmission/final drive assembly in a unibody. I have owned three Italian cars with this set up and it worked wonderful for what it was. I would note that it was for weight...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-15-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Good question and I am not sure. I do know a few...

Good question and I am not sure. I do know a few motors have been lost with the stock pump relief valve sticking.
Forum: Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics 01-14-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Long time Optima battery user here. One sure...

Long time Optima battery user here. One sure thing that kills them is non use with a slow drain. If you don't use your car much be sure to keep a AGM rated trickle charger on it if it sits much....
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 01-13-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Upgrade the oil pump while your in there.

Upgrade the oil pump while your in there.
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-13-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Solo, sorry I was answering Baylors question, but...

Solo, sorry I was answering Baylors question, but the temperature still apply. Street tire temps range from 130 to 170 degrees for optimum traction. Race tires often are in the 200's. In order for me...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-13-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,525
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
This if your wheels are not hubcentric all your...

This if your wheels are not hubcentric all your efforts are for nothing. What this means is the wheel position is supported by the lugs only and can cause this problem. The wheels needs to be...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross 01-12-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
That is going to be difficult as each track is...

That is going to be difficult as each track is different and tires cool down quickly. A track I frequent has a long straight and a right hand turn just before the pit entrance. The tires cool down...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-12-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,863
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
Backeddie, I give Abel a shot at taking care...

Backeddie,

I give Abel a shot at taking care of this. Call Rich and tell him whats going on and see what he can do.

Norcal
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 01-12-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,481
Posted By Nor Cal ZL1
:laughabove: Ha Ha that is great. My...

:laughabove:

Ha Ha that is great.

My Wife is pretty cool about it and has even saved me from taking it a few places that would have sucked if I had. I try not to be too OCD about it, so my...
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