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Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,906
Posted By brt3
That sounds more accurate, to me than the...

That sounds more accurate, to me than the inventory numbers quoted for Cars.com or Autotrader. The listing websites are notorious for listing cars they don't have, which is infuriating but just a...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,703
Posted By brt3
Sign me up please, for two sets...

Sign me up please, for two sets...
Forum: Road Course/Track and Autocross Yesterday, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 37
Posted By brt3
Aug. 30 @ Thunderhill: 5-mile event w/big discounts

TrackMasters is running the full Thunderhill track, inside a NASA event, and they have only 15 cars running a 5-mile track. They are discounting their rates to try and get more attendees; looks like...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15,032
Views: 571,599
Posted By brt3
If Chevy really wants to swing for the fences,...

If Chevy really wants to swing for the fences, the path laid out in the article is NOT the way forward (IMHO).

I'd prefer this scenario...

1. The original car was a real breakthrough, for...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-27-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By brt3
Recaro Launches Camaro-Specific Microsite

Featuring, of course, the Z/28: SEE MORE HERE (http://www.camaroseat.recaro-automotive.com); Z/28 focused site is located HERE...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,906
Posted By brt3
No A/C is a deal-breaker for most folks...

No A/C is a deal-breaker for most folks...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By brt3
Thanks for that! I was curious because I've...

Thanks for that! I was curious because I've thought of rigging the exhaust valves to be configurable -- to run either full open or keep them closed, to meet sound limits. Sounds like it may not be...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By brt3
Thanks for the post! Questions: 1. What...

Thanks for the post! Questions:

1. What was the dB/noise limit?
2. Did the Z/28 pass noise without changes or lifting off?
3. Do you have any lap times?
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-25-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,955
Posted By brt3
There's the AutoWeek test, HERE...

There's the AutoWeek test, HERE (http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/chevy-camaro-z28-vs-porsche-911-gt3-track-day-shootout)

Not an outright "win", on the track, but a very favorable comparison...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,955
Posted By brt3
Some interesting points here:...

Some interesting points here: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/2015-corvette-z06-price-low-weight-stakes-high/

2015 Corvette Z06: Price Is Low, Weight Is Up, Stakes Is High
By Jack Baruth...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By brt3
CAMARO Z/28.R AT VIR: Pole Position for Jordan Taylor, CKS Autosport

CAMARO Z/28.R AT VIR: Pole Position for Jordan Taylor, CKS Autosport

Jordan Taylor led another strong qualifying effort Friday for the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R with pole position for Saturday’s...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,876
Posted By brt3
Nailed it. You have to look at a Z/28, drive it...

Nailed it. You have to look at a Z/28, drive it on track, and marvel at the fact that the Z/28 does what it does DESPITE being based on a basic platform that has to be engineered in a way that it...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,876
Posted By brt3
Nice... :amen: It feels like some folks are...

Nice... :amen:

It feels like some folks are desperate to see Z/28 market values crash. Kind of a Schadenfreude thing, where folks who either don't like the car or are pissed about the price...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,955
Posted By brt3
Haven't read the Z06 specs but I'm wondering if...

Haven't read the Z06 specs but I'm wondering if the new Z06 is like the old one, in that the carbon-ceramic brakes were optional? It they're an option on the new Z06, how much do they cost? I'd...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-21-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,595
Posted By brt3
Looks great, Justin! Can't wait to get this onto...

Looks great, Justin! Can't wait to get this onto my Z/28...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-21-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By brt3
Great news, sign me up for the Negative Camber...

Great news, sign me up for the Negative Camber Club!
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-20-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By brt3
Ditto; I'll be there in my 2014 (#173). Can't...

Ditto; I'll be there in my 2014 (#173). Can't wait to drive COTA in the Z/28; I did one other track event there, before buying my Z/28, and I'm pretty sure the Z/28 ought to be good for at least...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15,032
Views: 571,599
Posted By brt3
YES! It's pretty clear that the new Z06 is...

YES! It's pretty clear that the new Z06 is trying to capture a greater share of the "luxury GT" market, so an offshoot of the car -- that's more like the Z/28, in terms of "no compromises" -- would...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15,032
Views: 571,599
Posted By brt3
Do you mean mostly the forced induction? It...

Do you mean mostly the forced induction? It seems that, to make the numbers they got on HP and torque, the design team had to make a significant break from the past. I tend to prefer N.A. engines,...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-14-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,924
Posted By brt3
Thanks! I gotta say, it's everything I hoped it...

Thanks! I gotta say, it's everything I hoped it would be. Nice when a car lives up to the hype! :biggrin:
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-14-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,924
Posted By brt3
The paint w/Cquartz has a depth and gloss I've...

The paint w/Cquartz has a depth and gloss I've never seen from other products. Also, it's proving to be very durable and resistant to bugs and other goop -- like road tar and track rubber. The true...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,405
Posted By brt3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49rUtQmslZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49rUtQmslZ8
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-14-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,924
Posted By brt3
I am back and forth between the two. Most of the...

I am back and forth between the two. Most of the pix I've posted are NorCal, for sure...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By brt3
:sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: ...

:sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0: :sm0:
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,195
Posted By brt3
Well said. Somehow, all of his screw ups and...

Well said. Somehow, all of his screw ups and borderline frauds, regarding how he treated out-of-state customers, didn't really seem to stick and tarnish his reputation. He may have changed his...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,292
Posted By brt3
Nice of you, for sure, but -- at the same time --...

Nice of you, for sure, but -- at the same time -- you were incredibly patient. Not to bitch and moan, but this is the only area where Chevy & GM really dropped the ball. I can wait, I can be...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 862
Posted By brt3
I can only relate my experience during a weekend...

I can only relate my experience during a weekend on-track at Thunderhill. The temperature hit 104-degrees on Saturday and 106 on Sunday, and we were running hard. I never thought to check the rear...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-07-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,256
Posted By brt3
#1 Silver, #2 White. I'm sure we'll hear back...

#1 Silver, #2 White. I'm sure we'll hear back from you about the Hoosiers; can't wait to hear how that works out...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,256
Posted By brt3
I really wanted to try them, and... [ahem] I...

I really wanted to try them, and... [ahem] I have two Z/28s. The Bridgestones are on the CA/28 and the Yokos on the TX/28. So far I don't see much downside to the Yokos, so I'll be interested to...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 08-06-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,256
Posted By brt3
Quick update on the Yokohama AD08-Rs I'm running...

Quick update on the Yokohama AD08-Rs I'm running on my OEM wheels. I did a 500-mile trip last week, on the backroads between Austin and Dallas. The Yokos are great street tires; though not as comfy...
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