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Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By natmad
Curious, what stability control setting were you...

Curious, what stability control setting were you in?
Forum: Autos For Sale / Wanted 11-22-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 681
Posted By natmad
I'll be in the market after the holidays if the...

I'll be in the market after the holidays if the car is still for sale.

You near DAL? I go there sometimes for work.

Any accidents at all? Some don't get to the car fax report. How about...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,905
Posted By natmad
I will be surprised if GM doesn't come out with a...

I will be surprised if GM doesn't come out with a lineup similar to the Mustangs to match Ford in the market.

I expect a base model normally aspirated V6, a higher performance 2.0L Turbo I4 model...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,715
Posted By natmad
I read in "Car and Track Trend" that the ATS-V...

I read in "Car and Track Trend" that the ATS-V was very aluminum intensive.

It seems reasonable that the Camaro will use less aluminum for cost reasons.

I expect GM will be satisfied to have...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-02-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,981
Posted By natmad
So many good points above... The CA6 SS...

So many good points above...

The CA6 SS should be considerably more balanced (less understeer) than the CA5 SS, due to the new chassis and better suspension tuning. The new SS will still need to...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-01-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,981
Posted By natmad
Not disagreeing with your opinion outright,...

Not disagreeing with your opinion outright, because the new Z06 can be "grand toured". We are not accustomed to a focused track car having a nice interior and actually riding decently, in comfort...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-01-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,855
Posted By natmad
X25, your point is spot on. Car and Driver,...

X25, your point is spot on.

Car and Driver, as I recall, uses the best lap time for each car that their very good and excellent drivers can execute during the test.

Their lap times may not be...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-01-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,100
Posted By natmad
I think GM will have a 1LE package available...

I think GM will have a 1LE package available right out of the gate or very soon (Mustang's performance package was available right away), especially considering the multiple CA6's testing on the...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 11-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,855
Posted By natmad
I had to look it up... Interesting. ...

I had to look it up... Interesting.

Selected all time Car and Driver Lightning Lap times from this year's article.

2007 Porsche GT3... 3:01.8
2013 CAMARO SS 1LE... 3:01.5
2013 Porsche...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-04-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
"piss poor engineering" Cody 6.2 The 1LE...

"piss poor engineering" Cody 6.2

The 1LE package was designed to make the LS3 equiped Camaro faster than the Mustang BOSS 302 Laguna Seca around a track even though the Mustang is lighter, more...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
"the fewer people with NPP exhausts, the more...

"the fewer people with NPP exhausts, the more mine will stand out" RonnieG

Oooh... that's right... uh... my official stance on NPP has changed.

NPP loses 6 hp.

NPP looks dumb.

NPP sounds...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
I went back and read the entire thread. The...

I went back and read the entire thread.

The 2010 Camaro was not designed to achieve the fastest road course lap times.

It was designed to outsell the Mustang, which it has.

The 1LE was...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
Here's my "Goldilox" theory again. Stock...

Here's my "Goldilox" theory again.

Stock exhaust too quiet.

Loud aftermarket exhaust too loud.

NPP exhaust just right .

Time for porridge again.:smoking:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-03-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
It's all about TOTAL amount of restriction in the...

It's all about TOTAL amount of restriction in the exhaust system.

Freeing up SOME of the restriction means a little less TOTAL backpressure.

A little less backpressure frees up a little bit of...
Forum: Camaro Motorsports Discussions 06-02-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By natmad
I'm wathcing the DVR replay right now, and boom,...

I'm wathcing the DVR replay right now, and boom, the drama's gone...:lol:

That's what I get for surfing the net instead of watching my son mow the grass.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-02-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By natmad
My favorite Camaro video. Use headphones to...

My favorite Camaro video.

Use headphones to get a real sense of how good the NPP exhaust sounds.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-02-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
NPP frees up horsepower in the Corvette, SAE...

NPP frees up horsepower in the Corvette, SAE certified, Chevy won't bother to recertify the Camaro. No big deal. It bypass some restriction. Less restriction allows less backpressure resulting in a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-02-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
Wow, I like that CRT for 2014, come on! The...

Wow, I like that CRT for 2014, come on!

The 2014 just keeps looking better.
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-02-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
Why wouldn't they need to consider that for the...

Why wouldn't they need to consider that for the Z28?[/QUOTE]

I think in testing the 1LE, they found that a slight reduction in rear grip--compared to the ZL1--produced the handling they wanted. ...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
[QUOTE=Arodr395;6617462]Could GM have used a...

[QUOTE=Arodr395;6617462]Could GM have used a bigger wheel on the rear of the Z28 and then have stretched the 305/30zr19 tires?[/QUOTE

I don't think they needed to consider that for the Z28.
...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
About square setups being optimal... this may be...

About square setups being optimal... this may be true for some cars, but only testing will find the best setup, square or not, for any particular car.

The 1LE has a square tire setup and a...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
"porridge" and "meet up for a bowl" OMG!...

"porridge" and "meet up for a bowl"

OMG! LMAO Big Time... :sm0:
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
Y'all can stop bickering anytime. It's the...

Y'all can stop bickering anytime.

It's the "Goldilocks" theory here... 305s on the rear caused the car to push a little... 285s stretched on the larger rear wheels is just right for optimal...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 14,631
Posted By natmad
There's some truth in all the posts above, I...

There's some truth in all the posts above, I believe.

After much reading , I'm convinced that after much testing , the engineers (I'm using this term in a positive light) found that the 1LE...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
If I were operating a dyno business, I would want...

If I were operating a dyno business, I would want my customers to be be very happy because their cars put out big fat, er, I mean slightly high numbers. But, I wouldn't want the numbers to be...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,917
Posted By natmad
The LS3 was SAE certified @ 426 bhp. I think it...

The LS3 was SAE certified @ 426 bhp. I think it is reasonable to believe that electronic power steering could free up, conservatively, 4 hp. I also think it's resonable to believe that NPP frees...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,167
Posted By natmad
"Which month and edition?" July 2013 Motor...

"Which month and edition?"

July 2013 Motor Trend at the end of the GTR vs R8 V10 test article .
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 06-01-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,167
Posted By natmad
In the Car amd Driver Lightning Lap article...

In the Car amd Driver Lightning Lap article above, Ferrari brought a factory rep, mechanic and support truck with the 458. They're serious about their cars looking good in tests. The rep said to C...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-31-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,167
Posted By natmad
The Streets of Willow at 1.55 miles long is a...

The Streets of Willow at 1.55 miles long is a horsepower equalizer so we can better see how the cars stack up handling and grip wise.

On a longer track like Virginia Int'l Raceway, the higher...
Forum: Camaro 1LE Forum 05-31-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,167
Posted By natmad
Camaro SS 1LE in seventh place? Yes but...

Camaro SS 1LE in seventh place? Yes, but get a load of the iron that came in first through sixth!

Fresh out of my mailbox, Motor Trend magazine has a test between the Nissan GTR Track Pack and...
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