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Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By garfin
:word:^ I'm gonna go on the basis that this...

:word:^

I'm gonna go on the basis that this will be your first time on a road course...

So... as was pointed out above, basically the first thing you need to understand is that at this point...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,284
Posted By garfin
Keep in mind that tire tread wear ratings are...

Keep in mind that tire tread wear ratings are valid for comparison only among tires made by the same manufacturer, since each manufacturer assigns the ratings to their own tires. Comparing tread wear...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-25-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,284
Posted By garfin
Thanks and good to know. I'm guessing the...

Thanks and good to know. I'm guessing the adjustment is to run lower tire pressures on the track than, say, the PSS? I've tracked the V on the original PS2s and the current PSS tires that are past...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,284
Posted By garfin
Just as an FYI, there are a 2 separate PSS4S...

Just as an FYI, there are a 2 separate PSS4S reviews on the tire rack site that indicate the outer tread separated from the tire during a lapping event.
I certainly can't speak to the validity of...
Forum: CANADA 07-26-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By garfin
Canadian Motorsport Track Day at CTMP

August 7
Ride along with Ron Fellows
Track your own car
Other ride-alongs available in different cars.
https://cmhf.ca/events/

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 07-04-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,820
Posted By garfin
^This! Once upon a time, I went 3-2 (at redline...

^This!
Once upon a time, I went 3-2 (at redline in 3rd) on the dragstrip in 98 SS stock LS1. The car stopped dead in its tracks almost throwing me through the windshield! I finally got it started...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-29-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,125
Posted By garfin
Yeah... all these great observations bring back...

Yeah... all these great observations bring back memories from May, 2008 (can't believe it was 9 years ago!!) when as a member of the Camaro Advisory Board (aka the "Camaro Disciples") I got to drive...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 06-15-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,406
Posted By garfin
...and the related bit of this somewhat obscure...

...and the related bit of this somewhat obscure piece of Camaro history - the original dealer sponsored 1967 (by Gorries Chevrolet-Oldmobile, Toronto) Camaro Black Panther... certainly in the same...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 03-19-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 54,928
Posted By garfin
Enjoy the moment and your "first date", my...

Enjoy the moment and your "first date", my friend!
Congrats again and keep it safe!

Cheers,

Elie
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 03-12-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 54,928
Posted By garfin
Congrats!! Definitely just a few weeks away - and...

Congrats!! Definitely just a few weeks away - and all this crazy weather will be over!
Can't wait for you to make that long road trip up to Roches Point from your work! :welcome:

Best regards,
...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-27-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,612
Posted By garfin
Nobody is pointing a gun at you and forcing you...

Nobody is pointing a gun at you and forcing you to accept the car. Stand your ground, don't let your emotions take over and don't sign off on the car until you are 100% satisfied that it is...
Forum: CANADA 01-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,779
Posted By garfin
Yup - I guess GM doesn't make enough profit on...

Yup - I guess GM doesn't make enough profit on Canadian sales of ZL1s to warrant more than 50 units, which may be another factor contributing to the low allottment.
If the base price for a ZL1 in...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 01-09-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By garfin
Yup! This should be your 1st step in learning how...

Yup! This should be your 1st step in learning how to drive a manual. Find a parking lot and practice getting the car rolling from a dead stop in 1st gear by slowly lifting off the clutch with no...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 12-28-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,872
Posted By garfin
305/30/20 on the ZL1 vs. 275/35/20 for the SS =...

305/30/20 on the ZL1 vs. 275/35/20 for the SS = wider rear fenders on the ZL1

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-18-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 31,304
Posted By garfin
Yup! Absolutely the best way to learn a car's...

Yup! Absolutely the best way to learn a car's capabilities as well as its limitations! Makes you a much better driver and a more confident driver when you know what your car can and can't do and when...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-18-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 31,304
Posted By garfin
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS...

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS-V%20Pics/th_VintheSnow.mp4 (http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/sselie/CTS-V%20Pics/VintheSnow.mp4)

Understood that this is not a Camaro, but...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 12-01-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,210
Posted By garfin
I have it on my CTS-V and I'd never have another...

I have it on my CTS-V and I'd never have another car without it. An early clincher for me was driving on a residential street that had significant speed bumps on it every hundred yards or so... and...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-23-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,689
Posted By garfin
Yessir, I did the same on my '98 SS and I had no...

Yessir, I did the same on my '98 SS and I had no issues with this solution in the 13 yrs. I owned the car... not sayin' that everything is in the same place after almost 20 years, but the principle...
Forum: ZL1 Discussions 11-23-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,689
Posted By garfin
Absolutely! But the "no-lift shift" feature adds...

Absolutely! But the "no-lift shift" feature adds a bit of a technological safety margin.


Here's a link to the article and video:...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 10-21-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By garfin
...just like riding a bike. 'nuff said! Best...

...just like riding a bike. 'nuff said!

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: CANADA 10-10-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By garfin
There are a few... 1. U.S. dealers are required...

There are a few...
1. U.S. dealers are required by their franchise agreement to deliver a car to a buyer with a U.S. address. That's not to say you can't come home with a "new" car bought at a U.S....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 09-16-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By garfin
Be careful with the aluminum pedals if the soles...

Be careful with the aluminum pedals if the soles of your shoes are wet. I've found that it can be quite easy to have your left foot accidentally slide off the clutch pedal under those conditions....
Forum: CANADA 08-03-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By garfin
Here's a great route following the south shore of...

Here's a great route following the south shore of Lake Simcoe starting at Stephen Leacock's burial place near Sibbald's Point. The shore of Lake Simcoe has some wonderful cottages with great scenery....
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-31-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By garfin
Larry Edsall also wrote Camaro: A Legend Reborn,...

Larry Edsall also wrote Camaro: A Legend Reborn, which documents the historical rebirth of Camaro as the Gen 5 car in 2009 and how it came to be. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry at Milford when...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-17-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By garfin
I would just like to wish you good luck in...

I would just like to wish you good luck in dealing with your sciatica. What a "royal pain" and you know that you can take that literally.
Having been there 5 yrs. ago, I can tell you that it will...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 07-15-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,128
Posted By garfin
I'm reading these posts and have 2 comments to...

I'm reading these posts and have 2 comments to kick in:

1) Still gotta love the simplicity and the versatility of a good, old fashioned hand-operated pull-up ratchet-type e-brake that allows the...
Forum: CANADA 07-09-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,246
Posted By garfin
There is definitely no loss of performance with...

There is definitely no loss of performance with Ultra 94, and there should be no concerns about using it. I've been using 94 octane gas since the time it was called "Sunoco 260" and I'm a firm...
Forum: CANADA 05-31-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By garfin
Todd Christensen - super nice guy. Glad to...

Todd Christensen - super nice guy.

Glad to hear you had a great time and a safe drive!

Best regards,

Elie
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-24-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,144
Posted By garfin
Yup... this what I did to fabricate a clothing...

Yup... this what I did to fabricate a clothing bar for my 4th Gen.

Get one of these wooden dowels with a 1" diameter at any hardware store, cut it to the appropriate length and drill a vertical...
Forum: 2016+ Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro general forum 05-23-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,911
Posted By garfin
The e-brake has never presented a problem in...

The e-brake has never presented a problem in terms of reliability during the 6+ years I've had my CTS-V.
That being said, I've had a glytch with it (a couple of times) that admittedly, was...
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