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Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-14-2010, 01:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,883
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Hmmmm. You can see clearly in the video that we...

Hmmmm. You can see clearly in the video that we did not.

In other news, the stock suspension is actually not bad for drag because it is sprung so softly, it was not trivial to outperform that...
Forum: Dragstrip and Launch Techniques Discussion 09-14-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,883
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Hey guys, thanks for all of your input. ...

Hey guys, thanks for all of your input.

Obviously, this has touched a nerve. I'm glad people are reading and paying attention. First, I can assure you that there were no shenanigans, we at Pfadt...
Forum: USA - Southwest 09-07-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Trevor, It was nice to meet you the other...

Trevor,

It was nice to meet you the other day. Glad you like the corners now. We'll have to get you out to Miller before too long and see how that beast really turns.

-Aaron
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
This does not have to become contentious. You...

This does not have to become contentious. You make a good point, but keep in mind that the spring is forcing the damper to extend in the normal range of operation.

To take this back to our...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-24-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
That is reasonable, these springs are quality...

That is reasonable, these springs are quality tested during production. They are manufactured in the US to very high standards. The problem was not batch variation, it was that they were built to an...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
As SSteve suggested, you would have to be in the...

As SSteve suggested, you would have to be in the air for a long time for the spring to actually become loose on it's perches. The damping holds the strut up and the only force pushing down at that...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-23-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Steve, You are absolutely correct that there...

Steve,

You are absolutely correct that there will be a gap at the top of the spring when the car is lifted.. It is no problem and is normal. All of our testing has been done with that setup and...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-18-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Correct. This is not an issue with lowering...

Correct. This is not an issue with lowering springs. It is not an issue with the coilovers units either, it is just batch of front springs that have too long of a block height (solid height). This...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Steve and I have diagnosed the problem. It has to...

Steve and I have diagnosed the problem. It has to do with an out of spec pair of front springs that are hitting coil bind. He will have new parts in hand Friday if not sooner and he should be able to...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-16-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 08-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,847
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
SSteve, Give us a call at 888-972-2464 so we...

SSteve,

Give us a call at 888-972-2464 so we can talk about what you've got going on. Your experience is not normal and we'd like to help diagnose your situation.

-Aaron
Forum: USA - Southwest 05-11-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
I feel like I moved back to Detroit with this...

I feel like I moved back to Detroit with this weather. :mad0260:

Just an FYI, this weekend Miller Motorsports Park is having MPRA (Miller Park Race Association) races. That is the local road race...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 04-30-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,686
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Chassis rigidity is about much more than...

Chassis rigidity is about much more than alignment change. The video that we published showed a huge lack of torsional stiffness in the front end of the Zeta chassis. We saw that 2mm (more actually)...
Forum: USA - Southwest 03-22-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Wow, that is VERY green. Not sure it is the color...

Wow, that is VERY green. Not sure it is the color for me...

-Aaron
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-21-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
A metallic clunk can fool the sensors. I remember...

A metallic clunk can fool the sensors. I remember that in some cases, you can confirm that knock sensors are working by watching the scanner (for timing retard) and tapping on the block with a...
Forum: Tuning / Diagnostics -- engine and transmission 03-20-2010, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Robert, Not to discount your shop, but that...

Robert,

Not to discount your shop, but that sounds ridiculous. Knock is extremely high frequency and the engine mounts will have no effect on those sensors. They are fully isolated units (with...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-26-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,016
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Nice writeup! Thanks for posting. -Aaron

Nice writeup! Thanks for posting.

-Aaron
Forum: USA - Southwest 02-22-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
I'll bet it was down on 3rd East. I live downtown...

I'll bet it was down on 3rd East. I live downtown and drive around there a lot.

...the weather finally gets nice today. Our Camaro is on the rack without a rear coilover right now. Maybe I'll...
Forum: USA - Southwest 02-22-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
I agree. Although at least this morning things...

I agree. Although at least this morning things look good. I've got to do some testing on a Corvette today I hope things hold out.

Gemini, did you have your car out on Saturday? I can not remember...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 02-22-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,613
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Glad you are liking them. You will find that they...

Glad you are liking them. You will find that they either soften a little after initial use, or you get used to them. We have noticed that on several cars with them installed. Initially they are very...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Thanks! Glad to see that our efforts to provide...

Thanks! Glad to see that our efforts to provide intelligent useful information are appreciated. We have staff on this forum every day. Feel free to ask questions, we're happy to help :D

-Aaron
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-21-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,719
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
No problem Mike. That is good information....

No problem Mike. That is good information. Unfortunately, I do not think you can use a tool like this on both front bushings for the Camaro. The casting is different enough on the Camaro that the...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-21-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,719
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
These are definitely a benefit for the higher HP...

These are definitely a benefit for the higher HP cars, but they have benefits for any car that is being launched hard. As others have pointed out, the stock mounts are very soft. This modification...
Forum: Suspension / Chassis / Brakes 01-21-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,512
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
I know :D You took some photos that illustrated...

I know :D You took some photos that illustrated the install well. Thanks for the use of those!

-Aaron
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 01-20-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7,628
Views: 333,994
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Thanks for posting this writeup. It really...

Thanks for posting this writeup. It really captures the install well. This is a pretty involved job, not quite as simple as an engine mount install :D

I'll post some before and after video of a...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-20-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,719
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Thanks for the great writeup! I have a bunch of...

Thanks for the great writeup! I have a bunch of photos that are nearly identical on my hard drive right now. I am integrating those into comprehensive instructions currently.

We use the same...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 01-12-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,580
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
We have been working on this project, but it is...

We have been working on this project, but it is not trivial. A slip joint is required for axial takeup and there is a pretty large amount of misalignment between the trans and diff. The rubber guibos...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 01-07-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,583
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
Be sure to check out our Pfadt pieces. While the...

Be sure to check out our Pfadt pieces. While the drop springs may perform similar to other offerings - not much room there to really differentiate - our swaybars are very different. We have done our...
Forum: USA - Southwest 01-05-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
No worries, a little background. GM uses VERY...

No worries, a little background. GM uses VERY soft engine mounts to make sure that no vibration makes it to the driver or passengers of the car. The down side to this is that under acceleration the...
Forum: USA - Southwest 01-05-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6,914
Sticky: Utah Utes?
Views: 183,602
Posted By Aaron Pfadt
:D It must be tough business being SSOOCH, I mean...

:D It must be tough business being SSOOCH, I mean SUPRBAD... He can't seem to catch a break.

While I'm on here, any of you local V6 owners want to try out a set of Pfadt engine mounts. They fit, I...
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